Accession Number : ADA290245

Title :   Robot Assessted Material Handling for Shirt Collar Manufacturing: Turning and Pressing Vollume 2. Robot Assisted Material Handler.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC

Personal Author(s) : Paul, Frank W. ; Gopalswamy, Ajay

PDF Url : ADA290245

Report Date : JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : This document presents Volume II of the report of research into the automation of shirt collar manufacturing using robotic methods. Presented are the robot assisted material hand and its evaluation for manipulation of three-dimensional apparel workpieces. The design concept evolved from studies of manual handling of shirt collars. The concept used gravity and grippers to stretch fabric for control of drape along the workpiece. Orientation of the workpiece can be changed through an end-effector pitching motion. The results of the evaluation show that the robot and end-effector can successfully manipulate shirt collars to accomplish shirt collar manufacturing tasks associated with turning and pressing. System control is accomplished through workstation integration of the robot and end-effector with the turning and pressing devices.

Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS, *HOT PRESSING, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *MATERIALS HANDLING, *COLLARS, CONTROL, ROBOTS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, INTEGRATION, REVERSIBLE, FABRICS, WORK STATIONS, MANUAL OPERATION, CLOTHING, SHIRTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE