About the Practice
Problem Statement:

traditional ‘Tie & Dye’


Machine is used for weaving Pochampalli silk sari, an exquisite tradition of double ikat style of weaving with variety of colors and intricate designs. It reduces a very tedious and cumbersome hand winding process of yarn. Traditional process involves to and fro moving of the hand thousands of time in a span of four-five hours. Before weaving various patterns on the loom, a hand winding process of yarn is required in the traditional ‘Tie & Dye’ Pochampalli silk sareetradition. This is a very tedious and cumbersome process and involves to and fro moving of the hand thousands of time in a span of four-five hours. Mallesham (37), a traditional weaver, has made a device to mechanize this process and relieve women, who generally do this task, from the drudgery involved.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: C Mallesham
Address: Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
City: Nalgonda
State: Arunachal Pradesh
PIN Code 509215

Practice Details

Link: The automatic machine consists of a micro controller, motor, power transmission system and arrangement for switching over the yarn from one spoke to another. The innovator has two versions -1. Semi automatic that is not having micro controller rather a mechanical control system 2. Automatic having micro controller. In both the versions the user needs to place bundle of yarn on the specified place, put the thread from the primary spoke to secondary spokes (other side) manually and the machine is switched on, the machine follows the sequence and completes the task automatically without human intervention. Semi automatic machine takes 6 hours while the automatic machine takes 1.5 hours for a saree Electricity consumption per hour - 1 unit No. of manpower needed for operating the machine - 1 person 4 Limit Switches are used for the machine, which has to be replaced after 6 months
Manufacturing Capacity: c) Sub-contracting, e) Franchising
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Problem Scale: Mild, Locally in india

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/231

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