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Swedish Digitized Solutions at Techtextil and Texprocess 24

By Innovation in Textiles

Emphasis on automation and new software solutions in Frankfurt.

Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – will display technologies completely in alignment with the major digitalisation theme of the forthcoming Techtextil and Texprocess 2024 exhibitions taking place in Frankfurt from April 23-26th.

“Textile manufacturers who don’t embrace the new possibilities of digitalisation – in addition to continuing to make sustainable gains – will very soon face obstacles to their progress,” says TMAS secretary general Therese Premler-Andersson.

Eton Systems software continuously accumulates, processes and makes all production information instantly available. © Eton Systems

Automatic Handling

The fully automated and digitised handling solutions for finished garments, home textiles and furniture of Eton Systems, for example, will be demonstrated at Texprocess, at stand F31 in Hall 8 in Frankfurt.

Designed to increase value-added time in production by eliminating manual transportation and minimising handling, the individually addressable product carriers are fully managed and controlled by the latest ETONingenious software. This web based real-time data collection and information system continuously accumulates, processes and makes all production information instantly available to supervisors, quality control personnel and management.

“Our latest software enables full transparency at all stages of making up and assemby,” says Eton CEO Jerker Krabbe. “Over the years we have accumulated significant knowledge of production requirements, customer demand and challenges within the working environment and we are always listening to our customers in many diverse sectors in order to help them further improve and fine tune their individual software platforms. ETONingenious is equipped with an immensely powerful web based graphical user interface fully adapted to the production environment.”

Bespoke Seams

Also in Hall 8 at Texprocess, at stand D49, Svegea will demonstrate its EC 300-XS colarette technology which is used by garment manufacturers around the world for the production of tubular apparel components such as cuff and neck tapes and other seam reinforcements.

“Advances in automation are only making the specialised, bespoke machines we engineer ever more efficient,” says Svegea managing director Håkan Steene. “At the moment we’re seeing a lot of interest in the reshoring of operations by our customers, to bring final-stage manufacturing closer to the key European and US markets.”

The EC 300-XS collarette cutter on show in Frankfurt is equipped with the latest E-Drive II system providing the operator with a very user-friendly touchscreen, providing full control of the cutting process. An accompanying FA 350 fully automatic roll slitting machine will also be demonstrated.

“A key function is the ability to ensure perfect synchronization of the tubular fabric between the machine’s turntable platform and its  upper cutting body,” Steene explains. “We supply a wide range of automatic collarette band cutting machines with capacities to match the needs of our customers.”


Supply Chain Infrastructure

“It is now essential for companies at all stages of the manufacturing supply chain to improve their infrastructures since upcoming legal regulations – such as the EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles and the associated digital product passport – will require a corresponding level of digitalisation,” says Premler-Andersson in conclusion. “At the same time, digitalisation is helping manufacturers to meet the sustainability requirements of customers and partners by, for example, improving supply chain transparency and resource calculation. We look forward to discussing the digital solutions offered by TMAS members at the Techtextil and Texprocess shows.”


This article was published in Innovation in Textiles March 13, 2024 Eton Systems Inc. is a SPESA member.

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