Accession Number : ADA194943

Title :   Manufacturing Technology for Apparel Automation. Phases 1 and 2.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Jul 87,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH

Personal Author(s) : McPherson, Edwin M

PDF Url : ADA194943

Report Date : 15 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : NCSU has specified design concepts for apparel material handling units for the purpose of reducing the labor content in the production of apparel or military sewn products. The design concepts have been offered to existing equipment producers for bid on all or part of the equipment units. The modules specified include pickup and placement devices, orienting and alignment devices, equipment feeding devices and, finally, dispose or stacking devices. Wherever practical, existing commercially proven equipment is to be utilized or modified to satisfy systems requirements. Flexibility in equipment is sought through the use of programmable computers or computer chips. The selection of a vendor to produce all or elements of the system has been guided by the vendor's demonstrated capability to produce original equipment at market value costs. Commercially viable equipment must generate operating cost savings which will recapture the equipment investment within a reasonable time span. If the modules developed do not do this, then the apparel industry will not buy the units.

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, ALIGNMENT, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS, COSTS, INVESTMENTS, MANUFACTURING, REQUIREMENTS, SAVINGS, STACKING, VIABILITY, SPECIFICATIONS, TEXTILES

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE