Booth design of Loepfe at the ITMA Asia & CITME 2018.
Booth design of Loepfe at the ITMA Asia & CITME 2018.
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Loepfe Brothers Ltd., with its optical yarn clearers, has revolutionized quality control in the textile industry. The company will participate in the ITMA Asia & CITME 2018 in Shanghai.

Being part of the ITMA Asia & CITME has always been important for Loepfe as the exhibition takes place in the heart of the textile business and welcomes visitors from all over Asia,” said Mr Silvano Auciello, Sales Director of Loepfe Brothers Ltd, before the show.

We are looking forward to meeting our clients to talk about different projects as well as establishing new contacts and finalizing agreements,” he noted.

Industry 4.0 is a megatrend in the textile industry. It is expected that plenty of smart solutions will be showcased in the show. To Mr Auciello, Industry 4.0 is a word with different interpretations. It is also a topic which has become more and more important in Loepfe’s business. “Being an industry leader, we have been working in the field of intelligent data processing for a long time,” he emphasized. 

Quality control is a key process in the production chain, and advanced smart data processing and device connectivity enhance the efficiency of process and quality of products.

As introduced, Loepfe's data management system MillMaster TOP provides a precise overview of the quality processes. The comprehensive reports allow for conclusions to be drawn regarding the entire yarn production process including raw material, preparation and spinning.

The error sources can thus be located and quickly resolved. These targeted actions lead to optimized production, prevent costly maintenance and guarantee a consistent yarn quality,” explained Mr Auciello.

The technical textile sector is a growing engine of the textile industry at the moment. Loepfe also experiences a growing demand for the quality control of high-tech and advanced materials.

Our optical yarn defect sensor WeftMaster FALCON-i is more and more in use for safety-critical applications such as fabrics for airbags, tire cords, filtration materials, architectural fabrics and sailcloth where quality requirements are very high,” remarked Mr Auciello.

In terms of the future plan, he emphasized that Loepfe will further develop its products by implementing state-of-the-art technology.

Latest yarn clearer and defect sensor on stage

With its new OffColor feature, yarn clearer ZENIT+. can detect color and shade variations.Loepfe will be presenting a comprehensive portfolio of quality control solutions for the textile industry at the ITMA Asia & CITME 2018.

One of the highlights at Loepfe’s booth (H1 C24) will be the well-known optical yarn clearer ZENIT+. Its new OffColor feature has gone through an excessive test in a customer’s spinning mill, and a case study brought out impressive results in detection of very small shade variations during the winding process.

The new feature uses the foreign matter sensor, which is already integrated in the YarnMaster ZENIT + F. Therefore, spinning mills can update their devices with this new functionality.

With its new OffColor feature, yarn clearer ZENIT+. can detect color and shade variations.

As Loepfe sees a growing need for reliable yarn quality control of high-tech materials such as carbon fibers, monofilaments and multi-filaments, its increasingly popular yarn defect sensor WeftMaster FALCON-i will also be displayed at the show.

The optical yarn defect sensor can remove small knots, fluff, filamentation, thick places and capillary breaks before being interwoven into the fabric. It is more and more in use for safety-critical applications such as fabrics for airbags, tire cords, filtration materials, architectural fabrics and sailcloth, where quality requirements are very high.

The sensor works reliably with colored yarns and measures unaffected by vibrations. Static electricity or electromagnetic fields have also no influence on the results, as the sensor housing is made from shielding material.