What we see is what we believe. Isn't that true? When we talk of textile or apparel, the first impression that comes to our mind is that of a soft material. And that ought to be! No one will think of the big machines running at fast speeds filling up all the surroundings with growling noises churning out lengths of fabrics! But thats the fact. Various Textile Machinery of innumerable types are used for making that fabulous piece of cloth.
Do you remember your grade 3 lesson of science where you learned what a machine is? It was so amazing to know that a lever, and a wheel or a pulley and even a screw is a machine, a simple machine for that matter. If you can recollect the image of a traditional spinning wheel or a weaving loom, you will now be able to identify them with simple machines that were used for making textile in the earlier ages. In fact, they are still used but only for a limited application such as for making hand woven textile for handicrafts or art purpose. In fact, the history of textile machinery is an interesting topic to read.
Modern Textile Machinery
“Necessity is the mother of invention”- a very old saying but true in all senses! Industrial Revolution and the beginning of commercial production of textile gave birth to many textile machinery . From the basic applications like those of spinning yarn from fiber to the most advanced ones like making a fabric fit for functional uses such as water or flame resistance, machine for each and every process has been invented. New developments and innovations in textile machinery sectors are making the textile production more and more efficient. These machines are not only used for making fabrics and garments but other products too such as leather products and footwear.
After reading this, I hope you are more comfortable with the complex aspect of textile industry- the Textile Machinery. In my future posts, I'll inform you about the various textile machines individually and how they work. Hope you'll find them interesting too.