• JaNets Deep Dive: Digital Sewing Systems Communication
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JaNets is a shop floor control system like no other. It allows for data collection on all aspects of your sewing floor to a level not possible with other systems currently available on the market. Sewing machines in a line or shop floor can be interlinked to provide data on all aspects of the production. With this data a factory can see where its production is being held up, highlight operators underperforming, target machines with reoccurring issues - with the goal of improving the overall effectiveness. If a factory can see exactly how they operate from start to finish and have a clear view of their short comings it allows for process improvements and data based decision making.
This write up is part of our JaNets Deep Dive Series, giving you bite size chunks of the world most advanced shop floor control system. With so many features it is not possible to put all information in one place - this time we will be looking at JaNets and Juki digital sewing systems communication.

More Data More Power

JaNets is constantly collecting and compiling the data from a sewing line. This data comes in many different forms: from simple information on when a machine has been turned on to more detailed statistics on machine operations. We can split the data collected into three distinct groups based on the level of detail contained within it.

At the most basic level is information collected from RFID tags used to register and track bundles. Operators scan these tags when they begin and end a sewing bundle. When scanned JaNets can register the time the bundle has started and which operator is sewing it. As well as this data collection, the RFID tags can be used with JaNets to pass pre-loaded information to the operator such as the number of units in the bundle or target time to finish sewing.

The next level of data collection come from the sewing machines themselves. JaNets is connected directly to nearly all variety of modern motors and can collect data on the machine itself. This group of data collection can give you details on: exact sewing time, when sewing stops, number of stitches and number of trims.
The final and most comprehensive data collection comes from using JaNets with Juki digital sewing systems such as the DDL-9000C or LU-2800V-7 Series.

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As these models have been completely digitalized, all aspects of the operation can be captured and communicated to JaNets. You will be able to gather information on: sewing speed, stitch length, thread tension and log error codes. This level of data collection is not possible with any other shop floor control system and gives you the information needed to make better calls.

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Give and Take

As well as this data collection, the use of Juki’s digital sewing systems with JaNets allows for two way communication, meaning data can be uploaded as well as downloaded. As Juki’s new machine line up has been fully digitalized, sewing parameters can be digitally communicated. Similarly to the function mentioned in the first basic level of the data collection process, pre-defined parameters can be uploaded when an operator scans the RFID tag at the beginning of a bundle. This function means a machine is calibrated for a specific operation without any physical input on the machine itself. The operator simply scans the RFID tag and JaNets can pull and download the correct sewing parameters for the specific bundle in a matter of seconds. These parameters can be set in prototyping rooms and uploaded to a server ensuring that every machine is set up exactly as intended while also saving time and money on manual machine calibrations.

The ease of use means that a single operator can quickly switch over between materials and products with no physical machine adjustments. If you read our previous deep dive, you will know that JaNets can suggest these changeovers as a means of improving overall efficiency.

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If a well performing operator needs to make up for other underperforming ones, a line or factory manager simply needs to hand over the new bundles and JaNets will ensure the machine is set up in the correct way. This  level  of  detail  gives  management  an even better picture of the machine and operators performance.  Reoccurring  errors  can  be  indicated  to  engineering  to  remedy  what  might  be  a  larger  issue.  Similarly,  if  some  parameter  of  the  machine  is  causing  knock  on  effects  these  can  be  pulled  from  the  data  i.e.  higher  rate  of  needle  breakages  can   be   correlated   to   a   certain   sewing   speed.  

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For more information:

  • Maciej Hawieńczyk

  • m.hawienczyk@juki.pl

  • +48 22 545 04 55

  • Mr. Maciej Hawieńczyk is a Sales Manager in Juki Central Europe and is responsible for the company’s sales operations in the Polish market. Mr. Hawieńczyk is the in-house expert for Juki Non-Apparel solutions and our Juki Advanced Network System (JaNets). If you have any questions regarding this products please get in contact and he will be able to help you in your purchasing decision.

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JaNets combines CGS’s industry leading BlueCherry Shop Floor Control solution to offer an integrated, best-of-breed IoT-based production-floor system.

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