Tajima Industries Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese embroidery machine manufacturer, recently announced the launch of the new embroidery machines on 22 January 2021.
The new machines are the brand-new ‘TMEZ-KC Series’ models which are equipped with the proprietary AI technology function ‘i-TM’ for automating the embroidery finish.
Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 has made apparel industry see severe scarcity of labour, the digitisation of processes is getting progression.
Under such circumstances, Tajima is centring its corporate focus around automation of the machine embroidery production process and ‘i-TM’ is designed to automate the embroidery finish, as a solution to the manufacturing labour shortage.
According to Tajima, ‘i-TM’ stands for ‘Intelligent Thread Management’ which is developed seeing the issue that the patterns in machine embroidery may be stitched in all different directions and the stitch length may vary even in a single design, making machine embroidery one of the most difficult types of sewing.
The AI-driven technology analyses the stitch-by-stitch sewing direction and fabric thickness to compute the appropriate amount of upper thread feed for the next stitch and makes proper adjustments to stitches so that the ‘good’ and ‘desired’ embroidery finish can be achieved in a stable manner.
The advantages of ‘i-TM’ are huge, as claimed by Tajima, such as Shorter Test Sewing Time; Reduced Manufacturing Defects and Losses; New Operators Readily Set to Work and Obtainment of Beautiful Finish with Various Thread Types.