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Issue No. 2/2009 e

News History Part 2, Innovative package technology History of Zinser

Editorial Dear Readers, 2-3 4-5 Globalisation and the global relocation of production capacity are a current phenomenon. Our answer to them is to embrace stronger regionalisation, in order to be able to respond in a better and more individual manner to special cultural and economic features of the markets. As regional manager for China I am very pleased to have the opportunity to vigorously promote this process of regionalisation. Many customers know me, because I have been working for Oerlikon Schlafhorst in the field of rotor spinning machines for over 30 years, and I have spent more than ten years in China. My aim is both to strengthen the sales and service organisation for all Oerlikon Schlafhorst machines in this important textile market and to utilise the production capacity of our Chinese plant in Suzhou to the optimum extent. In this quest I can draw on the experience that Oerlikon Schlafhorst has already accumulated in its successful regionalisation of the sales and service network worldwide. You, our customers all over the world, will then benefit to the maximum extent from our market-leading spinning and winding machines and from our proximity to the customer, which is reflected in a trusting and often long-standing relationship. You know you have a strong partner at your side in Oerlikon Schlafhorst. Leo Franke

Innovations PreciFX successful in doubling mill preparatory department


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Technology Fibre to Fabric Engineering ­ at Oerlikon Schlafhorst Zinser 451 C³ and Zinser 451 sC³

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Customers & markets Change of Autoconer generations completed Birla Century Show review

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The Autoconer ­ from sensation to bestseller

History Part 2: Innovative Package Technology

A dream becomes reality: Dr Walter Reiners (proprietor of Schlafhorst) and Stefan Fürst (technical director of Schlafhorst) unveil the first Autoconer at ITMA 1959 in Milan. The "fathers" of Schlafhorst's automatic package winder sparked huge excitement among textile manufacturers from all over the world with their product. They were in the right place at the right time with the right concept, and the Autoconer embarked on an unrivalled triumphant advance into textile mills throughout the world. Armed with the decades of experience accumulated by Schlafhorst in the production of manual winding machines, coupled with their unique inventive talents, the two men worked with their staff on developing a wide variety of automatic package winder concepts in meticulous detail. Finally they took the decision to construct the Autoconer as a single-sided longitudinal machine, a design which has endured up to the present day. The Autoconer became a synonym worldwide for successful automatic package winding. The number of winding units sold, which is in excess of 2 million, offers proof of this. Each Autoconer generation has won customers over with its new, groundbreaking engineering and innovative winding technology. It was and still is the benchmark for peak performance, unique package quality and future-oriented machine concepts.

1959 ­ Autoconer 107

Launched as an automated small assembly machine with a

In the 1950s

Sketches and notes by Dr. W. Reiners (small photo) and S. Fürst (large photo) show the level of detail in the concept development.

patrolling knotter. The introduction of the waxing device resulted in the addition of sales spinning mills to the clientele. The electronic yarn clearer and monitoring system, package doffer and the automated bobbin supply helped to convert the Autoconer 107 from a manually fed automatic package winder to a fully automated machine.

1977 ­ Autoconer 138

Pneumatic and electronic control functions became a feature of the 3-chamber system in the winding mechanism. The development of the splicing technology and thus of knot-free yarn joining was revolutionary.


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1987 ­ Autoconer 238

The single-spindle design was realized for the first time, i.e. a drive unit, control unit and splicer/automatic knotter for each winding unit. A new tension system was integrated. The AUTO-spin-CONER as link to the ring spinning machine completed the automation concept.

2007 ­ Autoconer 5

This machine continues the tradition of future-oriented machine concepts. With PreciFX, Oerlikon Schlafhorst opens bobbin processing up to the world of drumless yarn displacement.

1997 ­ Autoconer 338

Electronics, the latest sensor systems, touchscreen technology and clearer integration in the Informator formed the basis for individual process optimization. The revolutionary systems Autotense FX, Propack FX, Variopack FX and Ecopack FX underlined Oerlikon Schlafhorst's technological supremacy, resulting in top package quality.

1991 ­ Autoconer System 238

The system design and new material flow inside the machine by means of the caddy transport system are typical. Multi-lot processing for type D and spindle identification for type V offered new process design possibilities.


