Benninger to display latest textile machinery at ITMA 2019
Pic: Benninger Küsters DyePad
Benninger is set to display latest developments in textile machinery at ITMA 2019 exhibition, in stand B205, hall 2. The textile and garment machinery expo will be held from June 20-26, 2019 in Barcelona. Benninger is the textile finishing industry’s leading partner for more than 150 years with global branches and service representatives across the globe.
At ITMA Benninger will present the Benninger-Küsters CPB dyeing centre for knitwear and woven fabrics - the only salt-free cold dyeing process, the Tempacta washing steamer for knitted fabrics with freshwater supply that is controlled by the degree of contamination, and the Trikoflex drum washing machine that is available up to a working width of 5400 millimetres. In addition, a specially developed expander roller for sensitive fabrics will be exhibited. The company will also display the Benninger – Küsters Multipad, the new development for complex impregnation tasks on woven fabrics and knitwear with electronically monitored, and automatic lubrication, the company said in a media statement.
Salt-free dyeing without the use of energy is only possible using the cold pad batch (CPB) dyeing process. This process is also becoming increasingly popular in tropical and subtropical regions, which is reason enough for Benninger-Küsters to adapt the CPB systems even more effectively to the climatic conditions.
The Tempacta washing steamer has been especially developed for all low-tension washing processes and is mainly used for diffusion washing (fastness washing). The unit has a consistent counter-flow water supply. Online measurement of the degree of contamination regulates the necessary amount of fresh water in order to guarantee the lowest possible water and energy consumption and to ensure a high reproducibility of the washing result.
The Trikoflex drum washing compartment has the highest mechanical washing efficiency thanks to the double drum technology and the front and back washing technology. Crease-free fabric transport is guaranteed, even with sensitive fabric. In addition, Benninger has developed a cylindrical expanding roller for particularly sensitive textiles for wet and steam applications. The washing compartment is rounded off with the Hydrovac vacuum-water extraction system. Since each reaction process is followed by a washing process in wet finishing, 70 per cent of the energy consumption is incurred during washing. For this reason, Benninger washing compartments are insulated so that up to 50 per cent of the radiated energy can be saved here.
The newly-developed Benninger Küsters Multipad is an absolute highlight with regard to flexible impregnation tasks. The unit is equipped with an optional double impregnation feature and is suitable both for heavy denim articles and for very light knitwear. One of the special applications is over-dyeing and mercerising of denim. The Multipad is also used for cold bleaching and pre-treatment of knitwear.
The topic of the internet of things (IoT) is also becoming increasingly important in the textile machinery industry. The important operating parameters of the Benninger systems are continuously monitored in a closed control circuit. Deviations are detected and corrected immediately. Particularly quality-critical parameters are forwarded to those responsible by means of modern IoT technologies and an alarm is sounded in the event of limit value violations. A good example of this is the central bearing lubrication on the Benninger Küsters Dyepad:
The critical lever bearings of the padder are permanently lubricated, malfunctions are reported, and the lubricant is automatically replenished. Another example is online monitoring of the air-conditioned electrical circuit cabinets.
A newly revised maintenance manager provides information about the maintenance status of the system at any time and generates a recommendation as well as a schedule for the next maintenance cycle. Another example of modern process monitoring is the newly-developed online measurement of the degree of contamination of the washing water and the resulting optimisation of water consumption.
To give the customers an overview of their production facility at all times, the company has further developed the established management information system BEN-iDATA. This allows the customer to query all important machine data, the maintenance status and the ecological footprint of the current production batch at any time and from any place. Last but not least, Benninger has developed an electronic ticket system for service assistance, which transmits diagnostic data at the time of the event to the Teleservice team in their main facility at the customer’s request. (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India