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FLEXIBLE UNIT FOR REMOVING TEXTILE WORKPIECES FROM A PILE AND OVERLAYING THEM

Objective


This project resulted in the creation of two prototype systems for better movement and increased efficiency of stacked textile pieces used in garment production and other sewing industries. Several separate modules were developed, covering the tasks of de-stacking, gripping, orientation and lay-up, vision, and joining.
THE PROJECT IS AIMED AT DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING AN AUTOMATIC, HIGHLY FLEXIBLE UNIT FOR TAKING TEXTILE WORKPIECES FROM TWO PILES OF PRE-CUT TEXTILE PARTS, NOT NECESSARILY OF THE SAME SIZE, CONSISTENCY, TEXTURE AND/OR SHAPE, AND ORGANISING, RECOGNISING, SEPARATING, GRIPPING, RETURNING, TRANSFERING AND POSITIONING EACH OF THE TWO WORKPIECES SO AS TO OVERLAY THEM WITH A VIEW TO MAKING THEM INTO A SINGLE PIECE. THE NEW PRODUCT RESULTING FROM THIS OVERLAYING WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY TAKEN UP BY THE MACHINE WHICH IS TO CARRY OUT THE ASSEMBLY: AUTOMATIC-CYCLE SEWING MACHINE, HOT-MELT ADHESIVE PRESS, SPECIAL MACHINE, ETC.
THE DEVICE MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WITH PIECES OF WIDELY VARYING SIZES (SMALL AND LARGE DIMENSIONS) AND OVERLAY THEM WITH GREAT PRECISION, AT LEAST IN CERTAIN ZONES. WE ARE THEREFORE PROPOSING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DEVICE WHICH WILL PROVIDE TOTAL SEPARATION OF EACH FUNCTION FROM THE OTHERS, IN ORDER TO DEVISE SUB-UNITS WHICH WILL ALLOW AUTOMATION OF VARIOUS POINTS IN THE PRODUCTION LINE.
THIS FLEXIBLE UNIT, WHICH IS PERFECTLY SUITED TO THE PREPARATORY PHASE (15 TO 20 % OF THE MANUFACTURING TIME FOR A GARMENT) SHOULD LEAD TO THE TRUE AUTOMATION OF THE PREPARATORY CYCLES THAT IS DESIRED BY THE TRADE.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
France

Participants (8)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
Centre d'Études Techniques des Industries de l'Habillement
France
Address
14 Rue Des Recutelles
75013 Paris
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)
France
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne
Joyce Loebl Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

NE11 0PZ Gateshead
Paul Boye SA
France
Address
53 Quai De Bosc
34200 Sète
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
000 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet
DH1 3HP Durham
Weil Besançon SARL
France
Address
33 Rue De Chaillot
25010 Besançon