In any manufacturing outfit, your productivity and yield are inextricably linked to your profitability. Investing in quality equipment can ensure that you maintain the kind of quality that can help you build a strong brand. It goes a long way towards maintaining quality and reducing the risk of waste. It ensures that you can manufacture in the kinds of volume that give you a competitive edge in a crowded market. And when you’re involved in, or thinking about getting into garment manufacture, this means investing in quality sewing machines.
Industrial sewing machines are different than traditional sewing machines in a number of key ways. Industrial sewing equipment is specifically built for long term, professional sewing tasks and is constructed with durability in mind, using more robust motors and parts. Traditional sewing machines might include nylon or plastic gears, but these are not suited to the rigors of industrial use. Industrial sewing machines' gears, connecting rods, housings and body are usually made from high-quality metals, like aluminum or cast iron.
Whatever your needs, there’s a Richpeace sewing system for you
Because your business’ productivity relies on the equipment you use, it’s important to choose a brand that you know you can trust. A brand that not only has a reputation for quality and reliability, but also offers a wide range of different sewing systems to suit your operation’s needs. This is why Richpeace is such a popular choice in the world of garment manufacture. You’ll find that whatever your needs, there’s a Richpeace sewing system to suit them.
Let’s take a look at some of Richpeace’s sewing machines…
Artificial intelligence has been growing in popularity over the last few years. It feels like no matter where you turn, there's something with AI built into it. There's a big debate over artificial intelligence, with some people being worried that we might take things too far and create machines that can think freely beyond our commands. However, it clearly has some uses, particularly in the garment manufacturing industry.
If you own a manufacturing factory, then you may be thinking about using artificial intelligence as part of your process.
So, what are the pros and cons of this?
Pro: It frees up people from mundane tasks.
Your employees will doubtless have many jobs that they hate doing. They're boring, they take a long time, and it causes your employee's attention spans to waiver. The beauty of artificial intelligence is that it implements automation into the manufacturing process.
Instead of a task taking half an hour, technology can do it in an instant. There's no need for your workers to force themselves through loads of mundane tasks as the AI can do it all for them. As a result, it gives your workers more time to focus on tasks that demand more creativity. This could potentially make them happier, raising employee satisfaction rates.
Pro: Faster decision making.
AI technology brings more speed to your garment manufacturing business. It can be utilized at different stages of the manufacturing process to make quicker decisions. Whether it is in a cutting machine that needs exact precision, over and over again, or in a folding machine that is folding all the garments that have been manufactured. Once that decision has been made on the precision of the cut, or the type of fold, it is done! The technology figures out what needs to be done, and does it. This all takes a split second, rather than having a human physically try and figure things out. As a consequence, actions are performed faster than ever before, speeding up the whole process.
Pro: Personnel risk removal.
Artificial intelligence removes the risks associated with your personnel. In essence, it gets rid of human errors. As humans, we're all guilty of making mistakes. One employee might be tired and miss something that completely ruins the manufacturing process and ends up costing you loads of money. AI doesn't make mistakes; it won't produce the same human errors. Ironically, the only time that AI doesn't work is when a human hasn't programmed it correctly!
Pro: Machine learning.
A considerable benefit of artificial intelligence is that it implements machine learning. For those that don't know, this refers to systems that can automatically learn and adapt - without being programmed. In essence, the AI will analyze all the data produced in your garment manufacturing factory, and use it to improve your performance. It learns how to do certain things more efficiently, so decisions can be made even quicker. The human alternative to this is having someone come in and provide a full-scale audit of your manufacturing process, then come up with ways to improve the weak points and boost efficiency. As you can imagine, using artificial intelligence is way more effective.
Con: Bad calls can be made worse
There are some downsides to artificial intelligence, and the main one is that it can make bad calls. This isn't a mistake as sorts, mainly because your AI is doing what it's programmed and thinks it's making the right decision. There's an example of this, but not from the manufacturing industry. A few years ago, there was a terrorist attack in Australia that led to hundreds of people trying to flee the scene as fast as possible. Their immediate reaction was to call Uber and book transport. The problem is that Uber uses artificial intelligence that recognizes when there's a spike in demand. When demand is high, prices go up - it's simple economics. But, the issue is that Uber ended up charging incredible fees for people fleeing a terrorist attack. It was seen as them taking advantage of the situation when really it was their AI making a bad call.
