Machine needles for embroidery

People have been using embroidery to decorate all kinds of fabric for hundreds of years. Originally done by hand, machines have now largely taken over. Then as now, the tool 'needle' plays a major role.

The manufacturing of laces can also be traced back hundreds of years. The development of large embroidery machines (Schiffli machines) has also raised the demands made on embroidery needles.

Needles from Groz-Beckert deliver immaculate results even at very high embroidery speeds and when using different materials and yarns.

Operation of embroidery machines

Embroidery is used to decorate all kinds of fabrics by sewing thread in or on to it. These days it is usually done mechanically by computer-controlled machines.

Classification of embroidery machines

Embroidery machines generally fall into the flatbed or free-arm machine category. They are further classified into single and multihead machines.

Operation of Schiffli machines

Schiffli embroidery machines are special types of embroidery machines in which lace fabric is made in large lanes. In fly shuttles, they guide a second thread which serves as a shuttle lower thread.

Schiffli embroidery machines are not only equipped with many needles, but also many fly shuttles on the opposite side of the fabric. The second thread, the shuttle thread, is guided on this fly shuttle.

In this way the Schiffli machine works with a two-thread system – similar to a sewing machine. When the needle goes back with the needle thread, a loop is formed. The fly shuttle travels through this loop and takes up the needle thread. The shuttle thread and needle thread are thus intertwined.

The advantage of the Schiffli machine is that significantly longer threads can be used, since the thread does not need to be entirely pulled through the fabric after the stitch is formed. The relatively large bobbins in the fly shuttles also allow for long periods of uninterrupted stitching.

Needle system DB x K5

For high functional reliability in embroidery machines

The needle system DB x K5 has been specially designed for use in embroidery machines. Its use reduces skipped stitches and thread breakage, helps protect thread and material and ensures secure loop pick-up.

Special application needle DB x K5 SAN® 1 GEBEDUR®

For special embroidery applications

Thanks to its special features, needle DB x K5 SAN® 1 GEBEDUR® is excellently suited to the embroidery of hard-wearing products such as baseball caps and leather.

Schiffli needles

For use in Schiffli machines (large embroidery machines)

Needles are a tool which play a major role in lace manufacture with Schiffli machines. Schiffli needles from Groz-Beckert are up to the challenge.

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