Making Yards of Progress in the Textile Industry

Nov 24, 2013

Industrial robots are helping to improve the textile industry, bringing their productivity and efficiency. Automating the textile industry brings a company quality improvement and helps them stay competitive. The robots are able to bring product consistency and have proved that they can maintain standards.


Automa­tion has proved cru­cial to qual­i­ty improve­ment and cost com­pet­i­tive­ness in the tex­tile indus­try. All process­es of tex­tile man­u­fac­tur­ing have under­gone automa­tion, result­ing in gains in pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and efficiency. 

Fiber man­u­fac­tur­ing automa­tion has been ben­e­fi­cial to the indus­try because of the heavy empha­sis placed on prod­uct uni­for­mi­ty and standards.

Automa­tion has been crit­i­cal for the dye­ing process, because even a mil­ligram of vari­a­tion of recipe can change the shade of a fab­ric. Automa­tion con­trols dye­ing para­me­ters accu­rate­ly, thus improv­ing the qual­i­ty of the dye with pro­gram­ma­ble process control.

Yarn form­ing has advanced with automa­tion due to new meth­ods of spin­ning. Cot­ton mix­ing automa­tion allows sev­er­al bales to be drawn and mixed togeth­er, form­ing a homo­ge­neous mix­ture of cot­ton, which reduces batch vari­a­tion. Auto-con­ers have splic­ing and yarn fault detec­tion, ensur­ing bet­ter yarn qual­i­ty and less uneven­ness. Ring spin­dle speeds have increased, and spin­ning machines can pro­duce yarn 20 times faster with the ben­e­fit of automation.

Weav­ing tech­nol­o­gy has advanced with auto­mat­ic shut­tle looms, pro­vid­ing high­er pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and supe­ri­or qual­i­ty. Knit­ting machine process­es include auto­mat­ic pick repair, auto­mat­ic warp break­age loca­tor, and com­put­er­ized machine control. 

Automa­tion allows the tex­tile indus­try to reduce labor costs, as well as increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty in each of the tex­tile man­u­fac­tur­ing categories.

Though you might not tend to think of robots being involved in the tex­tile indus­try, they can be used for spe­cif­ic tasks to auto­mate and stream­line pro­duc­tion. Robots​.com is hap­py to inte­grate robot­ics into any indus­try and can help you choose the right robot for your appli­ca­tion. Con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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