19/02/2016 – ITMA — auf Deutsch lesen
Uster Technologies: Big data for spinning mills
Spinning mills today face increasingly complex demands in a highly-competitive marketplace. Yarns must consistently satisfy customer quality needs, with no unacceptable defects – and spinners have to achieve that with the most profitable use of mill resources. It’s a massive challenge, and applying accurate data throughout the process is the only sure guide to successful decision-making. The Uster Tester 6 turns vital data into quality and profitability benefits
At ITMA 2015, Uster Technologies introduced a new system designed to equip spinning mills for this challenge. The Uster Tester 6 redefines quality testing in spinning mills, for better productivity and profitability. This new yarn evenness tester launches the era of Total Testing.
The Total Testing Center – incorporated in the Uster Tester 6 – integrates precise quality data from both laboratory tests and monitoring systems covering all spinning mill processes. It is a unique combination, providing new possibilities for quality analysis and interpretation. The Total Testing Center™ transforms raw data into clear practical choices for quality yarns and profitable production. Focusing on Uster’s concept of `mill management with quality in mind´, there is no longer any real distinction between quality management and mill management. In any case: key decisions today need to be based on accurate data. Beyond data collection
With the Uster Tester 6, spinners can create a tailored quality system. Each quality testing and monitoring instrument extends the analytical possibilities as it connects to the Total Testing Center™. Automated quality data collection is essential. Even more important is proper analysis and interpretation of the mass of data being captured. Even experienced quality managers find this problematic, as well as time-consuming. But the Total Testing Center™ solves the problem and saves the time, so key people can focus on quality optimization, instead of number crunching. Quick status updates mean quality issues are flagged, and possible causes suggested. Alerts provided with the Total Testing Center identify quality problems. They also ensure continuous access to vital information for all appropriate personnel, through the Uster Tester 6 operating screen, multiple client computers and remote access on mobile devices. This avoids the potentially costly risk of late reactions to quality problems.
The Total Testing Center also provides management with valuable extra help in problem-solving, in the form of Assistant Q – a built-in support service incorporating the unique knowledge and expertise of Uster Technologies, to offer immediate proposals for solving alerted problems. The Total Testing Center™ is unique in releasing managers from mundane tasks and allowing them to concentrate on the wider issues which can make the vital extra difference to business prosperity and sustainability.