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Highlead GC20618-2DZA

Twin Needle Walking Foot Sewing Machine

with Direct Drive & Automatic Thread Trimmer

Highlead GC20618-2DZA
GC20618-2DZA twin needle direct drive walking foot model

Highlead GC20618-2DZA twin needle direct drive heavy duty walking foot industrial sewing machine with large hooks on a vertical axis, automatic thread trimmer and time saving production aids.

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.  The thread trimmer is electronically controlled and uses electric impulse solenoids to activate the cutting knives.

A newly developed Direct Drive high-torque motor system offers improvements* including:  quick start and stop, accurate positioning, low noise, little vibration, smooth acceleration and a greater feeling of responsiveness for the operator. 

With Direct Drive; power is transmitted directly from the motor along the drive shaft of the sewing machine, reducing power usage by up-to 40%* and lowering noise levels*.  Direct Drive also eliminates the need for a motor drive belt offering improved safety with no exposed belts or additional belt guards.

A dual electromagnetic thread tension system helps to produce a smooth balanced stitch without excess thread or skip stitching and at the push of a button you can switch between 2 different thread tension settings, without the need to manually adjust the tension dials.

The sewing arm is approximately 15% Longer & Higher* allowing additional sewing clearance, to the right of the needle, for larger heavy items.

An electronic jog dial allows precise feeding and needle positioning for ultra slow and minute rotational control of the stitching process.      

The application of needle bearings for the arm+hook shafts and an automatic oil lubrication system combines to make the GC20618-2DZA quiet, smooth running and durable.

It features a safety clutch assembly which is fitted to help reduce hook damage should the machine become jammed.

Needle position is controlled by an electronic direct drive needle position servo 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 GC20618-2DZA is a feature packed twin needle heavy duty sewing machine and as well as direct drive, triple feeding system (bottom feed, needle feed & walking foot) and automatic thread trimming;  it comes equipped as standard with programmable Electro-pneumatic auto reverse, auto back-tack, knuckle quick reverse, Electro-pneumatic auto foot lifter, built in push-button control panel and LED needle area light.

Example applications:  medium to heavy weight materials such as car seats, sofas, upholstery, leather articles, belts, canvas, tents, awnings, handbags, webbing, outdoor wear, camping goods and other technical textiles.

Highlead GC20618-2DZA twin needle direct drive
Highlead twin needle direct drive walking foot
  • Direct Drive motor system (750W high-torque premium model)
  • Triple feed (bottom - needle feed - walking foot)
  • Twin needle lockstitch
  • Automatic head lubrication
  • Automatic thread trimmer
  • Automatic reverse (Electropneumatic)
  • Automatic foot lifting device (Electropneumatic)
  • Premium Electronic control system and operator panel.  
  • Jog dial fine control device (stitch by stitch rotational control)
  • Needle thread tension change over device
  • Large hook & base, on vertical axis, x2
  • Hook safety clutch
  • Quiet balanced head
  • Stitch Length: 0-9mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 36mm
  • Take up stroke: 74.5mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 8mm
  • Presser foot lift by air: 17mm
  • Hook: Large on vertical axis x2
  • Lubrication: Auto pump
  • Twin needle gauge: 6.4mm standard
  • Auto reverse: Yes
  • Auto Thread trimmer: Yes
  • Auto foot lifter: Yes
  • Stitch Count: Yes
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*when compared with a conventional GC series model.


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