Ever since the first introduction of electronics on weaving machines in the 1970s, Picanol has been at the forefront of digitization. The systematic use of electronic controls and sensors has made it possible to generate data on a continuous basis. This in turn serves as input for different software programs which automatically adjust the running of the machine for maximum efficiency.
In addition to familiar applications such as ARVD II Plus, AirMaster and OptiSpeed, new features are becoming possible for monitoring, automatic adjustment and remote troubleshooting, to name just a few.
We all know that digitization will become ever more important in the next decades. Data have to be captured and made available for artificial intelligence, making production more efficient. Picanol will continue to be a trendsetter in this field, further deploying Industry 4.0 in the weaving industry. The self-setting machine is just around the corner!