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September 1st, 2014 / By: / Uncategorized

ShowStoppers 2014


Eagle DT-FV grommet machine
Adfast Corp., Booth 929

NEW: Grommet machine installs
a #15 stainless steel grommet without precutting the hole.

Advantages: The Eagle DT is now able to install up to a #15 stainless steel grommet. It will cut the hole and set the grommet in only one stroke, even in tough, woven material. It also offers the flexibility to quickly and easily switch from a #15 to a #0.
+1 514 617 0973, www.adfast-grommeting.com


Attach-EZ Set & Sew
Attach-EZ Set & Sew, Booth 1255

NEW: Lightweight, portable system replaces staples and T-pins with barbs.

Advantages: Developed for marine fabricators and upholsterers, this system accurately sets zippers, grommet or snap placements, and bimini pockets by replacing staples and T-pins with barbs. Spot basting method makes it easy to reproduce original factory designs. Holds pleat placements and material in place, reduces errors and saves time.
+1 651 438 3848, www.ezsetproducts.com


Argon cutting machine
Autometrix Inc., Booth 1053

NEW: High speed, ultra-smooth single/low
ply automated cutting machine.

Advantages: Features adjustable cutting head height for cutting up to 2-inch, low-density materials, along with a carbon fiber gantry that provides less weight and drag for smoother, faster performance. On-board electronics minimize heavy and expensive cables. Also included: collision avoidance sensors, touchscreen user interface and independent tool air pressure controls, with the option to add non-contact glyph marking system and air drill.
+1 530 615 2113, www.autometrix.com


Carlson Collaborator System
Carlson Design, Booth 2335

NEW: System that allows two Classic CTc
or Pro PTc model plotter/cutters to mark
and cut the same job.

Advantages: Two Classic CTc or Pro PTc model plotter/cutters can mark and cut the same job, on the same table, at the same time. Each plotter/cutter can operate independently via an on-board Windows 8 tablet, or collaborate by using a central computer and coordinating software to divide and ship each system part
of a larger job.
+1 918 438 8344, www.carlsondesign.com


WT-174” Plotter/Cutter
Carlson Design, Booth 2335

NEW: Ultra-wide plotter/cutter.

Advantages: Easy-to-use plotter/cutter is 14.5 feet wide and can plot/cut material more than 13 feet wide. It can be installed in one day, on almost any table or level service, with or without a vacuum. Recommended for cutting shade sails, blinds, tents and tarps.
+1 918 438 8344, www.carlsondesign.com


K20 tailor’s shears
Consew, Booth 1734

NEW: Smooth-cut, fully forged
10-inch tailor’s shears.

Advantages: High quality steel gives these shears a longer lasting edge, while special grinding gives them a better cut. Hollow ground blades allow for less tension and better control during the cut. A large handle provides a comfortable feel and allows the user to
wear gloves.
+1 336 769 0521, www.consew.com


K22 tailor’s shears
Consew, Booth 1734

NEW: Smooth-cut, fully forged 12-inch
tailor’s shears.

Advantages: High quality steel gives these shears a longer lasting edge, while special grinding gives them a better cut. Hollow ground blades allow for less tension and better control during the cut. A large handle provides a comfortable feel and allows the user to
wear gloves.
+1 336 769 0521, www.consew.com


Safe Cut scissors
Consew, Booth 1734

NEW: Scissors safe for the skin.

Advantages: Safe Cut scissors use a special grinding technique that allows the blade to cut normal fabrics but roll safely over skin. Five models range from 5- to 10-inch shears.
+1 336 769 0521, www.consew.com


Servo motor
Consew, Booth 1734

NEW: Quiet, lightweight motor.

Advantages: Lightweight motor weighs 12 pounds, makes no sound when turned on and hand universal mounts for easy installation. Includes automatic needle up/down, adjustable speed control, soft-start feature, adjustable top speed and presser foot outlet. Offers a 70 percent savings in electricity.
+1 336 769 0521, www.consew.com


Smooth-cut 72020 scissors
Consew, Booth 1734

NEW: Smooth-cut, bent handle trimmer.

Advantages: Smooth-cut, 8-inch bent handle trimmer with Botec Cut® keeps blade angles around 25 degrees for a better cut. Two-part fused handle allows for a soft grip. Rockwell hardness of 56 keeps these scissors cutting a long time.
+1 336 769 0521, www.consew.com


DC1250 motor
EFKA of America, Booth 338

NEW: High-torque, heavy duty motor with AB620A control box.

Advantages: Recommended for use with a variety of lockstitch, chain stitch and overlock sewing machines. Suitable for under table mounting or direct drive with flash technology (no EPROM), USB memory stick connection and short-circuit proof signal outputs with overlod protection. Can be used with AB611A control box for simpler sewing applications.
+1 770 457 7006, www.efka.net


FIAB 1400L XS
FIAB Sp. z o.o. Sp.k., Booth 1553

NEW: Lightweight, high performance welder.

Advantages: Equipped with turning welding head with lateral movement and side platforms to improve operator experience. Lightweight design and high quality components provide higher efficiency, smoother movement and better accuracy.
+48 78 570 70 60, www.fiabmachines.com


MG-Flex 300
Forsstrom HF AB, Booth 1414

NEW: Portable, compact RF-welding machine.

Advantages: Compact, high-frequency machine on wheels makes it easy to weld heavy materials. Welding head can rotate 90 degrees. Features include a Z-guide for controlling overlaps up to more than 3 inches, increased lift height of welding head (daylight) of more than 7 inches and Forsstrom’s latest software and computer with a 12-inch touchscreen.
+46 523 66 66 00, www.forsstrom.com


GERBERcutter® Paragon®
Gerber Technology, Booth 811

NEW: Intuitive, easy to use cutting system.

