Groz-Beckert KG

Newsletter 3 | 2011

Textile precision is now digital –
Groz-Beckert presents an app for the ITMA Barcelona

Thorough knowledge of everything to do with the textile value-added chain, accessible instantly at any time wherever you happen to be! To coincide with the ITMA in Barcelona,  Groz-Beckert is making its special "myGrozBeckert" app for the iPad available. The basic app is free of charge, and a low-cost add-on provides numerous additional and practical tools. Find out all about the new possibilities!

All about apps

"App" is of course short for application, and it refers to any form of user program. These days, however, the word "app" is mainly used in connection with the applications specially designed for modern smartphones and tablet computers. These are purchased via an online shop which is an integral component of the operating system. Apps are installed directly onto the smartphone or tablet computer.

Access to know-how wherever you are – The free-of-charge basic app

Basic information about Groz-Beckert and its comprehensive range of products for everything to do with knitting, weaving, felting, tufting and sewing is already offered by the basic app. The user interface can be used in the languages German and English. The app contains all the brochures and technical information that are also offered for download on the Groz-Beckert website at Data and facts about the Technology and Development Centre (TEZ) and a general image film about the company round off the application.

Tips and tricks for the textile industry – the extended app

The add-on "Toolbox" provides a large amount of extra value for just a small extra charge. Users receive various tools and calculation aids that make daily work far easier. For instance, you can work out how many needles are being used for needling a knitting machine. Yarn thicknesses can be converted, and yarn proportions can be calculated in percent. Cylinder diameters and gauges can also be determined just as required. In the weaving sector, for instance, the highest row densities of the drop wires can be queried, and in felting, penetration depth and density of needles can be determined. For tufting, the extended app also provides an overview of possible gauges. In the sewing sector, users are given recommendations where suitable needle thicknesses are concerned.

Available from September 2011

The "myGrozBeckert" app and its add-on can be downloaded from the Apple Store after release by Apple. It will be available for the iPad in good time for the ITMA in Barcelona in September 2011. A version for the iPhone is also being planned.

Do you have any ideas about improving or extending "myGrozBeckert"? Groz-Beckert looks forward to your suggestions!