At Texprocess, the textile and apparel industries displayed their most progressive side and even in challenging times still inspired a positive mood throughout the sector as a result. Record numbers of exhibitors and the highest levels of international participation to date have once again confirmed Frankfurt as the sector’s global marketplace. With a total of 1,818 exhibitors from 59 countries and, in all, some 47,000 trade visitors from 116 countries, the two biggest editions of Techtextil and Texprocess ever to be held, ended in Frankfurt recently. Accordingly, for four days, the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre once again became the leading international platform for users of technical textiles from the widest variety of sectors, as well as for manufacturers of apparel, fashionwear, upholstered furniture and leather products. Texprocess was also all about digital solutions for the sector – from fully networked production lines in the form of micro-factories and machines capable of autonomous learning to cloud-based collaboration between designers, product developers, manufactures and retailers across national boundaries.
In the next few pages we are covering the first part of the review of latest apparel manufacturing technologies being presented during Texprocess show. The remaining part will be covered in the next edition.
Fashion On Demand by Lectra
Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Process category for its latest ground-breaking offer, Fashion On Demand by Lectra. Fashion On Demand by Lectra automates the entire personalization process, from order reception and product development to the final cutting stages. Resulting from a four-year research-and-development process, the digital solution for on-demand production was developed based on Industry 4.0 principles. “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award at Texprocess, the biggest international event for all fashion players. Fashion On Demand by Lectra allows companies to produce personalized clothing at the same speed as ready-to-wear and avoid overstocking by producing in precise quantities,” states Holger Max-Lang, President, Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Lectra.
Fashion On Demand by Lectra is available in the form of two packages, one dedicated to made to measure, with pattern adjustments, and the other to customization, with product characteristic alterations. This turnkey solution automates ondemand production right from order reception to production development stages and the cutting room. Companies can define their desired product personalization criteria for each item depending on the package, and launch production processes right from the get-go, without interfering with their standard workflows.
“This innovative cloud-based platform solution ensures efficient made-to-measure and customization production processes and facilitates nearshoring for companies that offer individualized products. This technology is up and running and can be used by the fashion industry on a plug-and-play basis,” say the jury experts. “Since 2011, the Texprocess Innovation Award has been honoring remarkable achievements and new developments in the Texprocess product range under two categories: new technology and new process. The winners are selected based on criteria such as degree of innovation, choice of materials and environmental sustainability.Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Process category for its latest ground-breaking offer, Fashion On Demand by Lectra. Fashion On Demand by Lectra automates the entire personalization process, from order reception and product development to the final cutting stages. Resulting from a four-year research-and-development process, the digital solution for on-demand production was developed based on Industry 4.0 principles. “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award at Texprocess, the biggest international event for all fashion players. Fashion On Demand by Lectra allows companies to produce personalized clothing at the same speed as ready-to-wear and avoid overstocking by producing in precise quantities,” states Holger Max-Lang, President, Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Lectra.
Fashion On Demand by Lectra is available in the form of two packages, one dedicated to made to measure, with pattern adjustments, and the other to customization, with product characteristic alterations. This turnkey solution automates ondemand production right from order reception to production development stages and the cutting room. Companies can define their desired product personalization criteria for each item depending on the package, and launch production processes right from the get-go, without interfering with their standard workflows.
“This innovative cloud-based platform solution ensures efficient made-to-measure and customization production processes and facilitates nearshoring for companies that offer individualized products. This technology is up and running and can be used by the fashion industry on a plug-and-play basis,” say the jury experts. “Since 2011, the Texprocess Innovation Award has been honoring remarkable achievements and new developments in the Texprocess product range under two categories: new technology and new process. The winners are selected based on criteria such as degree of innovation, choice of materials and environmental sustainability.
EFI launches newest version of the Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has released the newest version of the EFI Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform, creating a more powerful end-to-end digital solution. The new software version delivers key enhancements to Optitex’s industry-leading end-toend solution capabilities for fashion, apparel and textile, including a new Print & Cut solution that enables printing of all garment patterns on a single roll. The new software version release made its worldwide debut at Texprocess 2019. “In order to respond to the fast pace of fashion and changing buying behaviors today, implementing end-to-end digital workflows is no longer a nice-to-have; it is survival. With this new Optitex release, full design-to production preparation can be automated, enabling customers to focus on creativity, to quicken execution, and allow for the customization required in today’s demanding market,” said Amir Lehr, General Manager, EFI Optitex.
EFI Optitex technology addresses retailers’ and brands’ urgent need to bring new products to market faster than ever before. It offers features such as advanced automation tools, including true-to-life fabric simulation, crosssize simulation and multi-colorway-multi-angle rendering; new power tools to simplify complex stitching; improved grading; ease of design for bags and pockets; an expanded library of 150 commonly used fabrics; an all-in-one avatar solution; and an improved user interface.
The new Optitex version’s Print & Cut solution for complete garment printing on a single roll enables significant savings in fabric roll inventory, with typically 15-40 per cent greater efficiency compared to traditional methods. Fashion and apparel manufacturers also benefit from an improved nesting algorithm that increases fabric utilization by up to 4 per cent. The new release also enables custom views of designs for consistent and adaptable 3D sample displays for product catalogs and design review meetings, minimizing the need for physical samples and costly photo shoots across the design and production workflow.
3D Innovation Process by Assyst
3D right from the outset, across all process steps – that is the vision of Assyst GmbH, which presented its 3D innovation process at the Texprocess 2019. For the first time, 3D was used throughout the entire creation and sales process of a garment. The advantages of digitalization are more tangible than ever before – and this also convinced the jury of the Texprocess Innovation Award. Assyst, a Human Solutions Group company, has won a Texprocess Innovation Award for its 3D innovation process in the “New Process” category. The company’s end-to-end use of 3D throughout the entire creation and sales process of clothing convinced the Texprocess Innovation Award jury.
3D process for ordering
“Although 3D has been successfully introduced in recent years for product development and also in the first stores, the ordering process today often takes place only with physical samples,” says Dr. Andreas Seidl, CEO of the Human Solutions Group of companies one of which is Assyst GmbH.
“This means lots of travel for personnel, the timeconsuming transport of the samples, and very often the lack of a comprehensive and realistic overview of the entire collection.” Assyst shows the possibilities digitalization through 3D opens up for the ordering process, setting new standards in this field through the use of the latest augmented reality (AR) technologies. Assyst’s 3D innovation process is digitalization live. It enables companies to make the right decisions faster and to obtain the customer’s decisive purchasing opinion at an early stage.
Gerber renews entire software portfolio
Gerber showed its innovations to support ondemand bespoke design through production and solutions that can scale from small batch to mass production. The company is pioneering the end-to-end process by providing their customers with a full suite of cutting-edge solutions that increase creativity, productivity and efficiency. Being the industry pioneer and leader since 50 years, Gerber is showcasing how their end-to-end solutions passed a real world test as they reveal the Waldrip Collection. The collection was acollaboration between Gerber and designer Stephanie London. Every piece was designed, developed, and produced with Gerber’s end-to-end solutions. Several garments were produced using Gerber’s unique digital print workflow that enables bespoke garment production with speed and sustainable practices. Other pieces were produced using integrated small batch production workflows, enabling Stephanie to adapt to trends and scale production to accommodate the demands of her consumer, the company said in a media statement.
Gerber exhibited the industry-leading integrated endto- end solution on the market that seamlessly takes one from design to print to cut. It is presenting a number of their latest integrated technologies. These included the newest releases of YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software, as well as AccuMark, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan.
The company showcased how data can be passed seamlessly to the cut room to industry 4.0 enabled smart machines like the Gerberspreader XLs Series and the Gerber Paragon line of multi-ply Gerbercutters that can process a job with the simple scan of a barcode. In addition to their booth, Gerber is an integral contributor to the ‘Smart Textiles Micro- Factory’. The microfactory, created by Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University with partners from the industry, is producing a smart pillow from design through production.
“At Gerber, we have always put our customers at the centre of what we do, providing them with industryleading, innovative solutions they need to meet today’s challenges. This year we are renewing our entire software portfolio through an aggressive product launch schedule, empowering our customers to create and produce in an instant and become a leader in innovation,” Mohit Uberoi, CEO of Gerber said.
IMA high precision cutting and spreading solutions
Since 1977 the name IMA has been synonymous with quality and technological innovation. For 40 years our company has dedicated itself to the production of automated machinery and equipment for the garment industry. Thanks to the dedication of its personnel it has been growing each year and nowadays stand as world leader in the cutting room equipment industry. After being pioneers of digital technology with the creation of the first full-digital spreading machine we are now pioneers of Industry 4.0 with its latest creation: “Syncro Cutting Room”.
