German textile manufacturer Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers Segment has introduced the next stage of its modular Plant Operation Center (POC), which can now capture and digitize all the steps of yarn production and processing, including plant technology from third-party suppliers.
In addition, it can be linked to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The networking of several plants via cloud computing is also possible. In addition to desktop and web-based workstations, the program also supports smartphone and tablet access.
Linked via computer and Internet technologies, production and machine data are available in real time as well as over the entire value chain, at all times and places. In spinning mills, for example, this extends from melting of the granulate right up to quality testing and approval of the finished POY packages. Upon request it can be extended to further processing to the DTY product in texturing systems. This provides a documented, complete curriculum vitae of each package, enabling full traceability and the targeted search for causes at every process stage.
Based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, Oerlikon is a technology group that supplies technologies and services for surface solutions, systems for manufacturing manmade fibers, transmission systems and drive solutions as well as pre-vacuum and high vacuum technologies and pumps and the corresponding accessories. Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment makes manmade fiber filament spinning systems, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fiber systems and artificial turf systems.
The upgraded system was introduced at Milan’s ITMA 2015.