That's the downside of bringing artificial intelligence into the manufacturing world; it's not aware of everything. AI can't sense things that it doesn't have access to. Imagine you start printing something offensive on a t-shirt, but you don't realize it. Your AI won't flag this up, it will just go through the normal process and print as many tees as you need. With a human, they can spot the offensive thing - or, say, an error - and stop the process before you waste loads of money manufacturing something that can't be sold.
You see, there are more pros than cons, but the disadvantage is pretty significant. The reality is that artificial intelligence will become a substantial aspect of manufacturing factories in the future. Ideally, the best way to use this technology is to take advantage of the pros while ensuring you still have humans on-hand to negate the cons.
People working with machines will lead to the best results!
In this article, we’re going to investigate what should factor in your decision when deciding between the two types of garment cutting machines from Eastman, the Eastman Automatic Garment Cutting Machine and the manual equivalent.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty, (or should that be knitty-gritty?), it’s worth pointing out that both solutions are of exceptional quality. Eastman has been the go-to garment cutting machine company since 1888.
Why You Might Choose A Manual Cutting Machine
Manual cutting machines, as the name implies, are hand-operated. They can perform a range of cuts and are an excellent way for companies and artisans to experiment with different cuts before deciding on final production designs.
If you want to do any of the following, then it’s worth considering an Eastman Manual Garment Cutting Machine:
Why You Might Choose An Automatic Cutting Machine
Automatic cutting machines take labor out of the equation and can make cuts with minimal human assistance. The downside is that they cost more than their manual counterparts and are much larger.
You should consider an automatic Eastman garment cutting machine if you want to do any of the following:
Both types of machines are awesome in there own way. At the end of the day it will come down to which is better for your set up. Choose the one that best fits your situation. If you are not sure, and would like some help going into more depth on both of these machines, feel free to reach out to us!
SPEC/Ahearn Denning Machines are equipment distribution companies for the soft goods industries. But why should you, as the end-user, purchase from us instead of directly from the manufacturer? There are a number of reasons and advantages to doing your business with a distributor - I'll highlight a few of them here.
1. Choice - As a distributor, we are able to look at your specific application, budget and ultimate production goals and recommend a machine, part or service that will best fit you and your needs, versus trying to push a solution based on a specific brand.
2. Price - Our market is extremely competitive and we HAVE to be priced properly to maintain our presence as a trustworthy supplier to the soft goods industries. As a result, you can often find better deals and pricing with us than you can with the manufacturer that sells at MSRP.
3. Customer Service - We are well aware of the many supplier choices that are available to our customers so we pay particular attention to our responsiveness, price and inventory to ensure that our customers receive swift responses to inquiries, on items that can be delivered promptly at a competitive price.
4. Experience - We are not focused solely on one process or brand. We have increased our line of offerings over the years to include everything from software and fabric roll management systems to folding and packaging systems - TO INCLUDE EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. Spreading, Cutting, Sewing/Assembly, Unit Production Systems - you name it, we've been involved. When we visit customers to address a topic of concern, we're never looking at processes through a straw. Instead, because of our diverse range of offerings, we can take in the whole process to see if there are opportunities for improvement in the peripherals as well as for the topics at hand. From composite components for aircraft to T-shirts - windmill blades to suits - we're experienced in a plethora of manufacturing segments.
The bottom line is - as a distributor we can draw from a wide range of solutions to find the answer for our customers - that must be priced competitively and supported by our team after the sale.
When your company manufacturers apparel, furniture, or other items that require specialist equipment, mastering the procurement process is essential. One of the biggest decisions is whether to take a DIY approach or hire a consultant to help you acquire those items. In the vast majority of circumstances, the latter option is the best by solution by far – and Sewn Products Equipment Co. prove it.
After all, we are committed to ensuring you get the best equipment, at the best price, for your application.
Getting the right equipment is vital, but it’s not the assignment that generates money for your business. Dedicating hours to researching products and suppliers could be a huge distraction that prevents you from focusing on what drives the venture forward.
Buying with SPEC makes this a thing of the past as we’ll conduct the necessary research to find the best products and suppliers on your behalf.
Every business decision is a financial decision. Taking the DIY approach may feel like saving money, but it’s a false economy. Aside from choosing the right solutions, we boast a huge network of contacts as well as excellent negotiation skills.
