Auto Loom

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 Auto Loom

The auto loom invented by MrlSakichi Toyoda.

Sakichi Toyoda invented an automatic loom that would stop automatically for problems He equipped his Ioom with the ability to stop whenever a warp thread broke and to eject almosFempty shuttles quickly and then insert a new one at the last second before the weft thread in each shuttle was completely consumed all

while the machine was operating at full speed lt enabled great improvement in quality and freed operators to do more value creating work than simply monitoring auto looms Eventually the concept of designing machines to stop automatically and call immediate attention to problems became a critical feature of every machine every production line and every Toyota operation