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SMA GC20606-1HL18 Long Arm Compound Feed Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine


SMA GC20606-1HL18is a medium weight 18 inch long arm and high arm single needle compound feed walking foot industrial sewing machine and is ideal for the manufacturing of medium weight shade sails and shade structures made from all types of shade fabrics including Monotec 370, Extra Block, Rainbow Shade Z16, Extreme 32, DriZ or any other types of shade cloth, webbing straps, D Rings, Pro Rig, spring clips or binding. The SMA GC20606-1HL18 is easy to use, and has a extended 18 inch working space to allow for easy maneuverability of larger shade cloth fabrics and is capable of sewing the latest PTFE sewing threads. This machines comes as a complete unit with a locally made, top of the range custom built 36mm plywood bench, fully adjustable powder coated stand combined with a powerful motor. Accessories included are, extra bobbins, needles, screwdrivers, clippers, oil bottle, instruction and parts manual. For the heavier shade sails corner re-enforcements it is advised that the SMA GC20606-1HL18 be used in conjunction with the SMA K6, which is based on the Singer 132K6 that we all know has been servicing the industry for the last 30 years.

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  • Number of Needles: Single
  • Application: Medium
  • Maximum Sewing Speed: 1400 spm
    (Speed depends on threads, materials.)
  • Maximum Stitch Length: 0~9mm
  • Clearance under Presser Foot: Hand 8mm, Pedal 16mm
  • Working Space: 457 x 150mm
  • Needle: 135 x 17 # 14/90~23/160
  • Needle Bar Stroke: 36mm
  • Hook: Large Vertical Auto Lubricating Rotating Hooks
  • Lubricating System: Plunger Pump Lubricating System
  • Amount of Lift of Walking Foot: 2 - 5mm (standard 3.2mm)
  • Thread Take Up Lever: Slide type
  • Motor: Clutch Motor (Servo Motor Optional)
  • SMA-GC20606-1HL18-03  


  • A guide was installed to protect play at presser bar bracket, assisting where side force is generated.
  • Safety Clutch System to protect the hook from being damaged.
  • Built in Bobbin Winder.
  • Extra Large Working Space.
  • Custom Locally Made Stand.
  • Locally Made 36mm Heavy Duty Plywood Bench Top.
  • Fully adjustable, locally made custom powder coated steel stand.
  • Extra large accessory drawer.
  • Extra needles.
  • Screwdrivers.
  • Instruction and parts manual.
  • Optional Accessories

  • Swing Away Binding Assembly
  • SMA-GC6-7-D-05  SMA-GC6-7-D-03  SMA-GC6-7-D-04

    Hosing HVP90 Servo Motor

  • Ideal for wanting to control the speed of the machine
  • Sewing Speed Adjustable by turning dial
  • Silent Operation
  • Needle Positioning also available
  • Energy Saving
  • Auto Reverse available on request
  • Auto Foot Lift available on request
  • SMA-GC20606-1HL18-04  SMA-GC6-7-D-08