Socks lamination operation – Case #274

November 10, 2014


“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: the socks foil lamination operation was not well designed:

– the factory did not have a proper jig

– the marking to maintain the distance of the logo from the raw edge was not adequate

– the socks position marking was not clearly visible

All this resulted in excessive time consumption to place the component on the marking.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to develop and use a new jig for socks lamination:

1) The socks position marking and the logo distance from the raw edge were marked on a white pattern board for clear visibility.

2) Double side self-adhesive tape was attached to retain the position of the socks and lamination during pressing.

3) Five sets of jigs were developed to increase productivity.

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