Development of an Intelligent Thread Monitoring

Development of Intelligent Thread Monitoring for Double Lockstitch

With the increasing changeover to “Industry 4.0”, the importance of automation in all industries has increased steadily in recent years. In sewing technology too, increasing process automation can significantly improve productivity and process reliability. It should be noted, however, that automation of sewing machines is sometimes very difficult, since a flexible, thin thread is often difficult to handle and control. Therefore, further development work is necessary in this area, especially with regard to monitoring and guiding the thread.

The aim of this project is to develop an intelligent thread monitoring system for lockstitch sewing machines, with the help of which the entire thread guide can be monitored and sewing errors can be reliably detected. For this purpose, a new type of sensor system is to be developed for the first time. An intelligent AI system is being developed that will enable the prediction of thread consumption as well as the calculation of the position of the loop in the material and the presence of a dummy sewing.

Duration: 2020-2022

This project is funded by the BMWi as part of the ZIM program.


Letzte Änderung: 9. October 2020