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Uster: The evolution of quality management

Uster Technologies offers a unique portfolio of solutions for textile quality control, management and improvement, from fiber to fabric at ITMA 2019

Uster is the leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality management for the textile industry. Now USTER strengthens that concept even further, enabling textile producers to actually prevent poor quality, rather than just recording it.

Digital quality management from fiber to fabric

USTER TESTER 6
Figure 1: USTER® TESTER 6 allows users, to combine both laboratory and in-process data from different production stages to optimize quality control and its management.

USTER is committed to continuously strengthening objective quality measurement and automation along the textile value chain. In 2018, this led USTER to enter the field of automated fabric inspection, with the acquisition of Elbit Vision Systems.

Digitalization offers many opportunities for evolving and improving our systems and services.

Thomas Nasiou, CEO, Uster

Another important step was to bring the world-renowned USTER® STATISTICS quality benchmarks into the digital age, developing the USTER® STATISTICS 2018 app for smartphones and mobile devices.

“Digitalization offers many opportunities for evolving and improving our systems and services,” says USTER CEO Thomas Nasiou.

“At the same time, the core of our offering will always be Think QualityTM and all our efforts — whether in hardware, software or services – will aim towards quality measurement and management to maximize the value for our customers,” added Thomas Nasiou.

Introducing data-based optimization

In 2015, USTER introduced data evaluation to textile quality control, with the USTER® TESTER 6. This allowed users, for the first time, to combine both laboratory and in-process data from different production stages to optimize quality control and its management.

In 2019, USTER is extending this connected approach to the further production processes, to offer value modules which enable textile producers not only to be informed of quality problems but also prevent and optimize wherever possible.

Launching at ITMA 2019

USTER® QUALITY EXPERT, the Quality Management PlatformTM, collects and evaluates information from different production stages, making the entire process more transparent for managers and operators.

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Figure 2: The Quality Management PlatformTM will form the centerpiece of the USTER presentation at ITMA 2019.

The introduction of the Quality Management PlatformTM marks an important evolution for Uster Technologies. It combines collection and smart data analysis from more process steps with the next level of knowledge-based alerts about possible defects and extended prognosis of yarn performance in subsequent processes.

The Quality Management PlatformTM will form the centerpiece of the USTER presentation at ITMA 2019. At the same time, the comprehensive portfolio of online, laboratory, fabric inspection products and value-added services is being extended with further innovations.

Reflecting the spirit of continuous innovation, a completely new ITMA booth design will highlight the digitally-connected Uster Technologies offering and showcase developments across the entire portfolio.

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