Automatic Fabric Rib and Piping Cutting Machine

Ribs are one kind of knits fabric. Fabric ribs are normally attached to necks, sleeve hems, and bottom hem for binding. Maintaining an equal width of the rib is very important to produce the quality garment. This machine is also called as a piping cutting machine.

A good look of the garment depends on the finish of the neckline. When factories cut ribs manually (using straight knife cutting) they can’t make a roll of ribs and ribs are not continuous in length. It reduces the productivity of the machinist who operates rib attaching machine.

There are various ways to attach ribs. But the most productive way of attaching rib is to make a roll of ribs and use a binder to attach rib at neck and sleeve hems.
fabric rib cutting machine
Piping cutting machine. image courtesy:
To make a roll of rib there is automatic rib cutting machine as well as mechanical machines.

An automatic rib cutting machine helps to get the roll of ribs. An operator needs to feed the cloth roll into the machine and specify the rib width. machine operator needs to guide the fabric. This machine cut fabric a specified width and winded up into a roll automatically.

This machine not only cuts knitted ribs, but it can be also used to cut woven fabric piping tape or fabric stripe. Fabric tapes are commonly used in binding garment and clothes edges.

A video of the rib cutting machine has been embedded below.
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Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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