ITMA ASIA + CITME, which is scheduled to be held from 12 to 16 June in Shanghai, is catching all attention from the textile technology companies and rightly so as this is a big-scale exhibition for the textile sector happening physically in a long time.
The exhibition will see a convincing participation of VDMA member companies. Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, the number of German exhibitors has reduced from 99 in 2018 to 56 in this year’s edition.
Though the booked space of German companies has almost halved compared to 2018, it still is the second largest exhibiting country after China.
At a virtual VDMA press conference early June, renowned VDMA member companies presented their highlights for the Asian market.
Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division shared that one of the highlights will be the next generation of the DTY eAFK Evo with up to 25 per cent energy saving and up to 30 per cent higher production speed, easy maintenance and best yarn quality.
Trützschler Group will present a selection of exciting innovations from its business units spinning, card clothing, man-made fibers and nonwovens.
Neuenhauser will keep its focus on Industry 4.0 and present its renowned products such as travelling cleaners, warp beams, batch winders, transport vehicles, transport automation and grinding machines as well as the latest generation of automotive guided vehicles (AGV) for round cans, square cans and batch transport.
As more and more Asian customers are showing interest in automation solutions, Saurer will showcase innovations from intelligent speed regulation in spinning machinery, to automated doffing which address pressing issues related to labour and ergonomics.
Karl Mayer Group will go on with its three strong brands, KARL MAYER, STOLL and KM.ON to present innovative solutions from the fields of warp knitting, flat knitting, weaving, warp preparation and digital offerings.
Groz-Beckert will present new products from all six product areas both physically as exhibits and in extended form via augmented reality. This year the company will welcome the guests on-site at NECC as well as invite its customers to a virtual booth – for all visitors who cannot travel to the trade fair.
Herzog will put on display its latest developments in the field of braiding technologies and revolve the focus on medical technology, climbing and safety ropes as well as marine and offshore ropes.
Lenze will go by digitalisation and present integrated engineering tools and software modules, automation systems and digital services that use the digital twin to significantly accelerate development processes and, for example, support condition monitoring or asset management and thus improving OEE by reducing unplanned downtime.
Mahlo will display measurement and control technology solutions for the textile, coating, extrusion, film and paper industry.
Sedo Treeman will keep its focus on digitisation and sustainability and present integrated systems, which will further contribute to a more sustainable production and help to improve production management and efficiency.
Thies GmbH & Co. KG will showcase the right machinery and auxiliary supply systems for each individual application purpose. The company also serves as a consultant in terms of layout, engineering and automation in order to fulfil the customer needs with regard to Industry 4.0 solutions.
Virtual trip to Asia by VDMA
Those who can’t visit the show personally now have an option – offered by VDMA – to take virtual trip to Asia. The established ‘Textile Machinery Webtalk’ series via the newsroom IndustryArena (https://en.industryarena.com/vdma-textile-machinery) will focus on ITMA ASIA in the run-up to the fair: VDMA Webtalks meet ITMA ASIA.