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Mar 20, 2019:

A new era begins

The Dürkopp Adler Group presents pioneering system solutions for industrial sewing at the Texprocess 2019

World Premiere

“What we will show can be compared with the huge leap from the first mobile phone to the Smartphone,“ signals Thomas Brinkhoff, Director of Marketing at the Dürkopp Adler Group. At the Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main on 14th May, interested visitors to the trade  fair will discover – live –the secret hidden behind this very promising announcement. “Considering the possibilities of our new Innovation, we can definitely talk of a ground breaking development for the entire textile and leather processing industry,” adds Brinkhoff. From 14th to 17th May on about 1,000 m² of exhibition space in Hall 5.1, stand number B90, the industry leader will introduce  impressive innovations for the most modern sewing and welding technology, relevant to the current trends in the manufacture of textiles: Individualisation, digitalisation and automation – translated into innovative solutions for the production of clothing, automotive interiors, soft furnishings, leatherwear, denims and technical textiles.

Intelligent Industry 4.0 solutions

At the Texprocess, the Dürkopp Adler Group also presents QONDAC; the most effcient system for optimising production in the textile industry. Machine and process data provide the key to e-ectively increasing productivity and illustrating new business models. The plug-and-play network solution QONDAC monitors the significant data of all connected machines in real-time, controls the automated setting of work stations and facilitates an extraordinary improvement in performance and quality in the shortest of implementation times. As the only supplier worldwide, Dürkopp Adler is therefore in a position to network machines irrespective of age or construction and demonstrates this live with a digitised production chain of welding and sewing machines from its own group of companies. QONDAC is also an elementary part of the “micro-factory” presentation of the German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research (Deutsches Institut für Textil- und Faserforschung - DITF) in Hall 4.1. The networked production of clothing, 3D knitted shoes and the processing of technical textiles for the automobile and furniture industry will be presented on the DITR stand.

Robot-assisted sewing

The sewing expertise of PFAFF INDUSTRIAL and the handling know-how of KSL are combined in two new robotics applications, which will be presented at the Texprocess. Using state-of-the-art and precise robotics and control technology, two specific applications in the clothing and automotive sectors are used to automate entire processes and reduce operator intervention to a minimum. New and trend-setting in the clothing application - the assembly (insertion + removal) AND the automatic seam tracking (curve seam) is implemented with ONE robot cell. In the automotive application, developed in dialogue with well-known automotive suppliers, a 3D sewing head robotically controls the fully automatic sewing of slush skins on dashboards. In addition, KSL will show two turning-head CNC sewing units with the new VISION SYSTEM (one machine on a special exhibition area of the Texprocess/Techtextil in collaboration with partners from industry).

Connecting and sealing – without a needle and thread

At the fair, PFAFF INDUSTRIAL and KSL will be presenting a new generation of ultrasonic sealing machines that set new standards in terms of application spectrum, seam quality and operability. With the new "PFAFF 8311" machines, the enterprise intends to underpin and expand its technological leadership in textile processing with ultrasonic technology. When sealing seams and applying reflective tape, two new types of machines will be shown, based on new approaches developed in cooperation with the companies 3M and TESA.

The Dürkopp Adler Group – Together for you

With the brands Dürkopp Adler, Pfaff Industrial, KSL, Mauser, SGGemsy and Richpeace, the DA Group is part of the ShangGong Group and the largest manufacturer of industrial sewing machines in Europe. The Bielefeld company is the technological leader in the Industry and operates with a worldwide service and marketing network of eleven subsidiary companies, and more than 80 authorised dealers. The DA Group stands internationally for first class consulting, premium service and the fastest supply of spare parts


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