ITMA 2015


Crowd puller new Autoconer 6 – the best original ever

(c) 2015 Saurer: The new Autoconer 6 at ITMA in Milan
The new Autoconer 6 from Schlafhorst proved a global sensation back at the start of the year with its groundbreaking innovations. At ITMA 2015 the German textile machinery manufacturer will now unveil the new automatic package winder to the general public for the first time in a brand-new, improved version: with the E3 label. E3 is synonymous with triple added value in the Energy, Economics and Ergonomics categories.

Energy: Energy consumption reduced by 20 %
Schlafhorst has cut the energy consumption of the Autoconer 6 by up to 20 % compared with its predecessor model. The most important factors contributing to this perceptible reduction in resource consumption are the new, particularly energy-efficient Eco-Drum-Drive System, suction motor and frequency inverter with improved power efficiency, SmartCycle in combination with the new intelligent vacuum control system "Power on demand" and the flow-optimised suction tube. MultiJet also plays an additional part in reducing resource consumption costs by cutting the compressed air consumption.

Economics: Up to 2 x 6 % more productivity
Even the basic model of the new Autoconer 6 is 6 % more productive than its predecessor model. With state-of-the-art process intelligence and productivity-optimised functions (LaunchControl, Eco-Drum-Drive System, SmartCycle, TensionControl, etc.) the Autoconer 6 operates with enhanced efficiency and more productivity directly from the start. Unproductive cycle times and downtimes are minimised. Up to 6 % more productivity can be optionally achieved with Speedster FX and the new SmartJet function, yielding up to 12 % more productivity in all – a unique leap forward.

Ergonomics: Intelligence inside
With intelligent sensor technology and smart process control, the Autoconer 6 pushes the textile technological limits by itself, winds always at the most productive settings virtually without the need for operators. Smart electronics, functional mechanical innovations, autocalibration of aggregates along with autonomous elimination of malfunctions make manual intervention and adjustments by staff superfluous.

Leading automation solutions
The various machine types (RM, D, T and V) allow individual process automations in every spinning mill. With the most intelligent material flow system around, the Autoconer 6 offers the world's best solution for increasing process reliability and independence from operating staff. The unique new circular magazine and its 9 + 1 bobbin feed concept create a new standard for the Autoconer 6, type RM machine too. The XChange doffer tops off the new automation solutions with its excellent package handling and innovative functions.

Added value in downstream processing: Schlafhorst quality packages
The Autoconer package is the benchmark for quality and added value in downstream processing. This is true both for commodity applications and for the very sophisticated demands of high-end applications. Yarn tension control is now available to all with TensionControl. With the new gate tensioner, new yarn trap, modified waxing unit and new LaunchControl even the basic version offers quality functions that are thought out down to the last detail.

The innovative FX high-performance components Autotense FX, Variotense FX, Propack FX, Variopack FX, Ecopack FX, Speedster FX and PreciFX hugely boost production performance and raise quality, productivity and cost-efficiency to the most advanced level.

Smarter splicing
The splicer geometry of the SmartSplicer model family has been completely revised to ensure the best splice quality in every application with the simplest handling. The system guarantees spliced joints that are identical with the yarn, maximum strength, outstanding dyeing results and full added value in downstream processing. Depending on the application, customers can choose between the SmartSplicer, SmartSplicer Injection, SmartSplicer Thermo or SmartSplicer Elasto. The splicers are supplied ready for operation and now as standard with ceramic shears.

The best original ever: the Autoconer 6 raises the bar in the winding mill with its brand-new functions. That will please the Schlafhorst customers. They will remain a decisive step ahead of the competition.

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