Stitch in Time- USP OF BROTHER SEWING MACHINES
GTE-2018 witnessed a large number of companies displaying their variants in technology that addressed the issue of efficiency and productivity – the two major concerns of the industry.
Brother International (India) Pvt Ltd displayed a lock stitch industrial sewing machine incorporating ‘Digiflex’ Feed. Sharing thoughts with Team Perfect Sourcing, toshiaki yamada
(Sr Director ) of the company said, “Brother is committed to offer quality, value and appropriate pricing for its customer and it will continue to do so in the coming times. India is and will always be a very important market for us.”
The machine’s independent motor controls the feeding motion electronically, which in turn keeps the feed of a variety of materials in check, such as stretchable or extremely thin and flimsy fabric, which is otherwise difficult to sew with a fine finish. The machine also has a bump sensor that detects sudden bumpiness or thickness of the material during stitching, which enhances efficiency as well as provides a smooth finish to the garment.
“The machine assists the operator in stitching, thus reducing input time, and depending on the fabric, has been proved to enhance productivity by 10-15 percent,” claimed raheel Khan, Manager, industrial Sewing Machine Division, Brother international (india) pvt Ltd.
The key element of the machine is IOT (Internet of Things). As the machine is connected to Wifi, it can provide its production data to connected computers or mobiles. Sharing the benefits of its features with Team Perfect Sourcing, Khan said it would help enterprises in tracking production output as well as identifying unusual delays. Some models of Brother machines are pen drive enabled, which can be used for uploading new data or software.
The company has patented a few unique features of Digiflex Feed, of which needle breakage prevention is one - a frequent problem that delays production as its detection is quite time consuming. The other feature is needle penetration, which protects the fabric from the needle puncturing the weave and weakening the material. The machines received a good response at the exhibition and the stall was seen crowded with important customers from companies like Shahi Exports, Celestial Knits, Orient Craft, Miniking, Jyoti Apparels and several others during the exhibition days.
(L-R) Koichi Naganuma, MD with yasushi Tsusaka (Middle) and Toshiaki yamada (Extereme Right), Senior Director, at their booth