Friday, November 18, 2011

Looper Bending - 19 Points


Looper Bending for Merrow Sewing Machines

Before installing and adjusting Merrow Loopers, please make sure you have a Merrow 30-10 Looper Bender.

NOTE: Loopers are designed to be bent only in the shank area.

1. Install the lower looper, pushing it all the way to the right.
2. Tighten the looper set screw securely against the flat spot on the looper shank.
3. Install a new needle into the Needle Carrier. (Be sure that the needle shank is all the way back against the carrier  stop pin. Tighten the needle carrier nut securely.
4. Turn the handwheel in the operating direction until the needle is at the bottom of its travel, and the looper is all the way to the left.
5. Continue to slowly turn the handwheel until the tip of the Lower Looper is positioned at the left edge of the needle. In this position, the tip of the looper should firmly touch the needle without deflecting it. The tip of the looper should be positioned one-sixteenth of an inch above the top of the needle eye.
6.To make this adjustment fist use side C of the Looper Bender and bend the looper UP or DOWN
     NOTE: When bending the loopers always bend them slightly farther in the direction desired, then flex it back to the new position. Otherwise , in use, the looper is likely to gradually spring back to it’s original position.
7. Use side A of the Looper Bender and bend the looper so the tip makes a firm contact with the needle without deflecting it.
8. Install the Upper Looper into the Looper Carrier. Push it all the way into the carrier and tighten the set screw securely against the flat spot on the shank.
9. Turn the Hand Wheel until the Upper Looperis at it’s farthest position to the left.
10. Slowly turn the handwheel until the needle is just behind the upper looper.
11. The needle should pass as close to the Upper Looper blade as possible WITHOUT touching it, and, just to the right of the slot in the looper head
12. Use side A of the Looper Bender to bend the looper CLOSER of FARTHER away from the Needle.
13. Use side C of the Looper Bender to bend the looper UP or DOWN
14. When this adjustment is correct , turn the handwheel until the Upper Looperis all the way to the right.
15. Slowly rock the handwheel clockwise and counterclockwise.
16. On the up and down stroke, the top part of the slot in the Upper Loopershould pass jusst clear of the left end of the lower looper.
17. Use side C of the Looper Bender to bend the Upper Looper slightly UP or DOWN
18. Use side A of the Looper Bender to bend the Upper Looper slightly CLOSER or FARTHER AWAY from the bottom looper.
19. Finally turn the handwheel thought one full cycle and check to see that the loopers and needle are properly aligned to each other.



FOR MORE HELP PLEASE VISIT MERROW.COM, EMAIL SUPPORT@MERROW.COM OR CALL 508.689.4095. Merrow is located in Fall River, MA and has both a factory direct service program and more than 160 agents around the world.
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Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, October 21, 2011

Evolution of a Sewing Machine


The new flatlock assassins (the MB-4DFO ActiveSeam™ machines) on the cart before a stint at the testing station. Cams and cam shafts are already installed, and the feed system, needle carrier, and loopers will be fitted before the machines are run for sixteen hours non-stop. Next stop, customer sample rooms!









Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Monday, October 17, 2011

How a Sewing Machine is born


Ever wondered how a sewing machine is born.

It happens right here when the pretty little ladies come in from paint
- note the new blue MB-4DFO Hotness...

These frames will be inspected, and built up by the end of the week.

Anyone with a new MG-3U on order (or for those that have been waiting months...) we'll start shipping them friday.

 The first production of the Flatlock Assassin MB-4DFO, will be shipping to several sample rooms next week.



charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, October 7, 2011

ActiveSeam™: A definition



The Merrow ActiveSeam™ is a exciting new flat seam, produced on the premier MB-4DFO industrial  sewing machine, creating the world’s first branded stitch.

The NEW Merrow ActiveSeam™ Flat Overlock is a simple to produce, more comfortable alternative to Flatlock stitching for active wear and athletic garments.

While it retains the flat profile of the flatlock stitch, the ActiveSeam™ represents an advancement in style and offers a diverse portfolio of widths and looks not before offered.  The two thread construction and simple production make it easier and more efficient to apply, translating to significant cost savings.

