Robotics to Dominate Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Processes

Published by , September 14, 2015 11:30 am

(Fiber2Fashion) — Robotics will eventually rule the textile and apparel manufacturing processes, and full automation at all stages of production will be encouraged. The textile industry is fast moving in this direction. Renowned textile machinery manufacturers and solution providers claim that the global textile industry will not take long to become fully automated. The latest advancements in robotics for the textile industry include automation for various functions in textile and apparel manufacture like ginning, spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, and finishing.

More and more spinning units are switching to the use of robots to do burdensome tasks formerly carried out by humans, especially handling, transport, and packaging of bulky natural, chemical and carbon fiber bobbins, according to Wilhelm Languis, head of textile industry automation at Neuenhauser Maschinenbau GmbH. Languis recently said, “Anybody who walks into a spinning plant, wherein Neuenhauser has had a hand in designing, is likely to believe to be in some kind of a science fiction film. Robots carry out an enormous variety of tasks autonomously in cavernous production halls almost unpopulated by humans. Even loading and unloading the machines, transporting, and packing the bobbins are executed without human intervention.” The company provides solutions to spinning mills all over the world, and 80 percent of its output is exported. Its primary markets are India, China, Turkey, and the United States of America.

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