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It all started with the Zinser spindle

History of Zinser

On 19 August 1914, Eugen Zinser was granted patent no. 303002 by the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin on the "self-adjusting ring spindle for spinning and twisting machines". By 1919 he had established the Süddeutsche Spindelwerke and commenced production. The workforce consisted of 6 employees, soon increasing to a staff of 40. The next stage in the company's development was the acquisition of a licence for rollerbearing spindles in 1931. Thanks to spindle production and the new branch of business covering the modernization of used ring spinning machines, the company quickly grew in size. In 1939 annual production was running at 20,000 spindles; 10 years later, this had risen to 50,000 spindles. Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH After joining the factory in 1935, Hans Zinser, the son of the company's founder, set up Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH in 1949. It was an economic boom time; the factory was extended repeatedly and new production facilities planned. Ring spinning machines for worsted yarns and carded wool yarns were added to the product portfolio alongside cotton ring spinning machines. At the 1955 ITMA show in Brussels, Zinser then presented a complete production programme including card, draw frame, speed frame and ring spinning machine. In 1952 the company laid the foundations for a new product group comprising machines for synthetic fibres, draw twisters and draw winding machines. This division has accompanied the upturn in synthetic filaments in all phases of development with leading manufacturers of manmade fibres. Further milestones in the history of Zinser were the establishment of Zinser Far-East in Hong Kong in 1962 and of Zinser Maschinenbau in Oberviechtach in 1970. At the ITMA in Basle in 1967, Zinser was the first manufacturer to present automatic doffing on the ring spinning machine to the spinning world. CoWeMat, Zinser's product name from the start, has remained synonymous to this day with automatic doffing on ring spinning machines. Trend towards automation continues Innovation didn't end with the Zinser CoWeMat. Automation of the speed frame/ring spinning machine and transport systems continued, characterising the developments of the 1970s and 1980s. In high-wage countries automation offered the solution to rising labour costs. Quality that is not operator-dependent and improved logistics in the spinning mill have also ensured acceptance in the rest of the world.

Company founder Eugen Zinser on his 70th birthday.

Eugen Zinser registered the first Zinser spindle with the Imperial Patent Office in 1914.

A view of the outside of the former works of the Süddeutsche Spindelwerke in Hauptstraße in Ebersbach/Fils.


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From family firm to group of companies In 1983, differences arose between members of the Zinser family regarding the ownership structure of the companies, resulting in the acquisition of Zinser by Schlafhorst. Schlafhorst and Zinser were then taken over by the Swiss Saurer Group in 1991. In 2007, the entire Saurer Group was integrated into the Oerlikon Group. The longest speed frames and ring spinning machines in the world The technology of the Zinser speed frames and ring spinning machines has always been conceived with a view to increasing productivity. The proven Zinser drive concept and the precision and quality of the processing ensure reliability and make it possible to supply the longest machines in the world. Whereas 1200 spindles per ring spinning machine was the benchmark with regard to machine length in 1985, the Zinser 351 with 1680 spindles is now the longest ring spinning machine in the world. And Zinser speed frames, now with a maximum of 192 spindles, are also setting new standards.

Compact spinning takes off in 1999 At the 1999 ITMA show in Paris, Zinser exhibited a compact spinning machine for the first time. At first glance this was a ring spinning machine with a modified drafting system and additional vacuum supply. In the Zinser compact spinning system, the compacting zone is downstream of the classic 3-roller-2-apron drafting system. In the compacting zone the fibres emerging from the drafting system are combined on a perforated apron. The spinning triangle is thus eliminated. This bundling is achieved with the aid of an air flow aspirated through the perforated apron into the compact element. Following the exit from the compacting zone, the spinning process corresponds again to that of ring spinning with the difference that a new yarn structure exists, which influences the area between fibre exit and yarn winding. For example, the smoother surface structure of compact yarns leads to improved binding of the fibres, rendering the spinning process more stable. Compact spinning has now become established as a new spinning method, and compact yarns are rightly synonymous with top yarn quality.

ITMA 1999 in Paris: Zinser compact spinning is exhibited for the first time.

