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Often industrial sewing machine operators may want to reduce or increase the speed of their machine depending on user preference or a change in fabric being worked on.

Reducing the speed of a machine allows more precision for working on intricate detail as well as for working with heavier weight fabrics such as canvas. Having slower speed is important if you want to work on heavier materials so that you prevent breaking needles and cotton.

Increasing the speed of a machine is often actioned because operators are working with lighter weight fabrics and want a fast output. High speeds are often associated with the clothing or fashion industries where the same pattern is being completed continuously.

The great thing about industrial sewing machines is that you can make small adjustments to achieve different speeds. We have created a few videos that identify different options for changing the speed of your machine. To make your sewing machine run slower, you can start with changing the pulley size on your motor. The smaller the pulley equals the slower the speed.

If this is still not slow enough you may wish to look at your motor. There is normally two different types of motors; 2850rpm or 1425rpm. By switching from 2850rpm to 1425rpm will deliver a further 50% reduction in speed. Lastly, a great option can be changing your clutch motor to a servo drive motor. A servo drive motor will give you complete flexibility to easily switch your machine between high speed and low speed simply by turning a dial. The servo motor also delivers added benefits such as power savings, silent operation and electronic needle positioning.

All of the options above are covered in the following videos;

Changing The Pulley On A Clutch Motor


Changing A Clutch Motor to A Servo Motor