# How to Calculate Sewing Time By Using Machine RPM?

By | December 11, 2015

### How to Calculate Sewing Time By Using Machine RPM?

#### Introduction:

Sewing time calculation is an important matter in readymade garments sector. It’s not a tough task that we have normally seemed. As its importance in garments manufacturing, today I will present here an easy method for calculating sewing time by using machine RPM (Revolution per minute).

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#### Method of Sewing Time Calculation by Using Machine RPM:

Before calculating garments sewing time by using machine RPM (Revolution per minute), an industrial engineer should confirm about the below points:

1. Stitch per inch (SPI) of the garments,
2. Seam length in inch of the garments,
3. Sewing machine RPM (Revolution per minute).

Now by using the below formula, an industrial engineer can easily calculate the required garments sewing time from machine RPM (revolution per minute).

Machine cycle time or sewing time (in second),

Now, I will present here an example to clear all the confusions from the above discussions.

#### Example:

Suppose, for a lock stitch sewing machine, machine RPM is 1500. How much time needed to sew a 40” super imposed seam, where stitch per inch (SPI) is 10?

#### Solution:

Here,

Sewing machine RPM= 1500,
Seam length in inch= 40”,
Stitch per inch (SPI) = 10.

Now,

Machine cycle time or sewing time (in second),

= 16sec.

So, machine cycle time or sewing time is 16sec.

Note: During 16sec sewing time, no machine stopping occurred and this time is calculated by ignoring all the other factors.

Speech from the writer:

1. How to estimate sewing time by machine RPM?
2. How to determine sewing machine time by using machine RPM?
3. Mention an easy method for calculating sewing machine time from machine RPM?
4. Show a sewing time calculation method by using sewing machine RPM followed in industrial engineering.

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## 3 thoughts on “How to Calculate Sewing Time By Using Machine RPM?”

1. Joy banerjee

Sorry, this is not the formula, as per gsd MST is
MST = Stitches per cm (SPC or ST/CM)
RPM x 0.0006 minutes
The Minimum Sewing Time (MST), that is the fastest possible time to sew one centimeter on that machine, at that speed and stitch density.

2. Md. Saifur Rahman (Kiron)

Revolution per minute of a Sewing machine = How many stitch that machine can do per minute

Am I correct on above ?