Examines the problems involved in mechanically lifting a cut piece of fabric from stacked layers, successfully separating the single piece, and transferring it to a precisely defined position. Grasping heads of four main types (or a combination) are commonly used: mechanical, pneumatic, adhesive and electrostatic. Describes experimental testing of mechanical heads operating with needles for different types of fabrics. Additional equipment (brushes on the edge of the cut fabric layer) always increased taking‐off reliability, as did additional pressure plates up to a certain mass.
Havelka, A. and Kus, Z. (1992), "Automatic Manipulation of Fabric in the Czechoslovak Garment Industry", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb002985
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