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Saurer presents new control centre at ITMA Asia

'senses' is a control and analysis tool that furnishes textile companies with digital senses for more profits along the textile value added chain.

24th August 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Übach-Palenberg

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Saurer, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, is presenting its new senses control centre at this year’s ITMA Asia, China's largest textiles exhibition, which takes place in Shanghai in October.

senses is an innovative control and analysis tool that furnishes textile companies with digital senses for more profits along the textile value added chain, according to the manufacturer.

The innovative Big Data system collects, aggregates and analyses the production, quality and machine data of the entire textile fabrication process across all locations. The data is available to operators on the mill floor, as well as mill and company management, via an intuitive web interface and standardised ERP interfaces anywhere – even on the move.

Digital senses

“There's no life without senses,” said Michael Nikolic, the responsible Product Manager in the Saurer Intelligent Enterprise Solution department (SIES). “Our five senses are our gateway to the world. They help us to find our way around. They reveal to us both the big picture and the smallest details. We use them to find vital resources. They enable us to react in an instant when danger threatens or when a unique opportunity arises. Without our senses we would be lost. The same applies to companies. Without valid information, they lose their competitiveness.”

senses are the digital senses that a textiles company needs to make use of raw materials, time, personnel, energy and capital efficiently and profitably, the company reports. With these senses, operators, as well as mill and company management, can discover new productivity potential and synergy effects.

Modular, non-proprietary and expandable

The new software from Saurer is non-proprietary. It not only evaluates the production and quality data of Saurer textile machines, but also integrates machines from other manufacturers into the innovative information and control system.

senses is suitable for companies of all sizes. The software has a modular structure so that customers can book only the modules they need, cost-effectively. A convenient software shop turns software management into child's play: New modules can be booked or cancelled at the click of a mouse, the company explains.

“senses knows no limits,” said Michael Nikolic, “because the system can be extended by new functions due to its modular design. With the help of increasingly intelligent algorithms, we can expand and improve the analysis and big data functions with each new version. We are developing senses together with and for the textile industry.”

The basic system and the first modules of senses will be available from the first quarter of 2019. In the course of the next year, Saurer will then continuously release further modules in the senses software shop.

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