Applications in The Textile Industry

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


The textile is very labor intensive in material handling requirements. As indicated by one textile engineer (Ref. 1): “We move a lot of material in textile plant — large things. We probably employ more pushers and movers than any other industry. A big part of many machine operators’ jobs involve getting things to the right place.” Thus, robots offer potential significant productivity benefits to the textile industry.


Textile Industry Industrial Robot Textile Mill Predetermined Sequence High Technology Manufacturing 
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