Tempest 919.30 (High precision for small series productions)
IMA Tempest 919.30 is the solution for low thicknesses. Particularly suitable for small series productions, such as samples or prototypes, is the right answer for cutting of light fabrics, adhesives or technical materials. Up to 30 mm compressed lays. Detail of cutting head and front opening movement with access to the mechanism.
• Cutting windows length: 145*/175** cm
• Cutting windows width: 180/200/220
• Cutting thickness 30 mm
• Environment temperature 10°/50°
• Humidity (without condense): 30-80 per cent
• Power plant: 22 Kw
• Average power consumption: 5,5 Kw/h
• Pressure: 6 bar
• Weight: 2500*/2700**Kg
• Power supply: 400/3 – 50/60 Hz
890 PHOENIX L – Lightness in Spreading
IMA 890L is the revolutionary machine developed and realized thanks to the collaboration with one of our important customers, worldwide leader in lingerie production. IMA 890L is particularly suitable for spreading of light and delicate fabrics, such as lycra, which are really difficult to handle.
The true novelty lies in the feeding system, which always provides the most suitable fabric feeding for a precise and wrinkle free spreading. IMA890L gives you the possibility to set on the touch-screen the spreading and return speed, 30 different acceleration ramps (for spreading with and without end-catchers) for a large numbers of setting.
• Lay thickness upto 170 mm
• Spreading speed upto 100 mt/min
• Capacity upto 70 kg
• Available fabric width: 180/200/220cm
• Roll diameter upto 500 mm
• Progressive adjustable dancer-bar
• Installed power: 220/380v/3, 50Hz
CREA Solution presents latest CAD CAM solutions
Crea Solution is the Italian leader company specialised in software, services and IT consulting that provides solutions exclusively dedicated to many industries both in production & sales areas with 2D, 3D CAD CAM auto nesting technologies, made to measure automations, PLM, and in retail with solutions for visual merchandising, pricing and ecommerce. Crea Solution provides big software projects for textile processing industries.
Crea Pattern making CAD Suite & 3D design
Create ™ is the 2D CAD for fast creating and editing patterns. It is possible to create patterns from scratch or to digitize them using the optical pen, scanner or blackboard, with of Survey ™ and Draw ™ modules Thanks to powerful macro functions it is possible to reduce the work that once took hours in a few seconds, maintaining the same quality of the patterns. With Create you can directly import proprietary formats patterns without having to export them in DXF, with several direct importers, maintaining so all the seam information and internal extensions such as notches, buttons and holes. With Create™ many functions are done automatically to ensure rapid design and high quality of work, with the registry tools you can quickly select names and entities, quickly rename the pieces and manage the history of the patterns (opening and saving intermediate sessions, with previous work recovery). It is also easy to create size charts, generate reports and thumbnails, export to PDF, grade sizes automatically with the Expander™.
Lotta™ + V Stitcher ™
This revolutionary software transform 2D pattern model into realistic 3D clothes. It allows a reduction of time to market by 30 per cent. It boosts the production by 40 per cent cutting down prototyping and gives efficiency to all the production process.
Creafit™ is actually the best automate solution to realize MTM garments that allows to have only 120 seconds from measurements of the client to fabric cut. This software platform takes in charge a MTM garment in the whole Value Chain: From order to delivery. Creafit™ is easy integrated with e-commerce or company portals.
Crea Solution works together with the biggest brands of men’s suits to achieve the same sartorial quality with an automated production. The CAD for the madeto- measure automatically creates the patterns of the garments after taking measurements at the point of sale, thanks to Crea Solution integrated platform. The artificial vision systems are able to recognize mill metrically the plaid and striped fabrics and make an optimal auto nesting taking into account defects and the condition of the fabric, guaranteeing a continuous cycle of cutting. This technology allows a time interval from taking measurements in any one is based on machine learning systems and Artificial Intelligence and is an exclusive patent of Crea Solution.
Pixel to Product with Gemini
After its spectacular presence at the previous edition of the fair, two years ago, Gemini took things one step further and challenges the industry to go pragmatic, to embrace the technological progress in an efficient manner, based on their immediate and direct impact on costs, production workflows, resources and outcome. With this goal, Gemini was not only an exhibitor at Texprocess 2019 but also an onsite manufacturer, as the team used the first fully operational and deployable microfactory installed in its booth to produce ready-to-wear customized garments. More than just a lecture, a computer demo or a show, the Gemini exhibition brought a proof of hands-on production as well as a visit into the tangible future of the industry.
From Pixel to Product
If mass customization is the trend, then the challenge is to produce unique garments at the cost of a series of garments. Here is the case: you only have a general design and a set of individual measurements of your customers. You need to produce for them on demand, made-to-measure customized garments, with customized digital printed parts. And you want to work fast and efficiently, to meet short deadlines, to deliver the best quality, to keep prices at a competitive level. How to do this? All these? How to transform such orders into a successful, portable business? The CEO of Gemini CAD Systems explains: “The answer is a mix of technologies and features that address each of these needs and create the automation links between them. Gemini offers such a complete solution, which seamlessly integrates our most innovative design and nesting applications, bespoke management tools, 3D simulation, cloud computing, Industry 4.0 communication. This is what its microfactory at Texprocess 2019 demonstrated in a practical manner. To transform the microfactory from a concept into a business reality, it switched from Enthusiasm to Pragmatism, and invited in this project several suppliers of technology who share the same approach and vision. Together, we it showed the first fully operational and deployable microfactory solution for producing on-demand, made-to-measure digitally printed garments,” Traian Luca says.
“Pixel to Product” is the theme of the Gemini exhibition at Texprocess 2019, indicating a complete solution that automates the entire workflow, from digital input les to ready-to-wear products. In the Gemini stand, the microfactory demonstrated all the stages of the production process, from the CAD station to sewing the garments and the preparation for delivery. The focus points of the presentations certainly be the bespoke management applications, used to customize the model as a design, measurements and graphics, as well as the new cloud nesting technology, or the new Industry 4.0 tools for communication between the CAD environment and the sewing or the ironing equipment. The microfactory is ready-to-be-deployed, a project with various and versatile applicability, able to meet one’s expectations in different apparel sectors, from sportswear to high fashion.
eurolaser presents cutting laser machine
At Texprocess, eurolaser demonstrated the numerous advantages which laser cutting offers for the textile industry. Clean cutting edges and noncontact technology are the key features. The machines are supplemented with user-friendly automation solutions and extensive software tailored to the needs of the industry.
Cutting Laser Machine 3XL-3200 – Laser processing in new dimensions!
The cutting laser machine 3XL-3200 is the “Colossus” in the eurolaser cutting series. A completely modular concept underpins its cutting laser machines, so that it can always take a flexible approach to your needs. High-quality components ensure reliability, a long working life and guarantee a positive priceperformance ratio for the investment.
Laser Cutting System L-1200 – The experience of light speed!
The laser cutting and engraving system L-1200 offers unique precision and cut quality at highest cutting speeds, applicable to any material to be processed by individually choosing the right laser power. All eurolaser cutting systems are available with a laser power from 60 to 600 watt.
Zünd shows advanced digital workflows to reduce production time
The textile industry is in the midst of a digital transformation with value chains that are becoming increasingly interconnected. In this chain of digitalization, automated cutting is an important link. At Texprocess Zünd presented efficient, highperformance automated cutting workflows with stateof- the art software tools that illustrate the breadth of its digital know-how.
As in so many other industries, digitalization has long since made inroads into the textile industry. Consumers are demanding individualized offerings and flexible solutions, tailor-made clothing and furnishings to measure – all at “off-the-rack”-pricing. Design and configuration options are increasingly diverse as manufacturers become more agile and faster to cope with increasing market pressures and ever-shorter product life cycles. To accomplish this, however, manufacturers need appropriate production processes. At Texprocess, Zünd exhibited state-of-the-art digital cutting systems with comprehensive production workflows that cover everything from pattern matching to projection-supported removal of cut parts. Integrated, intelligent, digital – from start to finish.
With an advanced optical system, cutting patterned and digitally printed fabrics is just as precise and easy as cutting non-printed or solid-colored textiles. The software captures the position of the printed image as well as any material defects, reliably detects complex patterns and any material distortions that may have occurred over the entire web. When compensating for distortions, the system perfectly maintains dimensional accuracy of the cut parts and their correct position on patterned fabric. Based on reference points, the software also automatically determines the most efficient parts layout and nesting. Cutting, pattern matching, and nesting occur simultaneously to ensure uninterrupted processing. And in a final step, the removal of cut parts is visually guided with a projection system.
