MODSEW® evolved from the observation that
certain motion patterns in sewing occurred repeatedly. As a
first step, these motion patterns were coded using hte MODAPTS®
predetermined time system. Then, these codes were collected into
table or "Modules" for ease of use. The result is MODSEW®...
tables of time values representing universal motion patterns of
qualified, thoroughly experience sewing operators.
The 57 Modules included in MODSEW® represent the bulk of all
activity found in sewing such as picking up plies, folding in
preperation to sew, aligning, straightening, cutting, setting
aside garments, bundle handling, etc. A special Sewing Module
calculates machine time based on the length of the sew burst,
machine RPM, Acceleration/Deceleration, etc. It will also
calculate thread consumption based on the Union Special thread
consumption calculations. MODSEW® Modules provide time values
for approximately 87% of all motion patterns found in the sewn
MODSEW® is owned and distributed by Byte Software, LLC of
Mauldin, South Carolina. For more information, please contact
Supplementary data is a data block approach in which fixed groups or blocks of MODAPTS elements may be added together to obtain time values for elements and for entire operations. Some presently available MODAPTS supplementary data sets are described to the left and below.