Journal of Automation and Control
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Journal of Automation and Control. 2019, 7(1), 1-6
DOI: 10.12691/automation-7-1-1
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Design and Implementation of an Automated System for Clothing Manufacturing in Mexico

Román Bravo-Cadena1, Juan Carlos Monter-Olvera1, Juan Carlos Cruz-Vazquez1, Yosihandy Martínez-Martínez1 and Yaneth A. Bustos-Terrones2,

1Programa Educativo de Mecatrónica y Energías Renovables. Universidad Tecnológica del Valle del Mezquital, Carretera Ixmiquilpan-Capula km.4 Col. El Nith, Ixmiquilpan, CP. 42300 Hidalgo, México.

2CONACYT-División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación - Instituto Tecnológico de Culiacán, Juan de Dios Batiz 310, Col. Guadalupe, Culiacán, Sinaloa C.P. 80220

Pub. Date: January 14, 2019

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Román Bravo-Cadena, Juan Carlos Monter-Olvera, Juan Carlos Cruz-Vazquez, Yosihandy Martínez-Martínez and Yaneth A. Bustos-Terrones. Design and Implementation of an Automated System for Clothing Manufacturing in Mexico. Journal of Automation and Control. 2019; 7(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/automation-7-1-1


The present work shows how the design and implementation of an automation system was carried out for the line of strap of a women's clothing factory, taking into consideration the time it takes to make the product and the people who work in each production line. The company produces different styles of bra straps; but this work only focused only on 1 style, which was the simple strap. The development consisted of inserting a slide at the end of the elastic and performing the embroidery. This automation is composed of a base, an elastic slider, main base of the slide holder, clamp and rotary module, cutting piece, slide and slide fastener. Once the machine that automates this process was designed and implemented, it was found that it performs twice as much assemblies as those that are done manually, so it saves 50% in assembly time which allows to generate more products.

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