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  • 27.04.2016

Indonesia’s spinners to meet the perfect match for quality

Hands-on opportunities with the new USTER® TESTER 6

The vibrant spinning industry of Indonesia is the perfect match for the USTER® TESTER 6. The world’s most advanced quality measuring system is the gateway to Total Testing, while the integrated Assistant Q support feature guides mills to the best quality and profitability choices for targeting high-end textile applications. Agansa Primatama will demonstrate these benefits directly to the spinners at the Indo Intertex event.

 

“Indonesia’s spinners are very ambitious. Many of the mills are aiming to supply the high-quality market segment,” says Djendjen Halim, Director at Agansa Primatama, one of the country’s foremost agents for textile machinery and technology. 

After its launch at ITMA 2015, USTER® TESTER 6 has already attracted immediate global interest – including an order for three systems by one of Indonesia’s leading textile producers, Indorama Corporation. Now, the agency has arranged for the latest innovation in yarn testing to be introduced to a wider audience of spinners with a special presentation of the USTER® TESTER 6 at Indo Intertex 2016 in April.

 

Sensor innovations

When it was first exhibited publicly at ITMA in Milan last year, USTER® TESTER 6 introduced an array of ground-breaking new features. It represents a significant step forward in terms of accuracy, the range of measurements provided and the user-friendly interpretation of quality data. Innovative sensor technology is at the heart of the USTER® TESTER 6. The novel digital CS capacitive sensor delivers its results – including the famous CVm `USTER value´ – with unprecedented speed and reliability. 

Another vital yarn quality parameter, hairiness, is covered comprehensively by the USTER® TESTER 6. The latest Sensor HL, for hairiness length classification at speeds of 800 m/min, complements the established hairiness Sensor OH. Together, they offer spinners a total picture of yarn hairiness, for the first time ever.

 

Made for Indonesia

The Indo Intertex exhibition will be staged in Jakarta from April 27-30 with the theme ‘Be Ready with More Market Opportunities Ahead’. This objective fits perfectly with the benefits of the new Total Testing Center, which is incorporated in the USTER® TESTER 6. The route to Total Testing is through the USTER® QUALITY EXPERT quality management tool.

Starting with the precision laboratory test results from USTER® TESTER 6, the system integrates in-process information from yarn clearers, which monitor 100% of production at the winding machines. The Total Testing Center then takes spinning mills to the next stage, with detailed analysis of all the data and expert interpretation – giving practical advice and options for specific improvements. Importantly, this takes account of quality requirement, so that mills can make informed and risk-free decisions on every aspect of the yarn manufacturing process. 

Factory of Indorama Corporation, Indonesia

A suitable slogan for the USTER® TESTER 6 might also be ‘designed for Indonesian spinners’ – since many of its new features do not require highly-trained operatives: “Our customers observe that finding knowledgeable staff becomes harder every year,” says Halim. Assistant Q is the built-in support service which solves this problem perfectly for spinners. Backed by 65 years of USTER expertise, Assistant Q checks all measurements and proposes a checklist of solutions for any quality issue it finds – akin to hiring a new staff member with all the know-how a mill could need.

Seeing is believing

Visitors at Indo Intertex can see a live presentation of the USTER® TESTER 6 at Agansa’s booth (hall B3, booth no. 77-78). After the show, the motto for spinners will be ‘Seeing is Believing’ as they are invited to book in for detailed tests with their own yarns at the Agansa HQ in Bandung. 

“We are proud to present the USTER® TESTER 6 at the exhibition and later in our showroom, as we are convinced that innovative solutions such as this are the key to a prosperous future for the textile industry in Indonesia,” says Halim.

Agansa is also able to maximize the impact of the benefits of USTER® TESTER 6 by organizing tailored training sessions in the local language, targeted at the needs of both the customer and of the local market. Well-trained staff completes the circle for the USTER Total Quality Testing concept for Indonesia – making the ambitions of the spinning mills an achievable reality.

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Operator checking the fabric grades in the Total Testing Center