The Saurer Group, one of the leading globally operating technology groups focusing on machinery and components for yarn processing, has recently announced that they are going to establish a technology center in Arbon, Switzerland. The research and development center at the home of the Saurer textiles group will combine Saurer’s leading expertise in sensor technology and automation with the latest innovations of Industry 4.0.
“In Arbon, Franz Saurer developed the first hand-knitting machine in 1869, built the first automatic embroidery machine in 1912, and conquered the world with his modern trucks from 1905. We aim to plot our course in this spirit of energy and innovation once again,” he added.
This technology center in Arbon will work closely with existing research and development departments of the Saurer Group. This joint approach will be guided by Saurer’s central development philosophy that is summarized in the formula “E3+I”, which stands for “Energy, Economics and Ergonomics plus Intelligence, the statement explained.
The formula will represent Saurer’s efforts to manufacture machines with minimum energy consumption, maximum production efficiency, and pioneering ergonomics. At the same time, it will intelligently integrate all of the data gathered during production with a view to implementing self-optimizing systems, preventive maintenance or intelligent quality control, for example.
Besides this Anton Kehl also said, “The new developments in Industry 4.0 offer great opportunities for a group like Saurer. Our intention to exploit these new opportunities and to become a smart industrial solutions and services provider and the Saurer technology center will undoubtedly make a valuable contribution to helping us achieve this.