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Highlead GC0518A-D3

Needle feed industrial sewing machine with auto thread trimmer

Factory Rated


The GC0518A-D3 is the needle feed version of Highlead's single needle industrial sewing machine with automatic thread trimming system.

The needle bar and bottom feed mechanism move in time: to combine into a more stable motion which helps prevent uneven material feeding & ply shifting, and results in a precise stitched seam.

The combined dual action feed motion allows this model to handle difficult to feed materials, & some heavier fabrics, when compared with a standard drop feed machine (i.e. slippery fabrics, PVC/plastics, technical textiles, work-wear, uniforms, rain-wear, outdoor wear, sportswear etc.).

Stitch length variations are greatly reduced when sewing and changing between high & low speed or forward & reverse feeding.  This can be of use when you are hemming or sewing in long runs at high-speed (i.e. bed sheets, curtains, blinds, banners, covers etc.).

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

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

The Highlead GC0518A-D3 is a feature packed time served machine and as well as needle feed & automatic thread trimming; it comes as standard with programmable auto back-tack, auto reverse, auto thread control wiper, knuckle quick reverse and built in digital stitch count program module.

It is fitted with a full sized premium quiet & energy efficient electronically controlled AC servo motor, which only runs when you are actually sewing; If you pause or stop: the motor stops immediately and is almost silent. 

The Highlead GC0518 series is in use by clothing and textile manufacturers around the world. Its robust construction & time proven design offers users a versatile factory rated production tool.

  • Model: Highlead GC0518A-D3
  • Lubrication: Auto pump type
  • Trimmer: Auto impulse solenoid
  • Feed: Lower feed & needle feed
  • Motor: Electronic AC servo type (Premium full sized version)
  • Thread Wiper: Electric
  • Auto reverse: Electric Solenoid
  • Stitch Program: Digital Panel included
  • Auto foot lifter: Optional
  • Maximum sewing speed: 5000spm
  • Stitch length: 0-4mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 5mm
  • Presser foot lift by foot: 13mm
Needle feed sewing machine mechanism
Photo of internal needle feed mechanism

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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
0161 736 2861
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