This project aimed at the research and development of a sewing station and ironing unit with heads coupled to achieve simultaneous manufacturing of the 2 opposite seams of an article of clothing. Currently, all assembly is performed singly on opposite sides of a garment, and ironing is done manually in a subsequent operation.
A sewing module with 2 heads designed to simultaneously sew 2 sides of a garment was developed successfully. It features adjustable needle bar distance from 56 to 226 mm; type 401 2 thread double chainstitching; minimum sewing speed of 4500 rpm; an upper puller dragging system to aid textile upper edge transportation; and a motor controlled head moving backward and forward to have a distance variation between the heads related to the article width from the beginning to the end of sewing.
A 180 degree seam opening guide was developed, and an ultrasound iron device was built in. A totally automated loading station was also developed.
THE PROJECT IS AIMED AT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SEWING AND IRONING UNIT WITH HEADS COUPLED TO ACHIEVE SIMULTANEOUS MANUFACTURING OF THE TWO OPPOSITE SEAMS OF AN ARTICLE OF CLOTHING. CURRENTLY, ALL ASSEMBLY SEAMS ARE PERFORMED SINGLY ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF A GARMENT.
IRONING IS DONE MANUALLY IN AN OPERATION SUBSEQUENT TO SEAMING.
THE AUTOMATIC INTEGRATION OF THE DIFFERENT OPERATIONS HAS SO FAR NOT BEEN ACHIEVED. THE OBJECT OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INTEGRATE THE TWO DIFFERENT OPERATIONS WHILE MAINTAINING MAXIMUM QUALITATIVE LEVELS. THE RESULTS WILL BE :
- AN IMPORTANT REDUCTION IN PRODUCTION TIMES;
- SEQUENTIAL AUTOMATION IN ROBOTIZED SEWING CENTRE.
THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO PERFORM SEVERAL OPERATIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY, WITH THE AIM OF RAISING PRODUCTIVITY, IMPROVING QUALITY AND REDUCING NUMBER OF SEMI-FINISHED PARTS IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts