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Entering the age of intuitive weaving

First four applications are production monitoring, energy monitoring, style administration and PartsLine, a new online webshop.

11th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  leper, Belgium

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Picanol is introducing PicConnect, a new fully digital platform for weavers.

The cloud-based application can be accessed through a web browser on any device and functions as the gateway for Picanol weaving machines to connect to the company’s digital services.

“PicConnect enables weavers to quickly react to changes in the weaving room and will have an immediate impact on the performance of the weaving machines,” said Johan Verstraete, Picanol vice president of weaving machines. “It will not only change how weavers interact with their machines but also the way they interact with Picanol, bringing them into the era of intuitive weaving.”

The first four applications that will be launched as part of PicConnect are production monitoring, energy monitoring, style administration and PartsLine, a new online webshop.

In the production monitoring application, real-time monitoring of the machine status enables the weaver to react quickly in respect of operational tasks and increase overall efficiency. The historical data, graphs and tables provide the hard data to pinpoint exactly where action is needed.

The energy monitoring application keeps an eye on the power consumption of the machines. With airjet machines air consumption is also monitored. It provides a better insight into the total energy flow in the weaving room, helping to reduce overall energy costs.

The style administration application allows the user to swiftly open, edit, and manage machine settings through a central repository. A unique feature of PicConnect is that a weaver can now easily compare and copy settings between different machines, ensuring the machines are all using the optimal settings.

The new webshop for original Picanol spare parts, PartsLine, offers a seamless online shopping experience, covering everything from quotations to reviewing orders and invoices.

A range of additional applications will be introduced shortly.

www.picanol.be

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