Saurer: Focusing on the details
editorial according to Saurer highlights how small technologies
take their customers farther: from the output of their machines,
to tiny elements making up the leading spinning solutions, the
impact of these small marvels deserves recognition.
Powering the data
Glass filament, measuring 0.005 mm in
diameter, is integral to the next leap in telecommunications:
5G. As providers are rolling out this technology across the
world, thousands of kilometres of lightweight reinforcement
filaments are needed for miniscule circuit boards for use in
mobile phones. Our customers at the forefront of this
technological movement supply glass filaments for these printed
circuit boards. They produce these on the Saurer
CakeFormingWinder and on the GlassTwister VGT8 and VGT9.
With bandwidth increasing, researchers
estimate that the number of devices connected to the Internet of
Things (IoT) will number around 100 billion this year.
Interconnected systems will have a profound impact on people’s
work and home lives, while transforming our cities and the way
we travel via autonomous cars.
Components, while small, play a
fundamental role in yarn and fibre processing. The positive
impact of quality components can be seen downstream in the
textile processing chain – even down to the end products that
find their way into trendsetters’ cupboards.
While the ring traveller system determines
the performance limit of ring spinning, Saurer meets the
industry’s expectations regarding spinning speed, which is
continuously increasing. Spindles from the company’s Texparts
product line have among the fastest rotations in the world, even
up to 26000 rpm depending on type of fibre. Using these
components, discerning customers are able to produce yarns of
various quality grades to ensure the best fit for the required
product. While its name has changed since, the product line
today known as Texparts has gathered a century’s worth of
experience. Today, it is renowned in the sector and synonymous
with quality yarn.
Zooming in on a microscopic level, rotors
from Saurer are covered with a patented 3D coating composed of
Boride and diamonds. We spares no expense – each such layer
contains 0.2 g industrial diamonds, equivalent to around 1
carat. This special coating technology ensures an absolutely
homogeneous layer across the component’s entire surface – this
is true for even the most intricate contours, like for instance
rotor grooves. The Boride layer protects the rotor grooves after
the diamond layer has worn off. This hard, wear resistant
surface makes our 3D-coated rotor almost twice as durable.
Lighting the way
to greater output
The designs of our air-spinning machine
Autoairo and rotor-spinning machine Autocoro incorporates a
small but efficiency-enhancing feature. LED strips light up in
different colours depending on what is affecting a spindle
These lights are visible from a great
distance and act as a visual signal for operators. They indicate
whether a can is running low or if a spindle needs attention,
for example. With this feature, which is easy to understand,
operators can use their time effectively without having to hurry
back and forth unnecessarily. The resulting increase in
productivity has a positive impact on customers’ businesses.
It is vital to remember how small things
can make a massive contribution. At Saurer, we will continue to
produce little innovations that make all the difference.