Machinery for spinning, man-made fiber production, winding, twisting, bonding and finishing, etc. (H1 & H2)

AESA Air Engineering (Booth: H1 D14)

AESA is a leader in air engineering and supplies air conditioning and waste collection systems for the textile industry as well as for various other industrial processes.

Targeting a higher energy and environmental efficiency, AESA allows customers using its know-how and experience in design and implementation of air conditioning plants for a lighter environmental footprint with general production benefits and cost savings.

The trend is continuing towards implementation of fully inverter-controlled systems in spinning and weaving factories, allowing optimized adjustment of energy consumption to the actual needs.

In addition, the well-known Weave Direct systems offer substantial reductions in power consumption combined with an accurate process condition on the weaving looms, thanks to a dedicated supply air ducting system with diffusers above each loom.

The user-friendly and accurate Digivent control and monitoring system is communicating in interactive screen functions and allows a wide usage of recorded data for analysis, statistics and housekeeping.

Bräcker (Booth: H1 D01)

The surface treatment of the ONYX travellers facilitates a higher efficiency.Bräcker, the Swiss based manufacturer of key components for ring spinning machines, will exhibit ONYX travellers, SFB traveller, ORBIT ring and BERKOL multigrinder MGL and MGLQ at the exhibition.

The surface treatment of the ONYX travellers facilitates a higher efficiency. The improved gliding characteristic allow for an increase of the spindle speed by up to +1000 rpm and prolongs the life of the traveller by up to +50%. On top of that the running-in period is considerably reduced.

The large contact surface between SFB traveller and ORBIT ring allows for increased spindle speeds even with fibers like viscose or with fibers, tending to thermal damage, e.g. polyester. Higher traveller speeds of 10 - 20% are achieved compared to the T-flange ring / C-shaped traveller system. To cover the new demands, the SFB traveller portfolio was substantially expanded in regards of traveller profiles and weights.

The entire range of top rollers and long cots used in a spinning mill can be processed on only one single machine. Any execution of center guided top roller is ground fully automatically on the BERKOL multigrinder. The multigrinder MGL/ MGLQ is a very flexible grinding machine for smaller and medium sized spinning mills with up to 50’000 spindles. Operating the machine is done only from the front side of the machine. The optimal ergonomics of the multigrinder allow for its efficient operation.

Cormatex (Booth: H1 E02)

Cormatex will present woollen spinning and nonwoven solutions at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018.

Concerning the woollen spinning sector, the company’s offer includes brand new and second hand reconditioned machinery: opening and blending equipment, carding sets in various configurations (3 or 4 cylinders) and widths, mule and ring spinning frames, assembly winder, twisting and cone winding machines. Moreover, worsted and semi-worsted machines are available.

In terms of fiber preparation for spinning,the company developed two machines, including wool-deburring machine and dehairing machine. Wool-deburring machine features a pure mechanical system that requires no chemicals. It is capable of removing vegetable impurities from raw wool without fiber breakage or shortening. Dehairing machine has a special mechanical process that assures the separation of fine fiber from coarse hair, cashmere fiber, alpaca, llama, buffalo fiber, etc.

In the nonwoven sector, the company provides complete lines that feature three different dry-forming technologies to combine with thermo-bonding ovens and/or needle punching machines.

This year, in particular, the company will draw the attention of visitors with its Horizontal Airlay system “Lap Formair H”, because of its capability of processing a variety of different fibers, even in heterogeneous blends.

This kind of technology combines high ecological value with huge advantages, such as low investment and maintenance costs, high productivity and good product versatility. Possible applications are building construction, automotive industry, furniture, mattress production, agriculture, packaging, apparel and so on.


Fadis (Booth: H1 E09)
SINCRO PLUS from Fadis is a new high density electronic yarn guided winding range.

Italian manufacturer Fadis provides advanced machines such rewinders, soft winders, assembly winders, hank to cone winders, reeling machines, spooling machines and intermingling for processing all types of yarn.

