AB-1351 <1-needle, automatic belt-loop attaching machine>
The AB-1351 is best suited to the sewing of belt loops on slacks and casual pants. This automatic sewing machine sews various kinds of belt loops with flexibility by utilizing the seven different sewing patterns it incorporates.
• Since the AB-1351 uses the highly operable new operation panel (IP-420), it is possible for the operator to change the sewing shape and sewing size of belt loops, change the sewing pattern, and change detailed settings of the sewing position, etc. through the operation panel with ease. In addition, cycle sewing can also be set.
• Access to data previously stored in the memory of the operation panel is possible, thus shortening the setup time when re-using the same data as that stored in the memory. The operator needs only to place a garment body on the sewing machine. He/she therefore has idle time while the sewing machine is sewing belt loops on the garment body. This means that the operator is then able to attend to two units of the AB-1351 at one time by placing another garment body on one machine while the other machine is engaged in sewing, thereby contributing to further increased productivity.
• In the case of standard sewing machines (general-purpose sewing machines), operator skill is required to sew belt loops exactly according to specified sewing dimensions and seam allowances (the allowance to be determined taking the belt thickness or other influencing factors into account) with consistency. On the other hand, the AB-1351 has adopted JUKI's unique twin-drive type belt-loop feeder mechanism. The belt-loop pulling clamp and the belt-loop draw-out roller operate in sync with each other, thereby ensuring accurate belt loop lengths even when using soft and elastic materials. With this mechanism, even an inexperienced operator is allowed to carry out belt-loop attaching with consistency while maintaining adequate seam allowances as in the case of skilled operators, thereby producing beautifully-attached belt-loops with no variation in quality.