ITMA 1955 in Brussels: Zinser presented a complete production ITMA 1967 in Basle: Zinser CoWeMat ­ the first automatic doffer on the ring spinning machine was a major attraction for visitors. programme including card, draw frame, speed frame and ring spinning machine.


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PreciFX successful in twisting mill preparatory department

Enhanced efficiency and quality in the twisting process

An important process in yarn finishing is that of twisting to increase the yarn's strength and uniformity by comparison with single yarn. For certain applications, the twisting process also offers the opportunity to introduce special effects. Doubling packages on which the number of required single yarns has already been wound on parallel during assembling are chiefly used as the feed for plied yarns. 2 packages with single yarns are also supplied to the twisting machine directly following winding. Here we look initially only at the last-named single feed packages and the options offered by the new PreciFX traversing system for meeting the special requirements imposed by the twisting mill with a new level of flexibility and quality. The textile-technological challenge of twisting using a single feed: · · · maximum uniformity in the package structure for smooth unwinding same yarn length on the packages supplied flat flanks for problem-free creeling of 2 packages together in the twisting pot high package density for maximum utilization of the twisting pot 3", 4" or 6" package formats used as direct feed for plied yarns Hitherto, changing the package stroke width between 6" and 3", 4" proved problematic and was only realizable with an extremely extensive hardware conversion including a change of drum and cradle. The use of Variopack FX made it possible to reduce bulging of the package flanks in the case of elastic materials or in some cases even for wool yarns and thus also the related difficulties in feeding of two packages together. Flexibility of the package format with PreciFX The functional design and software-controlled yarn traversing of PreciFX facilitate a simple choice and flexible variation of the stroke width to be displaced. Using the PreciFX Plus kit, packages in the 3", 4", 5" and 6" format can be produced without any costly exchange of hardware. To change the stroke width, special adapters just need to be fitted. A central setting at the Informator instructs PreciFX that winding is to be carried out with a 3" or 4" traverse. The position of the doffer centrally to the package has to be adjusted once. Quality advantage for the twisting process Thanks to the targeted, software-controlled yarn traversing, PreciFX packages can be created with completely flat package flanks, even for elastic materials, which are otherwise prone to the danger of bulging package flanks. The individual flank design enables the package flanks to be tapered so that the twisting flyer can be guided past the package flanks without making contact. Improvements in unwinding behaviour can be achieved thereby. As regards the demand for maximum utilization of the twisting pot through high package densities, PreciFX opens up entirely new perspectives. Even when winding with "pattern-free random wind", higher package densities can be achieved using the PreciFX Start and PreciFX Plus kits in comparison to packages produced on yarn guide drums. In future it will be possible for the first time and only on the Autoconer 5 to produce packages with precision and step precision winding directly from the bobbin using PreciFX Expert. Thanks to a more detailed parameter selection, this significantly increases yet again the scope for action with regard to individual package design and package density. Process advantage for twisting Problem-free coupling of the feeding bobbins together, uninterrupted unwinding behaviour and greater economic efficiency thanks to a higher package density are arguments with which you gain competitive advantages in twisting thanks to PreciFX.

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Coupling (clipcones) together without difficulty, maximum package densities, Trouble-free twisting process with maximum productivity. Change of format without any great outlay on conversion with PreciFX. individual design.


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New tangential belt for the spindle drive ­ top quality standards and long service life

Original is better Reliable production, a comprehensive service performance and full guarantee and warranty claims. Only original parts from Oerlikon Schlafhorst offer you this. Top quality for maximum requirements The tangential belt is a critical quality component on the ring spinning machine. It must withstand enormous stresses and guarantee a reliable and economic transmission of power. At the same time, high temperatures and high air humidity, such as are often encountered in the spinning mill, must not cause the belt to age prematurely. The high quality of the Oerlikon Schlafhorst tangential belt with improved attributes enables it to be used successfully over a long period. Increase your machine performance Further information: With its new surface and proven juncture, the new, red-yellow tangential belt by Oerlikon Schlafhorst is equal to the toughest challenges. The innovative, thermo-optimised belt surface and the finger splice joint with multi-layer synthetic core considerably extend the service life and thus increase the performance of your ring spinning machines. Just ask for our new Fact Sheet. E-mail: [email protected] Your advantages: · More reliable production thanks to higher temperature resistance of the new tangential belt. The new rubber blend and friction layer of the tangential belt are optimised for use in the spinning mill at high temperatures and high air humidity Reliable production and especially quiet running characteristic thanks to a sturdy, dimensionally stable design. No risk of lagging spindles thanks to secure spindle drive with improved grip Uniform yarn quality from spindle to spindle thanks to synchronous spindle operation Reduce maintenance costs through simple, reliable handling thanks to the two-colour belt. Faster installation of a new belt with the finger splice joint, proven over a number of years Increase productivity: the red-yellow belt now has a longer service life and you utilize your machine to the optimum extent