At the show, the company will present SINCRO PLUS, a new high density electronic yarn guided precision winding range, which represents a new concept of winding platform.

Thanks to this new platform, SINCRO PLUS range machine offers the market premium quality, high productivity and versatility, as well as reduced operating cost.

Equipped with the company’s unique “Tens Control” and electronic online yarn tension control system, the range provides good yarn laying control. Due to its high winding speed, the machine only requires lower investment compared with less performing machines.

Moreover, additional fan or cooling system is not required. The machine consumes less energy and maintenance materials. It provides high versatility with the possibility of processing parameters through the Touch Screen industrial PC.


Fil Control (Booth: H1 D06)

For more than 35 years, Fil Control has been developing and producing electronic devices for both machinery manufacturers (OEM) and textile industrialists.

Fil Control belongs to Reyes Asia for the Asian market. With Fil Control worldwide sales and R&D team based in Montbron, France, and a production and Asian sales based in Wuhu (Anhui, China), the company is staffed with competent team members in order to provide customers with high quality products.

At the show, Fil Control will introduce a new tension sensor MYT-T. It is a load cell sensor devoted to assembling, winding and texturing operations, and is applicable for high count (400 to 10,000 DTex) and high tensioned yarn (up to 4,000g).

The sensor delivers an analog signal proportional to yarn tension. This information will be used by machine controller to keep constant yarn tension or stop the spindle if tension is out of normal operation range.


Graf (Booth: H1 D01)

The new top combs FIXPRO C30 will be introduced at Graf’s booth. Switzerland-based Graf + Cie AG, a leading supplier of clothings for flat cards, roller cards and combs for combing machines, will present its wide portfolio of solutions for the spinning and fiber preparation process.

As a complete system provider, Graf offers a comprehensive package from the product and technical advice through to service and service equipment. Graf’s new products and product systems always have one goal: to strengthen the customers’ position in their markets.

Ri-Q-Comb flex, the innovative circular comb series with adjustable height for up to 20% lower imperfections. For the first time at the international trade fair, the new top combs FIXPRO C35 and C40 will be presented. With 35 or 40 teeth respectively, nep values can be improved by up to 30%.

For the flat clothing, the EasyTop System stands for optimal settings of the carding gap and reduces the loss in good fiber. In addition, the handling of flat clothing replacement is much easier and can be done without special equipment.

Meanwhile, the reputable product line of flexible flat clothings, well-known by the brand names resist-O-top or InLine-X-Top, stand for better quality in combination with higher lifetime compared to competitor-products in the short to medium staple range.

Besides the applications on display, Graf provides a wide range of solutions in the carding-, combing- and nonwoven-processes. 

Laroche (Booth: H2 A34)

Laroche S.A. has been a major player in the textile waste recycling and airlaid nonwoven field and involved in new technologies for turning post-consumer goods into valuable products.

The company will present some recent development at the show, including the special lines that convert used clothing into fibers and remove metal and plastic contaminants. The fibers can then be airlaid and thermobonded into felts for automotive, bedding and furniture industries.

In addition, old mattresses can be deconstructed and the foam can be shredded into chips while the textile portion can be recycled into fibers. Then, they can be airlaid and thermobonded back into components for new mattresses.

Novibra (Booth: H1 D01)

The major advantage of CROCOdoff is lower after-doff end down rate and minimized fiber fly.Novibra, a trend setter in spindle technology, will present the latest innovations in spindle technology at the show.

Among the biggest issues of the textile industry today is the demand for energy savings and the call for reduction of maintenance costs in the mill. Novibra is looking forward to discussing with the customers the new products that are reflecting this trend.

One of the highlights at the show is the energy saving spindle LENA. It has been designed to achieve lower energy consumption at high speed. It features Novibra premium double damping system for minimum neck bearing load and the unique LENA spindle bearings with 3 mm and 5.8mm diameters only. As a result, the lower friction of the bearings and reduced spindle wharve diameter can save energy for 4 to 6%.

