Atlanta-based SoftWear Automation Inc. has introduced the Lowry four-axis robot used in pick and place operations and direct sewing. SoftWear reports the system is affordable; and reduces labor costs, production time and manufacturing defects. Lowry’s high-speed vision system can precisely track and prevent fabric distortion, making it more accurate than human counterparts.
“Although Lowry is being used by homegoods manufacturers, we are also seeing strong interest from the apparel industry,” said K.P. Reddy, CEO, SoftWear Automation. “Our sewbots can revolutionize the design, development and customization of apparel in the same way 3-D printing has transformed the design, prototyping and production of durable goods.”