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Terrot Adds AI-Upgrade to New Machines with Smartex

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

“Smartex-ready” machines hit the market at ITMA!

Terrot and are pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind, strategic partnership in which German textile engineering meets proven Artificial Intelligence.

As the industry moves towards smart machines that both produce a wide variety of fabrics quickly as well as automate previously manual tasks, such as quality control and data collection, Terrot has strategically adapted its machine production process to ensure all new Terrot and Pilotelli Open-Width machines will be “Smartex-ready”.

Smartex-ready means that new Terrot and Pilotelli machine customers can now easily upgrade their machines to add Smartex CORE to take advantage of AI-enabled, automated quality control and gain real-time insights into their machine performance. Facilitating Smartex CORE’s installation means customers can also easily add Smartex LOOP, our latest product which enables real-time, fabric roll-level traceability and transparency.

“Terrot and Smartex have both been value-add partners for Ekoten. The idea that they are now partnering to make it easier for companies like Ekoten to benefit from the latest technologies is very exciting. Collaboration is key if we want to keep pushing this industry forward,” says Gizem Çalış, Operational Excellence Deputy General Manager at Ekoten Tekstil.

This partnership signifies Terrot’s commitment to its core principles of quality, performance and industry leadership and allows Smartex to implement more of our essential tools for the Modern Textile Factory.

“Smartex is an obvious partner for us as we share the same excitement for innovation, quality and customer value,” says Robert Czajkowski, Terrot’s CEO GmbH. “They are the clear leader in AI-enhancements for circular knitting machines. A number of our customers have already installed Smartex CORE in their Terrot machines. Through our partnership we take the next step to embed their technology towards a full integration and advanced digitization of our state-of-the-art machines. We trust that our customers will benefit greatly from our cooperation.”

“Now we can accelerate our implementation into more machines in innovative textile factories who are expanding their capacity - bringing the latest technology with the reliability of German engineering. This is a very exciting step.” says Smartex CEO Gilberto Loureiro.

Discover more at ITMA 2023 at the Terrot Booth (H4-E104) & Smartex Booth (H4-E103).

Contact us to learn more about Smartex.


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