Digital garment manufacturing made possible with digital cutting technology
Zünd cutting systems are a key component of the integrated digital production processes being shown in several microfactories. These all-digital production lines offer garment and furniture manufacturers a perfect way to automate their production processes and at the same time optimize data flow. This results in notably higher throughput, reduced error rates and labor costs, and ultimately, significant competitive advantages. In a production line devoted to technical textiles, Zünd demonstrates integration at an even more advanced level: A Zünd S3 cutter is set up for processing rolled materials, and a robotic pick & place device removes the cut pieces and deposits them in a container which then moves on to the next station in the automated production workflow. Another production line creating fashion uses a Zünd S3 cutter equipped with the Over Cutter Camera OCC. In seconds, the system reads the register marks, retrieves the corresponding cut file, and captures the position of the printed elements in the cutting area.
Serkon Makina Denim Cutting machine
The Spirit of Serkon produces technology for Cutting Rooms Made in Turkey and export it to more than 70 countries worldwide. Serkon is the leading and sole manufacturer of CNC Cutters in Turkey. Besides CNC Cutters, Serkon has wide range of spreaders, exclusive tables, conveyor systems, CAD System, and inspection machines.
DC80 Denim Cutter
A conveyorized cutting table efficiently moves material from the spreading table to the cutter and then moves cut parts onto the bundling area.
• Conveyorized Automatic Denim & Heavy Duty Fabric Cutting Machine
• Cutting height up to 70 mm compressed
• Special series with Straight Toothed Rack And Pinion X and Y Axis
• Direct Drive Z Axis
• Accurate cutting with intelligent knife system
• Monitoring of all parameters on display
• User friendly keypad & reseller
• Intelligent reporting system
FKgroup presents Spreader with Cradle and Automatic conveyor cutting system
FKgroup has been a top reference company for analysis, planning and automation for the cutting room since 1961. From Bergamo, heart of “Made in Italy” textile production, to all over the world, FKgroup carries its brand name with the most eminent Italian and International brands in textile production in all its segments, from Fashion to Home Textile, and from Automotive to Composites Fabrics.
Spreader with Cradle 590 E-70
Automatic spreading machine with unique design cradle feed, with manual operation through “twist and go” handle, and automatic operation with interactive digital control, for straight and reverse rolls. Spreading planning with steps. It’s provided with “tension free” spreading control for all fabric types from Lycra to denim, from jersey to technical textiles by specific devices.
• Spreading speed with short acceleration and deceleration digitally adjustable
• Automatic electronic control of fabric tension
• Brushless main motors and service motors asynchronous type with variable speed
• 4 wheel-drive machine
• Cradle with alternate belts for rolls of Ø 50cm, up to 100cm as optional, and max weight 70kg.
• Cutting device with/without catcher and mobile catcher
• Operator platform
• Lay’s maximum height 18cm (14cm with zig-zag)
• Selvage alignment with infra-red technology
• Automatic stop of end fabric
• Partial and total lays counter per colour
• Lay thickness measured with infra-red technology
Automatic conveyor cutting system specially designed for Jeans. It’s capable of accelerating working cycles through both speed and productivity, applying a mix of technical characteristics and innovative materials that enable reaching cutting performances never achieved before. Cutting head designed for cutting high lays of denim, but also suitable for other types of hard materials.
• Just Cut: the simple and intuitive software makes all cutting parameters setting fast and safe
• Eco Power vacuum system that guarantees considerable power saving
• Patented high speed sharpening system
• Mectronics Blade Sense: automatic knife deflection correction
• Patented multi-type knife lubrication system (wax, silicon oil or soapy water)
• Vortec: Refrigerated air blade cooling device
• Patented rotating mass with cooling
• Strengthened cutting head in aluminium and steel
• Automatic lubrication of the blade piston
• Quick Release Vacuum: System to reduce cutting window advancement time
Smarter production for cutting industry by Bullmer
Clouver from ProCom GmbH is an Industry 4.0 product for knife, laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting that makes processes more transparent and production more efficient. Clouver links production with its digital image. For example, production processes can be analyzed in detail, hidden production costs can be identified, and bottlenecks can be detected at an early stage. Clouver also provides an OEE* value, which is an indicator for detecting and correcting drops in productivity due to production performance or scrap. This solution also provides the basis for condition-based maintenance. For the machine manufacturer Bullmer GmbH (Mehrstetten/Germany), this is reason enough to offer Clouver as an option for its customers.
Evaluation specific to roles–transparency at all levels
IoT manager Ernst Schmelcher from bullmer emphasizes the advantage of rolespecific Clouver evaluations, “Machine operators see the operating and maintenance status of their machine, plant managers have an overview of the entire production area from their office, and decision-makers receive reliable, compact information that helps them with strategic decisions. Everyone gets the information that they need for their work in a clearly arranged form.”
Flexible maintenance planning instead of rigid intervals
One component of Clouver that saves money is the maintenance monitor. It is the basis for demand-related service. Based on operating hours, oil levels, or other criteria, the monitor determines when the next planned maintenance should be performed. Maintenance and repairs can thus be planned more easily and inexpensively than with rigid maintenance intervals. “Usage-based maintenance helps to avoid unplanned downtime,” adds Schmelcher. Machine builders can also use Clouver to compare machines of the same type and to optimize service on the basis of a pool of experience.
Early detection of machine wear and defects
In the future, in addition to data such as cutting distance traveled, more information is used to refine condition-based maintenance. For example, the current drawn by drive motors can provide an indication of wear or imminent defects. Bullmer also wants to make wear parts management easier for end users, because Clouver data can be used to evaluate cutting processes, which enables prediction of knife wear.
Industry expert Schmelcher sees great potential in Clouver: “Clouver can provide relief to machine operators in many areas. The solution provides valuable information for increasing productivity. It could therefore give our customers a competitive advantage”.
Eastman Automated and Conveyor Cutting Systems
With over 130 years of experience in the cutting room, Eastman is the premier international manufacturer of manually-operated cutting machines; fully automated, computerized cutting systems, material spreading equipment and design software.
Talon 25x™ Cutting System
The Eastman Talon 25x™ is engineered and manufactured in the USA to automatically pull stacked material plies from the spreading table to a modular, bristle-block conveyor bed for reciprocating knife cutting of patterns. Precise system operations with state-of-the-art motion control communications offer an industrialstrength solution for cutting up to 3cm of compressed material goods. The Talon has been engineered to meet the demands of clients in growing market segments like industrial fabrics and composites industries; customers cutting traditional – as well as- modern technical materials like kevlar, berglass, nonwoven polyesters, foam-backed vinyl and other industrial fabrics. Features: Tool Head.
• The Talon-25x Tool Head, patent pending • Quick change knife and sharpening disc • Reciprocating knife provides precise vertical stroke cutting • Precision knife control software ensures quality cuts from top to bottom ply • Cutting up to 1.18 in. (3 cm) of compressed material • Single coated diamond disc provides the perfect cutting edge. Sharpener can be adjusted to user dened angle • High-speed-single or dual pneumatic drills • Internal crank cooling system reduces heat and wear/tear • Easy access to knife system and assembly parts simplies daily maintenance procedures • Direct drive knife system for fewer moving parts and less wear and tear • Blade wear monitor • Control of corners to minimize fuzing.
Conveyor Cutting System
The Eastman Eagle C125 conveyor system boasts supreme capabilities for singleto low-ply cutting requirements. It has the ability to continuously convey rolled material goods with consistent speed and control. Eastman’s gantry and tool head design are engineered to cut the most diverse technical and industrial fabrics available, while exceeding industry standards for accuracy. The robust conveyor design delivers unrivaled levels of material utilization and is often capable of cutting multiple layers without plastic overlay. This computer-controlled cutting system requires minimal operator guidance to automatically feed and spread material to the identified start position.
• Exclusive InMotion™ software enables the conveyor to continuously move while the gantry is cutting (option) • Tremendous efficiency for pattern pieces exceeding the table length • Choice of 60 blades, punches and notches Cutting surface: The cutting surface is a smooth and durable, high-durometer cast urethane conveyor belt suitable for even sticky or downy materials. It has proven reliable for 2,000+ hours of normal operation, with some customers testifying to more than four years of continuous use.
Material hold-down: The C125 is equipped with a self-contained, high-low vacuum system to ensure optimum material hold-down for cutting. Millions of holes are perforated in a random pattern that provides evenly dispersed vacuum low, no matter where you are cutting.
International compliance ratings: The operating computer, and control cabinet are housed in independent enclosures that are sealed to offer dust and water resistant protection in harsh or high particulate environments.
