Accession Number : ADA309365

Title :   Statistical Performance Evaluation of an Enhanced Automatic Ply Separation and Feeding System for Apparel Fabrics (Improvement of Clupicker, Phase 2).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC

Personal Author(s) : Aspland, Tony

PDF Url : ADA309365

Report Date : 03 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : While the Clupicker system is one of the best loading systems commercially available, industrial experience has shown that the Clupicker system requires proper maintenance and accurate mechanical adjustments for efficient operation. The skill level or training in many factories is often insufficient to maintain the system at its optimum working condition. Production trials at CAR have indicated that disrupted stacks and changes in fabric types can disrupt production efficiency. NCSU studies have shown that it is not easy for the operator to adjust important mechanical parameters. These studied also show that the Clupicker pickup is not the preferred top ply grasping device in certain instances. These problems combined tend to inhibit the acceptance of Clupicker technology. This report presents the findings from the implementation of the Phase I system modifications and recommend improvements or immediate commercialization.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *FABRICS, *FEED MECHANISMS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, OPTIMIZATION, INDUSTRIES, PRODUCTION, SKILLS, LOADING(HANDLING), PERFORMANCE TESTS, PARAMETERS, EFFICIENCY, LEVEL(QUANTITY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, CLOTHING, FEEDING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE