We cannot think about any industry without machinery, machineries are the heart of any industry. The garments industry is based on sewing machines. There are different types of sewing machines used in the garment industry like lock stitch sewing machines, chain stitch sewing machines,s and many others. Apart from sewing machines, the garment industry has many other machines from fabric inspection to shipping. Sewing operation cannot run with the sewing machine; for cutting, you just need a cutting machine. Here I present about the list of Machinery used in the Garments Industry and their Functions.
Functions of Machinery used in the Garments Industry
We added all departments’ Machinery used in the Garments Industry for the general concept.
|SL||Name of Machine||Functions of Machine||Using Section/ department|
|1||Fabrics inspection machine||Use to do fabric inspection in a 4-point system to check fabrics defects||Fabrics inspection -Fabric Warehouse|
|2||Plotter printing machine||Print Garments marker for cutting section||CAD Section|
|3||Fabric Relaxation Machine||To relax stretch Fabrics before spreading as per Fabric Relaxation SOP||Cutting Department|
|4||Cutting machine||Cut fabrics as per marker||Cutting Department|
|5||Fusing machine||Fusing process to Fuse interlining||Fusing process-Sewing|
|6||Embroidery machine||To set Embroidery in garments||Embroidery section|
|7||Sewing machine||Sewing process to sew garments||Sewing Section|
|8||Thread Trimmer machine||Thread trimming of garments uncut thread||Finishing Section|
|9||Thread sucking machine||Reduce loose and unnecessary threads from garments.||Finishing Section|
|10||Pressing/Iron machine||Pressing garments by steam to get good appearances||Finishing Section|
|11||Pull test machine||To determine the pulling strength of any type of button||Finishing Section|
|12||Metal detector machine||To get a metal-free final product in a carton||Packing and Finishing Section|
|13||Barcode scanning machine||Scan stickers and ticketing of garments||Finishing Section|
|14||Digital Vernier Caliper||Measurement of Snap Button pinch setting||Button Attaching- Finishing|
|15||Heat seal joining machine||Set up a heat seal label on Garments||Finishing Section|
|16||Zebra printer||Case label printing machine- Print case labels of garments carton||Merchandising-Packing|
|17||Moisture checking machine||Find out the moisture percentage of finished garments||Packing Section|
|18||Digital Hygrometer||Determine RH% for every section||All section-specially warehouse|
|19||Air compressor machine||Produce compressed air for the machine and maintenance department||Utility section|
|20||Boiler machine||Generate hot steam for the Iron machine||Utility section|
|21||Generator||Produce electricity to supply in the factory during the load shedding of the power supply||Utility section|
|22||Water pump||Pick water for the factory||Utility section|
- 23. Oven Dryer: Function- Dry Garments to reduce moisture from garments.
- 24. Washing Machine: For washing garments after the sewing process.