Industrial design for rigorous use
• Advanced electro-pneumatic regulator for precise tool pressure control
• Heavy-duty cable connectors
• Hi/Low voltage systematic panel layout for easy troubleshooting
Caron Italy focusing on advance technology and design
Innovation, passion and a quality product entirely designed and realized in Italy, these are the values on which is based the exponential growth of Caron Technology, Italian company that from more than 35 years designs and produces spreading and cutting solution for flexible materials on clothing, furniture and technical fabrics sector.
“The strength of our company – explains Giulio Gallo, CEO of the company – is that we’ve never accepted compromises on quality and we’ve always put all our know-how at the service of our customers to create customized, performing and future-oriented solutions. From the beginning we’ve always lived the company as a gym for new ideas and projects, this has allowed us to be protagonists and winners of new challenges and, among other innovations, to file a patent for the automatic identification of fabric defects. We create concepts before thinking about the project.” From here it’s born Mask, the new Caron spreading solution that will be presented at Texprocess 2019. Design and technology are the protagonists of this creation, united for the first time in a new aesthetic concept that fully reflects the Italian attention to taste and beauty.”
Today, thanks to its vast of experience in the design and production of fabric spreading and cutting machines for fashion apparel, furnishing and technical textiles, Caron Technology is able to meet the most various requests of prime industries offering high quality products: That’s why it is considered to be a reliable partner at an international level for all those companies looking for customized, strong and precise solutions, with innovative systems that are able to optimize the efficiency and performance.
Its various and complete range, goes from valued Caron brand automatic spreaders up to a series of equipment made for those who want to focus on a fluid and efficient production cycle, able to guarantee speed and perfection. Thanks to these cutting edge and price competitive equipment exclusively made in Italy, the company is able to succeed on the Italian market, as well as on the most important foreign markets that actually cover 40 per cent of its turnover. Its success stems not only from a continuous research of new usages, but also from its attitude towards our customers. It is always side by side, ready to offer them both, suggestions regarding the optimization of the cutting room as well prompt maintenance assistance.
Alpha Systems presents Automatic Lace Cutter
Since 1981, Alpha has been a leading firm in Asia for the sales & support of CAD/CAM machinery. Its sales office is located in Hong Kong with the production facility in China. Alpha Systems’ CAD/CAM division has always been able to offer the best products at affordable cost with the best after sales technical support.
Automatic Lace Cutter for lingerie industry
Fully automated, 100 per cent pair matching, no shade variation issues, accurate for every panel irrespective of width and length variations in lace, no lace wastage, less manpower and higher output. Cutting lingerie panels in lace fabric for lingerie industry is a difficult and demanding task due to the nature of lace: Its’ elasticity and variations in width, length and shade in the same roll.
Disadvantages of Conventional Manual Cutting:
In the conventional manual cutting, pair matching is a major challenge. In addition, there are problems of shade variations due to cutting the next pair in another layer. Manual cutting is often defective and involves rework and trimming. It winds up with a lot of material wastage due to end allowance and cutting allowance. The method is cumbersome, slow, and output is low. Added to the cost, is the need for consumables and more manpower.
Advantages of Alpha Lace Cutting System:
• Its solution is an innovative machine, the Alpha Lace Cutting System, the first of its’ kind, with a laser head and a specialised software to locate the priority points for each panel for accurate cutting. With the help of a camera mounted on the head, its software takes care of these variations when cutting. There are no shade-variation issues as both pairs of a lingerie piece are cut from the same layer, side by side and pair matching is done effortlessly
• Range of cutting width: Lace width from 20mm to 350mm can be processed in our standard machine
• A specialised feeder with a relaxing device feeds the lace from roll form or bale/ flat form. The machine is designed in a way that the face side of the lace is always positioned towards the camera for easy identification, irrespective of the lace rolled face up or down
• Camera positioning: As the camera is fitted to the cutting head, the positioning of cut panel is accurate every time
• A built-in paper feeder feeds a layer of paper for better camera recognition of certain dark colours as and when necessary
• Perfect Pair Matching: As pairs are matched in the same layer, there is no issue of shade variation
• The Alpha Lace Cutting System: Fully automated, no wastage of expensive laces, single operator meaning less manpower, efficient, fast and higher output (800-1,200 lingerie pcs per 8 hour shift)
Beginning of new era of industrial sewing with Dürkopp Adler
“With our groundbreaking new M-TYPE DELTA sewing system, we redefine industrial sewing and enable solutions that were previously unthinkable,” says Dietrich Eickhoff, CEO of the Dürkopp Adler Group, at the world premiere at the Texprocess 2019 in Frankfurt: “The sewing machine becomes an assistant, partner, helper and communicator. This is a significant difference to all previous machine concepts and offers an incredible number of new possibilities!”
The new M-TYPE DELTA sewing system is a fully digitized industrial sewing machine for materials such as leather, upholstery and technical textiles. Thomas Brinkhoff, Director of Marketing Dürkopp Adler Group, explains, “We produce the perfect seam with this machine, whatever the situation, without the need for conversion.” This is ensured by the new smart sewing kinematics, which immediately achieve the best sewing results without having to mechanically change the machine.
The training of the operator is reduced to the absolute minimum, because the machine shows the user with video support what to do and how to do it right. With sophisticated sensor technology, the M-TYPE DELTA ensures that virtually no loss of valuable materials occurs through bad stitches or missing threads.
An integrated usage- or time-controlled maintenance assistant indicates upcoming work. Service work can be documented in the machine and retrieved at any time. This reduces machine downtime to an absolute minimum.
Next level of IoT solutions
With QONDAC, the Dürkopp Adler Group presents the most efficient production optimization system for the textile industry at Texprocess. Machine and process data are the key to effectively increasing productivity and enabling new business models. The customizable network solution QONDAC captures meaningful performance data of all connected machines in real time, controls the automated setting of workstations and enables an extraordinary increase in productivity and quality in the shortest possible implementation time. It is the only provider that is able to network machines of any age or design, demonstrating this live with a digitalized production chain of sewing and welding machines from its own group of companies. What’s new is the possibility of streaming work instructions with image and video support at sewing workstations to suit the work process on the screen, while also carrying out correctness checks on the use of the right materials. Production changes are radically simplified and made safer.
In addition to the world premiere and Industry 4.0 innovations, there are of course plenty of interesting new and further developments in the sewing and welding technology of the corporate brands Dürkopp Adler, Pfaff Industrial and KSL:
In the apparel segment for the production of premium sports jackets, class 756 A will be showcased with new applications for continuous zipper processing in exchange with outer jacket breast welt pockets
For automotive interior applications, the M-TYPE Premium range has been supplemented with 877 and 878 roller presser feet. In the shoe segment, Dürkopp Adler introduces the new class DA 888-M with slim post and new short thread trimmer. The new shoe post bed machines 1571/1574/1591 from PFAFF are equipped with electronic thread tension at the fair.
Dürkopp Adler also has a new zigzag machine in their program: The DA 525i also has an XXL hook for effective working with little bobbin change). With EASY FLEX, those attending the trade fair are presented with a concept which permits customers to easily (EASY) and flexibly (FLEX) produce pocket style kits for the PFAFF 3589 themselves, at a minimal cost.
CNC turning heads and robotic technology
The sewing expertise of PFAFF INDUSTRIAL and the handling know-how by KSL are united in this robot case study for the three key work processes (hemming, decorative stitching, attaching pockets) in the production of jeans pockets. Using the latest and most precise robot and control technology, entire processes are automated and operator interference is reduced to a minimum. New and trendsetting of this robotics case study: The placement (insertion + removal) and the automatic seam tracking (curved seam) is realized with ONE robot cell.
KSL is exhibiting two automated CNC sewing units, in the form of the KL 110 und KL 311, which have a 360° rotating sewing head for perfect seams during multidirectional sewing. The KL 110 is equipped with DACcad Professional. Using DACcad, complex seam designs can be created, machine set-up costs can be reduced, and the quality of individual material holders can be increased. The KL 311 is presented together with the novel Vision System. During the sewing process, the Intelligent Vision system compensates for tolerances which have been developed. These arise due to the shrinking of materials and tolerances, including during the punching of perforations. Specifically, the Vision system compares an image of a master example with the image of the piece mounted in the sewing template. By means of individual measurement points, the entire seam pattern is automatically corrected within the sewing programme. Process reliability is significantly increased, waste is reduced.
With the KL 500 robotic unit (with KL 558 sewing head) KSL is presenting a complete 3D sewing cell, as used in production plants for the manufacture of vehicle dashboards all over the world. Using this unit, entire dashboards are stitched with high efficiency, process reliability and repeatability. The unit includes robot, a Vision system, component holders, rotary indexing table, sewing heads (2-needle double chain stitch – special post), protective fence concept etc.
