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RSG offers automation solutions for narrow fabrics industry

In order to round off its production programme in the field of heavy duty straps, RSG developed a fully automated cutting and winding facility.

17th March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bietigheim-Bissingen

Protective, Transport/​Aerospace

In order to round off its production programme in the field of heavy duty straps, RSG, located in Bietigheim-Bissingen, has developed a fully automated cutting and winding facility that can unroll heavy straps in widths of up to 150 mm, hotcut, wind, print and fix them with a metal pin. The first prototype will be presented officially within the first six months of this year.

All visitors will have a chance to obtain detailed information on the innovative solutions of RSG at the upcoming Texprocess 2017 show, taking place from 9-12 May in Frankfurt, Germany. The company has also recently made live its entirely new RSG homepage. Here, interested customers can find all information on RSG and its automation concepts.

Expansion programme

The company began expanding its position globally by continual internationalisation in 2016. In addition to the classic market in Europe, customers particularly in the US, South-America, and Asia have recognised the large potential that innovative automation solutions by RSG can offer them, the company explains.

Particular global demand has currently been in the field of safety belt systems and restraining belts. © RSG

With these facilities, fully automated processing and packaging of products, such as lifting and lashing straps, tie-downs, slings, seat and safety belts, but also hook-and-loop materials, medical textiles, and filter materials is possible. All production steps, such as unrolling, feeding, folding, processing of labels, sewing, sealing, printing, winding, stacking, and packaging, are taken over by the facility. Also, ultrasonic or laser applications can be implemented at the production facilities.

Safety belt system demand

Particular global demand has currently been in the field of customer and product specific facility concepts for Kids' Safety, the company reports. These include all safety belt systems and restraining belts (possibly with buckles and locks) for seats, chairs, harnesses, carry bags, shopping carts, etc. All products related to this can be produced combined with fully and semi-automated RSG production facilities efficiently and cost-effectively independent of location.

The innovative solutions are said to allow drastic time and cost savings for RSG customers and increase consistently and reproducibly production capacity and product quality, according to the manufacturer.

In addition, the patented monitoring technologies for sewing processes have been established on the market, which aim to guarantee a fully supervised sewing process. These modules monitor the upper, lower and remaining thread, ensure best possible thread hot cutting, and change the lower bobbin in an entirely automated way, the company reports.

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