Connect generation launch event in Suzhou (China)


    This week, approximately 150 customers and other industry contacts participated in our Connect generation launch event for the Chinese market at our premises in Suzhou. During this event, we unveiled two weaving machines from the Connect generation: the new GTMax-i 3.0S Connect and the OmniPlus-i Connect. Our CEO Luc Tack officially opened the event and after the machine presentation, the invitees had the opportunity to visit our factory to see the machine running. Check out the after movie below.

    This new Connect generation of weaving machines provides the most accurate data and is loaded with new functionalities. It ensures our customers get all the possibilities to remain at the top of their market and be prepared for every new opportunity,” explains Eamonn Brady, Sales Manager.

    GTMax-i 3.0S Connect rapier weaving machine
    If versatile and productive weaving driven by digitization and Industry 4.0 is your objective, then you can now be sure of experiencing real added value with the unique, future-oriented GTMax-i 3.0S Connect. The GTMax-i 3.0S Connect is a continuation of the successful GTMax-3.0 machine platform. It uses the proven rapier weaving technology, with full electronic monitoring and control, the redesigned SUMO main motor, and a microprocessor-controlled filling insertion. This weaving machine has been designed to meet the objective of maximizing return on investment, with its optimized gripper movement and the future-oriented BlueBox electronic platform with CAN communication.

    OmniPlus-i Connect airjet weaving machine
    The OmniPlus-i Connect is our successful airjet weaving machine and it has been produced at our Ieper plant since the second half of 2019. Due to the high level of interest from our Chinese customers and in order to service them faster, we will from now on also produce the OmniPlus-i Connect in Suzhou (China). This marks a major step in our journey to bring our latest airjet technology to the Chinese market.

    PicConnect platform
    We also presented PicConnect, our online platform offering digital services. PicConnect is the gateway to all of Picanol’s digital services – from industrial IoT to service-related applications.


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