When considered together, the combination of application parity, improved wearability, and production simplicity imbue the ActiveSeam™ with significantly more value and marketability than generic flatlocking.

The MB-4DFO is purpose-built to sew the ActiveSeam™ on your material.  Merrow has been hand-building it’s cam-driven sewing machines since 1838, and our Stitch Lab™ configures each MB-4DFO to sew on your material before it’s shipped to your production facility.


charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Merrow For Geotextiles - An Increasingly popular application




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  • Locked Stitch for Porous Material [70-D3B-2 LS]
  • Gap Stitch for Thick Material [70-D3B-2 G]
  • Heavy Duty for Dense High Pile [COMING SOON!]
  • Rolled Edge for Loose Weave [72-D3B-2 R]
  • Automated Butted Seam for Wide Material [70-D3B-2 RAIL]
  • Advanced Butted Seam with Material Control [72-D3B-2]

For more information, contact Fred Duarte at fduarte@merrow.com
Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Monday, August 22, 2011

Merrow Butt Seaming Machines - wovens, non wovens and knits




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  • 1 or 2 Thread Sewing
  • Flat or Rolled Seams
  • Wet or Dry Environments
  • Table or Railway Mountable
  • Locked or Removable Stitch
  • 3/8" or 5/8" Stitch Width
  • Woven, Knit, Non-Woven, or High Pile Seaming

For more information, contact Fred Duarte at fduarte@merrow.com
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Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Merrow Seaming Solutions for Foam Cushions




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Merrow’s rail-mounted, high pile machine is used by some of the largest companies in the automotive and home furnishing industries to join cushioning material for seats and furniture. The stitch lays exceptionally flat without lapping or bunching and is imperceptible when covered, allowing smaller scraps to be joined into one useful piece.
For more information, contact Fred Duarte at fduarte@merrow.com
Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

MERROW FACTORY SEWING MACHINE SERVICE!



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1. Merrow will send a certified safe packaging box to you or directly to your customer.
2. Machine is sent to the Merrow Factory drained of oil (FREE OF CHARGE!)
3. Merrow technicians completely disassemble, clean, and service your machine (*see above for list of standard parts that are replaced)
4. We send your machine back to you as good as new in 7 BUSINESS DAYS
For more information, contact Fred Duarte at fduarte@merrow.com




Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Project Runway & Merrow


Yesterday this clip made it into the Merrow offices... Michael Kors commenting on a designers sewing skills on Project Runway. So how does one tell if an upcoming designer is sewing perfectly... One looks at the Merrow Stitch: EDIT: UPDATE --> THE PROJECT RUNWAY VIDEO WAS TAKEN DOWN so it goes. Michael Kors giveth (an endorsement) and the TV Gods taketh away our moment in the sun. Well until its posted on hulu and we can screen grab it, you'll have to take our word for it!
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, June 30, 2011

...and the hits just keep on coming!




We've been shipping a lot of inventory as a result of the end of our fiscal year thanks to the hard work put in by Fred and all of our dealers. Here are a couple of pictures of the last shipments to go out before we close down for inventory - there are 70-D3B-2's, CNP's, and Raven Tables on those pallets!



Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We're Hiring!


Starting this month we're opening three positions:

Inside Sales
Purchasing
Engineering



It's going to be a great year!
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Stitch Samples....


And every once in a while our sample room gets infiltrated by the Weimaraner -- fortunately we usually know where to find him -- in the High Pile Samples


charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Seaming Paint Rollers with the Merrow High Pile Machine










In case you were wondering how paint rollers get their shape, they're sewn into tubes by Merrow machines. The Merrow 70-D3B-2 HP is a Merrow butted seam machine that is used to join the edges of the material, creating the tube that then slides onto the roller. The 70-D3B-2 HP (for high pile) is specifically set up to handle thicker material and can be mounted to a automated railway, making it perfect for difficult, high volume applications such as this.
Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, June 10, 2011

Four Reasons to Use the Merrow Raven Table



1. It's Sturdy
The Raven Table centers the sewing machine and motor over a broad base to provide unequaled stability for a portable sewing table. The proportions of the base and table are sized and positioned to distribute weight over the center for balance, even on slippery surfaces

2. It Can Take Abuse
Oil, dirt, bumping into other equipment, harsh language - the Raven has a sturdy steel frame and a formed resin work surface to insulate it against the dangers of factory life.

