List of Maintenance Tools Used in Textile and Apparel Industry
Department of Textile Engineering
Experiment name: Study on maintenance tools used in textile and apparel industry.
- To know about maintenance.
- 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.
Importance of Maintenance in Textile Industry:
- To increase the life time cycle of machinery and equipment
- In case of appropriate functioning.
- Better or superior quality for the product.
- Higher productivity of machines
- Wastage reduces and control.
- 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:
- Break down maintenance
- Planned maintenance.
Types of Maintenance:
- Preventive maintenance.
- Productive maintenance.
- Routine schedule maintenance (Cleaning, checking, lubricating).
- Remedial maintenance.
- 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:
|Combination tools (Spanner)||Tightening & Loosening of Nuts & bolts|
|Socket Ratchet set||Tightening of Nuts & bolts|
|Slide Range||Tightening & Loosening of Nuts & bolts|
|Hammer||Forging hot metal, riveting, bending, Straightening, peening, stretching and swaging.|
|Screw driver||Is a hand tool, designed to turn or release screws or bolts.|
|L-Key||For loosing & tighten the screw.|
|Steel Tape||To measure the length.|
|Pliers||To grip anything & cut metal wires.|
|Hacksaw blade||To cut any metal thing.|
|Punch||Used to fit any worm out shaft.|
|Oil Can & Grease Gun||For Oiling & greasing of moving Parts of M/C.|
|Drill M/C and Drill bit.||For Drilling.|
|Toolbox:||Generally all necessary maintenance tools are kept in a box it is called tool box. Generally it is made of steel.|
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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