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ACG Kinna displays pillow filling system at Heimtextil

Jan '19
Courtesy: ACG Kinna
Courtesy: ACG Kinna
ACG Kinna presented dramatic live demonstrations of its new robotic pillow filling system and attracted considerable crowds to its stand at the recently held Heimtextil exhibition in Germany. ACG Kinna, headquartered in Sweden, is one of the world’s most experienced manufacturers of textile machinery, offering its services to the global market.

The pillow filling system has the ability to fill and finish some 3,840 pillows per eight-hour shift. This is a considerable improvement on what is currently possible with either manual or semi-automatic systems, resulting in significant savings in both labour and energy for busy home textile businesses. The technology is based on two robotic arms from Japan’s Fanuc, the world’s biggest robotics brand, which have been specially modified by ACG Kinna with advanced gripping tools and seaming and labelling devices, the company said in a media statement.

The pillows are automatically sealed with either single or double lockstitch seams and labels can be attached without interrupting the flow of the system.

ACG Kinna is teaming up with fellow specialist in filling systems Borsoi, of Vittorio Veneto, Italy, and carding supplier CCS (Card Clothing and Services), of Huntley, Illinois, US, for the provision of completely automated lines under the motto ‘From the Bale to the Box’. The three companies are combining more than 150 years of textile machinery know-how into fully-engineered automated solutions for pillows, quilts and mattress pad production.

“The use of robotics is now standard across many industries dealing in solid goods, but the handling of soft materials such as textiles is a little more complex. Nevertheless, this system is now fully available for commercial shipment and the line that we demonstrated at Heimtextil was quickly sold,” ACG Kinna CEO Christian Moore said.

As a member of TMAS, the textile machinery association of Sweden, ACG Kinna will be carrying out further demonstration of its robotic pillow filling system and other automation solutions at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona this June. (GK)

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