Advantages: Gathers real-time information to automatically adjust cutting parameters. Features include: Ever Sharp™ knife technology; more than 150 sensors that monitor knife temperature, speed and position; technology that computes the optimal vacuum level for any material; and reliable brushless motors that improve processing power. Quiet with built-in wizards for easy use.
+1 860 896 2068, www.gerbertechnology.com


BAK LarOn® brushless hot-air welder
Hapco Inc., Booth 2054

NEW: Overlap welder with brushless motor.

Advantages: Recommended for overlap welding of TPO, PVC, Hypalon®, ECB, CSPE membranes and elastomeric bitumen. Available with a three-year limited warranty, brushless motor and no drive belt to replace, due to its new chain-driven system. Modular electronics reduce repair cost.
+1 519 654 8302, www.hapcoinc.com


FIAB Upgrade/Refurbish Kit
JTE Machine Systems Inc., Booth 1553

NEW: Upgrade and refurbish kit for transforming an older FIAB.

Advantages: Transforms older 10kw or 20kw FIAB into a high-tech, high-speed machine. The upgrade includes: 10-inch color touch screen and PLC; fast-response auto tuning; joystick control; short cycle times; high-speed travel features; length optimizing; 100 recipes; automatic preset pressure.
+1 904 278 2388, www.jtemachine.com


RF Punch/Weld Grommet Welder
JTE Machine Systems Inc., Booth 1553

NEW: Tabletop system welds PVC and PU grommets to plastic material in seconds.

Advantages: Requiring no existing RF equipment, tabletop system uses a highly refined, solid-state RF generator welding and simultaneous punching process to weld PVC and PU grommets to plastic material. Energy-efficient and versatile, allowing for tool changes for different grommets to be simple and cost-effective.
+1 904 278 2388, www.jtemachine.com


Small-format PTFE welder
JTE Machine Systems Inc., Booth 1553

NEW: First commercially available small-format PTFE welder.

Advantages: PTFE welder for smaller PTFE products. Manufacturers of solar shades and architectural coverings who need to weld radiuses and smaller formats can easily do so with little or no experience to produce high quality, repeatable welds.
+1 904 278 2388, www.jtemachine.com


Transportable 10kw RF welder
JTE Machine Systems Inc., Booth 1553

NEW: Lightweight welder on wheels.

Advantages: At almost half the weight of other RF machines, this portable welder goes to the fabric rather than the fabric going to the machine. Features a full 48-inch RF welding tool and is easy to use and recommended for final finishing or perimeter welds on large structures or containment products.
+1 904 278 2388, www.jtemachine.com


LT-2D3D laser templator
Laser Products Industries, Booth 740

NEW: 3D digital templator that allows the system to lock into 2D mode.

Advantages: Templator for complex jobs such as dodgers, trailer covers, awnings and enclosures. Easily unlocks from its 2D mode to swivel along its vertical axis and continue measuring in 3D. On-board CAD software can export a 3D wire frame or be edited in the field. Plotter is 6 inches wide, with length by request, and marks directly on the fabric for fewer wasted consumables.
+1 630 679 1300, www.laserproductsus.com


Elero RevoLine
Nice/Elero U.S., Booth 302

NEW: Compact, mechatronic roller shutter drives.

Advantages: An integrated slow-down feature ensures smooth travel to the limit stops, protecting the roller shutters and reducing noise significantly. The drives are quickly and easily installed and automatically adjust themselves to changing ambient conditions. If, for example, a shutter becomes longer over time, manual readjustment of the limit switches is not necessary, or if the roller shutter encounters an obstacle during the travel or is frozen solid, the drive switches off automatically to prevent damage.
+1 210 545 2900, www.niceapollo.com


Nice Era Range
Nice/Elero U.S., Booth 302

NEW: Quiet, compact tubular motors
and control devices.

Advantages: Easy-to-program, bi-directional tubular motors that can be controlled by Wi-Fi, for the automation of shutters, indoor blinds and sun awnings. Motors feature complete and intuitive programming, electronic limit switch, built-in receiver and TTBus technology, and offer maximum shutter stop precision, connection to weather sensors and low consumption in standby. Controlled by devices including portable, modular and wall-mounted radio transmitters.
+1 210 545 2900, www.niceapollo.com


Printed fabric module
Optitex USA Inc., Booth 849

NEW: Pattern positioning tool is included in latest version of pattern design software.

Advantages: Position style pieces on printed fabric without a physical sample. Make adjustments, check repeatability and view the results of every change in 2D and 3D with just a few clicks. Streamlines time and cost to market, enables more accurate location of patterns on printed fabric, eliminates time and cost of physical samples and speeds up design team communication and approvals.
+1 212 629 9053, www.optitex.com


OK-405R
Practix Mfg. LLC, Booth A2704

NEW: Advanced rotary machine designed
for faster transfer speeds.

Advantages: With workable widths from 24 to 200 inches, machine was designed to accommodate the need for faster speeds. Features include a pivot system for automatic belt tracking, which ensures no lateral movement and “ghosting” on fabric, and an oil-filled, steel-encased heating drum for even heat to ensure color intensity.
+1 770 974 1480, Wwww.practix-usa.com


Inverted Pen Technology (IPT)
Prodim USA, Booth 415

NEW: Attachment option for Proliner CS digital measuring and templating device.

Advantages: Designed to measure around corners to hard-to-reach points to allow maximum flexibility and production improvement for any fabricator, eliminating the need to “leap” to continue a digital measurement of a complex area or object. Easy to use and works with 2D and 3D space. Available in lengths of 200, 400 and 600 mm.
888 229 3328, www.prodim-systems.com


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