Picanol to display latest technologies at ITM 2022

Picanol to display latest technologies at ITM 2022

The Company will display their recent novelties at Turkey

ITM 2022 will be the first international textile machinery exhibition where the recently introduced novelties of Picanol will be on display: PicConnect, OmniPlus-i Connect and OptiMax-i Connect.

Erwin Devloo , Marketing and Communication Manager, Picanol explains the importance they attach to the Turkish market with the following words. “Turkey has a very long tradition in textile industry and up-to-date production facilities. When we add the textile knowledge they have gained thanks to the ongoing investments in recent years, I think that Turkey has everything it takes to be successful.”

“With the recent evolutions on the World market, the distributors realised the danger of being dependent of China as the only supplier. Therefore, they are returning to other textile producing countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and of course also Turkey. Especially the geographical proximity of Turkey to Europe is a big advantage. In this perspective we forsee a substantial growth for the Turkish textile industry in the coming years.”

Picanol is set to tackle the next industrial revolution for its customers with the launch of PicConnect. With PicConnect, a new fully digital platform, Picanol is offering a wide range of features, from industrial IoT to service-related applications. PicConnect is a web-based application that can be accessed through a web browser on any device and it functions as the gateway to all Picanol’s digital services. The platform is cloud-based and it allows connecting the Picanol weaving machines to the platform in order to leverage its full extent of possibilities.

“PicConnect enables weavers to quickly react to changes in the weaving room, and it will have an immediate impact on the performance of the weaving machines. It will not only change how weavers interact with their machines but also the way they interact with Picanol. For this reason, Picanol can boldly state that PicConnect is bringing weavers into the era of intuitive weaving,” comments Johan Verstraete, Vice President Weaving Machines.

The first four applications that will be launched as part of PicConnect are: production monitoring, energy monitoring, style administration, and PartsLine, which is Picanol’s new online webshop.

  • In the production monitoring application, it is possible to track the production of the weaving machines. Real-time monitoring of the machine status enables the weaver to react quickly with regard to operational tasks and increase overall efficiency. The historical data, graphs, and tables provide the hard data to pinpoint exactly where action is needed.
     
  • The energy monitoring application keeps an eye on the power consumption of the machines. In the case of airjet machines, also air consumption is monitored. It gives a better insight into the total energy flow in the weaving room, helping to reduce the overall energy costs and to adhere to the Picanol principle of “Sustainability Inside”.
     
  • The style administration application allows the user to swiftly open, edit, and manage Picanol machine settings through a central repository. A unique feature of PicConnect is that a weaver can now easily compare and copy settings between different machines, ensuring the machines are all using the optimal settings.
     
  • The new webshop for original Picanol spare parts, PartsLine, is a cornerstone of PicConnect. PartsLine offers a seamless online shopping experience, covering everything from quotations to reviewing orders and invoices.

OmniPlus-i Connect airjet weaving machine

Smart Performance

Picanol machines have always been built for maximum performance, and they always will be. Smart performance focuses on ensuring the highest industrial speeds in the market even under difficult conditions.

With the new OmniPlus-i Connect we achieve this thanks to a completely new reed motion: more insertion time permits the smooth handling of even less-than-perfect yarns.

Sustainability Inside

The further reduction of energy consumption is not an optional extra – it has to be embedded in the machine design. With its modified relay nozzle distance, the new OmniPlus-i Connect offers more stable insertion and consequently new possibilities for achieving afurther reduction in energy consumption, even by automated algorithms. In other words, sustainability is inside.

Driven by Data

Picanol has pioneered the digitization of weaving machines for many decades now. SmartShed – the fully electronically controlled shedding motion incorporated in the new OmniPlus-i Connect – is a logical next step in this evolution. This together with an abundant use of sensors generates lots of data that fuel real-time optimization algorithms and promise
even more gains in productivity when combined with other data. This even applies to data from other machines. Therefore, weaving with Picanol becomes truly Driven by Data.

Intuitive Control

Picanol machines are always designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Thanks to the BlueTouch display with its complete newly designed user interface, the smart signal lights and the implementation of Access control, the highest level of intuitive control has been incorporated in the machine design of the OmniPlus-i Connect.

OptiMax-i Connect rapier weaving machine

Smart Performance

Picanol machines have always been built for maximum performance, and they always will be. Smart performance not only focuses on speed but also on top quality and versatility. With the OptiMax-i Connect, smart performance is guaranteed by the robust machine structure combined with the proven shed geometry and the most suitable rapier system for any application.

Sustainability Inside

Minimizing the energy consumption cannot be an optional extra – it has to be embedded in the machine design. To this end, the Sumo drive concept has become even more energy-efficient. Sustainability inside is not only about energy but also about resources. EcoFill and ERGO are just a few features on the OptiMax-i Connect that will help you optimize the use of your most valuable materials.

Driven by Data

Picanol has pioneered the digitization of weaving machines for many decades now. The BlueBox is our reliable electronic platform, ready for Industry 4.0. With the BlueTouch display, all data is gathered and visualized in overview dashboards. The data is ready to be used for further optimization of the machine performance or to be exchanged – be it with data from other machines or data available in the cloud. Therefore, weaving with Picanol becomes truly driven by data.

Intuitive Control

Picanol machines are always designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Thanks to the BlueTouch display with its complete newly designed user interface, the smart signal lights and the implementation of Access control, the highest level of intuitive control has been incorporated in the machine design of the OptiMax-i Connect.

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