Specialised industrial sewing machines by MMS
MMS UK was established in 1994 to provide sales and service of specialised industrial sewing machines and associated products to the industry. In order to ensure that all products are of top quality and a fast and efficient service can be maintained all development and manufacturing takes place in its factory which is located in Leeds, UK.
Since the company was formed it has specialised in button attachment and security. It is therefore able to offer a solution to virtually any button issue and can assist in ensuring that reliable and efficient button attachment can be achieved without the need for unreliable and slow hand sewing. Together with its highest quality TF thread in 70 shades as the ideal partner for its range of machines it is able to offer the ultimate solution to prevent button loss. Its high speed wrapping and heat fusing machines are the ultimate solution.
With the new machines packed the MMS team set off from leeds to Frankfurt for the 2019 Texprocess exhibition. Along with the lorry full of machines it hopefully set off in the 1964 mini cooper which again was to form the centre piece of the exhibition stand. Remarkably the trip went without incident although the clutch was almost non-existent on arrival after some back street starting and stopping.
At the show, it exhibited the new MK 18 ECO which is the latest version of the proven Mk 18. With an eye on the environment and also running cost the Mk 18 has been fine tuned to reduce waste to a remarkable 8mm per button. In terms of efficiency this means that 1,000+ extra buttons can be wrapped from the standard sized cone of thread. Along with the thread saving power and air consumption have been reduced as has cycle time meaning that this machine is the most cost effective of its type to use.
Since wrapping buttons on shirts is becoming the norm and each shirt has many buttons a new level of automation is required in order to make the wrapping process cost not prohibitive on regular priced shirts.
Wrapping buttons one or two at a time is obviously not ideal therefore a new automatic feeding machine has been developed by MMS. This machine is the MK 22. Unlike any other machine the sewn buttons can be loaded into magazines which are then automatically fed through the machine where perfect operator free wrapping takes place on a continual basis. These Mk 22 machines were shown on the exhibition stand working in tandem. The operator simply feeds the shirts into each machine on a continuous basis and since it is not necessary to wait for the button to be wrapped before taking this out and loading the next the output per operator doubles over a conventional single operator / single machine set up. Of course another significant advantage of the Mk 22 is that there is no actual operator leading each button to the wrapping position and therefore quality is not determined by the level of training and competence. On the Mk 22 after a few minutes of training anyone can load the magazine and the wrapping quality is then absolutely consistent.
New range of sewing machine from PEGASUS
PEGASUS participated in a joint booth together with Brother Industries, Ltd.’ overseas sales company, Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH, and an automatic sewing unit manufacturer based in Europe, in order to develop PEGASUS’ total proposals. As per the company this participation provided a sufficient showcase of its products to users in the fastest growing markets in recent years, Turkey, Eastern Europe and North Africa, as well as in European countries, with their excellent quality and fashion sense.
The FS700P series equipped with a right and left independent differential feed adjustment mechanism Oil Barrier type, 4-needle, feed-off-the-arm, interlock stitch machine for flatseaming
• Seaming on functional fabrics that have varying degrees of stretchability, such as mesh fabrics and stretchable fabrics that are employed for sportswear and similar garments
• The differential feed ratio can be adjusted separately, in order to respond to operations in which the machine is used to sew right- and lefthand side fabrics that have varying degrees of stretchability such as mesh fabrics and stretchable fabrics, and/or curved lines
• The operator can handle the right- and left-hand side fabrics easily, without worrying about the different stretchability. The LaRgo achieves uniformly and beautifully finished products, regardless of the skill of the operator. These features reduce the operator’s burden drastically, and also help increase productivity
• Thanks to the air-controlled presser foot pressure (PP3A), the uniform and minimum possible presser foot pressure is always achieved according to the fabric and fabric weight being used
• Thanks to the air-controlled engagement pressure of the knives, the engagement pressure is reduced, compared to conventional knives. This feature dramatically increases the durability of the knives
TML326-01X2080/Y2200 *Under Development
2-needle, post bed, double chainstitch machine
• 3D sewing, such as sewing interior automotive trimmings (instrument panels, door trims, seats, etc.) and sewing furniture, bags, shoes, leather products, etc.
• Frequent replacement of the bobbin is eliminated by changing from the conventional post bed lockstitch machine to the post bed double chainstitch machine. Therefore, on this newlyintroduced post bed double chainstitch machine, continuous sewing is possible until both the needle and looper threads are used up. This feature increases production dramatically
• Thanks to the unison feed feature (top feed, bottom feed and needle feed), this machine is suitable for sewing extra heavy weight fabrics
• The distance from the center of the needle bar to the right side of the arm is 350 mm. The space around the arm bed is large, so handling the material is easy. This feature increases productivity.
• Beautiful stitches without any twists are produced when this machine sews interior automotive trimmings
Oil barrier type, interlock stitch machine for sewing belt loops
• Sewing belt loops for jeans, pants, and similar garments
• The fabric edge trimmer (FT) trims the edges of the fabric (both sides) during sewing, producing a clean finish on the edges of the fabric. Fabric scraps can be used effectively. The FT device is detachable
• The needle bar include a special designed oil seal and bushing, exerting dramatic “Oil Barrier” effectiveness, preventing oil leakage and oil splashes
• The needle bar stroke can be changed according to the fabric
JUKI displays wide range of sewing machine
Juki once again took part in Texprocess in Messe Frankfurt and 2019 saw its largest booth ever with more over 80 different machines on show. It segmented different machines into the follow groups allowing visitor to see them in use for practical applications.
Smart Line 2 – Workwear: The 2nd JaNets smart line exhibited the production and staffing benefits of the shop floor control system. Through JaNets you can track and monitor the entire production floor – this allows for problems to be highlighted fast and fixed faster. JaNets can use line balancing to ensure that even when there is unexpected issue the factory makes the best decision to minimize the knock on effects. Similar to the first smart line the system is used in combination with Juki digital machine but also some automatic solutions specific for the Workwear industry. All of the line solutions together display a best in class production process.
Simple Line – Polo Shirts: Juki’s new Simple Series combines the Japanese quality one expects from the name Juki but with an economical design. Its engineers have managed to remove some features seen on high-end models such at the DDL-9000C and LK-1900BN, while maintaining the highest quality seam. It has combined the new simple series machines with some others in a showcase of polo shirt production.
Apparel Line – Shirts and Workwear: Other apparel solutions not seen on the other lines were shown here on a range of applications from a newly launched straight seamer to automatic solutions that far outpace that of manual operators. With a combination of digital solutions and tried and true Juki sewing machines this line was one of the first stops for customers at the show.
Jeans Line: From functional medium weight overlocks to automatic pocket attachment machines all the latest solutions for jeans production were seen there. Its digital MS-1261 and MEB-3900 was present showing how fast changeovers between jeans designs can be carried out effortlessly. A handful of automatic solutions specific for jeans production also exhibited in this line. The new SIA 8 head embroidery machine created beautiful customizable designs to complement the full line of jeans solutions on show.
Sportswear, Underwear and Swimwear Line:
Non-sewing solutions are becoming more and more popular in recent years. In this section of the booth, there were industry’s finest solutions for tape bonding, seam welding and hot pressing. It exhibited multiple solutions and methods within each machine type. As well as the new non-sewing solutions, there will be a section of sewing machines and dye-sublimation printers giving you a full view of the solutions possible in these production areas.
Sewing automation with Robotech
Robotech A.G.is an Istanbul based company and a leading manufacturer of sewing automation for the apparel industry since 1997. The most important highlight about Robotech AG is that it research, develop, design and produce our automats in the house. Moreover, all metal parts of their automats are manufactured in the company’s own 6,000 sqm factory in Turkey which has more than 10 latest version CNC machines.
PC 6200 – IX Automatic Bottom Hemming Automat
Full- Automatic Bottom Hemming Machine PC 6200 – IX for jeans, casual pants, working pants, etc. Self-compensating fabric tension mechanism adjusts inconsistencies in hemming diameter. Accurate start and finish of sewing by sensor provides exact positioning of hem joint. Overlapping of hem joint start and finish seam can be programmed from control panel. Operators can focus on next piece while the machine is sewing. It can improve productivity and release working pressure. The sewing head design allows converting the machine from Metal gear to plastic gear or pallet Puller system and vice versa, in case of changing fabric quality. No need to buy a new machine. With some additional parts and a couple minutes of adjusting and you are ready to work on different fabrics. Adjustable stitch length from control panel eliminates the need for mechanical change of gears. Adjustable stitch edge inside of the hem. Performance 3500 – 4000 trouser bottoms / 8 hours 438 – 500 trouser bottoms / 1 hour.
