In automation, the human functionality in the industry is replaced by electronic and mechanical gadgets. Automation of equipment, processes, or systems is done through observation, effort, and disintegration. As competition intensifies globally, manufacturers are under immense pressure to produce rapidly to have a long-term competitive advantage.

Significant manual labour and mechanized assembly are still common in garment manufacturing. Clothing is more labour-intensive than being technology-intensive, so technical support at a clothing store can be minimized. In the face of rising labour costs, modern textile manufacturing technology is used to increase productivity and produce high-quality products in large quantities rapidly and at a low cost.

Introducing innovative technologies is one option to improve these areas to meet export standards. This includes computerizing all the data and then monitoring it, computerized design, automated cloth spreaders, automated cloth cutters, sewing machines that operate at high speeds, improved press and finishing equipment, and other new automation in the textile sector.
It helps develop sophisticated products in the global apparel supply chain, providing manufacturers with a new perspective on using technology while allowing you to compete with your counterparts.

Why Apparel Industry Needs Automation?
With the emergence of technology, being competent has become necessary, especially concerning world trade. The ability to reduce costs and increase production without increasing costs is the most compelling reason for further mechanization and automation.
If we can reduce the cost per item, the industry can increase production without increasing the total cost. Improving quality without increasing the cost per item was just as important.
Manufacturing companies needed flexibility, efficiency in production, reduced inventory, quality, inventory reduction, efficient production cycles, and lead times short of competing globally.
It is clear that reducing costs and increasing capacity is the most important factors for today's enterprises to increase their market share. Moreover, adopting the latest technologies has become an integral part of our competitive advantage globally as technology enables companies to respond quickly to market demand.

CAD software
By enabling capabilities like pattern making, virtual test fitting, pattern grading, and marker creation, CAD software has become an indispensable tool for fashion designers and garment producers. Software designers may envision the final result and check these models to make changes with the aid of CAD. Along with converting a 2D model to a 3D model, the system also includes animating these goods to visualize their movement. We may also rotate the model to see it from other perspectives. As a result, there is no need to produce a physical prototype with 3D modelling, and each design may be saved online for future reference.

Spraying

Spreading Development. Spraying is the unrolling of cloth on a long, wide surface in preparation for cutting. This is the first step in creating a high-quality product. Therefore, you need to fill it out carefully. The distribution of multiple layers of fabric depends on the sewing of some garments. Spraying can be done manually or with a piece of equipment. A sprayer is utilized for mass production.

Intellocut
This process works in the fabric usage stage, the cutting department. It is imperative to distribute the fabric before cutting the garment properly. Intellocut supports us with features such as automation planning, executing things in a paperless manner, alerts, and concurrent transparency.

•    Automation planning: this software supports us in automated planning with the help of artificial intelligence by recommending the most efficient disconnection planning.
•    No wastage of paper: Intellocut automates critical processes such as creating disconnect plans using system and tablet applications, eliminating the need for paperwork.
•    Warning signal: After undesired input from the disconnect department, Intellocut software can replant the disconnect plan with a single click.
•    Intellocut can track fabric usage or waste with actual reports for the bill of materials and real-time insights. This gives you a clear picture of the current status of the disconnect department.
Cutting

Cutting Information
The procedure of cutting fabric and turning it into clothing is called cutting. Cutting the fabric and supplying the pattern to the sewing department is the job of this department. After creating the marker, the garment component is cut off and removed from the layer.  

Cutter Gerber (Blade)
Gerber revolutionized the textile business by first manufacturing an automatic machine that cuts clothes. Features to look for:
Gerber Cutter can be operated easily:  Operators can learn how to use the machine in hours and rely on its intelligence to assist them in all disconnection processes.
Maximum Throughput: This machine will help you set up quickly and accurately. In addition, self-adjusting intelligence allows operators to initiate disconnects faster and more efficiently. The power of the machine consists of hacked components. Therefore, the lead time is shortened.
The machine creates a delicate balance between cutting speed and component quality for the best first edition. Only if the finished cut parts are of the highest quality will the speed of the machine increase.
Usage time: The operator can change the knife grindstone in seconds. This means that common stones can be used up to three times longer. It provides easy-to-understand metrics that cover total disconnect time, idle time, the time between tasks, and the number of disconnected units. Management teams can use these elements to control the workflow of the process. Gerber Cutter can connect to CAD and automatic data transfer.
Making the system clearer helps the machine save time and prevent mistakes. You do not have to enter the layers and material type parameters. The device can scan the barcode to capture specific parameters.
Plasma Cutting  
This process was developed to meet the exact requirements for cutting aluminium and stainless. On the other hand, plasma cutting can also be used to cut fabrics in the garment industry. This "argon" system uses a high-speed jet of ionized hot gas to cut. This approach allows you to cut layers of fabric faster. However, you can encounter issues in the quality of cutting. Using a special gas (argon) that produces plasma at 30000 ° C, plasma cutting can be utilized to cut more than one layer of fabric simultaneously. Nozzles made of argon gas cut tissue faster.
Waterjet
 A waterjet cutting machine is used to cut materials using a high-pressure waterjet. This can be done using either water that is specially treated or abrasives. Fine jet water is sent to the nozzle at high speed to cut the cloth. Water has a pressure of about 60,000 pounds per square inch. The water jet works as a sturdy tool for cutting fabric.

