Imported best technology machines and automation models is no longer an option for Indian factories, but a necessity if they are serious to sustain and grow. For Last 5 years it is believed and industry is hoping for the shift of garments orders from China to India; but is this really happening?
Maybe it is too slow too little is happening last 1 year. But overall exports from India are decreasing or stagnant last 3 years. Brother believes it is a great opportunity for Indian garment industry to make the best of this timing to capture maximum orders which can only be possible by making our factories better efficient with best technology machines which can deskill the operations.
It’s been 4 years of introduction of Digiflex Technology machines and its popularity is continuing in satisfying the garment manufacturers in terms of quality and productivity. In the present market situation, every garment manufacturer is looking into reduce the cost of manufacturing and aiming towards better profit, but how that can be possible? Brother Digiflex technology made this with new unique function called Cycle Program, by which one can set two or more different parameter settings and operate the same automatically.
The Digiflex machine can change the parameters automatically in cycle program mode with different SPI, Speed, Stitch pattern enable to use one machine rather than using two machines, resulting in reducing the machine in line thus increase in productivity and reduce in cost of manufacturing.
The most important point to address, in every garment manufacturing industry sewing machine play the most important role in the production of a finished garment and needle breakage is one of the most frequent disruptions in the process of garment making. The small parts of the needle can get trapped in the garment, can go unnoticed during the whole process and may even reach the end customer causing accidents thus factories will follow strictly needle policy.
In the process of following the policy, results in downtime and production loss. To overcome this disruption of needle breakage, Brother has come up with the patented needle breakage prevention function in all brother models enables to reduce the needle breakage and reduce downtime.
Brother network IoT system is the latest trend that garment industry needs to implement for real time production monitoring and real time action to resolve bottle necks. Brother network IoT system is always upgrading its software according to the customer demand and made the data availability simpler. It has introduced quality monitoring system with 100 defects which enables the quality team to check the defects in detail with parts wise and defect location wise. Every garment sector concern to visualise the production loss data which is difficult to gather, and the available data is limited and cannot be analysed properly to reduce the down time so as to gain the production. But with Brother IoT System made it possible to gather the data from the machine automatically.
Now with Brother IoT system it is possible to get machine operating time/needle time, handling time etc. from this data it helps industrial engineers to analyse the same to bring down the handling time and increase the machine operating/needle time resulting in enhancing the production capacity within the available time.
Garment industry is now focusing on new automation technologies to enhance their firm to in terms of productivity. Brother has stretched its wings to support the garment sectors in automation by partnering with IMB automations The various range of products like pocket setter, button attaching and button hole indexer, button feeder etc. are promising with its product quality to enhance the efficiency of the firm. IMB pocket setter unit which has less jig change over of 2 min and less die changing facitity for different pocket shapes promises to implement with cost effective automation.
IMB button feeder is the fast-moving product and Brother is recommending the same to all shirt manufacturers to enhance the production capacity by 50 percent and increase more than 4 times sewing efficiency.
IMB sleeve placket unit is now a popular product and customers are appreciating the technology. They are able to reduce 4 manpower for each line making 1,000 pcs per shift by this automation model. It has one work place where both side placket attach is possible with cycle program function and easy to operate.
With the implementation one can achieve higher productivity with consistent quality garment. Lastly, the company is confident if Indian factories implement the latest technology machines and systems, it can compete with Bangladesh factories and increase its orders from all top buyers. Next three years are important to showcase our new efficient factories and enhance India’s total export volume by two-fold at same time increase our profitability. Let’s not compromise in this most productive investment of our factory, which is the machine!!