Journal of Textile Research ›› 2021, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (01): 190-196.doi: 10.13475/j.fzxb.20200405507

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Research progress of automatic grabbing and transfer methods for garment fabrics

LIU Hanbang1,2, LI Xinrong1,2(), LIU Lidong1,2   

  1. 1. School of Mechanical Engineering, Tiangong University, Tianjin 300387, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Modern Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Technology, Tianjin 300387, China
  • Received:2020-04-20 Revised:2020-07-29 Online:2021-01-15 Published:2021-01-21
  • Contact: LI Xinrong


In order to promote the integrated development of textile and garment equipment automation and fabric automatic grabbing methods, to solve the problems of excessive labor costs, low production efficiency and customized clothing development, the current research status of the automatic grabbing and transfer methods of garment fabrics was scrutinized. This paper introduced the principles and characteristics of robotic gripping, negative pressure suction cup grabbing, electrostatic suction grabbing, non-contact suction cup grabbing and their impact on garment production. Advantages and disadvantages of the above four automatic grabbing and transfer methods in terms of manufacturing cost, energy consumption, working environment and positioning accuracy were compared. The literature review indicates that the non-contact suction cup has a broader application prospect than the other three, and points out the future development trend of the automatic grasping and transfer method of apparel fabrics, with the aim to upgrade the garment related industries for automation and customized production.

Key words: mechanical grip, electrostatic adsorption, vacuum adsorption, non-contact adsorption, fabric grabbing

CLC Number: 

  • TS112.2


Photo of multi-finger manipulator"


Principle of negative pressure adsorption"


Experimental diagram of negative pressure suction cups adsorbing leather (a) and non woven materials (b)"


Coanda ejector"


Coanda ejector sucking cloth experiment"


Schematic diagram of electrostatic adsorption"


Physical picture of electrostatic chuck adsorption fabric"


Schematic diagram of Bernoulli suspension method"


Schematic diagram of vortex suspension method"


Non-contact sucker physical picture"


Diagram of performance comparison of fabric grab transfer methods"

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