From idea to transfer
The "Textile Factory of the Future" research and test field at the STFI is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is always complemented by industry-relevant technologies. This gives us the opportunity to map a wide variety of processes in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, textile handling and IT in a practical way.
In addition, great importance is attached to developing industry-specific demonstrators on the one hand, and to demonstrating professional and economically viable open source solution approaches for SMEs on the other.
- Stationary and mobile robot systems
- Driverless transport system
- Mobile winder system
- Tablets and wearables (including smart gloves, watches & glasses)
- AR and VR environments
- Machine dashboards
- Inkjet system
- 3D printing system
- Laser-assisted pre-treatment
- Laser cutter
- Open source software (e.g. Node-RED, Grafana)
- Production planning and control software (e.g. Update texware)
- Material flow system (e.g. Plant Simulation)
- 3D modelling (e.g. SketchUp)
You have the possibility of a virtual exploration at STFI. For this purpose, our futureTEX research and test field "Textile Factory of the future" with all its facilities was scanned by the company airmess GmbH from Dresden.
You can move freely around the room virtually and view individual plant technologies at close range. In the "Textile Factory of the Future", STFI scientists are working on topics related to digitalisation in the textile industry. Digital assistance systems, robotics, driverless transport systems and RFID technologies are the main components of the work in this field.
The virtual tour took place as part of the BBA project "Visit Saxony's Textile Hub", which is funded by the Saxon State Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport and implemented and coordinated by Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH.
Ziel des futureTEX-Forschungsvorhabens iTEXFer ist es, einen textilspezifischen, erweiterbaren Industrie 4.0-Baukasten aus Software, Methoden und mechanisch-elektronischen Komponenten zu entwickeln.
Dr. S. Seeger
Dr. S. Seeger