Thies GmbH will be introducing latest products at Shanghaitex 2019 to be held from November 25-28. It will concentrate on sustainable product solutions and development of innovative and integrated concepts for fibre, yarn and fabric dyeing. Thies is into fabrication of high quality machines for yarn and piece dyeing, bleaching and drying equipment.

At the fair, Thies will introduce iCone, a yarn dyeing machine ideal for bleaching and dyeing fibre in different forms like packages, warp beams, combed tops or flock. With the help of modern flow analysis tools, the pipe systems, pumps and their impellers have been optimised, reducing pressure losses and power consumption. It offers the ability to dye in a traditional manner by using reciprocating liquor circulation. However, it can also be operated with one flow direction and an ultra-short liquor ratio starting at 1: 3.6. The machine is very flexible and matches diverse requirements. The delivery spectrum of the iCone is complemented by the very latest, user-friendly control system. Its ‘green functions’ provide standardised programmes for exploiting the optimisation potential of different process steps. It can be integrated into existing dyeing facilities without problems. On customer request, the iCone machines can be designed for the operation with existing material carriers and correspondingly for the adaption to existing dryers, said Thies in a report.

The latest version of the well-established and successful iMaster H2O incorporates various new detail improvements. The iMaster mini belongs to the iMaster family. It is a fully-equipped variant of the iMaster H2O with a loading capacity of 20-80 kg for small production runs and laboratory work. The main advantage is to operate the iMaster mini with the same parameter settings as the iMaster H2O production machine. The earlier testing and optimisation phase using the iMaster mini has shown that new kinds of fabrics, recipes and processes can be incorporated in the production sequence more effectively and more cost-efficiently.

For the treatment of light to medium-weight terry articles, Thies recommends the iMaster F machine. It has loading capacities of up to 400 kg per chamber. The soft-TRD SIII combines perfect fabric running properties with the latest short liquor ratio technology. With liquor ratios starting at 1:5, a variety of sensitive fabrics can be treated gently. The soft-TRD SIII is ideal for finishing polyester fabrics due to the high-performance temperature regulation.

For reducing error rates and increasing reproducibility, the automation of the chemical and auxiliaries supply is mandatory. The MPS product family offers a complete solution for fully automated supply of a finishing plant with chemicals, dyes and auxiliaries. For example, the MPS-L (liquids) automates the transport of all liquid chemicals typically used in a dye house to the designated destinations in the defined quantities. The MPS-D is used primarily for dissolving dyes. The MPS Colourmatic automates and controls the dissolving and supply of powdered dyes. The fully automatic version of the MPS Colourmatic controls the storage, weighing, dissolving and provision of the dyes. The MPS-S (solids) transfers the solids used in the dye house, such as Glauber salt or sodium carbonate, to the dyeing plants automatically. The MPS-G (gravimetric) offers flexibility, reliability and automation all in a single module. It combines the functions of the systems MPS-L, MPS-D and MPS-S.

On ITMA 2019 Thies presented the latest version of the Maintenance Manager, which is among other items complemented by the module ‘Condition Monitoring’. The software schedules, executes and controls all maintenance and servicing works. It facilitates the procurement of spare parts and provides the technical documentation digitally. At the same time, with the collection of these data Thies will lay the foundation for prospective machine learning from respective customised system- specific history data.

Furthermore, Thies will be offering a new generation of controllers (T390), which is designed for Industry 4.0-applications as well as for interfacing appropriate MES-systems.