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NEW: Read the order number directly from the tangential belt and order it from Oerlikon Schlafhorst.

Reliable spindle drive and a long service life with the new red-yellow tangential belt for Zinser ring spinning machines.

Joining the two ends of the belt in a matter of minutes: the long-established finger splice joint for optimum belt strength.


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Piecer carriage 3 modernization

Upgrade current technology to suit your system Customized, cost-effective modernization for piecer carriage 3 on the Autocoro - the key to optimum yarn quality and maximum productivity. Fully utilized every second: the piecer carriage 3 ensures that all spinning units are in use continuously. At the same time it ensures optimal piecings which are indistinguishable from the parent yarn. Even with the most careful servicing, normal wear is unavoidable. The consequence is that quality and productivity slowly decline as soon as wear occurs. Additionally, the risk of sudden machine stoppages increases. Cost-effective modernization with the modular system concept Select several modules or an individual module, as required. We offer ­ Made-to-measure modernization modules for the piecer carriage 3, including overhaul of the units and resetting of all the relevant functional assemblies: · · · · · · · Laser technology Clearing optimization Drive assembly optimization Additional contact pressure, package drive Closed take-up roller Piecing device Optional small parts Your advantages ­ Greater productivity: · · · · You update the technology of your piecer carriage to the latest level You minimize the risk of malfunctions and increase production reliability You improve quality and increase your production You meet today's high demands in all downstream processing stages

Individual modernization · · · You modernize the piecer carriage of your Autocoro according to the modular system principle Every module can be obtained singly or in combination with others. We have a thorough knowledge of your piecer carriage: our experienced technicians avoid unnecessary and costly replacement of assemblies that are still in perfect working order

Any questions? Just ask for our new Fact Sheet. E-mail: [email protected]

Customized, cost-effective modernization for the piecer carriage 3 - the key to optimum yarn quality and maximum productivity.


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Fibre to Fabric Engineering at Oerlikon Schlafhorst

The smart, fast way to a new yarn

Oerlikon Schlafhorst is extending its globally successful Fibre to Fabric Engineering programme for Autocoro yarns to its entire range of machines. With Oerlikon Schlafhorst spinning machines, the world of yarn manufacture from staple fibres knows virtually no bounds. Whether top-quality yarns for suits and shirts, yarns for textiles to update and enhance the home, yarns for functional outdoor textiles, for soft and cosy towels or for this year's hottest T-shirts, many textiles would scarcely have made it to the consumer without the creative engineers and textile technologists of Oerlikon Schlafhorst and their technological networks. The road from an idea to the favourite piece in one's wardrobe is often a long one, and several aspects have to be taken into account. At the beginning are always the fibres and the correct selection and blend of these. Tried and tested fibres like cotton, new functional fibres from the synthetic fibre sector, high-quality wool fibres or also exotic-seeming blends incorporating bamboo fibres or Seacell ­ the range is huge. Similarly, when it comes to spinning the fibres, there are numerous yarn manufacturing options. The spinning mills that have found their ideal solution with regard to the process and the spinning setting, both as far as quality and productivity are concerned, are sitting pretty. The optimum settings are often a closely guarded secret, for in many cases the recipe for success is the result of protracted hard work. Even in the knitting and weaving process, a host of factors dictates whether the product will come top or flop. The finishing touches are put to the textiles in the finishing process, and here again there are factors to be borne in mind. A product developer must take all these factors on board and make allowances for them ­ and that's not always an easy task. Individual product development can also tie up a lot of staff, time and capital in the spinning mills. Whether the outlay offers the promise of success often only becomes clear months later. But the process is getting simpler and faster. To shorten these long routes, Oerlikon Schlafhorst offers spinning mills extensive support in textile product development in the context of Fibre to Fabric Engineering. The textile engineers of Oerlikon Schlafhorst are closely acquainted with the processes and have already demonstrated their competence in various applications in both the ring spinning and rotor spinning sector. More than 40 successful projects bear witness to this. So many aspects that spinning mills have to work hard on have already been developed extensively by Oerlikon Schlafhorst technologists. The Oerlikon Schlafhorst textile technologists are happy to share this know-how with companies with Oerlikon Schlafhorst machines. Derive the benefit from this yourself as an Oerlikon Schlafhorst customer ­ contact us!

