Trützschler brought the innovations of its four divisions to the exhibition.
Trützschler brought the innovations of its four divisions to the exhibition.
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Trützschler brought the innovations of its four divisions, including Spinning, Nonwovens, Man-made Fibers and Card Clothing, to the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018. Some of the machines from the spinning division were showcased for the first time in Asia.

Trützschler focuses heavily on the Chinese market and intends to expand its production capability in the country. In an interview during the exhibition, Mr. Harald Schoepp, General Manager of Trützschler Textile Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., told CTA: "Recently, we are buying some lands for the construction of the fifth phase of plant in China. We expect that the plant will be completed within one and a half years. We will then enhance the production capability of non-woven machinery and start manufacturing TCO12 combing machine in China."

Speaking on the market development trend, he said: "Currently, clients are looking for more automated machinery, and automation is the prerequisite for achieving Industry 4.0. Our T-DATA data monitoring system represents a great leap towards Industry 4.0. At the next ITMA to be held in Barcelona, visitors will see how this system connects with other machinery."

Mr. Harald Schoepp further introduced the innovative achievements in the Spinning division. "This year, ITMA ASIA marks the launch of the new autoleveller draw frame TD 10. Easy operation, maintenance free and compact structure are the outstanding features of this machine.”

Despite 20% less space requirement, TD10 is possible to increase the filter once more. The intelligent SMART CREEL in combination with T-LED offers a high level of functional reliability and more comfort for the operator and mill manager.

Mr. Harald Schoepp, General Manager of Trützschler Textile Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., standing in front of TCO12 combing machine.

Another highlight in the Spinning division was the TC10 carding machine. The carding machine in the traditional working width of 1m has been specifically designed for the Chinese market. Equipped with an integrated drafting assembly IDF2, TC10 is used for rotor spinning. The traditional draw frame is not necessary and the yarn quality is improved at the same time. “Our TC10 carding machine sets up benchmark in the market and it is our most popular carding machine in China," commented Schoepp.

TC 15 carding machine provides higher productivity with independent monitoring and smart control. The 1.28m wide carding machine stands for higher sliver evenness and improved operation performance. At the booth, the high flexibility with five different sliver coiling systems was also demonstrated.

Meanwhile, users may equip the carding machine with T-MOVE can filling station. T-Move is designed for new Jumbo Cans. The new can filling station does more than just save space. The new moving head allows a can change at high delivery speeds and thus improves card efficiency.

"T-MOVE has been very successful since its launch. More than 10% of our carding machines sold last year are equipped with T-MOVE and I believe this percentage will be higher and higher,” he said.

At the booth, a large combing machine TCO12 was also seen. With self-optimizers, it realizes full automated quality control. It can steadily produce high-quality combing sliver at high output.

TC 10 carding machine.

“We have been receiving positive feedback from the market on TCO 12 due to its easy operating system and high level of automation. But the price of the machinery is a bit high now as the machines are all imported. We expect that the price will be adjusted when we start producing the TCO 12 in our fifth phase of plant in China.”

The foreign part separator, T-SCAN TS-T5, was also displayed at the booth. In this machine, five detection technologies, covering the detections of colored parts, shiny parts, transparent and semi-transparent parts, fluorescent parts, and small thread-shaped parts, ensure all-time high separation efficiency.

In the Nonwoven division, the semi-automatic surface winder TWW-SD was debuted at the exhibition. Robust master roll winders are used when the production of ready-for–sale rolls is decoupled from the nonwovens production. The two-stage configuration with downstream unwinding, slitting and winding increases process stability. The surface winder TWW-SD provides an appropriate solution for spunlace systems, for a variety of thermal bonding processes as well as for technical nonwovens.

For the Card Clothing division, the new GX1 cylinder clothing and flat clothing NOVOTOP 30 were presented for different processing needs and special applications of the market:

The new GX1 cylinder clothing has been specifically developed for use in the area of carded and combed cotton. Improved fiber guidance is said to result in less short fiber content and better nep separation. The clothing is basically maintenance-free but can also be ground when required. Meanwhile, the flat clothing NOVOTOP 30 has been newly developed for the processing of coarse and/or dyed fibers and reclaimed fibers for rotor spinning.  It is ideally suited for use with yarn counts below Ne 10 and realizes high production speeds. 

The Man-made Fibers division informed about the development of carpet yarn systems, including the 4-end M40 machine with high productivity and the innovative technologies of BCF systems.