German association VDMA to participate in ITMA Asia + CITME

08 Jun '21
5 min read
Pic: VDMA
Pic: VDMA

VDMA, a German engineering industry association, has announced that this year, ITMA Asia + CITME which will be held in mid-June in Shanghai, will see a convincing participation of VDMA member companies. According to the association, 56 exhibitors from Germany will exhibit at this year’s edition of Asia’s major fair for textile machinery. 
 
Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, this is much less than in 2018, when 99 exhibitors from Germany were present, the association said. The booked space of German companies has almost halved compared to 2018. Nevertheless, Germany is still the second largest exhibitor nation after China.
 
At a virtual VDMA press conference early June, renowned VDMA member companies presented their highlights for the Asian market.
 
“Oerlikon accompanies its customers and all visitors to the show with attractive offers in the field of manmade fibres production. One of the highlights will be the next generation of the DTY eAFK Evo with up to 25 per cent energy saving and up to 30 per cent higher production speed, easy maintenance and best yarn quality,” Andre Wissenberg, vice president of Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division, said in a press release.
 
“The Truetzschler Group will present a selection of exciting innovations from its business units spinning, card clothing, man-made fibers and nonwovens. The newly launched products will establish new benchmarks in terms of productivity, quality and efficiency”, Harald Schoepp, general manager at Trutzschler said.
 
“Referring to the higher quality standards and the increasing personnel costs in the spinning and weaving mills, the Neuenhauser Textile Division is moving forward to Industry 4.0. At ITMA Asia 2021 we present our famous products such as travelling cleaners, warp beams, batch winders, transport vehicles, transport automation and grinding machines as well as the latest generation of automotive guided vehicles (AGV) for round cans, square cans and batch transport,” Jorg Neyer, sales at Neuenhauser said in the release.
 
“Automation innovations within single machines and extending across entire textile mills: Saurer is meeting the growing demand for cost-effective automation both in spinning and twisting/cabling mills. The well-known E3 attributes of the Saurer design philosophy – energy, economy and ergonomics – are enhanced with intelligent technologies, which address pressing issues related to labour and ergonomics. From intelligent speed regulation in spinning machinery, to automated doffing, can or package transport and finally palletising, the company offers customised solutions for intelligent automation,” Pia Terasa from Saurer said.
 
“With its three strong brands, Karl Mayer, Stoll and KM.ON, the international Karl Mayer Group will be presenting innovative solutions from the fields of warp knitting, flat knitting, weaving, warp preparation and digital offerings. It once again presents itself as a pioneer in the development of digital solutions for all its machine segments and services, including a dashboard for remote access to data from networked machines and a product for highly flexible, simple patterning through data transfer directly from the cloud. And under the motto "Innovating the world of textiles", textile solutions with important product attributes of our time – smart, casual and environmentally friendly – are offered,” Christine Wolters from Karl Mayer said.
 
“During ITMA Asia + CITME, Groz-Beckert will present new products from all six product areas both physically as exhibits and in extended form via augmented reality. This year the company will not only welcome the guests on-site at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Hall 4, Booth C 31. In addition to the face-to-face event, Groz-Beckert will invite its customers to a virtual booth – for all visitors who cannot travel to the trade fair,” Groz-Beckert said in the release.
 
“Even in these difficult times with travel restrictions and other economic challenges, Herzog is there for you to provide you with the latest developments in the field of braiding technologies. For us, the focus is on medical technology, climbing and safety ropes as well as marine and offshore ropes. Our local sales team in China is online supported by our experienced colleagues from Germany,” Sebastian Stolle, sales manager at Herzog said.
 
“Digitalisation offers great potential for higher efficiency and new business models. Those who fully rely on a digital engineering process can profitably use data over the entire life cycle of a machine. We support machine builders from idea generation to concrete implementation. In doing so, we offer standardised software, open interfaces and connectivity to ensure a continuous flow of data,” Falk Vespermann, global segment manager textile at Lenze said.
 
At ITMA Asia, automation specialist Lenze will be presenting integrated engineering tools and software modules, automation systems and digital services that use the digital twin to significantly accelerate development processes and, for example, support condition monitoring or asset management and thus improving OEE by reducing unplanned downtime.
 
“Equipped with the best scanner range in the market and with the experience of more than 75 years, Mahlo – the inventor of weft straightening – is also leading the way in terms of data management. Making relevant data available wherever it is needed is the overall task of the industry all around the globe. For many years, this approach has also been defining the pace of the German family business in the 3rd generation,” Stephan Kehry, sales manager at Mahlo, said in the release.
 
“The textile finishing industry requires advanced technology to digitalise the manufacturing process. There is also a growing need and awareness for more sustainable textiles. Sedo Treepoint presents integrated systems, which will further contribute to a more sustainable production and help to improve production management and efficiency,” Andreas Hannes, group manager administration at Sedo Treepoint said.
 
“The family owned, German machine manufacturer Thies GmbH & Co KG is providing the right machinery and auxiliary supply systems for each individual application purpose. Even more, the company serves as a consultant in terms of layout, engineering and automation in order to fulfil the customer needs with regards to Industry 4.0 solutions. In the environment of modern dye houses Thies is the holistic system supplier,” Philipp Hinkerohe, area sales manager Latin America at Thies said.

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