Hotel bed linen made from Autocoro yarns, which look as good as new even after hundreds of washes.

Always a good bet: soft cotton for high-quality T-shirts and underwear.

Shirts made from top-quality common features of looking good, durability, excellent care properties and a terrific fabric feel.

Smartly turned out in business suits made from yarns from the Zinser ring spinning mill in Nanshan Textile Garment, China, the world's biggest and most modern production mill for fine wool and compact yarn textiles.

Autocoro knit yarns made from compact yarn share the


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Zinser 451 C³ und Zinser 451 sC³

Top worsted yarn compact quality from the market leader

Zinser CompACT³ technology is winning over renowned worsted yarn spinning mills across the globe, especially in Italy. Due to the flexibly adjustable take-up tension, the separate constant vacuum supply, and the self-cleaning system, the Zinser CompACT³ system has become the recognised market leader. Zinser 451 C³ and Zinser 451 sC³ - technological highlights of the worsted yarn market leader Zinser worsted yarn spinning systems are globally acknowledged as top-quality technological products. For premium worsted yarns, combined into one flexible system ­ Zinser Modular Concept 451. The Zinser 451 C³ for CompACT³ spinning and the Zinser 451 sC³ for CompACT³ plus spin finger technology demonstrate their strengths in the demanding process of spinning worsted yarns. The processing of wool poses special demands that the Zinser CompACT³ meets effortlessly. Intelligent, low-maintenance technology for top results The advantages of the Zinser CompACT³ systems influence mainly the worsted yarn area. The self-cleaning system, flexible adjustment of the take-up tension and the separate, constant vacuum supply open up the possibility of using it in wool processing.

The flexibly adjustable take-up tension is ideal for processing wool fibres, because every wool quality with its specific crimp can be optimally adjusted due to the adaptation of the transfer. Even the finest top-dyed yarns can be spun safely and efficiently in highest compact quality. The system is very reliable: precisely compact yarn is spun consistently. Due to the intelligent, self-cleaning system, the Zinser CompACT³ technology is inured to wool grease, textile lubricants, and finishing agents. The separate vacuum for the compact unit also ensures constant and even yarn quality in worsted yarn compact spinning. Higher productivity Naturally, in addition to the excellent yarn quality the productivity of a system is the most important thing in compact spinning. The Zinser CompACT³ system scores here too. Compared to classical ring spinning, approx. 50% fewer yarn breaks are recorded. As well as this, the twist factor can be reduced by 10 ­ 15% with the same strength and elongation. The bottom line is a significant increase in productivity.

Zinser CompACT³ technology is winning over renowned worsted yarn spinning mills across the world.

Zinser CompACT³ is self-cleaning ­ for a guaranteed uniform, perfectly compacted yarn without labourintensive monitoring. The compact spinning method can be used to spin even the finest top-dyed yarns without any problems.


