The word "automation" is not new to the textile industry. It started a decade ago and is now growing rapidly, reaching wider areas throughout the textile world, and India is not far behind. From the fiber production stage to the retail end, the Indian textile industry moves at an impressive pace towards Industry 4.0.
At present, automation is being adopted in all textile manufacturing processes namely spinning, weaving, fiber manufacturing, ginning manufacturing, and to some extent in garment manufacturing as well. Automation helps in increasing quality and cost competitiveness.
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Tell us how automation is helping textile manufacturers:
1. Communication has a major role in the process of making fiber. To realize flexible manufacturing, robotic techniques have been developed to change and replace spin packs and spinners quickly.
With an automatic machine, fiber producers can monitor fiber diameter, temperature, tension control, and its properties during the fiber extrusion process. Automatic machines are used to check thread packages for broken ends, poor package construction, and improper tension and incorrect packages identified.
2. The spinning process has been made faster and smoother with an automatic machine. Cotton picking, ginning, and testing are all automatic, saving you a lot of time. Cotton blending in the blow room is also done automatically, resulting in a more homogeneous cotton blending.
Carding machines that use a chute feed system help increase yarn evenness. Auto-coner with splicing and yarn fault detection provides better yarn quality. Apart from this, automation has made possible some other advances and innovations in the process of yarn formation.