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Softwear launches new automated industrial sewing system with machine vision

Softwear Automation has launched a new automated industrial sewing system. The next generation of its Lowry Sewbot is now available worldwide.

The company says the new system includes features such as fully automated loading, flaw detection, sewing, seaming, cutting, labeling and re-stacking all enabled by revolutionary machine vision technology. 

It also supports a wide range of clothes construction methods, include:

  • Serging
  • Over edging
  • Hot seal cutting
  • Lockstitch
  • Chainstitch
  • Side seaming
  • Piping
  • Binding
  • Label attaching
  • Overlock
  • Heat transfer
  • Bonding
  • End cuts
  • Seaming/finishing
  • Switchable sewing speeds
  • Variable thread type/thickness

In a statement, the company says: “Our major advancements in this next generation Sewbot have come from our improved vision technology, which has put us light years ahead in flexible production automation from our previous releases.

“There is no question that textiles present challenges unique to industrial automation. Our needs as consumers to have textile products that are light, breathable, stretchable and fashionable creates an ever-changing landscape of complexity.

“Unlike hardware-intensive solutions, vision technology allows the Sewbot to adapt to handling the unique pieces of a material good.”