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The Successful Automation in the Chemical Fiber Industry

By offering highly sophisticated and proven robotized handling, packing, transportation and warehouse systems for the chemical fiber industry, in combination with a state of the art OPC-UA communication Platform with integrated MFC/MES systems, Oerlikon Barmag´s automation solutions have guaranteed since a very early stage turnkey supply to our customers, who are in need of a perfectly integrated production and logistic solution.

Where the future is coming together

“Industrie 4.0 is not just a marketing buzzword”, explains Rolf Gänz, Managing Director of the Oerlikon Barmag´s automation division. “Imagine a company requires fibers for airbags. Even the fiber producer has to be familiar with the precise safety-relevant composition specifications. The same applies to the downstream quality control, with the finished yarn packages ideally tagged in such a way that the machines used for manufacturing the airbag fabric notices whenever the incorrect yarn package has been selected for producing the warp beam.”

On the way to industry 4.0

In the recent years the main motivation for investing in filament automation was the independence from manual workforce with a consequential quality increase of the final product. The latest tendency in industrial production and the next step in the development chain is the so-called Industry 4.0, which stands for complete cross-linking of information connection to the outside, e.g. the customer. 


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