Thread issues on your commercial embroidery machine means your machine is down, not running and causing you headaches. Get your machine running efficiently and get your product out the door.
1. The Needle “Condition”
Needles are a low cost item. They need to be replaced regularly and are a top source of thread fraying and breakage. (Bent needle, dull needle, installed incorrectly, etc.)
2. The Needle “Eye”
Thread weight determines the size of the needle used in your machine. (The thicker the thread, the larger the needle hole needs to be.)
3. Quality of Thread
High quality embroidery threads (high tensile strength and designed for high speed embroidery machines) reduce fraying and breaking.
4. Upper Tension (also known as Thread Tension)a. Check the thread path, make sure your machine is threaded correctly.
5. Bobbin Tension (Checking the Bobbin Case)a. Check the bobbin case, is it fully round and threaded correctly?
6. Throat Plate and Thread Path
Check to see if there is any damage to the throat plate. Scratches and burrs can fray the thread as it flows through the machine during the sewing process.
7. Rotary Hook
Burrs on the rotary hook can cause many issues including thread fray and/or breaking, missing stitches and bird nesting.
8. Hook Timing
As with the Rotary Hook, Hook timing can also cause thread fraying, breaking, missing stitches and bird nesting.
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