Nyutveckling av Nålträdarsystem
Abstract (Summary)This thesis work is performed on VSM Group Ltd in Huskvarna that produces sewing machines under the trademarks Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking. On these sewing machines is an application that helps the user to thread the needle. The aim with the work has been to study today's applications on VSM and their competitors' sewing machines in order to since developing a new Needle-threader that divides itself from all the ones used today. The objective with the work has been an entire new concept with an operational prototype.As a base the competitor analysis was used where today's applications was studied in order to identify positive and negative aspects of these. This led to a number off “concept families” where different variants off the same ideas were collected and evaluated. The choice fell on the concepts with air suction that was regarded as the most unique and viable.Different applications in order to create air suction were tested and the one with best results were chosen for a prototype.The final prototype sucks the thread through the needles eye, using a mouthpiece that is positioned behind the needle. The suction is created when a diaphragm pumps from the air from an airtight shell whose only opening is the mouthpiece.Of those concepts that have been tested in this thesis work it’s this solution that is most realistic to be used in future sewing machines.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/10/2008