Automation For The Indian Textile Market

U.T.I.T.’s automated package handling systems optimize spinning and storage space.

taly-based automation specialist U.T.I.T. Automation S.p.A. recently held a series of
seminars in India to introduce its textile automation systems to textile manufacturers in that
country. Organized by Eastern Engineering Co. — the company’s agent in Mumbai, India — and held by
U.T.I.T.’s Foreign Sales Manager Marco Pignatti, the seminars took place in Ludhiana, Guntur,
Coimbatore and Kolhapur, giving textile representatives in those divergent locales an opportunity
to learn how the company’s automation systems can increase the quality and productivity of their

U.T.I.T., whose Textile Division designs, manufactures and installs material handling
systems in staple-fiber spinning plants, installed its first transportation system in a spinning
mill in 1965.

During the seminars in India, the company highlighted its bobbin transport and package
handling systems, which it reports offer a number of advantages including: complete adaptability to
every existing location and machinery; complete customization according to specifications;
user-friendly operation with no particular training required; low maintenance costs; and
flexibility with regard to every production change and to the additional machines introduced.

Bobbin Transport System

According to U.T.I.T., its bobbin transport system offers the advantages of labor savings
and a substantial increase in bobbin quality. The company notes that the flyer bobbin is one of the
most delicate intermediate products to handle for two reasons: the roving wound around the bobbin
is completely unprotected and is therefore highly liable to damages; and all roving defects are
transferred to the yarn and cannot be corrected. Automated bobbin transport eliminates the need
both to handle the bobbin or touch the textile product and to maintain intermediate storage areas,
where bobbins can accidentally age, get dirty and deteriorate.

U.T.I.T.’s automated bobbin transport systems eliminate the need to handle the

Package Handling System

U.T.I.T. points out that installation of a package handling system represents a considerable
turning point in the automation of spinning mill processes. The automated collecting and packing
system allows operators the flexiblilty to break the production rhythm and customize the flow of
the final packed units. The automated system interfaces directly with the production line and
provides fully independent package handling and packaging processes.

According to the company, the main advantages of an automatic package handling system
include: labor rationalization and savings; optimization of spinning and storage space; production
reliability and continuity; final production feedback; elimination of manual handling of packages;
and separation of production and packing operations.

November/December 2006