Laser cutting machine
Light rays cut the laser in a very narrow space of the laser cutting machine. This machine is widely used in the leather and garment industry. The computer controls the cutting head. When it comes to clothing, most fashion designers choose laser cutting. The synthetic fibres are cut and then fused with the help of the laser. This eliminates the fraying fibre problem with traditional knife cutters at the edges of cut parts. Laser cutting uses a laser to trim the fabric into the desired pattern shape. The fibre laser focuses on the surface of the fabric. This raises the temperature and allows vaporization-based cutting. Fabric cutting is usually done with a CO2 gas laser.
The amount of layers of cloth that can be trimmed/cut is the sole constraint of laser cutting. This cutting method is great for cutting a single or a few plies, but it lacks accuracy and precision for cutting a larger number of piles. Safe to say, this machine is best suited for cutting single-ply materials.

Automatic Sewing Machine
The sewing machine is important when making clothes because it sews the fabric with thread. These machines have revolutionized the clothing industry from hand-sewn to self-sewn, so workers can make garments at the push button.
As a result of this automation, there has been a lot of improvement in the clothing industry. The impact of automation on the apparel sector has made a big difference in other industries. For example, textile manufacturers are increasing production to meet the demands of the apparel sector.

Surging
The process of overlocking the edges is known as surging. Surging is usually performed on trousers, jeans etc. Only one pattern of trousers needs to be sent to the inflator, and both ends of the pattern will be shaken automatically.
Then, when the eruption is over, the machine will place a pattern on the handle. In the traditional sewing process, each edge of the pattern is sewn in two separate operations. However, in automatic sewing, each end is sewn with one operation.

Cycle sewing
It is widely used in the clothing field. This machine includes a small control panel for data entry and a clamp to hold the pattern. The operator must enter sewing parameters such as length, width and stitch root to clamp the pattern in place. The machine then sews the design according to the instructions.

Machine for Pocket sewing
Pocket sewing is another one of the most important processes. This procedure involves sewing 3-4 pieces and performing 4-6 steps. This pocket stapler simplifies the process by carrying out all steps simultaneously.

Belt Loop Machine
A machine that automatically applies a belt loop.
The belt loop is attached by creating a belt loop, cutting and sewing. Use the control panel to change the shape and size of the belt loop stitch. The machine minimizes the time to attach the belt and saves effort by completing the process.

Buttonhole Indexer  
Buttonhole Extender is a newly refurbished buttonhole machine with a preset mechanism for increased production and a clamping mechanism for precise and unfailing buttonhole quality. .. There is a single control panel box where you can enter machine information such as the distance between the two holes and the type of buttonhole.

GSD
GSD is an abbreviation for common sewing data. Improve employee performance by providing the correct information for calculating the  SMV for an accurate price, capacity, and efficiency. Non-uniform sewing lines lead to production bottlenecks. Delayed delivery, interruptions in production, and over time result from uncertain capacity. Inaccurate calculations and capacity are the results of inefficient SMV calculations.

ETON
ETON is a fully computerized and adaptable material management system designed to reduce manual handling for the apparel industry. ETON helps improve the production and quality of finished garments.
ETON has individual carriers placed on an overhead conveyor belt. Consisting of many clips, these straps line up all the components of the garment. These transporters drive autonomously and follow the specified procedure so that all the procedures are completed one by one.
The movement is tracked by computers that provide all the important data to monitor and regulate the operation. This system is considered extremely flexible as it can be easily updated in response to various changes in the operational cycle.
In addition, with minimal manual operation, the system keeps the floor clean and keeps the workspace free of bunches of clothing. In this ETON system, material handling is ergonomic.
This system allows the material to be moved up to a centimetre from the operator's workstation. You don't have to open, tie, grab, lift, pull, or work on the bundling process. Using this system makes operators less injured and tired and less absent. Shoulder and neck pain and injuries are common injuries caused by this system.  
The carrier is passed on to the next action as soon as the system becomes active. The data acquisition system records when a freight carrier leaves one location and moves to another.
This method reduces manual material handling and significantly reduces lead times, ergonomics, and lead times. The efficiency improvement is 30-100%.

Finishing and Packaging

Steam Press (Steam)
One of the most difficult tasks is ironing, and it is a laborious and tedious task. With a steam iron, your clothes will look sharp and sophisticated, and you can iron them at a rapid pace. Steam is used in new machines to speed up the process. Studies have shown that steam is essential for keeping the clothes wrinkle-free and crispy. Using automatic steam or steam press eases out the process of steaming.
A buck press is another option for automated presses. The design depends on the outfit, such as jackets, pants and shirts. Blower suction is usually included for garment stability. The machine uses a large amount of steam supplied by the boiler to pressure the garment for the perfect shape and wrinkle-free appearance.

Folding machine
Garment folding machines are an attractive technology that allows producers to fold the garments before selling. The folding machine can complete the folding process in about half the manual time.
The user needs to put the garment on the folding tray of the machine, and as soon as the operator clicks the button, the machine can lift and fold the garment. The operator must provide the machine with a garment folding pattern.
When it comes to wrapping T-shirts, the traditional style of the apparel industry is now quickly made with minimal care and supervision. This gadget helps minimize the user's effort and is especially useful for those who fold shirts together.
Distributing and sorting clothing takes time and is prone to human error. Automation in this industry saves time and enables error-free garment delivery.

Packaging
The final step in a garment factory is the packaging. After folding, it must be properly packed according to the buyer's requirements. The automated garment bag system complements the automation of the garment industry. With this automated system, you can use garments of any length, regardless of length or hanger.
Clothing is delivered to the packaging area via a common monorail system. The bottom of the garment is detected, the length of the garment determines the length of the bag, and the garment is wrapped. The packaging material is supplied in rolls, reaches the bottom of the garment, the length of the garment determines the length of the bag, and the garment is packed. Thanks to the adaptability, clothing items can arrive at the parking area in any order and be packed to the correct bag length without direct effort.