List of Maintenance Tools Used in Textile and Apparel Industry

Last Updated on 24/05/2021

List of Maintenance Tools Used in Textile and Apparel Industry

Al Amin
Department of Textile Engineering
Southeast University


Experiment name: Study on maintenance tools used in textile and apparel industry.


  1. To know about maintenance.
  2. To know about different maintenance tools and their functions.

Machine is the key resource for textile industry. So it is necessary to keep in the best operating condition. Otherwise, there will be excessive downtime and also interruption of production if it used in the mass production line. So the machine maintenance system is the key factor for textile and apparel manufacturing. Maintenance is the chronological activities or as the process of systematic activities which is done to keep the factory plan equipment machine tools etc. in an optimum working condition, minimize the breakdown of machine’s to improve productivity of existing machine tools and avoid sinking of additional capacity and to prolong the useful life of the factory plant and machinery.

Maintenance tools in textile industry

Importance of Maintenance in Textile Industry:

  1. To increase the life time cycle of machinery and equipment
  2. In case of appropriate functioning.
  3. Better or superior quality for the product.
  4. Higher productivity of machines
  5. Wastage reduces and control.
  6. Economization of the process.

Operation Involved in Maintenance:

Setting: Setting is the activities to set or install the machine parts or required ancillaries. Adjustment also complementary word to setting used f or appropriate setting.

Checking: Checking means investigation of machine condition. It is very important work in case of maintenance. It is very skilled depends work as successful maintenance that depends on correct fault detection.

Repairing: Repairing or altering of spares and equipment (if necessary) is to be detected and necessary measures are taken (repairing altering setting adjustment).

Overhauling: It is the work of maintenance, but not frequent or schedule work. It is done as per as necessary.

System of Maintenance:
Basically there exist 2 systems on which based different types of maintenance are done. They are:

  1. Break down maintenance
  2. Planned maintenance.

Types of Maintenance:

  1. Preventive maintenance.
  2. Productive maintenance.
  3. Routine schedule maintenance (Cleaning, checking, lubricating).
  4. Remedial maintenance.
  5. Restorative maintenance emergency maintenance.

List of Maintenance Tools Used in Textile and Apparel Industry:
Maintenance tools are that tools used in maintenance of a machine. Different types of maintenance tools are used in textile and garment sector for different machines every day. Name of some maintenance tools used in textile machine and their functions are given below:

Tools NameFunctionsImages
Combination tools (Spanner)

  • It is usually made of forged steel.
  • The size of spanners denotes the size of the bolt on which it can work.
Tightening & Loosening of Nuts & boltsSpanner
Socket Ratchet setTightening of Nuts & boltsSocket Ratchet set
Slide Range

  • They may consist of a slot, socket, pins, or moveable jaw for grasping the nut, with the rest of the tool serving as a handle applying pressure.
Tightening & Loosening of Nuts & boltsSlide Range important maintenance tools in textile industry
HammerForging hot metal, riveting, bending, Straightening, peening, stretching and swaging.Hammer
Screw driver

  • Made of steel.
  • The blade is shaped on flattened to fit recesses in the head of screws on bolts.
Is a hand tool, designed to turn or release screws or bolts.Screw driver important maintenance tools in textile industry

  • Generally made of steel.
For loosing & tighten the screw.L-Key
Steel TapeTo measure the length.Steel Tape
PliersTo grip anything & cut metal wires.Pliers
Hacksaw bladeTo cut any metal thing.Hacksaw blade
PunchUsed to fit any worm out shaft.Punch
Oil Can & Grease GunFor Oiling & greasing of moving Parts of M/C.Oil Can & Grease Gun
Drill M/C and Drill bit.For Drilling.Drill Machine and Drill bit essential maintenance tools in textile industry
Toolbox:Generally all necessary maintenance tools are kept in a box it is called tool box. Generally it is made of steel.Toolbox

By this experiment we learn about different necessary maintenance tools for an industry, their function. The tools should be handling with care and put it in the right place.

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