State of the art wool machinery – with NSC at ITMA.
State of the art wool machinery – with NSC at ITMA.


I believe this is your 18th edition of ITMA? Yes And has Schlumberger always been involved? Yes, we participated in ITMA since the beginning, in the 50’s. The first ITMA was in Lille, around 1951. Amazing Since then, it’s been a must for us to be at ITMA So, it’s an important fair for you? Yes, absolutely. For a machine manufacturer this is the most important fair, and for us because we are specializing in wool. Wool processing, from the beginning, until the yarn, we have the full range of machines for that. So, your customers will come to see you here and what are you planning to show them? Our new developments for this year are of course the improvements of existing machines, for instance the new carding machine we’ve worked on the development of much easier to use machines. For instance, to achieve specific settings without tools, to make the job easier for the operators. We know that we have a skill shortage in our industry, so easy to operate machines are important to the customers. We’ve also made improvements to make machines more energy efficient, which is very important for wool’s footprint. We also strive to make machines very reliable, this is a must, but now also to collect information on faults, alarms and quality deviations: the operator must be informed. So the machine will be able to do a data collection of the output? Yes absolutely, this is state-of-the-art for the future. In wool top making and spinning, the machines will be connected, and the operator will be able to follow the process, production and quality, via data being transmitted by the different machines through a supervision system. And this will be very important for the owner to understand what is happening with his production. We wish you well, it all looks very exciting and it’s lovely to see so much wool on one stand. All the best to Schlumberger. As you can see, we focused our booth and communications on natural fibres and especially wool, as this is very important for us. Wool is the biggest part of our industry and a focus for our machinery, and as a natural fibre, of course, wool is the most important fibre to us. Thank you for your time!

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