Juki, Japanese sewing machine manufacturer, has unveiled the latest AMS-221F series computer-controlled cycle machine, that improves seam quality and conducts production control through the interaction between the sewing machine and company’s exclusive application software.
The enhanced features of the machine contributes to labour saving, de-skilling and productivity improvement. Once the operator places a sewing material on the machine, it automatically carries out the entire steps of sewing sequence from sewing to thread trimming according to the stitch data.
It can be used for a broader range of sewing applications such as sewing of air bags, attaching of labels, sewing parts of sneakers, and decorative stitching of jeans pockets.
Moreover, AMS-221F series features enhanced seam quality, improved software for increased rigidity of the ‘feed mechanism’ that moves the sewing material up and down and to the right and left. This not only helps to reduce the vibration during operation to 3.6 db but also increases accuracy of needle entry points. As a result, consistent seams can be produced without slippage of materials. In addition, the newly developed retry function increases the needle penetration power into the material therefore making the smooth sewing of heavy weight material.
The machine is the first AMS series that features the highly-evaluated bird’s nest preventing function (for reducing tangling-in of thread at the beginning of sewing) of the JUKI LK-1900BNB (computer-controlled bartacking machines). The operation panel with input function for enabling creation of stitch data has been renewed for improving operability and enabling two-way communication by means of mobile devices (such as Android devices) as well as the production control by means of the application software (Juki’s exclusive application software).
The real time information on the sewing machine operation can be viewed on the mobile devices, that further simplifies the production control. Also, the aggregated data can be plotted in charts, which can be used for production improvement activities.
Simultaneously, the company has launched PLC-2700V-7, another semi-dry head, post-bed, unison-feed, lockstich machine system with vertical-axis large hook with thread trimmer. This innovation has also been developed for digitalisation of sewing operations and is equipped with two-way communication feature.
The number of Juki sewing machines incorporating the communication feature has now increased to nine including the aforementioned two new models. Juki is continuing to support the customers with its Juki Smart Solutions utilizing those sewing machines for further increase in productivity of sewing lines. (GK)