On the other hand, CROCOdoff and CROCOdoff Forte, the new generation of clamping crowns, introduce genuine doffing without underwinding. The crowns work automatically depending on the spindle speed change and therefore, there is no significant adjustment on the machine needed. The major advantages are lower after-doff end down rate and minimized fiber fly, leading to reduction of maintenance costs, waste and energy consumption.

Since the revolutionary High Precision Spindle (HPS) concept introduction 30 years back, the company has been continuously launching innovative products for the modern spinning mills to the market.


NSC Fibre to Yarn (Booth: H1 D35)

NSC Fibre to Yarn, which includes N. Schlumberger and Seydel trademarks, will exhibit one drawing head of the new model GC40 chain gill drawing machine for the production of high quality yarn in long staple fibers for combing, recombing, spinning preparation and tow to top in polyester and acrylic.

The company will focus on its novel technological advances made to its product range: a new GC40 family drawing machines and the GN8 intersecting drawing machine. The evolution of its ERA comber will be particularly unveiled to Chinese and international customers at the show.

The company will also introduce its service center with its genuine spare parts stock in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu. Thanks to a reliable concept of construction, significant evolutions include production performances, quality standards, operating and maintenance costs, instant control and diagnosis, etc. Moreover, electronic controls imply a user-friendly man-machine dialogue and an increase of productivity.

Rieter (Booth: H1 D01)

The new ring spinning machine G 38 by Rieter.Rieter will present the new Digital Spinning Suite platform with the Rieter rotor spinning system at the show. In 2019, this solution will also be available for ring, compact and air spinning systems. From mid-2019, the existing Rieter digital systems UPtime and SPIDERweb will also be migrated to the Digital Spinning Suite.

UPtime adds intelligence to the planning of maintenance tasks in spinning mills. Based on the monitored parameters and big data analytics, the system collects performance-critical data, identifies deviations including causes and indicates potential future errors or even failures. UPtime optimizes the maintenance of spinning mills in terms of predictive maintenance.

Rieter launched four new ring and compact-spinning machines, including the ring spinning machines G 37 and G 38 and the compact-spinning machines K 47 and K 48. G 32 and K 42 remain part of the Rieter portfolio. The new LENA spindle, which is available as an option, facilitates further significant energy savings with the four new models. The compacting system “EliTe Compact Spinning System” is available as an option on the three conventional ring spinning machines G 32, G 37 and G 38.

The 8 series machines are ideal for markets where staff availability is limited and the requirements for flexibility and yarn quality are particularly high. With these all-inclusive models, customers get the benefit of high degree of automation, top performance and complete flexibility for standard and special yarns, based on an electronic drafting system drive, the integrated individual spindle monitoring system ISM premium and the integrated slub yarn device.

The 7 series machines were designed for markets where the shortage of personnel is not an issue and the requirements for flexibility and yarn quality are high. They allow customers a high level of flexibility due to their unrestricted application range with full machine length, even with all special yarns. The electronic drafting system drive reduces the downtime for article change. The integrated individual spindle monitoring system ISM basic increases the efficiency of the operators – and hence the efficiency of the machine.

The company also has interesting things to offer in the field of spinning preparation. The autoleveler draw frame RSB-D 26 celebrates its premiere in Shanghai. It impresses due to superior sliver quality, low production costs and easy operation and maintenance.

In addition, the new CWX machines from SSM expand the application range for winding machines. With the new winding machine CWX-W, power consumption can be reduced to 35 watts per spindle. It is the ideal system for energy-efficient rewinding of cones used in weaving, knitting and circular knitting.

Salmoiraghi (Booth: H1 E13)

Salmoiraghi will exhibit the IGVD Automatic Doffing System at the show.

Salmoiraghi Automatic Handling Group is a leader in automated handling and storage systems for man-made yarn bobbins and other textile products.

At the show, Salmoiraghi will exhibit the IGVD Automatic Doffing System. It is a driverless, automatically guided, battery-powered vehicle equipped with a special doffing module with twin bobbin mandrels. The vehicle features a state-of-the-art inertial guidance system, ensuring millimeter positioning accuracy.

