HKRITA Just Style Excellence Awards 2024

2024 Just Style Excellence Awards - Category Award Winner - Innovation (Fabric Handling Devices)

Awarded Project: HKRITA

Just Style’s Excellence Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the fashion and textiles industry and recognise the people and companies that are driving change.

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This project develops a fabric handling gripper using electro-adhesion for compact holding of soft and thin fabric without damaging the fabric. It aims to enhance automation level in garment manufacturing, which remains labour-intensive nowadays.

Electro-adhesive gripper is an ideal solution for fabric handling and manipulation. Fabric delivery occupies about 80% of total production time in garment making. Manual pick-up and delivery of fabrics are still common because of the limitation of existing fabric grippers. To accelerate automation in textile industry and to save production time, electro-adhesive gripper is introduced.