Riopele introduces digital production monitoring system for fabric manufacturing

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Greater operational efficiency and sustainability. More flexible and highly digitised production. And management control based on optimised KPIs. This is Riopele's new textile production standard. The company aims to improve its competitiveness through this new digital production monitoring system.

The pioneer project in the textile sector started in the Weaving area, under the Riopele Digital program, and integrates an in-house software system, adding the analysis of big data and artificial intelligence methods in the production area.

According to José Rosas, this digital monitoring system "allows you to check at any time what is happening in each machine, it allows you to make parameterised performance reports by the user, pre-made reports sent automatically by e-mail, alarms when something goes out of the normal patterns, reasons for a stoppage in real time, history of articles, progress reports of each roll of fabric".

The responsible of the Weaving Department adds that "all this digitalisation results in benefits at the management level, as a consequence of a degree of performance requirement increased and necessary for the times when every minute counts for a good operational result of our company".

By the end of the year, Riopele will conclude the project to integrate digital monitoring in all its production process, which includes Spinning, Twisting, Dyeing, Weaving and Finishing, in an area of 140 thousand square meters.

With this new integrated digital monitoring system, the factors of flexibility, efficiency, sustainability and quality are boosted, making Riopele's verticalised production the benchmark for digitalisation in the sector.

It should be recalled that in the last decade Riopele has invested 35 million euros in the transformation of its production units, with Industry 4.0 and sustainability as drivers, reflecting the ambition of the company based in Vila Nova de Famalicão to be the most modern factory in Europe.