Bruckner will display latest textile machinery at ITMA 2019 expo. The leading textile and garment technology exhibition will be held from June 20-26, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. The company develops, produces, and distributes machines and lines for the coating and finishing of apparel fabric, technical textiles, nonwovens, glass fabrics, and floor coverings. The topic of digitisation and Industry 4.0 opens up completely new possibilities for increasing productivity, reducing the use of resources and improving quality. In addition, an increasing shortage of skilled workers can be addressed by more intelligent software. Brückner has invested, developed, and implemented a lot in this area in recent years, the company said. The company has developed a simulation tool that helps to optimise existing recipes. The many machine parameters to be set have been reduced to the essentials and can in future be calculated automatically on the basis of the textile key data.

For the service, there is a new maintenance tool that proactively gives the machine operator or maintenance department service instructions that can be tracked in a logbook. In future, a newly developed online service platform will support the customers with all service inquiries. The technicians communicate directly with the customer via video conferencing – partly with augmented reality. Documents such as circuit diagrams or maintenance manuals can be viewed and explained together and spare parts can be ordered directly. For regular maintenance processes, photo or video illustrations can be stored in local language. Technically caused downtimes can be significantly reduced by these new systems. This increases system availability and thus productivity. The exchange of machine data with higher-level control station or ERP systems is easily possible with OPC-UA. This allows to rationalise processes in the textile factory and to monitor the quality.

Brückner has invested a lot in the denim sector and has also increased its personnel. The company offers integrated finishing systems for pigment dyeing, synthetic resin finishing, and coating. All components from the entry area, padder, IR pre-dryer, minimum application unit, coating unit, stenter, curing / hotflue, cooling, to the exit area are available from Brückner. Top-dyeing or finishing of both sides of the fabric is usually carried out with the Brückner padder. One-sided functionalisation or dyeing is carried out with the minimum application unit. Particularly noteworthy is the economical finishing with minimum application technology and another important component in the finishing of denim fabrics is the proven Brückner Sanfor line Power-Shrink, which will be presented at this trade fair. Brückner can offer new concepts in the field of continuous dyeing. The continuously improved Power-Infratherm IR pre-dryer has heating and cooling times of less than five seconds. The stripe- free drying burner segments made of special metal fibre and the large temperature control range ensure the consistent and reproducible high fabric quality.

The Brückner Power-Colortherm Hotflue ensures uniform drying of the fabric over the entire width of the chambers. Even with narrow fabric webs on a wider machine, the dyeing results are optimal. Due to the symmetrical design and the inverter-controlled fans, the uniform air distribution through the upper and lower nozzles makes a volume adjustment via mechanical flaps superfluous. Brückner also has something new to offer in the field of multi-layer stenters. Multi-layer stenters are mostly used where little space is available. They are suitable for finishing woven or dimensionally stable knitted fabric, nonwovens, needle felt, technical textiles, or for the wool industry. With the new Brückner Power-Frame VNE multi-layer stenter, only one machine operator is required, as the entry and the exit are on the same machine side. The new VNE machine concept offers the highest possible power density on a small floor space or a long air flow section in a very confined space. The dryer is equipped with Brückner’s patented split-flow air circulation system and the alternating arrangement in each half compartment additionally ensures optimum and uniform air circulation and thermal treatment of the fabric.