What is the best way to lift and move large rolls of industrial fabric?
To save the backs and knees of your employees, manual lifting is generally a bad option. Back injuries are one of the most common workplace safety and health concerns. for more information on back safety, see our previous blog: Save Your Back—Go Automatic.
Dollies are excellent options for moving things around, but when it comes to lifting, you’d still have to move it from one contraption to another—likely using backs and knees—and that’s only if you have a machine to lift it and not your employees’ backs. Pallet jacks would be a good option, but they aren’t really made for lifting rolls of industrial fabric.
Forklifts are excellent for moving large, heavy objects and lifting them much higher than any one person could. But just like pallet jacks, they aren’t made for lifting rolls. They just aren’t the right shape. They are also large, cumbersome, and require special training to use.
The best thing to use when moving and lifting large fabric rolls is an On-a-Roll® heavy-duty roll lift. These lifters allow one operator to easily lift and position large and heavy rolls while providing a safe, effortless, and efficient solution for handling. Fitted with wheels and perfectly shaped to accommodate large fabric rolls, there will be no need for back strains or large bulky equipment in your workspace.
Save your back, money, time, and space with these highly efficient, budget friendly, easy-to-use lifters. Give us a call today and we’ll set you up with the perfect machine!
Automatic Lift Tables Can Reduce Back Injury?
Among America’s most common workplace safety and health injuries are back strains. Approximately 80% of the population will have a back injury during their lifetime, so workers need to be prepared and take care of their backs.
Back injuries can be very painful and have the potential to significantly impact daily activities and work. While back injuries are usually caused after years of poor back maintenance, a single event can make all those years catch up fast. Back pain is most often the result of muscle and ligament strains, especially in a factory that requires heavy lifting. You always hear the advice to lift with your legs rather than your back, but it’s hard to follow that advice day in and day out when your knees are starting to hurt.
Automatic lifting tables are here to save you and your fellow workers from back injury. They raise and position materials in such a way as to reduce potential injuries in a wide array of industries. Lift tables make it easier than ever to adjust the height of the piece of upholstery you are working on. Instead of having to constantly readjust your position, and bending lower and lower, you can raise it up to a level that is comfortable. Our line of Rexel automatic lifting tables are the ultimate workstations and back savers. With height-positioning systems and steel frames and tabletops, you can adjust these tables to the correct height, and they won’t collapse beneath hundreds of pounds of weight
Other cool features include foot pedals for quick and easy adjustments, tool holders on the sides of the table, connection outputs for air tools, and a safety feature that prevents the table from dropping if it’s ever accidentally cut off from its power supply.
With one of these tables in your shop, you’ll never tweak your back again from carrying heavy bolts of fabric. Your knees will rejoice in their newfound salvation. Give us a call today and we’ll help you find the table that is right for your workspace!
Looking to store Carpet, Fabric, Vinyl...? Look no further!
When it comes to storing fabric, there is a vast difference between sewing fabric and heavy-duty industrial fabric. While bolts of sewing fabric are easy to store on store shelves, in baskets, or over racks, industrial fabrics require something sturdier.
Industrial fabrics differ from textile (apparel) fabrics in several ways. Industrial fabrics are made of higher fibers, yarns, and chemicals to prevent failures which could have dangerous consequences. Functionality is the most important feature because the fabric must be able to handle the environmental factors and structural requirements of the application.
Manufacturing industrial fabrics is more difficult because higher value fibers and materials can be more difficult to manipulate due to the intrinsic performance specifications. These are fabrics that cannot just be rolled up on a normal fabric bolt or folded and placed neatly on shelves
So, what is the best way to store rolls of industrial fabric?
The answer is a roll rack. Our A-frame heavy duty racks are great for storing heavy industrial fabrics from vinyl to polyester. They can move around the workspace easily and store those large rolls out of the way.
The rack will allow you to easily handle rolled goods and spread them onto your cutting system while maintaining precise alignment of each ply. There is a center support for wider machines, and for narrow heavy materials.
Give us a call today and we’ll help you find the best rack for your business!
Here is the Heavy Duty Roll stand Line up! Got 2000 pounds of Carpet? No problem! Roll it with easy on the Heavy Duty Roll stand!
Fabric's not as bulky as Carpet? no worries! We have all shapes and sizes available!
Always, always always call us if you have any questions! We have helped hundreds of companies find the right tools for them to succeed! We would love to help you with what ever project you are working on!
Check out our list of the top five tools you need to upholster furniture in 2022!
At Sewn Products, we work with professionals all over the world, helping them find the tools to run their business more efficiently and profitably. We also get to hear their feedback about tools, help them maintain and repair them.
carry only the best in upholstery machinery, to make your business run smoothly and efficiently.
Here’s our list of the top tools you will need to improve your upholstery production!
