Energy Efficiency

AI-based real time energy consumption

Saal C
Freitag, 13.09.2024, 11:25 - 11:50 Uhr

Textile finishing processes, such as stenting and sprinting, are particularly affected by the latter, as they consume large amounts of energy compared to other processes due to the heat treatment used to finish fabrics. Optimitive and ITA present the results of an AI-based solution used at the Innovation & Learning Center Aachen to reduce the energy consumption of a stent machine by 12% and the error rate of a printing machine by 3%.

Ricardo Vega Ayora (ITA Academy GmbH)
Textile finishing processes play a crucial role in enhancing the properties and aesthetics of fabrics but stenting and sprinting are notably energy-intensive, primarily attributed to the extensive use of heat treatment in fabric finishing. In response to this challenge, innovative solutions have emerged to address the environmental impact and optimize energy utilization. An exemplary illustration of such solutions is the collaborative effort between Optimitive and ITA, as they reveal the outcomes of employing an AI-based approach at the Innovation & Learning Center Aachen. The primary goal of this initiative was to curtail the considerable energy consumption associated with stenting machines and improve the precision of printing machines. The results of this endeavor are nothing short of impressive, showcasing a substantial 12% reduction in the energy consumption of the stent machine and lowering the error rate of a printing machine by 3% by AI-based solution. This improvement is a testament to the precision and reliability that can be achieved through the integration of advanced technologies in textile finishing. The reduction in errors not only enhances operational efficiency but also has a positive impact on overall product quality, leading to higher customer satisfaction. The success of this collaborative project underscores the transformative power of artificial intelligence in the textile industry, offering a glimpse into a more sustainable and efficient future for textile finishing processes. As the industry continues to embrace cutting-edge technologies, the potential for further advancements and optimizations in energy consumption and production quality remains promising. The Optimitive and ITA collaboration serves as a beacon, inspiring other textile manufacturers to explore innovative solutions that align with environmental stewardship and operational excellence in the evolving landscape of textile finishing. Ricardo Vega Ayora, M.Sc. (1), Gesine Köppe, M.Sc. (1), Bharath Kumar, M.Sc. (1) (1) ITA Academy GmbH