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Change of Autoconer generations completed

The last Autoconer 338 comes off the production line, the new Autoconer 5 starts up

A historic day for Oerlikon Schlafhorst: on 12.05.09 the last Autoconer 338 rolled off the production line, bringing an extremely successful product era to an end. Around 500,000 spinning units sold worldwide say it all and are a good indication of customer satisfaction. The Autoconer 338 was the first product generation to be manufactured in its entirety at the plant in Übach-Palenberg, from where the machines embarked on their journey to more than 1500 customers in over 70 countries. From now on the Autoconer 5 alone is the leading light at the production plant. The era of the Autoconer 338 ... ... a time of innovation The Autoconer 338 convinced the winding experts from the outset with its trend-setting new features and product innovations. Thanks to sensors, state-of-the-art control systems and individually coordinated software, the winding process was revolutionized. The technologically mature high-performance modules of the FX series (Autotense FX, Propack FX, Variopack FX und Ecopack FX) offer an excellent basis and benchmark for top winding quality. For the winding operatives, operation of the machines has been simplified e.g. by the central settings via the TouchScreen at the Informator and the clearer operation integrated into the Informator. This made possible reproducible package and yarn quality coordinated specifically to the downstream process stages. In times of precious and increasingly expensive resources, the Autoconer 338 with its resource-conserving mode of operation thanks to upper yarn sensor system, AVC vacuum system and Ecopack FX length measurement can advance further key arguments. New textile-technological challenges generated e.g. by new yarn constructions such as elastic core yarns or compact yarns were met by the Autoconer 338 with suitably adapted winding technology components such as Variopack FX, the Elastosplicer and the Compactsplicer. The Autoconer 338 matured with the technological demands and was also transformed externally by its modern livery into an attractive and successful product generation. ... a time of changes in the market This period was not only characterized by product- and processspecific changes, however ­ serious changes took place in the market in this time. In particular, the end of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) at the end of 2004 / start of 2005 resulted in the eventual liberalization and globalization of the world textile industry and the abolition of the complex quota system for the international textile and garment trade. New markets for the sale of textile machinery and thus also of the Autoconer 338 developed,

Autoconer 338 at the time of its market launch ...

The workforce bid farewell to the last winding unit.

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especially in Asia. The European and American markets are concentrating increasingly on special and high-tech textiles. But with its flexibility and its modular winding technology, the Autoconer 338 satisfied and still satisfies all the demands of the global textile industry, both the textile-technological requirements of the European spinning mills specializing in high-tech applications and mills with standard applications that tend to be geared to maximum productivity. Large Autoconer 338 installations were supplied both to European textile strongholds such as Italy, Greece, Spain or Turkey and to the markets in the USA, Mexico and Brazil as well as to India, China, Pakistan or Bangladesh. For the textile industry in the Middle East, especially the Syrian and Egyptian textile industry, the Autoconer 338 played a significant role in their substantial upturn and the move from a state-run industry to investment in the private sector. The Autoconer 338 also proved its worth superbly in smaller mills or as an individual machine specially configured to meet the individual requirements of the customers.

There is not enough room in this report to list all the countries to which the Autoconer 338 has taken the successful Oerlikon Schlafhorst winding technology. With its sales figures the Autoconer 338 added to the successful history of the Autoconer, and with the unveiling of the Autoconer 5 at ITMA 2007 in Munich the baton had already been handed over to the next product generation.

Friedel Heinen, production manager responsible for the Autoconer 338 production line, brings production to an end.

... and a modern design by product phaseout.


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Birla Century

A unit of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd., Jhagadia, Bharuch, Gujarat

