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Schlafhorst launches 2.5 millionth Autoconer unit
May '17
Schlafhorst, Germany’s leading textile machinery firm, has announced that its 2.5-millionth Autoconer winding unit was put into operation in 2017. The record is another milestone in Schlafhorst’s successful history. For over half a century, Schlafhorst has been determining the technical and technological progress in package winding with the Autoconer.

Schlafhorst presented the 2.5-millionth milestone winding unit to the Indian textile company Kanchan India Ltd at the India ITME 2016.

With the mass production of the Autoconer in 1962, the era of automatic package winding began. The sales success was staggering. As early as the preview three years prior at the ITMA in Milan in 1959, the revolutionary concept of the Autoconer sparked enthusiasm among the experts in the textile industry. Since then, the name Autoconer has been the synonym for automatic package winding. Today, Autoconer packages are still the global benchmark for quality and efficiency.

The history of the Autoconer is characterised by a long list of ground-breaking inventions that have always increased customer benefits. Every product generation of the Autoconer exceeded the industry’s expectations regarding efficiency and technology. Revolutionary splicing technology, innovative sensor technology and control systems, the unique FX technologies and intelligent automation systems became state of the art, thanks to Schlafhorst.

The first product generation of the Autoconer radically changed workflows in the package winding sector. In manual winding, staff had to change the tubes and provide each bobbin individually, find the upper and lower yarn end, knot them together and put it in the yarn path. Moreover, the packages had to be changed by hand. The many manual handlings in the machine limited productivity and quality. The Autoconer 107 broke these shackles. The circular magazine with automatic bobbin changing drastically improved its ease of use.

In 2015, with the Autoconer 6, Schlafhorst presented an automatic package winder with self-optimised process cycles. Maximum productivity, the greatest possible energy efficiency and the absolute best quality are possible, practically at the touch of a button. (GK)

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