Thursday, April 3, 2014

Great Sewing Video of the Merrow MG-3U via EMB Centre...

We hope you speak Russian...

This video outlines the process used to "merrow" an embroidered emblem. It starts with embroidering the design and then cutting the shape for finishing on the MG-3U. In the video cutting is done by hand and sewing has been slowed down for illustrative purposes; in actual production, emblems patterns are die cut en masse and merrowed in a fraction of a second (circular emblems like the one depicted are edged at a rate of ~45 per minute!)


Обработка края шеврона с применением оверлока Merrow from EMBcentre on Vimeo.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Merrow will be in Poland - Come Visit Us April 9-10!

Merrow will be at the Techconfex Trade Fair in Lodz, Poland from April 9-10. Come see the MB-4DFO ActiveSeam® machine, MG-3U, and more at the Kanstec stand (Merrow's Polish agent). For those of you that read/speak Polish, here's an advert for ActiveSeam via Kanstec.

Friday, March 28, 2014

NEW Merrow Solution - Mobile End-to-End Seamer!


Merrow Mobile E2E Seamer
See it LIVE and IN ACTION at Texprocess!

Merrow's mobile E2E seaming solution is a battery operated butt-seaming machine that is designed to sew all manner of wovens, knits, and non-wovens. It is especially useful for geotextiles that are sewn on-site where mobility and portability are paramount.

Make an appointment and visit Merrow in Atanta for Texprocess and get FREE registration. Everyone that attends an appointment qualifies to win a FREE iPAD! (more details coming soon...)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Merrow Factory Service - ONLY $299!!!



Have your Merrow Serviced by the Best!  

Nobody knows Merrows better than Merrow technicians. But since they are all busy building and repairing machines in Fall River, MA, we devised the Factory Service Program to bring their expertise to you. For only $299 INCLUDING SHIPPING*, you can send your Merrow to the factory for an overhaul that includes a complete evaluation of the machine, NEW loopers, NEW cutters, and NEW needle(s) - we'll also let you know the cost of getting it running if it is no longer in working condition.

Contact for more information.

*Charges may apply for international shipments.
1. After you contact Merrow, a box arrives with a PREPAID SHIPPING LABEL in which you package and ship your machine to the Merrow Factory.
2. Once at the Factory, Merrow technicians disassemble, evaluate, and tune your machine to bring it to like-new running condition. Loopers, Cutters, and needle are replaced.
3. We ship your machine back to you (AGAIN, ALL SHIPPING IS FREE) sewn off and ready for work!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

To Recirculate Oil or Not to Recirculate Oil - That is the Question

Industrial sewing machines require oil, and Merrow machines are hard-working industrial pieces of finely tuned equipment. But not all sewing/seaming environments are created equal, which is why Merrow has multiple platforms to accommodate air and sewing particulates that can gunk up and damage machines - even those as tough as Merrows.

A Merrow 70-Class Machine on an automated railway - notice the
shavings that collect around the needle and in the dust chute
Take the Merrow 70-Class for example, a platform of end-to-end seaming machines suitable for dusty, dirty environments common wtih textile finishing facilities. The 70-Class does not recirculate oil so that the internal workings of the machines are washed clean with lubricant that is free from dust thrown off during the cutting and seaming process. As a result, 70-Class machines are used the world over because of their durability and longevity -  just imagine how long your car would last if you changed its oil on a daily basis.

On the other hand the Merrow MG platform (like the MB platform), does recirculate oil. The MG's are frequently installed in more "refined" environments where replacing oil would be messy and could soil finished goods. Cut and sew factories that use this platform are typically clearer of air-based particulates making it OK for lubricant to be recycled throughout the machine without frequent wholesle replacement. MG machines are associated with speed and efficiency but aren't necessarily recognized for their bullet-proof operation like 70's are. In the video below you can see how clean the sewing environment is and how fast the machine operates.

So. What if you want the speed of an MG but want to install it in an environment in which it will be subjected to air quality that borders on offensive? The answer is the Merrow 71-Class.  The 71-1D-2 and 71-1D-7 (for thicker material) run faster than standard 70-Class machines but like their butt-seaming cousins, they do not recirculate oil. This means output is increased without compromising the operational health of the machine. Just as with most 70-Class machines, both the 71-1D-2 and 71-1D-7 are available as nickel plated versions for further protection agains corrosion.

The 71-1D-2

The 71-Class Stitch, a 3/8" wide single thread butted seam.

There you have it. For sewing/seaming in an environment in which air quality is akin to that of an Egyptian sandstorm, you want a machine that does not recirculate its oil -  think Merrow 70 and 71 Class. If you're sewing fine chiffon between sips of imported herbal tea and don't want to soil the tablecloth, you want the recirculating features of Merrow MG or MB machines.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The 2014 Merrow Product Catalogue - IT'S INTERACTIVE!!! Get Your Hard Copy Today!

Get the 2014 Merrow Catalogue!

View and Share Merrow's Products in Multiple Formats

Hard Copy, Flipbook, PDF

The 2014 Merrow Catalogue is here! Available as the traditional (and great looking) hard copy version as well as a new INTERACTIVE FLIPBOOK featuring links to product pages, applications pages, downloads, and video! The flipbook allows you to easily view and share Merrow products and can be downloaded as a PDF (with rich content embedded) or printed! TRY IT NOW or EMAIL US for your hard copies!

Try the Merrow Flipbook!
Try the Merrow Flipbook!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Merrow 70-Class Bundles - IN STOCK!!!

Merrow End-to-End Seaming Bundles are IN-STOCK!

70-Class Machine, Raven Table & Motor, and Parts Package!

Contact your Merrow agent about the 2014 Merrow 70-Class Bundle featuring a Merrow 70-Class machine, the Merrow Raven table with motor, and a package of the most commonly used parts! The 70-Class bundle is IN STOCK and ready to ship!
Merrow 70-Class Machine
Merrow Raven Table & Motor
Maintenance Parts Package

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ActiveSeam: Twice the Stretch of Flatlock Seams!

Merrow ActiveSeam:

TWICE the stretch of flatlock seams.

With more than twice the stretch built into the seam, ActiveSeam® garments can be DESIGNED IN NEW WAYS and will FIT THE HUMAN BODY BETTER without restricting athletic movement. When compared to a 6-thread Flatlock seam with identical thread, fabric, and SPI, our ActiveSeam 2 & 3-thread seams proved to be more than 30% stronger and had the ability to stretch 100% further.


Need stitch samples for your customers? Click here to email us what you need.

We're holding an ActiveSeam MB-4DFO training at the Texprocess Americas show in Atlanta. Click Here to sign up (details forthcoming).