Technical Specifications: Lock stitch direct drive sewing head Beijer Electronics, Windows Based 256 million colour supported touch screen Control panel, with images, easy to use, with 50 different programming Makes working on different cuff sizes in order / by cycle programming PLC control unit With 750 W motor controlled upper pulling palette-transport system Sensor system to detect the thickness of fabric automatically. Through the panel programmable condensing stitch and stitch-length at stich-start and stitch-end With the assistance of the sensor, ability to perform very sensitive work from the panel, detects the startfinish across the hem joint Possibility of folding and sewing between 135 mm – 500 mm trouser leg bottoms Automatic thread cutting at the end of stitch and cleaning system Automatic foot lifting Error detecting systems Thread monitor.
JK 9400 – IX Automatic Straight/Curved Waistband Machine
The machine JK 9400 is designed for sewing waistbands of medium heavy to heavy material such as jeans, working pants etc. Some of the technical specifications:
• Head: FBX 1104P Kansai Waistband, 1/4-1-1/4 1/4-5/4-1/4 1/4-6/4-1/4
• Beijer, Windows Based 256 Million Colour Supported Touch Screen Control Panel
• Easy to use, with pictures on the operator panel and with 50 different programming
• An ability to operate on different belt measures by programming a serial or circle mood
• PLC Control Unit
• AB 321 Efka Servo Electronic Motor
• Programming options from display as curved or straight belt by exchanging the rollers, the divided puller permits the production of women’s jeans (Curved waistbands) and men’s jeans (Straight waistbands)
• A practical solution to additional place adjustment in double belt
• Adjustable waistband tool set between 25mm-50mm
• High-performance automatic work station for processing waistband material off the reel
• The entire sewing and cutting cycle may be programmed: Protrusion of the waistband, skipped stitches, start and stop of the waistband.
• Automatic foot lift
• Air pressure system of puller
• Puller system after the knife
• Puller with shock absorber system
VETRON|TYPICAL presents newest sewing solutions
VETRON|TYPICAL presented itself once again with great success at the Texprocess. Newest sewing and welding solutions, an operator friendly workplace design, the v_sion product-management-system as all-in-one industry 4.0 solution, as well as first-time 3D-Sewing and Welding-Systems did let the visitors venture in world full of innovation and German engineering art on an almost 800 sqm area.
The newly developed VETRON VIPER 3D-Robotic-System did not only impress the visitors, but also won the popular Texprocess Innovation Award. The Viper won the professionally qualified judges over with its ultra-light sewing machine, working with a weight of approx. 7 kg and in cooperation with a 6-axis-robot as ultraflexible and compact robotic-cell for various 3D applications. Thus, beside the award-winning sewing-system, a hotair-welding-system for dashboards was shown as well. It was the fifth award in a row, manifesting VETRON | TYPICALS position as the industry’s leader of innovation.
In addition to the robot-systems, VETRON | TYPICAL presented the new robotic range as well as a unique material gripper. The VETRON VARIOGRIP can differ between flexible materials such as leather or fabric, and switches automatically between a vacuum- or needle-system to grab the material. The hub-arms of the VARIOGRIP identify different forms, which makes it a powerful addition for the transport between single processes within a production.
The market launch of the VETRON 5656 AutoSeam was long awaited. Awarded with the Texprocess Innovation Award in 2015, the automatic sewing machine was developed to the point of market maturity in the years since. For the first time, non-congruent contours can be merged automatically. The market launch of the Auto Seam is another big step forward for VETRON | TYPICAL as a pioneer in the man less sewing segment.
The automation segment was complemented by two turning-head-systems with automatic shuttle tables for an overlapping operation. The VETRON 5412 turninghead- system also led to large visitor interest a part of the “Smart Textiles Micro Factory” of the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA. The ITA in cooperation with multiple partners showed a way to produce a smart textile from a design to an actual finished product for the first time.
Texprocess 2019 got down as another great success of VETRON | TYPICAL. Thanks to the steady extension of the product portfolio and the promising start of the new robotic segment, the company presented itself once again as a strong and reliable partner for the future.
AMP presents Automatic Roll Slitter and Molding machine
For more than seven decades, AMP Pisani has been designing and manufacturing quality machinery for apparel and textile industries as well as for roll slitting applications and customized projects. It has been established since 1946. Its vast product range consists of bra molding equipment and robotic systems for trimming foam bra cups, roll slitters and bias machinery. Collarette cutters, complementary machines for cutting room and automatic equipments for technical applications are also included in its product range.
T520EX Automatic Roll Slitter
Numerically controlled automatic roll slitter for rolls with max diameter 30cm (12″) and length 73″. This unit is designed with the utmost attention to safety features in order to obtain from IMQ, the Certification of Type Examination for standards 2006/42/EC. The technical file of the machine has been deposited by IMQ organization that has certified the conformity to EC (European Community) Machine Safety Standards. Machine available also for larger rolls. The unit can slit most of fabric in rolls (bias or straight cut), nonwoven (with or without adhesive) and synthetics. With special devices machine can slit even polyethylene and PVC rolls, carbonium fibres, paper rolls, masking tapes, roofing materials, insulating tapes with foam and more.
• Totally closed machine. Highly safe for the operator, no diffusion of cutting dust and less noise. • Numerically controlled positioning of the blade carriage with brushless motor and automatic cut with the possibility of programming up to 6 cutting measures for each automatic cycle
• Laser system to measure the blade diameter with automatic adjustment of stop position near the roll shaft
• No knob to adjust the forward travel end of the blade carriage.
• Numerically controlled blade penetration movement into the roll with three adjustable cutting speeds (entry speed into the roll, cutting speed and cardboard core cutting speed) adjustable on continuous rate with wormscrew movement and brushless motor
• Photocell to detect the diameter of the roll
• Adjustable blade and roll rotation speed with digital vectorial inverter. Possibility to select the roll rotation direction
• Up to 50 different cutting cycles with all the cutting parameters can be stored and retrieved in the machine memory
• Machine standard equipped with non-rotating roll shaft. Rotating shaft and expanding rotating shaft on request available with extra cost.
P96 Molding machine for bra cups in fabric
The machine P96 is a high productivity two molds unit with rotary table that can mold different types of materials (cotton, elastomeric fabrics, micro fibres, foam, multi-layer fabrics) including pre-cut pieces (i.e. cups with the shape to be sewn on the bra, no need of die cutting after molding) and in some cases even the finished garment (post-molding).
• The unit consists of a rotary table with two loading/ unloading stations and two molding stations on the opposite side
• The operator positions the pieces on the two loading/unloading areas while the machine is molding the pieces on the remaining two stations
• The molding cycle consists of the descent from the top of a heated bell to keep uniform the temperature around the fabric and then a heated mold moves upwards for molding the cup
• This exclusive system reduces the molding time to 20-25 sec or even less
• Once the cycle is finished, the table turns of half revolution to enable the loading/unloading of the thermoformed pieces while the machine is molding the new materials
Kansai Special presents chain stitch and cover stitch machines
More than 60 years specialists in chain stitch and cover stitch machines made in Japan Kansai Special operate worldwide through its own subsidiaries and a diversified dealer network. Its product range covers machines for following sectors: Jeans & work wear, sportswear, underwear, knitwear, children’s and ladies’ wear – from 1 up to 33 needle machines.
NFS series, 4 needle, 6 thread, feed-off-the-arm, top and bottom cover stitch machine. This machine is suitable for overlapping such as joining of high quality under wear, spot wear and in seaming of brief. Equipped with one side cut or both side cut trimmer, this system guarantees flat shape neat finish neat finish completely, in order to materialize versatile applications from thin to heavy material such as in seaming of brief’s cross seams. Design of this feedoff- the-arm is perfect for tubular garments.
Slender cylinderbed machine (around 65 cm diameter) with pneumatic operated folder and its new top feed mechanism as well as left and right differential feed makes it perfectly suitable for heavier Jeans material. In order to achieve a perfect bottom hem this machine is equipped with condensed stitch mechanism, automatic thread trimmer and air blow thread wiper system.
• 1 needle double chainstitch for bottom hem on jeans
• Pneumatic folder operated by knee switch
• Side feed roller
• Differential feed
• Condensed stitch mechanism
• Automatic thread trimmer
• Air blow thread wiper
• Various needle plate supports available as option for various denim weights
• Stitch length: 2.3 – 4.2 mm
Automatic waistband unit with automatic skip stitch device and fabric cutter operated by optical sensor – double productivity with half labour cost.
