Reutlingen - German flat knitting machine builder Stoll will return to the ISPO show in February where it will exhibit alongside the DITF - German Institute for Textile + Fiber Research, Europe's largest European textile research centre.
Taking place from 3 to 6 February in Munich, Stoll will present a fully automated production and development process using a digitized 3D CAD model.
"The combination of Stoll's 3D flat knitting technology, the Stoll knitelligence software package and the DITF automatization tool for processing 3D CAD models to 2D knitting data will influence future product development and production processes," Stoll said. "The DITF is renowned for its research competence and pioneering role for industry 4.0 in the textile supply chain while Stoll provides state of the art 3D knitting technology and services for designers, product developers and textile manufacturers.
"Together, the DITF and Stoll create fully automated and digital integrated process solutions as a milestone for industry 4.0 in a knitting environment."
The knitelligence, networking system covers the entire value creation chain of flat-knitting production, from the design idea to development and manufacture, effectively offering tailored solutions for every component.
It has been designed to bring together products such as the flagship M1plus, APM, GKS, PPS, EKC, and autocreate in a way that allows them to interact with each other, automate processes, and network production stages. In this way, says Stoll, customers benefit from more consistent workflows, shorter, transparent production cycles, and an increase in quality, productivity, and, therefore, overall plant efficiency.
Stoll can be found at booth C4.11, Hall C4.