With the increasing competition and quality consciousness of customers, fabric manufactures can't afford to send material that is even slightly less than the best in quality. Hence, it is critically important to inspect each lot carefully.
It is needless to say that manual inspection is not possible as the volume of production is quite large. Therefore, people use textile automation so that there is no risk of inferior products hitting the shelves.
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The acceptable number of joins and roll size (minimum and maximum) is determined by the apparel manufacturers who are the customers. Also, both parties need to agree upon the trimming or not trimming of fabric edges.
Once the classification of fabric defect is done, a rating system is followed by Quality Control experts. Based on their rating, the lot is approved or discarded.
Is textile Automation makes it easy? Yes, it always desirable that the manual process has to be automated. With the advancement in technology, we can choose from the list of smart and more convenient processes. The use of Fabric inspection machines instead of manual inspection is an example of it.
The machines should be smooth, easy to use and understandable to the people working in the inspection work. The design of the machine should be smooth and adaptable. Automatic length counter and overhead and undercarriage lighting arrangement make the defect detection easy.