• 4 needle cylinder bed double chainstitch machine for denim waistband
• Needle feed
• Edge sensor
• Fabric cutter
• Skip stitch device
• Digital puller system controlled by pulse motor
• Operator friendly LCD touch screen
M.A.I.C.A. Italia presents automated line for shirts
M.A.I.C.A. Italia is, with more than 20 different machines, the only manufacturer who can propose a complete automated line for shirts; going from pressing machines to fully automated sewing systems. Its 40 years of experience make M.A.I.C.A. Italia the best partner when it comes to the automation of your shirt lines.
UAM 01: Pocket Setter
• The automated unit UAM 01 with its patented MAICA sewing head was created to attach the pocket, which does not need to be pre-ironed
• The speed of the machine can be used for big productions, but can be adapted to small productions as well
• The lasers help the operator to perfectly place and align the fabric. A vacuum system, along with blades, will fold it to make it ready for the stitching part
• The flexibility of the machine also allows sewing labels and collar bones. Furthermore, a new application allows the machine to sew the task with its flap at the same time
• Thanks to a 35 x 35cm area, this unit is the perfect solution for working clothes tasks attachments
• The program containing all the shapes and pockets data can be changed directly on the machine, which is controlled by the computer
• This option allows us to act directly from Italy if a problem is detected, using only the Wi-Fi.
• The cost of the jigs and its easy changeability makes this unit very flexible
UAM 03: Collar and Cuff Runstitch Machine
• This machine is a unique fully automated system that allows sewing collars and cuffs with a patented MAICA knotted stitch sewing machine. The pieces are also trimmed and stacked automatically
• This unit is controlled electronically by the computer, which means that the system allows any type of stitching with an automatic size change
• This option allows us to act directly from Italy if a problem is detected using only the Wi Fi.
• The new jigs for the new shapes can be easily changed and have minimum costs
• Plus, collars and cuffs are trimmed separately from the sewing phase, giving the possibility to have completely different cut and sewing lines, if needed
• The machine is flexible and gives different applications options
Electronic sewing and pattern sewing machines by Mitsubishi
With nearly 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognised world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, as well as in products for the energy sector, transportation and building equipment.
J Series industrial electronic sewing machines are equipped with functions to take sewing capacity and productivity to the highest of heights, and are used to make a wide array of products from clothing accessories to seat belts.
The ability to freely adjust timing and force helps users take stitching quality to the next level. The top-class automatic thread tension adjustment function works in line with sewing speed and orientation. The J-Series.
handles difficult curves and large seams beautifully, quickly, and easily.
• Electronically controlled sewing machine
• Sewing Area: 300 x 200 mm
• Maximum speed: 2300 rpm
• Large shuttle hook
• Function FF stitch allows to adjust sewing pattern for angles 90 ° in order to guarantee stitch result and aspect
• Electronically controlled sewing machine
• Sewing Area: 300 x 200 mm
• Maximum speed: 2300 rpm
• Large shuttle hook
• Function FF stitch allows to adjust sewing pattern for angles 90° in order to guarantee stitch result and aspect.
This pattern sewing machine is equipped with a split needle bar system and with double rotary hooks vertical axis for many combina¬tions in a single cycle. Needles change is easily done in the sewing program. Technology allowing a large choice of thread sizes, different colours to the needle and bobbin, various material thickness and direction of sewing.
• Electronically controlled sewing machine
• Sewing Area: 600 x 400 mm
• Maximum speed: 1 800 rpm
• 2 rotary hooks vertical axis
• Operations made before with two machines are now performed with a single machine
Electronic cylinder arm machine and Automatic pocket setter by Jam International
Jam International products are the best offered in the world market concerning quality, productivity and functionality. These products are developed with the highest professionalism in manufacturing machinery and devices, combined with a deep knowledge of customers’ production requirements.
JT115GB – Electronic cylinder arm machine with programmable area for decorative stitching on trousers legs
The JT115GB unit is a cylinder arm machine with programmable area for decorative stitching, one colour embroidery, etc. on finished trousers legs. Lockstitch, double capacity shuttle hook and patented JAM system for X and Y axis movement. The easiness on managing the sewing programs allows any modification and adjustment on them by acting directly with the programmer which also allows to store several stitching cycles. This unit can be equipped with the following devices:
• Quick clamp changing system
• Programmable second tension
• Auto ejector clamp device for footwear and leather goods with automatic start
• Inner clamp for labels and similar with quick change system
• Special device to sew stiff labels on the waistband
JT882P – Automatic pocket setter equipped with two simultaneous and independent sewing heads and folding group
The automatic unit JT882P is an automatic and programmable pocket setter on jeans and similar, with folding group and automatic stacker. It is equipped with two lockstitch sewing heads which work simultaneously, large capacity rotary hook and thread trimmer. Thanks to the patented pocket folding system and garment transfer system from one head to the other, a high quality and steady production can be guaranteed with any kind of fabric. The sewing heads simultaneity and the efficient sewing cycle (considered as operation sequence and stitching speed) allow to get a production much higher than the average. The pocket jig can be replaced in 2/3 minutes and the touch screen control system allows the immediate and intuitive modification of the sewing program, including the bartack. This unit can be also used to make double colour decorative stitching.
Lockstitch sewing machine by DUMA
Zhejiang DUMA Sewing Machine Co.,Ltd. is located ct, Taizhou City of Zhejiang Province. It is a private owned enterprise which specializes in production and operation of DUMA branded computer sewing machine. The company adopts an operation strategy with high starting point and huge input. It also invests great money to introduce internationally advanced production equipment and technology, thus making the product quality reliably guaranteed. Meanwhile, scientific production management is adopted, which effectively improves working efficiency of the staff and further ensures a handsome annual productivity of the company.
DM 525M/H Touch panel computerized lockstitch sewing machine
The machine with newest appearance, adopt touch panel design; USB Speaking for choice, it depend customer request; Optimized mechanician structure, so that the sewing performance more profect. Using double moving knife cut line, shorter thread, sealed lubrication, less pollution, the machine more wearable.
DM 1968 Computerized special stitch pattern lockstitch sewing machine
• Small bird nest: The unique trimming device. Adopt step motor trimming device and new Digital Tension that make the thread short and stable. Small bird nest, different tradition, more beautiful, short and won’t dropped, no need re-treatment.
• Short remaining thread: Optimized trimmer device and beauty sewing function(one more needle compensate before trimmer), short remaining thread less than 3MM
• High-quality back tacking stitch: step motor control the feed motion (patent), can achieve precise feed stroke, no matter how the stitch length, the go and back stitch can be exactly duplication.
• Step motor bidirectional driven technology (patent): one step motor control trimming and press foot lifter working
• Special stitch pattern: Controlled by step motor system, 1968 machine it can design 9 type stitch patterns by your idea, D1-D9
Fully automatic big area template machine by BRUCE
At the exhibition, a bright “China red” attracted many overseas visitors. Bruce Germany agent with 24 types of sewing equipment entered the exhibition, demonstrating the mature application of intelligent, efficient, accurate, information and energy-saving and environmental protection technologies in the sewing machine field. Among them, roller machine and automatic template machine is the most beautiful “cub”! Their outstanding intelligent technology attracts agents and customers from all over the world to make inquiries.
In recent years, Bruce sewing machine company has been paying more and more attention to the overseas market. In 2018, the company based on the three machines, expand the template machine special machine policy makes Bruce force automatic template machine field, in the sewing speed, sewing stability, the highest speed, applicability and many other indicators to complete the improvement, to bring customers higher production efficiency. According to statistics, in the first half of 2018 alone, the sales volume of domestic special machines increased by 378 per cent compare with last year. The large sales volume indicates that the products are popular, which is the affirmation of customers on product quality and research and development ability. On the exhibition, the foreigner who visited and experienced the automatic template machine that praised the machine: “the Chinese wisdom is really amazing! Using software to create stitched patterns and import them directly and conveniently via USB interface, such an intelligent technology makes textile closer to unmanned production.
Fully automatic big area template machine
Bruce research product technology, development and production of a variety of models, can adapt to clothing, footwear, luggage, automotive processing and production, one of the roller car is widely praised. The innovation of dual USB mode of charging interface and software upgrade interface makes the later software upgrade more convenient. The unique two-color light design can guide workers to follow the track according to the light. “I didn’t expect that China’s high-end manufacturing industry would be so advanced and Chinese sewing machine design would be so novel”.
