JUKI Corporation will launch on April 11th both in the Japanese and overseas markets, the new AMS-221F series computer-controlled cycle machine with input function, which improves seam quality and enables production control by interlocking the sewing machine with JUKI’s exclusive application software.
Once the operator places a sewing material on the sewing machine and starts it, the sewing machine automatically carries out the entire steps of sewing sequence from sewing to thread trimming according to the stitch data, thereby contributing to labor saving, deskilling and productivity improvement.
The AMS-221F is designed for a broader range of sewing applications such as sewing airbags, attaching labels, sewing the parts of sneakers and decorative stitching of jeans pockets. Stitches on these sewing materials and products constitute essential parts of their designs, which mean that the beauty of “stitches” largely determines the quality of finished products.
This series further enhances seam quality. The improved software and increased rigidity of the “feed mechanism” that moves the sewing material up and down and to the right and left not only help reduce vibration during operation to 3.6 db, but also increase the accuracy of needle entry points. As a result, consistent seams can be produced without the slippage of materials. Heavyweight materials can be sewn smoothly since the needle’s penetrating power into the material is increased by the newly developed retry function.
Furthermore, the AMS-221F series is the first AMS series that introduces the highly evaluated bird’s nest preventing function (for reducing the tangling of thread at the beginning of sewing) of the JUKI LK-1900BNB computer-controlled bartacking machines.
The “operation panel with input function” that enables the creation of stitch data has been renewed for better operability and enabling two-way communication by means of mobile devices (such as Android devices), as well as production control by means of the application software (JUKI’s exclusive application software). Information on sewing machine operation is displayed real time on the mobile device to allow easy control of the production progress. In addition, the aggregated data can be plotted on charts, which can be used for production improvement activities.
JUKI is launching at the same time the PLC-2700V-7 semi-dry head, post-bed, unison-feed, lockstitch sewing system with vertical-axis large hook and thread trimmer. This model has also been developed for digitalization of sewing operation, and the two-way communication feature has also been added.
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 customers with its JUKI Smart Solutions utilizing those sewing machines for further increasing the productivity of sewing lines.