15 - 19 October 2018 in Shanghai, China

Visit Mahlo at booth H6-D13

Our Mahlo-Team and our honored partner Kuantex is looking forward to meeting you at ITMA ASIA 2018! At Asia's most important textile machinery show, we present trends and innovations in the textile industry in Asia and worldwide. A particular focus this year lies on Industry 4.0. You don't want to miss this!

Asia's landmark show on textile machinery

Asia is the world's largest textile machinery market. China accounts for more than half of the total textile and garment machinery installed during the last 10 years. Influenced by the industry's Five-Years plan, textile producers focus on industrial transformation and upgrading. Structural adjustments will continue to be made in all sectors, thus expanding opportunities for the further development of textile enterprises and in areas such as technical textiles.

No wonder that the ITMA ASIA continues to assure its position as the biggest and most important textile machinery show of the continent. As Asia's leading business plattform for textile and beyond it bienally attracts all global market leaders to inform and to be informed about new textile technology trends.

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World market leader in weft straightening

This year we are looking forward to meet our guests at our booth D13 in hall H6 (H6 D13). There, we introduce  Mahlo's latest technologies in textile finishing and drying processes and provide solutions for your individual challenges.

On display at ITMA ASIA will be a working demo plant with the new generation of weft straighteners Orthopac RVMC-15 and a demo tower of the thread counting system Famacont PMC. There you can experience the function of the Mahlo weft straighteners under real conditions, as if installed on a stenter frame.

Featured Mahlo products at ITMA Asia

Orthopac RVMC 15

Distortion correction

Product highlights

  • Modular system architecture
  • Easy to retrofit
  • Operator-friendly
  • Informative process visualization

Customer benefits

  •  Online monitoring and regulation of all relevant parameters
  • Increased productivity
  • High production reliability
  • Optimised process repeatability
  • Documentation of quality
  • Providing a comparative basis for the quality standard
  • Considerable energy savings
  • Short amortisation times

Weft straightening the way it should be

The Orthopac RVMC is the universally employable straightening system from Mahlo for the correction of web distortions for nearly all applications. Available with hydraulic or electrical straightening roller adjustment.

The modular construction allows the system to be configured to meet the demands of changing conditions and requirements.


Optipac VMC-15

Modular process control system

Optimizes finishing

The Orthopac VMC is a modular process control system for textile refinement. It optimises drying or fixing processes as well as the processes all about the stenter.

The system measures, logs and controls critical process parameters over the entire working width:

  • Temperature
  • Dwell time
  • Residual moisture
  • Exhaust air moisture
  • Thread density
  • Weight

This increases quality while saving resources and energy. The modular design of the system allows its flexible adaptation to all applications. Both, standard requirements and highly customized demands are thus met.

The system can also be integrated into an Orthopac straightening system. It thereby combines the functionality of a weft straightener with that of a process control system in one compact device

Product highlights

  • Modular system architecture
  • Operator-friendly
  • Informative process visualisation
  • Online monitoring and control of all relevant parameters
  • Easy to retrofit

Customer benefits

  • Increased productivity
  • Optimised production security
  • Increased process reproducibility
  • Documentation and comparability of quality
  • Considerable energy savings
  • Short amortisation times

Eases challenges

Textile manufacturers and finishers fight with rising production and energy costs, declining profit margins, shorter production times as well as higher requirements on quality and flexibility. Cost-efficient and quality-focused textile outfitting thus becomes increasingly important. Sustained production and the trend to higher-quality, technically sophisticated textiles also play a major role.

The efficiency of the production plants can be drastically increased through suitable measuring and control technology from Mahlo. This means, at the same time, increased productivity with usually improved reproducible quality, optimised raw materials usage and work effort accompanied by clearly improved plant utilisation.

Regardless of the challenges of the textile industry – Mahlo has the right solutions ready. The broad range of applications for the textile industry by Mahlo is based on experience reaching back to the year 1945.

One stop solution

Improved product quality, saving of resources and energy as well as optimisation of the production processes in a single step: with the process control system Optipac VMC from Mahlo.

Area of application

  • At the stenter frame
  • In textile converting
  • In textile finishing


The right tool for every application

Different intelligent sensors can be connected to the base unit via a bus connection.

Various process parameters can be measured, visualized, controlled and documented by means of special software packages, e.g. Printserver.

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Permaset VMT

Dwell time
Infrared pyrometer Permaset VMT

Famacont PMC

Thread density / Course density / Basis weight
Thread/course density sensor Famacont PMC

Gravimat FMI

Basis weight / thickness
Basis weight sensor Gravimat FMI

Textometer RMS

Residual moisture

Ecomat AML

Exhaust air humidity

Wilot WMR

Product width


  • Stand-alone device
  • Integrated in weft straightener Orthopac RVMC

Famacont PMC-15

Control of thread density / course density / basis weight

Optolectronic sensor / camera sensor

The Famacont PMC determines the thread density by means of a non-contacting, optoelectronic or imaging process. With the optoelectronic process individual threads or courses pass the sensor and are projected onto the photocell using a precision optical lens. The resulting frequency is proportional to the thread count.

A high-resolution camera is used with the imaging process. The image is analysed with using suitable software (FFT analysis). Both, the thread count in weft and warp direction can be determined here with maximum precision.

Product highlights

  • Non-contacting and continuous
  • Determines the thread or knit density with the greatest accuracy using digital signal processing
  • With ”smart” feed forward control algorithm
  • Universal application

Customer benefits

  • High repeatability
  • Consistent residual shrinkage values
  • Homogeneous product appearance
  • Documentation of product quality
  • Short amortisation times

Sensor for thread / course density

Continuous exact scanning of the weft thread or course density is an important factor for quality optimisation when finishing textile products.

Smart Feed Forward Control

In order to achieve homogeneous product density and increased production yield, the Famacont PMC controls the over-feed direction fully automatically.

Area of application

  • Stenter frames
  • Shrinking machines
  • Compacting machines

The Famacont PMC is a reliable instrument for non-contacting, inprocess determination of the weft thread / course count. Essential parameters such as weight, stretch / shrinkage are thus monitored and controlled. The Famacont PMC is an important tool for the finisher: Quality requirements of the customers are complied with; costs due to rejects and quality loss is minimised. The system is very versatile. Stenter, shrinking and compacting equipment constitute the main application areas.


  • Famacont PMC with optoelectronic sensor
  • Famacont PMC with camera sensor
Your contact
Thomas Höpfl, Sales Director / Area Sales Manager North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Ireland

Thomas Höpfl

Sales Director / Area Sales Manager North Asia

Tel.: +49-9441-601-121
Fax: +49-9441-601-166

Clemens Kaplan, Area Sale Manager Far East Asia

Clemens Kaplan
Area Sales Manager East Asia
Tel.: +49-9441-601-126
Fax: +49-9441-601-166

Exhibiton profile

Exhibition: ITMA Asia + CITME
Mahlo: H6-D13
Country: China
City: Shanghai
Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC)
Date: 15 - 19 October 2018
Open: Daily


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