FRAMIS presents bonding technology and double technology machines
Framis Italia was born 40 years ago from the winning idea of promoting the use in clothing of a new polyurethane elastic tape, the Framilon®. Since then, the company has developed and improved the NoSo® heat-welding system, increasingly meeting the demand for new creativity and improved quality expressed by major stylists and designers worldwide. Its mission is to be the leading provider of innovative, high quality and fully integrated solutions in thermoadhesive polyurethane applications with a 360° approach to the technology by supplying films, tapes and machines to international top brands and their partner manufacturers.
New double technology machines
A new range of innovative machines that combine two technologies: Differential wheels speed and tape tensioner that are settable to work separately or simultaneously. Taking advantage of this technology, the machines offer new and improved results, such as better handling of a wide range of fabrics, straight and curves taping, excellent results on fabrics with stretching features. The machines permit to easily manage commons bonding applications in sportswear, fashion and underwear, with great results on both flat and gathered applications.
NOSO® bonding technology
Framis Italia is the only company that designs and develops both the heat-welding products and the machines that apply them, making the Noso® Technology perfect for the sportswear and activewear world. The variety of one-side and two-side adhesive films and tape, available with various effects and finishing, allows functional, structural and decorative applications, with no limits to creativity.
New fusing machines and laminating line by Martin
During the show, the Martin Group displayed the new LAMINATOR 1600/3, complete laminating line for standard fusing and also 3 ply lamination with structure fabric, film, fabric. This machine is composed by Martin Group’s fusing machine OPEN TOP 160 and new LAMINATOR 1600/3, that includes: 3 stations unwinding system, electronic edge control, electronic tension control and automatic cutting machine with meter counter on double Touch Screen control panel. On exit side the company showed the electronic rewinder with edge control and tension control fully electronic; in order to fix the bonding, the exit belt of fusing machine will be equipped with a fan cooling system inside the belt.
With this new machine Martin Group wants to catch the attention of companies who need to make shrinking process on fabrics, clothing fusing, bonding of different synthetic fabrics with various films and web glues. Application field of this machine is huge: Clothing, automotive, tannery, furniture, shoes, aeronautics and many others.
The company also displayed its best seller model MEPP XTP, with patented membrane pressure system, and also the new fusing machine OLX1000N with cool feeding belt and electronic stacker with 2 lines: A compact fusing machine with really low power consumption at 6 Kw/h.
VEIT presents Innovative solutions for garment production
VEIT Group presented the latest highlights in the areas of ironing, finishing, pressing and fusing in the garment industry as well as automotive and interior sectors. “Pressing for Excellence” is the corporate slogan of the VEIT Group. In addition, this year’s motto at Texprocess is “LOVEIT” which is wordplay on “love it” or “love VEIT”. In the words of VEIT Group President Günter Veit: “Our motto stands for the passion that we have for the engineering of our products, our love of perfection and our devotion to our customers. This is the basis of their trust in our products. We want to offer our customers value not only now, but also for the future which we believe will be more digital and more sustainable. Both Industry 4.0 readiness, as well as the good of operator and environment are essential components of our product development efforts.”
Among the large portfolio of high-performance technology presented at the trade show, there is a significantly improved shirt finisher SF 26. With the new model SF 26, VEIT manages to further increase both the functionality and the ergonomics of the shirt finisher. For the customer, this optimisation in application technology is reflected in higher quality of the finished product and simplified operation. Combined with the improved FS shirt folding table series – a highly successful product – VEIT offers true streamlining potential while maintaining high quality levels when folding shirts, blouses and polos in 3 versions.
Reacting to the customers’ demands, VEIT has equipped their popular BX fusing machines – BXT, the universal solution for shirts and outerwear – with a separate feeding belt and a 7” colour operating panel. These changes make the BX fully industry 4.0 ready and helps to further improve the ergonomics and energy efficiency. In order to increase flexibility in the shaping of textiles, VEIT presented a new solution for high-quality finishing of the elbow seam in the area of BRISAY machines – the BRI 860 VC sleeve seam finish pressing machine. The 8430 universal multiform finisher was enhanced to cover an even wider range of applications. It can now also be used for finishing, among other items, also polos, T-shirts, blouses, blousons and jackets.
In addition to the innovative machine highlights, VEIT has also developed special solutions for customers’ investment decisions. “More and more companies that are making investments are not only looking at the purchase price, but rather at the total lifetime cost of ownership,” explains Vice President Christopher VEIT. VEIT is presenting two interesting offers to meet this trend: Customers may choose to buy a machine according to the “Pay Per Piece” system, which means that they pay for how much the machine is used, instead of a full up-front investment. This reduces the investment risk and allows more flexible reactions to especially to scalable business opportunities.
Ascolite presents automatic button shank wrapping machines
Ascolite AG is the inventor of the Ascolite button securing system for all types of sewn on buttons for jackets, coats, shirts, pants, etc. The company is marketing worldwide its machines and special elastic yarns that are made in Switzerland, Germany and Italy. Ascolite AG sells automatic and semi-automatic button shank wrapping machines and the elastic heatsealable yarns used on these machines.
BSS-Model 15 EcoSpeed
Its fully automatic and easy-to-use BSS Model 15 EcoSpeed wraps high-speed buttons in a staggering 0.5 seconds of consistent precision and unprecedented minimum yarn consumption. The new wrapping head and the new cutting mechanism, both patented, the 360° all-around thermofusion paired with the clamping force of our elastic thermoheatsealing yarn guarantee the highest possible button security.
• BSS-Model 15 can wrap all button shanks up to 3 mm length
• Its motor wraps the button shank in only 0.5 seconds. The wrapped button shank in heat-sealed all around afterwards. Finally the end threads are ripped off automatically and ejected
• It’s new whipping head and thread cutting mechanism. Keep distances short for speedy wrapping and economical use of the threads. It is often applied in shirt production, allowing a very slim and tight button shank. You can wrap individual parameters in each of the 3 program memories. Der softtouch-screen is coloured and user-friendly. It can program all language at the moment we have 21 languages programed.
BSS-Model 13, the high-speed fully automatic button shank wrapping machine with maximum efficiency, for middle and large-scale production size. This fully automatic fast and thread-saving button shank wrapping and bonding machine is highly suitable for bigger productions.
The BSS-Model13 wraps and secures any type of sewn button at high speed and with constant precision. The 360° bonding from all sides guarantees highest possible button security. The economical consumption of TF-Yarn and the electronically controlled process make BSSModel13 ideally suited for all large volume producers. BSS-Model13 has 3 presetable programs which allow fast switching between different button shank types, including special settings for very long shanks and blazer type shank buttons.
EPA AKIN Shirt Body Finisher and Front Placket Pressing & Creasing Machine
Since 1989 EPA AKIN brand provides excellent service and state-of-the-art machinery to the world’s most renowned leaders of shirt manufacturing. EPA have all kinds of shirt machinery solutions from begging to end of shirt manufacturing process. EPA akin currently exports textile machinery to 50 countries. Every year the brand tries to improve machines technically. It provides solutions to shirt manufacturers in all over the world with all kinds of shirt presses.
ACE 900 Shirt Body Finisher
• Shirt Body Press Machine has high-quality and fast open press for all shirt sizes
• Custom manufactured high-capacity vacuum motor integrated into the Shirt Body Press
• Specially designed interior and exterior dummies enable perfect pressing for front-rear body, yoke, sides and armholes
• Electric ironing plates with homogeneous distribution
• Unique resistors and computerized temperature control system of Shirt Body Press Machine provides precise heat adjustment and energy savings
• Heat settings can be adjusted independently
• Homogeneous nozzle water gun of Shirt Body Press Machine increases ironing quality
• Shirt Body Press Machine has easy to use digital display
• Digital screen provides hourly and daily production reports
• Smart-fault notification system of Shirt Body Press Machine enables easy detection of machinery malfunctions, trackable using the screen
EPA 205 – Shirt Front Placket Pressing and Creasing Machine
• Perfect shirt front pressing, from 15mm to 75mm
• Shirt Front Placket Pressing and Creasing Machine can make short sleeve foldings
• Able to produce separated front strips for shirts or blouses
• Capable of fusing the interlining during the folding process
• Specially designed ironing table and pressing system of Shirt Front Placket Pressing and Creasing Machine provide high-quality ironing and interlining
• Laser-guided ironing processes of striped fabrics
• Oil-free operation system
• High vacuum motor is installed inside the Shirt Front Placket Pressing and Creasing Machine
• Easy to use digital display
• Digital screen provides hourly and daily production reports
• Smart-fault notification system of Shirt Front Placket Pressing and Creasing Machine enables easy detection of machinery malfunctions, trackable using the screen
• Automatic stacking system