1. Assembling Unit
These machines are designed for the semi-automatic assembly of furniture frames with zig-zag springs and rapid clips. They are equipped with a bi-manual start system that controls extending base with pulling pneumatic cylinders. Rest assured that having an operator man this machine will not compromise your business’s efficiency.
2. Office Chair Presses
Using this press can significantly improve the productivity and quality of your chair manufacturing department. Our press is the perfect machine for upholstering office chair seats and backrests with fabric, upholstery foam, and chipboard.
3. Mattress Tables and Flippers
These pneumatic tables are designed for making mattresses. They provide even compression of springs or foam rubber to the desired thickness over the entire surface of a mattress. These are time-saving machines because their operation can be accomplished by one operator. Mattress flippers rotate on a single or dual axis. If you aren’t sure which one you need, we can help!
4. Pneumatic Lifting Tables
The pneumatic lifting tables will increase the quality of your product and manufacturing productivity. No longer will the operator have to work on his knees or put pressure on his spine to upholster furniture; this table can move up and down with ease and be adjusted to accommodate any height.
Just a Few Examples of Pneumatic Lifting Tables
5. Filling and Padding Machines
Our new techno machines are modern pneumatic machine for covering cushions. Techno permits armchair and sofa cushions to be inserted into their covers simply, accurately and quickly, with no effort needed by the operator.
All of these upholstery machines are top-of-the-line and will help you get the job done correctly and efficiently. Give us a call today so we can help you find the upholstery supplies that will best serve your company’s needs!
You’ve heard all about the automatic folding machines that Sewn Products offers, but have you checked out the automatic bagging machine yet
Our new bagging machine automatically bags garments that have been folded using polyethylene bags. It is able to hold up to 100 bags before needing to be reloaded. Its conveyor is an optional addition to the machine, depending on the needs of your business
This machine seamlessly combines with the folding and bag sealing machines to create an
assembly line that will help your business run efficiently and smoothly. Garments that come
through from the folding machine are bagged in the formation of an envelope. Operation and maintenance are quick and easy, freeing up more operators for other important jobs. The only reason for an operator to manually handle the machine during the bagging process is if more than one garment needs to be placed in a bag, at which point the machine needs to be used independently of any other machines and the extra garment be placed in the bag by the operator manually.
Give us a call today and we can help you determine the bagging machine needs of your business!
Our selection of pneumatic lifting tables is sure to take your upholstery production to the next level!
The pneumatic lifting tables will increase the quality of your product. It will also increase
manufacturing productivity, cutting down time and manpower, and the comfort of the operator. No longer will the operator have to work on his knees or put pressure on his spine to upholster furniture; this table can move up and down with ease and be adjusted to accommodate any height. The height can be adjusted quickly and easily during the manufacturing process, causing no loss of productivity.
These tables are very reliable and stable, with structures made of steel. You can choose different tabletops and coverings to best suit your needs and the needs of your upholstery products. These tabletops include carpet-covered particle board, stainless steel, and more. The automatic drive of these lifting tables is foot-controlled at both sides of the table, and they boast connections for pneumatic devices. If the table is ever cut off from its power supply, it will automatically be blocked so the table won’t drop. Some tables also feature drawers for storing basic upholstery tools, right at the operator’s fingertips.
Some tables are equipped to help with the cutting of materials, such as tubes, aluminum profiles, and wood. A counter can calculate the cuts made by the machine and will signal the end of a series of cutting. Give us a call today so we can help you find the table that’s right for your company! Need other upholstery manufacturing equipment? No worries, we've got you covered! Check out all the tools you will need to get your upholstery manufacturing production into high gear: www.sewnproducts.com/upholstery-equipment.html
Screen printing is a unique niche in the business of garment-making, and it can be difficult to find the right equipment to keep up production and increase profits. The good news is, Sewn Products has the machine for you! Our automatic folding machines can do all the work you need them to quickly, quietly, and precisely. Printing custom t-shirts is a time-consuming, costly business, but with one of our folding machines, your business will run
smoothly and efficiently. No more manual folding!
In addition to folding machines, we offer numerous machines that can be added on to the folding machine to make the tasks of bagging, sealing, and labeling easier. Check out these machines that we’ve added to our line just this year:
Automatic Heat-Sealing Machine
The product that we recommend for all your heat sealing is the TH-44. This machine is designed to seal apparel in individual plastic bags. It operates quickly, quietly, and precisely to produce professionally sealed garments ready to be presented to your customers. Heat sealing creates a clean edge on your garment bag and ensures the finished product appears as high-quality as the garment inside.
Automatic Garment Labeler
This new machine is designed to place adhesive strips and labels on garments. These labels inform the final consumer of any relevant information about the garment, such as size, fabric type, and washing instructions. This machine can work with folded or unfolded garments to place these informational labels. It’s easy to work with and quick to do its job. The LD Automatic Apparel Size Labeler is the machine that we recommend! It does all of this for you, and it is amazing!
