DIENES sails with the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things for further innovations. Industry 4.0 maybe mocked as a marketing hype, but for the company allows the progressive integration of bus systems to meet interesting solutions to customer requirements by the engineers.
The path taken in 2006 to undertake engineering tasks for research institutes has resulted in highly flexible and modular spinning systems that are able to cover a wide variety of tech-niques for fiber formation through an open-loop control system.
The focus of recent years has been on processes for the production of high-performance fi-bers in the aramid, carbon and ceramic sectors, here especially the solvent spinning process-es.
The wet and dry spinning systems are made up of modular components and are intelligently networked via the MultiMode® control system. Research facilities, pilot plants and small pro-duction facilities for special tasks are the focus.
The proximity to research institutes has led beyond the normal customer-supplier relationship to joint research projects, which have provided interesting developments and findings in the pro-duction of special fibers in recent years.
An example of this is a compact steam duct, developed in collaboration with a genius inventor, which has resulted in uniform heating of a high number of multifilaments, which had not been possible in this way before.
Furthermore, together with the ITA Aachen, a system was designed that accelerates the wet spinning process by controlled, multistage coagulation. For technical implementation, partners in the industry are currently being sought.
In addition, extraordinary processes to carry out reactions under the most difficult conditions, together with the DITF Denkendorf, have taken on a technological challenge in an EU project, which uses a PE precursor with the help of elemental sulfur to produce the preliminary stage to a carbon fiber. As a result, significant savings in the production of carbon fibers can be achieved.
In the field of high performance godets, DIENES focuses on the special applications in the high temperature range. Godets of over 500 ° C have been used successfully for years. To-gether with ITM Dresden, a joint development of new processes for the production of high-melting polymers is currently taking place.
In addition, DIENES, with ingenious employees in electrical engineering and control technology, is constantly realizing new developments that are redefining Industrie 4.0 in the area of research and development. The systems are now equipped with high-performance processors that real-ize the necessary control speeds and fastest communication between the modules. So, the equipment, not only documented everything, but it can also be operated from a mobile phone or tablet.
If you are looking for a partner for special solutions in the field of synthetic fiber spinning for high – end products with a unique control performance, then you can’t pass on DIENES!