This machine is designed to perform the same tasks as the “classic” automatic Doffers. The IGVD Automatic Doffing System is specifically designed to serve both new generation double-chuck winders (TMT “MANTA”, and BARMAG “WINGS” and “I-QOON”) for man-made continuous yarn, as well as classic single chuck winder types.

The system is the only feasible automatic doffing solution in winding aisles characterized by low ceilings and tight spaces, which preclude the use of classic Doffers. It is also an excellent solution when it is desired to avoid the fabrication and installation of overhead supporting structures.

The company also continues offering a wide range of “classic” automatic Doffers, designed to transfer the doffed bobbins to “Shuttle” transport vehicles travelling on overhead monorail circuits – technology widely used by Salmoiraghi in many Automated Handling Systems installed worldwide.

All Doffers feature numerous sustainable technology and energy-saving solutions, making them green, quiet and reliable. This fact is indicated by the certified “Green Label” affixed to these machines.

Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to discuss their specific textile automation needs with the team. Extensive multimedia documentation will be available to show the various automation solutions for small, medium and large textile plants.

In addition, the company will also present the revolutionary concept for Autowarehouses for fabric rolls. Among them, three of these Autowarehouses are currently in operation in Italy.

Meanwhile, the company’s scope is to offer Global Handling solutions for fully automated plants, all the way from the production line to final shipping. In these plants, it is possible to control from the computer room the complete product flow and contemporaneously check in real time all product physical and statistic characteristics.

The ultimate target is to achieve Total Quality, lower operation costs and augmented plant profitability by implementing the "Industry 4.0" Smart Factory concept and technologies.

The production range includes various types of ground conveyors and load transport vehicles, product bulk packing lines, machine control and system supervision software, factory automation systems, etc.


Savio (Booth: H1 C24)

Eco PulsarS winding machine, with its sustainable eco-green advantage, replies to the market demand of energy saving.

The Italian manufacturer Savio will exhibit in Shanghai energy saving and Industry 4.0 solutions in the winding segment: Polar Evolution and Eco PulsarS winding machines, plus an Industry 4.0 corner with smart solutions for mill monitoring.

Polar winding machines have been recently developed to the Evolution series, gathering all the innovative solutions in terms of technology, efficiency, quality output and maintenance. The machine on display will be a round magazine feeding one, provided with an efficient and fast automatic doffer.

Eco PulsarS winding machine, with its sustainable eco-green advantage, replies to the market demand of energy saving, including room air conditioning, together with improved production performances, high quality packages and utmost automated solutions.

EcoPulsarS’s solution of the “individual and independent suction unit per spindle” represents a real break-through versus the conventional system. Each unit operates at optimum suction values without influencing the rest of the spindles. This means no more compromises in balancing the suction as in conventional centralized systems, in which the fan is permanently in operation. Since suction is generated only when needed, customer can save up to 30% power, while a better efficiency, a smoother winding process and overall superior package and yarn quality are achieved as well.

Reduction of noise is another key aspect. EcoPulsarS combining all new features and design has created an environment in which each part of the machine can operate at an optimum level. Spindles and bobbins feeding systems set independently the level of suction required. Suction is generated as needed and used without losses. The new Controlled Cut System, Yarn Tension Control System, Waste Collection System and Upgraded Splicing Solutions, each contribute to the overall reduction of noise and process downtimes.

The Savio Direct Link System (I/DLS) solution, for linking the ring spinning frames (RSF) to the winders, enables a fast and efficient direct feeding of bobbins, along with the full interfacing flexibility with all kind of RSF. From RSF bobbin to the final package, the yarn is processed untouched and with zero transit time, ensuring maximum quality, less material handling and no chances of contamination.

In order to satisfy each new developments on ring frame design, the system has been designed in a “modular type” granting the possibility of reaching the highest number of winding heads, to match the trend of the spinning frame manufacturers with longer and longer machines up to 2.000 spindles.

