Automatic Rib Knit Bottom Band Setting Station
Shirt and band may be tubular or with side seams
- DC electronic motor & microprocessor controls
- Tandem operation
- Reduces ergonomic risk
- Minimizes fabric waste
- Uniform gathering
- Dual electronic active edge guiding system
- Automatic stack
- Increased production
- Piece counter
An automatic workstation for sewing circular rib knit bottom bands on sweatshirts. This unit incorporates a cylinder arm overlock sewing head with vacuum thread trimmer, electronic controls, dual electronic active edge guiding system for band and body, and pneumatic expansion rollers with automatic stacker.
The operator folds the circular rib knit piece in half to form a band and places it over the expansion guide rollers. The rollers automatically expand for loading the body. The body is loaded over the rollers and band and a touch of the start sensor expands the rollers to sew position and indexes the parts under the presser foot and sew cycle begins. The operator is free to load a second machine. When the finished seam is sensed the parts are oversewn a predetermined distance, thread chain is cut, and the part is automatically stacked.
180 - 225 dozen bottom bands per 8 hour shift. (based on a tandem setup)