The newly developed Vetron Viper 3D-Robotic-System won the popular Texprocess Innovation Award. It won over the professionally qualified judges with its ultra-light sewing machine, working with a weight of approx 7 kg and in cooperation with a 6-axis-robot as ultra-flexible and compact robotic-cell for various 3D applications, according to a press release by Vetron|Typical. Besides the award-winning sewing-system, a hotair-welding-system for dashboards was shown at the fair as well.
In addition to the robot-systems, Vetron|Typical presented the new robotic range as well as a unique material gripper. The Vetron Variogrip can differ between flexible materials such as leather or fabric, and switches automatically between a vacuum or needle-system to grab the material. The hub-arms of the Variogrip identify different forms, which makes it a powerful addition for transport between single processes within production.
Vetron|Typical also market launched the Vetron 5656 AutoSeam. Awarded with the Texprocess Innovation Award in 2015, the Vetron 5656 automatic sewing machine was developed to the point of market maturity in the years since. For the first time, non-congruent contours can be merged automatically in the AutoSeam.
The automation segment was complemented by two turning-head-systems with automatic shuttle tables for an overlapping operation. The Vetron 5412 turning-head-system led to large visitor interest as part of the ‘Smart Textiles Micro Factory’ of the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA). The ITA in cooperation with multiple partners showed a way to produce a smart textile from a design to an actual finished product for the first time. (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India