By Innovation in Textiles
Robust design utilises state-of-the-art motors and amplifiers that automatically detect changes in critical components.
ACG Nyström, a member of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery association, will demonstrate the benefits of the automated Talon 75 multi-ply cutter at the forthcoming Texprocess exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 21-24.
This follows a new agreement with Eastman Machine Company, of Buffalo, New York, building on a partnership dating back over a century – combined, the two companies have installed over 3,000 automated cutting systems worldwide and distributed hundreds of thousands of manual cutting machines.
As a well-established full-service supplier of textile machinery and software, ACG Nyström, part of the ACG Group, will serve as a hub for imported Eastman equipment, parts and consumables, enabling shorter lead times and direct delivery within the European Union.
The Talon 75 is capable of cutting up to 7.5cm of compressed materials common to the sewn products and technical textiles industries. The machine is engineered to automatically pull stacked material plies from the spreading table to a modular, bristle-block conveyor bed for reciprocating knife cutting of patterns. Precise system operations with state-of-the-art motion control communications offer an industrial-strength solution.
Industry 4.0 Ready
Eastman’s Talon multi-ply cutting systems are Industry 4.0 ready and equipped with the latest in condition based predictive maintenance technology. Their robust design utilises state-of-the-art motors and amplifiers that automatically detect changes in critical components to notify operators well in advance of maintenance prompts. Also on display in Frankfurt will be Eastman’s ES-960, a material spreader capable of fast and easy spreading heights up to 20cm.
“We are all excited about what this new partnership and combination of expertise means for the European buyer,” said Elizabeth McGruder, Eastman’s VP of European sales and marketing. “Access to numerous ACG agencies for immediate sales and technical support combined with Eastman’s extensive product catalogue will ensure that Scandinavian and Baltic customers have a comprehensive and experienced supplier network, benefiting from the best of both businesses.”
“We are happy to have signed a new long-term agreement with Eastman,” added Thomas Arvidsson, ACG Nyström CEO. “The company’s broad product range will create new opportunities for us and together, we have extensive knowledge and experience.”
Range of Solutions
Members of TMAS will be showcasing a range of solutions aligning with the growing trend for more localised and automated textile manufacturing at the forthcoming Texprocess, Techtextil and Heimtextil shows which are all taking place in Frankfurt from June 21-24. New automated solutions and digital technologies – which in many cases have been crash-tested much more rapidly than was planned due to Covid-19 restrictions – mean localised production is now making sense for many manufacturers and their brand customers.
“I think its great that the three shows are all taking place in Frankfurt together,” says TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “This gives our members the opportunity to showcase a full range of possibilities across the supply chain.”
ACG Nyström and Eastman will be at stand E52 in Hall 8, as part of the Texprocess show. Eton Systems, imogo and Svegea will be exhibiting at stand F41 in Hall 8 at Texprocess, while Coloreel is jointly exhibiting with embroidery machine maker Tajima at stand H44 in Hall 8. Eltex will be at Techtextil in Hall 12, at stand E19 and ACG Kinna will be at stand E27 in Hall 3 as part of the Heimtextil show.