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Electronic Eyelet Buttonhole Machine ES-505

Electronic Eyelet Buttonhole Machine ES-505

The ultra flexible, fully programmable electronic eyelet buttonhole machine incorporates the latest technologies and highest requirements to meet all manufactures’ needs. The electronic eyelet buttonhole machine combines the excellent traditional buttonhole quality performance with new revolutionary machine design, four patented mechanisms and currently the highest sewing speed. All sewing parameters are very simply adjustable on a large full color touch screen. Ultra flexibility on men‘s suit is ensured by specially designed ULTRAFLEX model where lapel buttonholes are cut fully or partially, and are sewn in one sequence with jacket front buttonholes. The ES - 505 electronic eyelet buttonhole machine is available in a vide range of models including the indexer model recommended for sewing of multiple buttonholes on jacket sleeves or fly fronts.

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Main Features

Currently the fastest machine available, running at 2,700 spm

Unbeatable sewing speed adjustable from 1,500 spm to 2,7000 spm directly from the touch screen display. Different sewing speed can be programmed at the start/stop position, around the eye and in the cross bar finish to ensure excellent sewing quality even on difficult materials.

New modular design of the sewing head with integrated sewing motor

The new concept of the sewing head enables sewing in vertical or horizontal direction and provides the operator with larger handling space in the sewing area. The new, stronger main drive increases machine performance and is integrated in the sewing head. The sewing head can be fixed onto the sewing table or sup¬plied as submerged according to the customer’s preference.

New patented balancing and sewing drive mechanism

Developed to increase the machine performance, lifetime and decrease the machine vibration.

Incorporated Round LED Lights

Incorporated LED sewing lights around the cutting block eli¬minates darker spots in the sewing area and provides opti¬mum light conditions while working on the machine.

No need of mechanical adjustments when changing the stitch bite

A new technical solution for the stitch bite, including the two basic widths, 1.9 and 2.7 mm, ensures that full stitch bite range is now controlled from the touch screen display only.

New vertical cutting system instead of standard lever cutting

The vertical cutting improves the buttonhole cutting in its whole length. The lever cutting system has been replaced by pneumatically controlled vertical cutting mechanism applying the same pressure throughout the buttonhole length and pro¬viding the operator with clean and reliable buttonhole cutting on all types and multiple layers of material.

Independent thread tension of all threads

The needle, looper and gimp thread can be separately adjusted from the sewing head without the need to til¬ting the sewing head. This system improves the sewing quality on different fabrics and therefore the final buttonhole appearance.

High Resolution Full-Color Touch Screen Display

5.7” LCD high resolution touch screen display is fixed onto the machine table and incorporates new sewing functions. The use of easily understood symbols makes the machine very easy to operate, minimizing training time.

Pneumatic System Controls

Pneumatic system controls are used for the clamping, spreading, cutting of the material, thread nipper, stitch bite, suction system and also for the thread tension of needle, looper and gimp thread.

Cycle Sewing

The cycle sewing allows up to 21 different buttonhole combinations to be sewn in 47 different programs. The operator can set the machine to sew any of the required buttonhole styles, i.e. to cover all buttonhole applications on a formal jacket. All settings can be done easily by the opera¬tor on the touch screen display.

New longer clamp feet

The machine is equipped with new longer clamp feet. The longer arms improve the material handling and provide the operator with more space when clamping the sewn garment. Availability of different types of clamp feet for a vari¬ety of applications ensures optimum fabric clamping.


Ultra Flexibility on Mens Suit Applications

The Ultraflex is a specially designed model for buttonhole applications on men’s suit where lapel buttonholes are cut fully or partially. It increases the operator’s productivity since both lapel and jacket front buttonholes are sewn and cut in one sewing sequence without changing any knives and cutting blocks.

All buttonhole parameters including the required cutting position and cutting length of the lapel buttonhole is easily saved in the memory. The machine can be optionally equipped with an optical sensor system to automatically alternate between lapel and front buttonholes.

The Ultraflex is supplied with LTT-long tail thread trimming mechanism. The machine is equipped with the thread nipper to ensure that the first buttonhole stitch is formed properly.

Applications and Sewing Patterns

The ES 505 machine can be used for a wide range of applications which are suited to all needs of the clothing manufacturer, both large and small. This machine can handle all types of garments ranging from light to heavy weight materials including denim and leather. The applications of the machine can be found on formal menswear, ladies‘ wear, jeans, casual trousers and other outwear.

The ES 505 machine can sew a variety of buttonhole shapes with or without gimp including the round eyelet. Depending on the manufacturer requirements, up to 99 different stitching patterns can be set in the memory of the machine.

When sewing the round end finish, the operator can set two different start positions, which are either in the first row or in the eye. When the eye start is selected, the finished buttonhole looks much cleaner since the trimmed thread ends are covered by the button, especially on trouser applications.


Thread Trimming Mechanisms and Model Classifications

The SE-505 basic models are classified according to the trimming mechanisms into AF, CT, LTT models.

AF (Adjustable Flybar)

Model recommended for all buttonhole applications that require only top thread trimming. The size of buttonholes is adjustable from 10 to 50 mm, in increments of 1 mm.

CT (Cord Trim)

Model for use on jeans, trousers or other applications here all threads need to be trimmed from the very end of the buttonhole. Buttonhole sizes ranging from 14 to 35 mm can be sewn by using the two different clamp set.

LTT (Long Tail Trimmer)

 Model used mostly on tailored clothing, when the end of the buttonhole is left open and the long tails of the threads are pulled through the buttonhole to be tacked in a separate operation. Buttonhole length can be set from 13 to 38 mm. All threads are trimmed with a 20-30 mm tail depending on the buttonhole size.

Optional Accessories

Thread Nipper

The thread nipper holds the top thread at the start of the sewing cycle to ensure that the first stitch is formed properly especially on difficult fabrics. The new concept of the thread nipper gives a more reliable grip of the top thread. The thread nipper makes two different movements - vertical and horizontal, to bring the thread closer to the needle. It is standard on the LTT and Ultraflex models and optional on the AF and CT models.

Hand Start Control or only One Pedal

These can be optionally ordered to operate the machine. The hand start control is recommended for standing operators and is placed on the machine bedplate. All standard machines come with 2 pedals (each pedal has one position) – left pedal to close the clamp feet and right pedal to start the sewing. The optional one pedal can execute both steps.

Optional cutting knives, cutting steels, clamp feet, throat plates, work mats

Optional cutting knives, cutting steels, clamp feet, throat plates, work mats are available and can be ordered from our spare parts department if required.

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