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 as the winding room can be live monitored.

Thanks to data analytics, a wealth of data are available, allowing to manage the different production phases in better 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.


SSM provides machine for rewinding of high elastic polyamide and polyester draw textured yarns.SSM (Booth: H1 D01)

The Swiss-based SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG will show some novel solutions for economical and flexible yarn production.

After the successful introduction of the XENO-platform in 2016 and the X-Series in 2017, SSM has extended the range of applications on these platforms. With the brand new drum winder, the power consumption per spindle is lower than ever, which is down to 35 watt, depending on parameter settings.

The small pitch and integrated control cabinet maximize the space utilization. Thanks to the new developed and single controlled motor, it is the ideal machine for an energy efficient rewinding of cones used in the weaving, warp knitting and circular knitting process. The new drum winder, named CWX-W, is also available for assembly winding as CWX-D.

In the top quality segment, SSM’s customer can now benefit from a wider range of applications, such as fancyflex options for the production of slubs and thick & thin effects, controlled overfeed variations, creation of “neps” and intermittent intermingling of drawn textured yarn (DTY). Another benefit is the maximized productivity and profit, when using the DIGICONE 2 for the XENO-platform to increase the dye package density with unchanged dyeing recipes.

In addition, the company will exhibit the winding machine for the preparation of low-density muffs, which enables to preserve high residual elasticity of the yarn throughout the dyeing process.

(Booth: H1 D01)

The new EliTe Compact System can enhance the productivity and quality of yarn.As a leader in compact ring and open-end rotor spinning technology, Suessen will demonstrate the competence in handling and processing natural and man-made-fibers.

The new EliTe is a compact spinning system with new innovative components further boosting productivity and yarn quality. For existing installations, the company offers upgrade packages to enable the customers to participate in the benefits of the new developments and innovations. At the booth, the new EliTe will be displayed on a Rieter ring spinning machine.

The EliTwist Spinning System combines compact spinning and twisting of a plied yarn in one single production step, representing one of the most economical ways to produce two-ply yarns.

In addition, the HP-GX Top Weighting Arms for short staple, roving and worsted spinning machines are equipped with finely tuned heavy-duty plate springs for frictionless load transmission. The HP-GX 3010 in combination with ACP Quality Package (Active Cradle with PINSpacer NT) reduces IPIs in cotton spinning up to 60% and Uster CV% up to 15%. It is a suitable arm to replace the existing systems on ring spinning machines, while the given top roller equipment may be reused. 

Tomsic (Booth: H1 E14)

Tomsic S.r.l. will present EASY Evenness Tester, an evenness tester for yarn, roving and sliver. The consistently great success of the TOMSIC tester is thanks to application of the advanced technology, simplicity of operation, flexibility, zero maintenance cost and an attractive price to performance ratio.

EASY is equipped with operator-friendly software. All operating parameters are setting in only one window. In the same window, the measuring units can be selected before run the test. The graphical and numerical results perfectly aligned to world standards, are displayed in one window for direct test comparison, allowing easier and simpler management for operator.

The flexible software, installed on a normal PC with Windows 10 platform, allows automatic update of new features directly from Tomsic service station without any charges. This advantage guarantees that the customer’s equipment is always updated with novel technology.

EASY” data retrieval is based on the Open SQL Server database. This database, using the SQL principle, enables all data to be exported easily to other programs/databases. All parameters are with open access which permits free LAN connection. The reports can be globally read online and in real time.

Since ITMA 2015, the TOMSIC Evenness Tester has upgraded with the Link Job technology. This technology offers the possibility to link the Evenness tester with Tomsic Count Analyser to collect directly the data of the real count and obtain the real test results. It is an error-avoid system and time-saving technology.

The company offers local after sales services in many countries around the world, besides the sale's agent, so it can always guarantee prompt and competent assistance. However, “EASY” has been developed based on the modular principle, where each slot is independent and easily extractable if necessary. In practice a lower service-cost is guaranteed and thus a technician on site is not a necessity.