A new innovative Direct Drive machine from Zoje which saves nearly 60-75% energy thereby increasing efficiency 15-20% was a step in that direction. The technology behind the saving is the reduction in the starting and stopping time of the machine. While the starting time is just 200 ms to get from 0 to 5000 RMP, the stop time from 5000 RMP to 0 needs just 120 ms. Being a direct drive motor, there is no slippage of motor belt and entire power is used to drive the main shaft of the machine, thereby also saving of energy.
The Unit Production Hanger System ‘Smart MRT’, a joint development between Singapore Machinery Co. Pte. Ltd. company and the Japanese company Hashima Corporation, consists of an overhead transportation system that automatically delivers a piece of cloth to a target work station sequentially according to a planned work flow schedule. This ensures uninterrupted flow of sewing work with minimal material handling, which increases productivity by more than 30% when compared to manual operations.
Adding value and not just the technology is the roadmap for growth defines Imperial Group of Companies. With more than 90 years of experience in servicing the sewn product industry, the company is moving with the changing times to provide a full range of technology solutions for both the textile and garmenting sector that are eco-friendly and more automated.
Imperial has also recently introduced specialized automation for sewing jeans from Sipami, Italy, which already has major presence in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The brand with 12 years of experience in manufacturing automated machines has a full range of solutions including pocket setter with pocket creaser, J-stitch machine, automatic loop setter, feed off the arm with digital puller, automatic waistband attaching machine and pattern sewing machine. “The most interesting facet of their technology is that not any major changes have been made in the basic machine and automation has been provided with the use of user-friendly software and attachments,” says Deipek Doshi, MD, Imperial.
In the washing segment, Imperial was promoting Ozone technology – OZONORUM from Dr. Aykan that reduces consumption of water and hazardous chemicals thereby providing eco-friendly washing system to the garment industry. In wet processing, the Danis range of fully automatic washing machines that are designed to consume minimal steam, energy and time were promoted. For the textile industry Air Jet Dyeing machines from Dilmenler, Turkey was the focus product. “All three brands are backed by good after-sales-support, customized options and with in-build features to match environment needs for the processing industry,” concludes Doshi.