The textile industry involves processing and manufacturing of clothes from different types of textiles. The process starts by converting naturally occurring and synthetic fibers into yarn which is further converted to fabric.
The fabric is then converted into textiles which are finally used to make clothes. A number of textile equipment are used in this long process.
There are various manufacturing automation solutions in Textile Industry.
Earlier, the whole process of manufacturing clothes wad done manually or with the help of simple tools. It was during the industrial revolution that different industrial equipment’s for textile manufacturing came into being.
A number of textile tools and machines were patented during the industrial revolution of the 18th century. Flying shuttle, roller spinning tool, spinning jenny, water frame and power loom was among the machines that added speed to various textile manufacturing processes.
In the 20th century, better performing textile equipment’s tools were invented to facilitate improvement in various fields like spinning, weaving, knitting, and sewing. Yarn processing and yarn handling machines also progressed in the post-industrial era.
Equipment’s for dyeing, printing, and twisting were also invented. One can broadly classify the textile machines into two main categories:
Textile processing machines: The examples of these machines include crochet, lace making, quilting, textile winding, tufting machines, zipper making machines, woolen mill, fabric seaming machines and many more.
Textile working machines: This category include machines and accessories like attaching machines, measuring machines, embroidery machines, monogramming machines, textile bleaching machines, textile folding machines and many more.