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Industrial sewing machines differ from traditional sewing machines in many ways. An industrial sewing machine is specifically built for long term, professional sewing tasks and is therefore constructed with superior durability, parts and motors. Whereas traditional sewing machines might include nylon or plastic gears, an industrial sewing machine's gears, connecting rods, housings and body are typically constructed from high-quality metals, such as cast iron or aluminum.
Types of Industrial Sewing Machines
Things to Consider When Buying an Industrial Sewing Machine
After you've determined which type of industrial sewing machine best fits your needs best, the next step is to choose how many and which type of feed mechanism you should purchase. Different industrial sewing machines offer several ways to feed the material. Typically, industrial sewing machines that deliver numerous feed capabilities are more expensive. The main types of feed mechanisms are:
The application of an industrial sewing machine is also an important factor to consider. For example, some machines come with an automatic pocket setter, while others include pattern programmability or electronic eyelet buttonholers. Furthermore, the strength and design of the machine needs to complement the type of material you will be using. Higher quality machines will likely be necessary for medium to heavy materials, such as denim, while base level industrial machines may be adequate for lighter materials, such as cotton.
A particular machine’s stitch types should also be noted prior to making a purchase. There are several dozen distinct types of stitches, each requiring between one and seven threads. Plain stitches are the most commonly used stitches in industrial sewing and include loc, chain, overlock and coverstitch
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