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Production milestone for Karl Mayer Rotal

Targeted automation upgrades contributed to the boost in output.

13th January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mezzolombardo, Italy

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Karl Mayer Rotal began the construction of steam-heated drying cylinders for its denim and sizing lines, as well as third party business, in 2016 and very quickly the business skyrocketed.

In 2018, almost 800 drying cylinders were made at the company’s plant in Mezzolombardo, Italy, and in 2021 this climbed to 1,000.

“Achieving the goal of a thosuand cylinders in a year has been a constant ambition for us since 2018, even in the recent times of strict lockdowns,” says Karl-Heinz Vaassen, head of the textile drying profit centre at Karl Mayer Rotal. “Our team continuously developed its know-how and invested in targeted automation upgrades in order to achieve the output leap. These measures have eliminated bottlenecks in the production chain and accelerated time-consuming production steps.”

The company’s drying cylinders have become bestsellers thanks to uncompromisingly high quality and safety coupled with an unbeatable price-performance ratio. Thanks to a special calibration process, they exhibit absolutely round shapes and uniform wall thicknesses, ensuring extremely homogeneous heat transfer.

An anti-adhesive coating developed in-house also makes universal use possible for a wide variety of applications. The coating is durable and meets all the requirements of the EU chemicals regulation REACH.

With these performance-optimised drying cylinders, the energy efficiency of the overall cylinder dryer system can be optimised for specific applications. 

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