As a system provider, Rieter knows the automation and logistics requirements for spinning-mill systems inside-out. For complete installations, the efficiency of various automated systems can be evaluated with specific reference to the customer and country. Rieter devises and provides sophisticated solutions, tailored exactly to customer requirements and the size of the customer’s operation.
- High productivity
- Round-the-clock machine availability
- Flexible personnel management
As an example, Rieter conducted a comparison using a spinning mill with just under 53 000 spindles that produces combed compact yarn. The effect of various automation solutions was evaluated. From the blowroom through the packed yarn package, Rieter automation solutions reduce the required number of personnel by 44% – from 54 to 30 operators.
Automation in the Combing Section
For the production of combed yarns, Rieter offers a fully automated combing set together with the lap transport system SERVOlap, and the automated lap change and batt piecing system ROBOlap that is available for combers. These automation solutions mean that personnel savings of up to 50% can be made in the combing section in comparison to the manual solution.
Automation in the Roving Bobbin Transport
For spinning mills that produce ring yarns and compact yarns, the modular roving bobbin transport system SERVOtrail makes the work much easier. It significantly reduces the distances that employees need to cover. Additionally, SERVOtrail saves space, ensures free access to the spinning machines, and improves the ergonomic handling of the roving bobbins. SERVOtrail is available in different technical variants and automation levels.
Automation in Ring Spinning and Compact Spinning
There are two automation solutions available for ring spinning machines and compact-spinning machines. The first is the piecing robot ROBOspin, which repairs ends down while the machine is running or during doffing. This ensures increased productivity and a reduction in labor costs, while also making organizing the operations at the spinning mill easier. With the fully automated piecing robot ROBOspin, the G 38 can maintain top efficiency around the clock. The second is the individual spindle monitoring system (ISM) premium, which checks the running properties and reduces personnel costs by approximately 5%.
Automation in Rotor Spinning
Rieter offers two automation solutions for rotor spinning. The fully automatic rotor spinning machine R 70 provides automation technology at each spinning position to increase efficiency and flexibility and is also the basis for optimum raw-material utilization. For customers that tend to spin standard yarns and that are active in regions in which the availability of personnel is not a critical factor, the semi-automated rotor spinning machine R 37 can offer an alternative solution. Rieter offers ROBOdoff on this machine. ROBOdoff is a device for automated package changes, enabling a flexible personnel management and a consistent doffed package length. It is available on the R 37 as an option and on the R 35 and R 36 as a retrofit.
Digitization with ESSENTIAL
Automation and digitization make the ideal combination for more economical spinning. ESSENTIAL – Rieter Digital Spinning Suite creates values from data by providing, in one view, key indicators on the spinning mill performance. This system connects all machines, auxiliaries, and business management systems in one or several spinning mills. Customized to the customer's requirements, ESSENTIAL displays user-specific information so owners, managers, and operators can manage, monitor, and maintain spinning mills with one click.