No matter the size or number of your garments, these machines will take your screen printing business to the next level in no time! Give us a call today!
In the industry of garment-making, fabric rolls are large and abundant—too much to be handled by workers alone when fabric needs to be unrolled. That’s why we offer a selection of roll stands so fabric can be stretched out onto cutting tables while maintaining precise alignment of each ply with a photo-electric edge control unit. We can help you find the configuration and style that will be best for your business’s workload
The roll stand features:
✅ Widths from 60” (1.52m) in 6” (15.2cm) width increments.
✅ Optional cones and core stops.
✅ Expandabar in different size cores.
✅ Flat fold system suitable for material on skids.
✅ Single or multiple unit configuration for feeding several layers of material.
✅ Custom configurations, widths and roll weight capacities available
A heavy-duty two-roll stand features:
✅ Optional automatic edge control.
✅ A three-strap brake.
✅ Center support for wider machines and for narrow heavy materials.
✅ Bar options, including frozen, solid, or expandable bar.
Note that these stands are not recommended for stretchy fabrics, vinyl, of lycra.
Give us a call today! We will help you find the stands that are right for your business.
Get More with Eastman at Sewn Products!
At Sewn Products, we carry only the best machinery to help your business run smoothly. Our selection of cutting machines from the Eastman line of machinery are Eastman’s best sellers to date. These precision cutting tools offer the utmost flexibility for hundreds of material applications and are proven solutions for even the most difficult-to-cut materials.
Static Table System
The static table system, also known as the Eastman Eagle Static Cutter (S-125) can cut, mark, and punch virtually any flexible material at speeds of up to 60 inches per second. It is the go-to resource for materials like cotton, nylon, and vinyl as well as difficult-to-cut materials like polystrand and fiberglass-polyester blends.
The system’s high-precision configuration features multi-axis motion for more defined and accurate cuts. It is available in a range of system lengths and widths to meet the demands for prototypes, one-offs, and full-production runs.
Give us a call today so we can help you figure out what’s right for your business
The Eastman Eagle C125 conveyor system boasts supreme capabilities for single- and low-ply cutting requirements. It can continuously convey rolled material goods with consistent speed and control. Eastman’s gantry and tool head design are engineered to cut the most diverse technical and industrial fabrics available while exceeding industry standards for accuracy.
Available in a range of widths, lengths and various tool head accessory options, the C125 will be built to match your application needs, allowing you to customize the tools and capabilities to maximize productivity
The Eastman Talon Multi-Ply is engineered and manufactured in the USA to automatically pull stacked material plies from the spreading table to a modular, bristle-block conveyor bed for reciprocating knife cutting of patterns. Precise system operations with state-of-the-art motion control communications offer an industrial-strength solution.
The Talon has been engineered to meet the demands of clients in growing market
segments—demands such as industrial fabrics and composites industries; customers cutting traditional and modern technical materials like kevlar, fiberglass, nonwoven polyesters, foam- backed vinyl and other industrial fabrics.
Eastman’s Hawk offers high-speed, precision cutting with a functional design and concentration on essentials:
✅ Freely accessible work surface from all sides.
✅ Extremely robust traverse bridge with minimal protruding at the sides and rack and pinion drive system in all axes for slip-free drive.
✅ Powerful AC-servo motors and modern CAN-Bus-steering technique enable high
Give Sewn Products a call today and we will help you find the best Eastman product to suit your business’s needs.
The Best Fabric Cutter on the Market
Fabric cutting is one of the most essential tasks at any industrial fabric business. That means you need the best cutting equipment—machines that will cut clean, straight edges with greater efficiency to reduce work time and effort
.The Eastman 629X Blue Streak II® straight knife offered by Sewn Products is the obvious choice when one cloth cutting machine is required to perform many tasks. Its versatility if unmatched by any other straight knife in the industry.
This machine features a low profile, polished, streamlined baseplate and is designed to reduce friction and distortion in the lay, regardless of the number of plies. It is constructed of superior quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.
The Blue Streak II® features:
✅ Power to weight ratio for easy handling and maneuvering, even for the tightest radius.
✅ A low-profile baseplate and narrow silhouette standard to make the cutting of intricate patterns and tight turns simple.
✅ A perfect fit and continuous running with cross heads, and crank and knife slides that are machined to a tolerance within .0005″(0.0013cm).
✅ Simple handling of the machine due to its low center of gravity.
✅ Low maintenance requirements—only daily lubricating with the easy-to-use One Shot single-reservoir oiling system.
✅ The ability to cut through several layers of fabric at a time for greater work efficiency.
The knife is available in eight sizes, four strokes, and a multitude of electrical specifications.
Give us a call today and we can help you figure out which sizes and specifications will best suit your business requirements!