Groz-Beckert KG
News April 2016

News

April 2016

Digital worlds for the textile industry

Discover the Groz-Beckert digital world of Nonwovens!

Groz-Beckert has been stepping up its digital presence for several years now – and it all began with the introduction of the company's own app "myGrozBeckert" at the ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. Three years later, at the ITMA Asia 2014, the app was relaunched with a new design, plus enhanced content and functions. The company's website has also had a new look since the spring of 2013, with detailed information about the company and its products online. Find out more about the Groz-Beckert digital offering in the Nonwovens sector.

myGrozBeckert – textile know-how, accessible anytime

The myGrozBeckert app is available for the operating systems iOS and Android, and can be downloaded from Apple's App Store and from Google Play in the languages ​​German, English and Chinese. Alongside basic information about Groz-Beckert and its products and services, the app features a comprehensive "Toolbox" containing useful tools for the textile industry. Exclusively, the myGrozBeckert app contains free modules for use in the nonwovens industry. One tool, for instance, can be used to convert fiber gauges – simply and intuitively, using a digital slider!

Apple App Store (Link)
Google Play Store (Link)

Here's where to get the "myGrozBeckert" app in China:

 

Link to Chinese
Android Store

App Store Name
(English)


myGrozBeckert_360手机助手

360 Mobile Assistant

http://shouji.baidu.com/myGrozBeckert

 Baidu Mobile Assistant

myGrozBeckert-app.mi.com

 MIUI app store (Xiaomi)

Find out about the various tools for the nonwovens sector below:

Tool: Digital conversion of fiber gauges

From cotton and jute to viscose and polyester, a total of 28 fiber types can be selected. By manually entering the desired gauge, or by vertically sliding the virtual tape measures, the fiber gauge is displayed simultaneously in dtex, TD, microns and tex. The 4 unit systems are available on the basis of the following formulae:

  • dtex: weight of a fiber in grams per 10,000 m
  • TD: weight of a fiber in grams per 9,000 m
  • microns: fiber diameter in microns
  • tex: weight of a fiber in grams per 1,000 m

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The quality of a nonwoven fabric is determined by the product density. In production, the stitch density of the needles is significant for this result, and the selected penetration depth on the needling machine also has an effect. Both can be digitally determined during input of needle and production parameters.

Tool: Digital determination of penetration depth

The choice of working part cross-section, barb configurations, barb spacings and the number of penetrating barbs leads on to recommendation of an individually determined penetration depth. If a penetration depth exceeds 15 mm, it is highlighted in red. A penetration depth higher than 15 mm leads to extreme deflection during needling, and this can result in serious needle breakage. Digital determination of penetration depth helps to prevent this.

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Digital input of production parameters also helps to determine the right balance between quality and production costs. The question of whether the particular needling machine can meet the customer's target insertion density is also theoretically displayed here.

Tool: Digital determination of stitch density

Input of e.g., needle density per centimeter, strokes per minute, and feed per stroke show the stitch density per square centimeter and the production speed per minute that can be achieved. The limits for each objective can be explored and tested here using the individual sliders.

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Detailed descriptions of the individual calculators are located behind the question-mark symbols ("?").

With all the diversity of content offered by the myGroz-Beckert app, definition of a personal homepage can facilitate matters. A click on the hamburger menu under "My Settings" enables selection of the preferred textile technology. Many other areas of the app can be controlled, too: The additional function "Download all attachments", for example, conveniently makes it possible to install all the brochures and films simultaneously. This guarantees full availability of all content, also in offline mode.

 

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The control inside the app works via icons

The "Media library" contains not only product-specific datasheets (in English and German) but also videos and animations. This media content can be shared with other people by sending a link.

The textile Groz-Beckert calendar images are a further special feature of this media library. These so-called "macroworlds" present the different textile fabrics as part of a visually stunning theme-world. They can be downloaded and used as wallpaper on your smartphone or tablet.

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Textile macroworld - Nonwovens
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Textile macroworld - Knitting

The Groz-Beckert homepage – all information and contact partners

The Groz-Beckert homepage provides extensive information. This includes both general information on the company and its product range as well as detailed information for research regarding individual products and services.

All contact partners around the world – from the company's own subsidiaries to its trading partners and agencies – can be found under Groz-Beckert worldwide. This guarantees that customers always know the right person to contact.

The dynamic "Highlights" section – on the bottom left of the homepage and on every start page of the individual sections – provides an overview of the latest updates and topics. From here, the topics highlighted can all be accessed directly.

In the Felting sector, customers will find extensive information on all the products and services for the nonwovens industry. The respective pages are also filled with additional information, plus a direct contact option for individual topics.

Discover the Groz-Beckert digital world of nonwovens for yourself, at https://www.groz-beckert.com/cms/en/products_services/fn_felting/

 

 

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