First Oerlikon Barmag WINGS System Commissioned

Oerlikon Barmag — a business unit of Germany-based Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG — reports its
first Winding INtegrated Godet Solution (WINGS)-equipped partially oriented yarn (POY) production
spinning system is now in operation at India-based filament yarn manufacturer Wellknown Polyesters

The WINGS system incorporates the godets and the tangling unit into the winder, resulting in
increased productivity and efficiency, according to Oerlikon. The plug-and-play unit is positioned
at eye level, allow-ing the yarn to be strung by one person and reducing time required for yarn
string-up. The freestanding machine takes up 25-percent less space than conventional systems. WINGS
also requires less compressed air during the string-up process. In addition, the WINGS system
reduces the yarn path angle to 7 degrees, minimizing wrapping difference between the yarn exterior
and interior for improved yarn quality.

November/December 2008