Accession Number : ADA266472


Title :   Production Process Improvement for Sewing Strip Labels to Collar Bands. Revised


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 1989-30 Apr 1992


Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC


Personal Author(s) : Rowland, Randy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266472.pdf


Report Date : 05 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : A strip label is a narrow strip of ribbon, usually attached by the narrow ends to the middle of the inside collar band of dress shirts and blouses. The label gives the customer information about the product. This project was concerned with the development of better methods using automation to attach strip labels without disturbing subsequent operations. The collar band consists of two pieces of fabric and interlining attached to the collar to make it stand up. Traditionally the shirt collar bands were assembled manually, about fifteen years ago an automated method of manufacturing was invented. Tis first generation totally eliminated five operations in the process. This generation was semi-automatic. One of the most difficult obstacles in apparel automation has been overcoming the inability of machinery to separate and pick individual plies of fabric. The Jet Sew 3002 incorporates a device called the Clupicker automatic feeder. The Clupicker is a device that can automatically separate and pick up single plies of fabric from a uniform stack. The band ends of the Clupicker must be in perfect alignment for the Clupicker to work properly.


Descriptors :   *LABELS , *UNIFORMS , *TEXTILE INDUSTRY , AUTOMATION , MANUFACTURING , MACHINE TOOLS , INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , SHIRTS , STRIPES , COLLARS , PRODUCTION ENGINEERING , ALIGNMENT , FABRICS , ATTACHMENT


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE