How smart and connected products are transforming
spinning mills into Smart Factories.
Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and Cloud computing. Over the Internet of Things, systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time. Some aspects that are summarized under the terms “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” are not new for Savio and its textile machinery engineering. Electronics and remote services used for maintenance and process optimization have been applied for many years.
Connectivity, data management, remote machine set up and operator real-time interactivity: this is the Savio way for smart solutions for textile mills. Nowadays, Savio product development is focused on “smart” components that must transmit data online. Once composed solely by mechanical and electrical parts, now winding machines have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software and connectivity. These smart machineries can increase the efficiency of the spinning mill and perform predictive maintenance avoiding breakdowns and downtimes.
Savio Winder 4.0 represents an important step towards a wide digitalization process, being a solution for intelligent networking of machines in the spinning/winding room. This data management system is a very modern and important management tool, relieving mill management staff of time-consuming routine work. The mill manager can have the winding room live monitoring directly from his/her desk. Thanks to data analytics, a wealth of data are available, allowing to manage the different production phases in the best possible way and to monitor all significant parameters anytime and anywhere, making use of mobile devices. All these features enable Savio customers to control overall equipment effectiveness, increase workforce efficiency, and maximize quality and working time. Services are even going mobile. Savio Winder 4.0 is also meant as communication between machine operator and service specialist in case of need.
Benefits for customer’s competitive value:
- Spinning/Winding room live monitoring.
- Early visualization and control in real time of winding machines.
- Higher workforce efficiency.
- Maximize quality and working time.
- Overall equipment effectiveness.
- Data Analytics.