|All of our embroidery machines are ready for networking. The T8-2 control unit is equipped with one network plug. Connecting the embroidery machines to a company network, the machine is capable to load the designs straight from the server. Designs can be loaded via a barcode scanner. Suitable barcodes can be printed on the production sheets. Barcodes offer more than just loading a designs: The scans help to control commands of the embroidery machines.
Status lights show the current status of the machines. When our ZSK’s Industry 4.0 solution My.ZSK is used, the machines are capable to send an e-mail in case of stoppages i.e. due to a thread break. My.ZSK is not only able to collect production data, but it can analyse production data and provide reports. When using the My.ZSK server version, production data can be used by other systems (i.e. integration into ERP systems).
Latest technology allows to connect further sensors (i.e. to monitor temperature, humidity, energy consumption etc.) to the machine and to include this information into My.ZSK reports. An additional touchscreen My.ZSK display can be attached to the control unit to either display status information or to allow the operator to enter additional information. Machine operators can log in or log out by using RFID tokens to monitor their achievements.
Desired Functionality in Designs
|Imagine, embroidery machines can be responsible of heated seats. Imagine, embroidery machines can embroider functional buttons. Imagine, embroidery machines can stitch conductive circuits and much more. Technical embroidery technology opens new functionality in seating solutions. Automated laying and fixing heating wires is a renowned application of our laying machines. Using conductive embroidery yarns, embroidery machines can stitch flexible capacitive sensors, place electronics and LEDs or connect electronics to a circuit. For instance, we created a future dashboard where all circuits and sensors below the leather surface are embroidered. Our ZSK Functional Sequin Device has placed the LED lights.
Our machines are not only capable to embroider such products onto a base material, but extend the offering by suitable electronics. Our engineers in the ZSK Atelier advise you during the product development phase.
You are interested to learn more about this field? Please contact our specialists in the Technical Embroidery Department.