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Editorial: The Textile Machinery Industry Embraces Industry 4.0

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  • 8 Pages
  • December 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
  • ID: 4871837

The concept of Industry 4.0 refers to smart factories in which machines are augmented with web connectivity and connected to self-learning, autonomous systems. The concept is being vigorously pursued by the textile machinery industry worldwide and especially by companies in Europe.

The concept has also been a key theme at recent industry trade fairs, including the textile technology exhibition ITMA.

This report discusses developments made by companies pioneering Industry 4.0 technologies which exhibited at ITMA, with a particular focus on the topics of additive textile manufacturing, augmented reality, full digitalisation, intelligent machine assistance systems, preventative maintenance, robotics and self-creating products.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Additive Textile Manufacturing for Making Three dimensional (3D) Products
  • Augmented Reality Technology for Machine Operators and Maintenance Tasks
  • Full Digitalisation
  • Intelligent Machine Assistance Systems for Monitoring Finishing Lines
  • Machine Monitoring and Data Collection for Preventative Maintenance
  • Robotics For Transporting Materials in Spinning Plants and Pillow Filling in Home Textiles Businesses
  • Self-Creating Products