It may even be possible for us to combine your order with another client's to secure a discount for everyone. Either way, choosing SPEC as your procurement consultant will bring financial rewards.
Get The Best Results
Most importantly, our expertise on everything from scissors to automated equipment ensures that you’ll be left with the very best solution for your business and its specific application. Essentially, this can aid productivity and profitability in one fell swoop.
Please call us to discuss your equipment or parts requirements. You will not find better service, prompt attention or attention to detail. We appreciate the opportunity and welcome any challenge.
Are you considering investing in new sewing systems for your factory? You might be considering an automatic sewing system or a manual system. While manual sewing systems have been a trusted resource in the industry for years, many business owners are now favoring the newer technology. There are several key reasons why automatic sewing systems might be the right choice for your business.
The first fact to be aware of is that these systems provide automatic features. The possibilities here will save time and help keep cost low while your production levels are greatly increased. Some of the features include automatic tension, automated thread cutter and even a locking stitch. With a locking stitch, the stitching is completed underneath which provides a neat, high-quality finish. That means, with all the features available, they are very plug and play.
Automated systems also provide the user with more control over speed and performance. Many new models can now be set up to complete jobs without the use of a foot pedal. This will ensure that completing jobs is easier for your staff and mean that you will require less labor to complete the same amount of production.
The machines also provide a massive variety of stitch options for you to choose from. This will enable you to diversify sewing projects and produce more unique products without spending more time completing the work. This will also be ideal for larger projects. While you might be worried about the level of training required for these machines, many now provide on-screen tutorials for individual modes and settings which makes training staff easy to handle.
We hope this helps you decide if an automatic sewing machine is the right choice for you.
Is an Automatic Garment Folding Machine Right For You?
Automatic Garment Folding machines have been in the industry for a while now. If you have a high volume production of shirts, jackets, pants, or sheets, you might be wondering if an automated machine is right for you or not. This is designed to help make that decision a little easier...
What Volume Are You Currently Doing?
The machine that I most highly recommend averages about 5,500 folded garments in an 8 hour shift. If your faculty is doing 100 or 200 garments per hour shift, this machine is not gonna be a good fit. But, if your facility is currently putting out 2,000+ garments a day, or if your production is being hindered by your current garment folding procedure, its gonna be time to take a look at these machines. They can help you cut cost, and ramp up production.
Can You Afford One?
The Automated technology is always going to cost more than the manual machines. If your not sure whether or not you can afford one, your going to want to reach out to us. If you've got the volume, even if you don't have the cash on hand, an automatic garment folding machine can easily pay for itself in a short amount of time, just by increasing your productivity, and reducing the man hours you need. We offer a variety of financing and leasing options.
What is Your Fabric Cutting Machine For?
Do You need a Fabric Cutting Machine to increase your production over your current fabric cutting machines? Do you need to replace an outdated machine? Is your facility expanding and you need several new fabric cutting machines?
Are you expanding the types of fabrics you will be cutting? Do you need a machine that can cut through Denim, or even maybe some tougher industrial fabrics? Do you have a new line that requires intricate, precision cuts to display a new design? Maybe you need the opposite... you need a machine that cuts the same simple design as quickly as possible...
What Is Your Budget?
Once you know what your going to use your machine for another major factor is what's your budget! No two machines are alike. Neither are the prices!
If you need a simple, basic machine, you will definitely be paying less than a machine that has every bell and whistle available. But, if you can afford the bells and whistles, they will increase your facilities production. Something as simple as adding automation can save you tremendously on man hours...
Will It Be Automated...
This is one of the biggest things to look at. In the industrial fabric industry, automation is making it's way into everything. And for good reason. Automation can itself increase your productivity leaps and bounds in one piece. The automatic fabric cutting machines have come along way from their inception. You can find an automatic fabric cutting machine that specializes in denim or industrial fabrics. You can get a machine that will do precision cuts, intricate designs, or complexities. If you can afford an automatic fabric cutting machine, it will always pay for itself time and time again.
If you want to have a really well oiled machine of a facility, you can get an automatic garment folding machine too. After the pieces have been cut, sewn etc... this machine will fold them so that they are ready to ship!
How To Get Your Fabric Cutting Machine...
If you know the exact machine that you need, or if you have no clue, SPEC is here to help. We have been helping companies find the Right Tool, For The Right Job, every time.
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