Nonwovens and textile production technologies
The ITMA will also see Andritz present the next generation of its cross-laying technology, the ProWin system, a further development of ProDyn and ProWid. This technology improves the current weight-profiling options and increases the actual production capacity.
The new teXcal Raconip TT is suitable for the processing of technical textiles, such as sportswear, workwear, canvas, and parachute fabric. It is aimed at customers who require versatility and operator-friendly handling along with very good process stability in addition to constantly high manufacturing quality.
The new calender is characterized by an innovative, deflection-controlled roll – the newly developed Raconip TT. It offers maximum flexibility thanks to unrestricted profiling across the entire fabric width by means of hydrostatic pistons. This guarantees very high quality, such as absolute flatness and precise air permeability. The new calender was developed in cooperation with Rolf Ramisch, a specialist in textile calender technology.
The Andritz wetlaid line for glass fibers comprises a completely new, revolutionary development in the manifold, diffuser, and former machinery segments. Highly uniform fiber distribution with optimal structures during the laying process is a basic prerequisite for high-quality end materials. An ingenious recycling management system ensures a continuous reduction in the consumption of raw materials and water. A resource-saving water and energy system also helps to reduce costs. The markets for these technical end products based on nonwovens are subject to continuous, high growth.
At the ITMA, Andritz will also focus on its digital solutions and products, marketed under the technology brand Metris. In addition to Augmented Reality in combination with the needleloom, other Metris services, such as the spare part catalog and technical documentation, will be central topics. Above all, however, the focus will be on the future networking of and external communication with machinery operating on production sites. This is an absolutely essential factor in order to develop faster and more targeted processes e.g. in service and maintenance.