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15th November 2018, Übach-Palenberg

Sanko orders 48 Zinser 72XL machines

Saurer, the ring-spinning specialist, is supplying 48 ZinserImpact 72XL compact spinning machines with a total of 82 944 spindles to Sanko Textiles, one of the largest certified organic cotton yarn and certified organic knit fabrics producers in Turkey. The tradition-rich Turkish textiles company is thus one of the first customers worldwide to use this new generation of machines.

“We have been relying on Saurer’s leading technologies for years,” said Hakan Konukoğlu, Sanko Holding board member. “The new ZinserImpact 72XL is an important building block in our future modernisation strategy.”

Hakan Konukoğlu, Member of board, Sanko Holding (4.f.l.), Gökhan Aydın, Strategy and Business Development Manager, Sanko Textiles (3.f.l.), Clement Woon, CEO of Saurer (5.f.l.) and members of the Saurer management team. © Saurer Group

Sanko was founded in 1904 and produces around 250 tons of yarn per day and employs a total of 2,520 people in its spinning and knitting division. With its Textiles Innovation Center, founded in 2000, Sanko is constantly developing new textiles, such as the successful yarn brand Zeugma and others. Sanko is one of the pioneers in processing of organic cotton: In 2002, the company commissioned one of the world’s first certified spinning mills for this material.

Now, the company says it wants to further enhance its competitive advantage with Saurer’s most modern generation of ring-spinning machines. It is investing in a flexible and highly efficient overall solution consisting of roving and compact spinning machines. The roving is supplied by six ZinserSpeed 5A with a total of 1,152 spindles. Equipped with the RoWeLift transfer station, the RoWeClean tube-cleaning system, the RoWeStore empty-tube store and effective doffing technology, the roving frames are said to guarantee maximum cost-effectiveness. The ZinserSpeed 5A are connected to the compact spinning machines via the Autoflow FlexFlow system. This makes the assignment of the roving frames to the ring-spinning machines more flexible and opens up potential for optimisation in operational planning, according to the manufacturer.

The 48 ZinserImpact 72XL machines, each with 1,728 spindles, have been tailored to the spatial situation on site. The central FlexiDrive of the ZinserImpact 72XL is designed to ensure consistent yarn quality over the entire machine length. The self-cleaning compact spinning technology, Impact FX, is said to guarantee the most economical and top quality thanks to its constant compact power. The machines are equipped with the CS1 S premium spindle to further reduce noise emissions, vibrations and energy consumption in the high-speed range.

The new Zinser compact spinning mill will go into operation this year.


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