The word "Automation" is not new to the textile industry. It started a decade ago and is now gathering pace, reaching wider areas across the textile world, and India is not left far behind.
From fiber production stage to retail-end, the Indian textile industry is moving at an impressive pace towards Industry 4.0.
Today, automation is being adopted in all the processes of textile manufacturing namely spinning, weaving, fire manufacturing, ginning, and to some extent in garment making as well. Automation helps in quality improvement and cost competitiveness.
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Automation has a major role in the fiber manufacturing process. To realize flexible manufacturing, robotic techniques have been developed to rapidly change and replace spin packs and spinnerets.
With automatic machines, fiber producers can monitor fiber diameter, temperature, tension control, and its properties during the fiber extrusion process. Automatic machines are used to inspect yarn packages for broken ends, poor package building improper tensions and misidentified packages.
The spinning process has been made faster and smoother with automatic machines. Cotton picking, ginning, and testing are all automated, thus saving a lot of time.
Cotton mixing in blow room is also being automated, resulting in more homogenous mixing of cotton. Carding machines using chute feed systems helps in improving the evenness of the yarns. Auto-corners with splicing and yarn fault detection give better quality yarn. Apart from these, automation has enabled several other advancements and innovations in the yarn forming process.