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Warp Knitting/​Crochet

Taking quality control to a new level with QMS

KM.ON launches pioneering AI-based Quality Monitoring System for warp knitting machines.

29th May 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

Karl Mayer Group company KM.ON is launching its new Quality Monitoring System (QMS) for the retrofit market at the forthcoming ITM in Istanbul (4-8 June), presenting a game-changing solution for quality management on warp knitting machines.

For its exceptional performance in defect detection, the QMS uses the advances of our time, the company says - a state-of-the-art camera system that captures images of the production process, and a specialised artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse the images. Particularly in terms of handling, reliability and precision of defect detection, the QMS from KM.ON offers advantages over conventional systems that do not rely on AI analysis.

Simple operation, fast notification

The QMS is designed for easy setup and can be operated without prior expertise. If a defect causes the machine to come to a standstill, the operator is informed immediately via a user-friendly interface. The immediate warning enables rapid intervention and therefore less downtime and more productivity.

Monitoring without unnecessary stops

Thanks to its conceptual design, the QMS only stops production when actual defects are detected. Unnecessary interruptions caused by external disruptive factors, such as changing light conditions, are avoided. This exceptional precision prevents productivity losses and helps to ensure continuous operation. Costs due to unnecessary machine downtime are avoided.

Defect detection with maximum precision 

Unlike conventional camera systems, the QMS detects even the most complex defects and triggers an immediate machine stop. This minimizes material waste. During operation, the AI-controlled system learns from the data to enhance its detection accuracy, thereby reducing the reject rate and costs. The QMS also adapts to evolving production environments to ensure consistently high efficiency.

QMS avoids unintentional machine stops due to detection errors, but also detects quality defects that are difficult to identify. © Karl Mayer Group

With its performance features, the QMS is KM.ON's answer to the requirements of the warp knitting industry. The software company's experts have held intensive discussions with numerous customers about their day-to-day work requirements and incorporated their feedback into the specifications for the QMS. The result is a product with maximum benefits.

"Our QMS is easy to use and extremely reliable. It avoids unintentional machine stops due to detection errors, but also detects quality defects that are difficult to identify," says Florian Wurzel, Cluster Lead Quality Assurance at KM.ON, summarising the advantages of the QMS.

Florian Wurzel, Cluster Lead Quality Assurance at KM.ON. © Karl Mayer Group

Florian Wurzel and his team are looking forward to many good discussions with their guests at ITM (Hall 3 Stand 303A, 4-8 June 2024), at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Center Istanbul.

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