In February 1969 JUKI released the industrial sewing machine DDL-555-2 equipped with the very first automatic thread trimmer. This mechanism was adopted immediately by manufactures globally, helping JUKI gain its No. 1 position in the industrial sewing machine market.
How does an automatic thread trimming mechanism work? How does this function influence a factories work environment to this day?
Lockstitch machines with a thread trimmer finish sewing (partially or in full) with automatically trimming the thread. The operator does not have to stop the flow of work to change direction of sewing or to cut the thread. The use of additional tools like scissors are no longer needed – saving time and removing room for human error. Nowadays use of this function is common place and helps facilitate ease of work and results in a number of benefits not only for the operator but for the factory as a whole.