posted on October 27, 2015
Textile workers in a manufacturing setting often put a significant amount of labor into producing textile products despite advancements in mass production.
Since textiles are often flexible, machines have a difficult time handling them with precision when stacking and moving pieces or lining up seams and edges.
Though parts of the manufacturing process may be automated, the textile industry often still requires human labor to line up cut pieces, guide or manoeuver material and operate sewing machines.
However, a new automated textile handling technology uses visual sensors, robotics and computer technology to automate the transfer and sewing of fabric for manufacturing.