Focus on outstanding yarn quality Birla Century is an integrated unit - spinning, weaving, processing and garment. Yarns in a count range from Ne 50 to Ne 200 are processed and finished. Processing high quality cotton to outstanding yarns and fabrics has a long tradition at Century Textiles & Industries Ltd. in Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh, India. Now a new spinning, weaving and processing mill with over 100,000 ring spindles went into production, equipped with the current and latest machinery. Concerning the investment decision the high quality of the end products was given top priority. The ring spinning technology of Oerlikon Schlafhorst has come into operation: Zinser 670 RoWeMat roving frames, classic ring spinning machines Zinser 351, compact ring spinning machines Zinser 351 C³ and the winding machines Autoconer 5 Type D. A customised transport automation from the roving frames to the ring spinning machines additionally guarantees the high quality claim of Century Textiles to its yarns and finished products - we reported on that topic in our last issue of Oerlikon Schlafhorst Express No. 1/2009. High quality fine yarns with Zinser CompACT³ ,,As a trend setter for high quality fine yarns and exquisite cotton fabrics we count as well on modern compact spinning technology", says Mr. R. K. Dalmia, Senior President of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd. Producing with compact spinning machines Zinser 351 C³ mills can react more easily and quickly to market demands and trends. It is also possible to react swiftly to variations in the raw material. The adjustabilty of the overfeed in Zinser CompACT³ spinning makes it possible to influence the yarn values. The character and structure of the compact yarn is thereby configurable and can be adapted optimally to its ultimate purpose. CompACT³ spinning permits a high fibre substance utilisation and makes it possible to shift the spinning limit. Yarn engineering, i.e. developing new textile products from the yarn to the end product, becomes possible in an integrated mill. The textile properties of compact yarns, high yarn strength and low hairiness, provide significant advantages in the downstream process stages such as weaving preparation and weaving. Resource-efficient, safe, self-cleaning These outstanding properties of Zinser CompACT³ perfectly match with the company philosophy of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd., that is committed to the top quality, productivity and environmental policy. Merely the production with Zinser CompACT³ maintains a constantly high yarn quality with continuous compact characteristic. Because the self-cleaning CompACT³ technology is absolutely inured to particle and fly accumulations or finishing agents. Reduced periods of cleaning, maintenance and downtime pay off in increased productivity, lower personnel expenditure, and resource efficiency. During the spinning process itself, the compact spinning machines Zinser 351 C³ convince by their very good running behaviour and their very constant running stability.

The new spinning, weaving and processing mill in Jhagadia with over 100,000 ring spindles went into production.

Mr. R. K. Dalmia Senior President Birla Century ( A Div. of Century Textiles & Ind. Ltd. ). The Zinser 351 C³ compact spinning machines are connected to the roving bobbin transport system.

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Autoconer 5 ... ... Trust in Oerlikon Schlafhorst's winding technology The Birla Group has always put its faith in Oerlikon Schlafhorst winding technology, as evidenced by our successful collaboration extending back over decades. When it comes to investment in the automatic package winding system, the decision has always gone in favour of the Autoconer - trend setter. That's why the market launch of the Autoconer 5 came at just the right time for the Birla Group. The new, ultra-modern spinning mill should also have the latest, future-oriented winding technology. The management opted for the Autoconer 5, because it is the most modern package winder currently available on the market. Now staff of the company proudly point out that they have or have had all generations of the Autoconer machine in the production plant. ... A step towards automation of the spinning mill Birla Century linked investment in the new spinning mill directly to a step towards greater automation. Starting with the automation of the transport system from the roving frame to the ring spinning machine, this is being extended as far as the winding department, because here the Autoconer

type D machine has been selected for the first time. 23 Autoconer 5 machines process the ring and compact yarns into packages that are then processed downstream in the company's own weaving mill. The flow of material in the spinning mill is thus largely independent of operator intervention and the production sequence can be optimised logistically. The new operating concept of the Autoconer 5 offers maximum support here: its clear, open design, greater number of central settings for the winding parameters and reduced hardware handling, targeted fault analysis and more detailed fault display are emphatic plus points in this regard. ... optimally equipped from the technological point of view Birla Century values the advantages of the excellent Autoconer winding technology highly. The FX high-performance modules for top package quality - Autotense FX, Propack FX, Variopack FX and Ecopack FX ­ are naturally part of the machine specification. The new flexsplicer, which can be adjusted very easily to suit the requirements of compact yarns or standard yarns, produces splicing results that meet the high quality and strength requirements of the company. These are reflected in the smooth unwinding behaviour and first-class appearance of the end products. Another factor in Birla Century's purchasing decision was the convincing,

future-oriented new electronics and CAN-bus concept, which makes it possible to expand the product spectrum and integrate innovations at any time, along with the highly productive process sequence, which helps to conserve resources. In opting to deploy Oerlikon Schlafhorst ring spinning and winding technology, Birla Century is ideally equipped to face the future and can rely on superb support from a strong service organisation.

Reacting easily and quickly to market demands and trends with Zinser CompACT³.

Zinser CompACT³ is self-cleaning - for a guaranteed even, perfectly compacted yarn. Excellent package quality using the Autoconer 5.


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