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Newer model = GC188-MDZY-4


Highlead GC188-MD4


Single needle lockstitch sewing machine

with automatic thread trimmer & fine speed control


Highlead GC188 MD4


The Highlead GC188 MD4 is a single needle industrial sewing machine with thread trimmer, for general purpose use on light to medium weight materials.

The machine is equipped with a automatic thread trimmer which is mounted under the needle plate for quick & accurate cutting of thread at the end of a sewing cycle. This can save considerable time when compared with manual cutting of threads using scissors etc.

The position of the needle is controlled by Highlead's energy saving electronic needle position motor & controller.  This will automatically put the needle in an UP or DOWN position (selectable) at the end of a sewing cycle: reducing the need to use the manual hand wheel.

The included electronic control panel with clear blue digital display; allows different stitch count functions. For example an operator can set a number of stitches (up to 99) and the machine will stop automatically when the set amount has been sewn.

Programmable automatic back-tack stitching reduces the need to use the manual reverse lever and can save time. This function is easy to switch on/off, with the option of start and/or end auto back-tacking.

The maximum sewing speed is push button adjustable allowing the operator to select a suitable speed matched to the job at hand.  Speeds as low as 200 stitches per minute are available for intricate operations or to allow an inexperienced operator time to get comfortable with using an industrial machine.  In addition, at higher speeds, the machines smooth acceleration control allows a slow start with increasing speed as you press the foot pedal harder.

Standard equipment includes: a knuckle operated reverse device; which is positioned just above the foot and allows you to reverse stitch without having to move your hands from the sewing area.  An electric thread control wiper device is fitted to help reduce thread bunching up when you start sewing. 

An optional automatic electric foot lifter device is available (if fitted this replaces manual knee lifter) with semi-auto and fully auto foot lifting options.

Specification GC188 MD4
  • Max sewing speed:  5000spm
  • Stitch length:  0-4mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand:  6mm
  • Presser foot lift by Knee:  13mm
  • Lubrication:  Auto pump type
  • Thread Trimmer:  impulse solenoid type
  • Motor: Highlead Electronic mini AC servo
  • Auto foot lifter:  optional
  • Back-tack:  manual or auto
  • Program: Digital panel with blue display



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