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Remscheid, May 27, 2011 - The Oerlikon Barmag’s highlight at the ITMA 2011 in Barcelona will be the new automatic eAFK texturing machine. The eAFK unites the proven technologies from the eFK, AFK and MPS series with the flexibility of a new modular machine structure.

eAFK – automatic and modular texturing

The automatic machine also caters to the market’s high quality requirements even in terms of standard products, as – very much in keeping with the “no-touch” principle – there is absolutely no manual contact with the packages. Furthermore, the packages all have the same winding lengths, so that further processing of the yarns is considerably more cost-effective and higher prices can be achieved for the textured yarn. The higher product yield – the result of the automatic doffing – significantly improves the efficiency and the productivity of the eAFK. In addition to this, the lower HR requirements of the automatic machine reduce costs – particularly important when considering the rising labor costs and the noticeable shortage of qualified employees even in China. The machine is also suitable for fully-automatic removal transport of the finished DTY packages and therefore – if desired – for further plant automation. To this end, the eAFK is proving itself to be a further milestone in competitive and economic texturing.

Special yarns are the challenge of the future
A further focus topic in Barcelona will be high-performance fibers for special applications. The Chemnitz-based subsidiary of the market leader for filament machines and systems is presenting an automatic multi-filament winder for high-tenacity special yarns. For yarn manufacturers, this new development means a considerable reduction in energy consumption and space coupled with significantly lower investment and maintenance costs.

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