While sewing machines and stitch generation principles haven’t changed much since their invention, significant improvements have enhanced machine performance. Through the years, advancements in machine technology made sewing machines a primary equipment not only in the clothing industry but in other manufacturing processes as well.
Innovations in construction materials and electronic systems have significantly improved the speed, stitch-regulation, needle-timing and looping systems of modern-day sewing machines. Moreover, high-tech sewing machines nowadays are lightweight, highly efficient, and comfortable to use, especially if they are computer controlled.
Some Examples of Latest Advancements in Sewing Machine Technology
Automation is now staple as a modern feature, which is also common in the latest models of high-tech sewing machines.
Automated Sewing Machines
Smart sewing machines can accurately stitch trace the details of a pattern or pictures for embroidery, as stitches run with the aid of a camera-computer interface that captures 1,000 frames per second. Automation functions include identifying the individual threads to be used and counting the number of stitches needed to accurately embroider a particular image.
Automatic Hemming Units
Designed to improve consistency of lap seams and increase productivity, automatic hemming machines lessen the sewing workload. An operator needs only to load the fabric on the machine guide, and the unit will automatically hem the edges where hemming is needed.
Automatic Buttonholing Machine
Buttonholing is one of the tedious processes of sewing as it requires meticulous attention. Now there are machines that can create buttonholes up to a maximum length of 68mm, with options to creating buttonholes with a cross tack, with or without an eye, or without a round tack.
Sewing Machines with Dry Oil Pan System
Where externally lubricating the machine parts with oil could result to staining the fabric being worked on, there are now sewing machines that need less lubrication. Sewing contraptions with dry oil feature, typically have anti-friction bearings, while the oil pan is integrated with the sewing machine bed, as opposed to external application of oil machines. That way, any excess oil stays in the pan to keep the machine surface oil-free; eliminating the possibility of the fabric getting stained by oil leaks.