Itema Weaving Innovations – ITM 2022
iBOOSTER & iCARE by Itemalab®
New innovative and cutting-edge solutions have been developed to further boost the R95002denim as the racehorse in its category.
Digitalization and Industry 4.0 concepts are changing the way to approach daily activities and, at Itema, we are considering these principles as mandatory to be implemented on our machines with the main target to make our Customers’ life easier. In fact, we already developed advanced softwares to guarantee simplified operations and settings, remote diagnostics and reduced maintenance.
Perfectly fitting this mission, the R95002denim comes to ITM 2022 with a further enhanced weft transfer system and innovative IOT solutions that reflect what weavers always dreamed of: maximum speed and maximum reliability, together.
The brand-new iBOOSTER package and iCARE system implement the most modern principles to provide unparalleled performances and predictive maintenance.
The iBOOSTER package literally boosts machine’s performances, without compromising reliability. When running extremely fast, key rapier insertion system components are subject to considerable stress. Thanks to a deep materials study made by Itemalab™, in close cooperation with Lamiflex, Itema succeeded in developing new reinforced tapes, sprocket wheels and micro smart coolers to ensure extended lifetime. Moreover, a revolutionary detection system through sensors and digital intelligence allows a real-time control of the components health status.
iCARE, part of the iBOOSTER package, is a future oriented system which – thanks to an advanced sensors mechanism – monitors in real-time the state of health of the Itema tapes and sprocket wheels suggesting possible adjustments or interventions through the machine latest generation console.
iCARE brings significant benefits to the weavers, including the possibility to run the machine at the highest speeds without compromising components reliability and to adopt a future-oriented preventive maintenance solution.
All these brand-new solutions demonstrate Itema vision and commitment to drive the industry towards new benchmarks. At Itema the future is now, and our weaving machines and solutions are designed to testify it.