3. It's Portable
The table is meant to maneuver the factory floor or the shop dog. It sits on lockable, cartridge bearing castor wheels for smooth rolling and precise handling. The orange color is for safety and speed.

4. It's Economical
The Raven comes in at a price point that makes it easy to accessorize with an air motor, a clutch motor, or your favorite butt-seaming machine. Like everything Merrow, it's built for durability and will last for years, maximizing your return on investment.









Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, June 9, 2011

the "fs-2" in action


i thought i'd post a video of a factory using our mg-2dfs-2, which sews a stitch that replaces the traditional flatlock and cover stitches on athletic garments. in this particular video, the worker is sewing superfine wool with silk thread on a garment that will then be dyed. we've had nothing but positive reviews for the mg-2dfs-2, and we're particularly excited about some of the cool applications where it is being used.

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Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Another Day, Another Application


as i was walking through the stitch lab, i came across an interesting application sewn on our mg-3dge-7 netting machine. although this particular sample was sewn on a piece of flannel that had been lying around, i thought i'd post it to the blog for people to check out. to accommodate a dealer's request, the stitch lab modified our sample mg-3dge-7 so that it could insert a piece of 3/16" cord into the stitch, an application that is particularly useful for laundry bags.








Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Merrow Butt-Seaming Platform 2012 MODELS


apologies for the lapse between posts - we've been busy manufacturing machines and building business. charlie had an exciting trip the texprocess trade show in frankfurt, germany, the fruits of which will be highlighted in this blog, so stay tuned! in the meantime, be sure to check out our applications pages (we are constantly updating them with useful and novel things that merrows sew) and be on the look out for new merrow products - coming soon to an agent near you!


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The Merrow line of Butt-Seaming equipment exists to provide a near infinite array of variations for solving customer seaming issues. With 11 standard models (all sharing the same platform) and any combination of seven configurable options to choose from, Merrow's Butt-Seaming line is the ONLY comprehensive solution for material joining problems - NO OTHER MANUFACTURER has the breadth of equipment or experience for solving customers’ specific needs. Send us a material sample and we’ll show you why Merrow is the most dependable way to satisfy your seaming demands. The Merrow line of Butt-Seaming equipment - one platform, 11 models, infinite variations.
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Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Monday, May 9, 2011

Merrow Dealer Login Link - IT'S BACK!



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Reseller Pring Online


Reseller Login in the Resources Tab


Your USERNAME is *|Your Email|*

Your PASSWORD is: 'merrow'




THE RESELLER LOGIN link is back! Get pricing for Merrow products and download marketing material online! The reseller login is formatted for IE, Firefox and Chrome and is available on your iphone.










Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Merrow.com - New Look, New Stuff


In case you hadn't noticed, merrow.com has changed! New look, new content, easier navigation. We're constantly adding new machines, Merrow branded product, and applications (see below) so be sure to check in often!

Merrow.com. NEW, FAST, EASY.
At the new Merrow.com you can view new models, peruse stitch applications, read customer stories from those who use our machines, and contact us with a stitch sample request with a click of a button. We've conveniently grouped our machines into Fashion Sewing, Techinical Sewing a, or End-to-End Seaming for a more streamlined experience, and added a killer new menu that allows you to see everything all at once. Visit the newly redesigned Merrow.com - the best way to explore all that the Merrow Sewing Machine Company has to offer.
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NEW Products
Along with new content and a new design, we've added new products to Merrow.com, from new machine models to the new Raven Sewing Table. Visit us often to stay up-to-date with latest machine models and Merrow branded products and accessories.
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Applications
Not sure which style Merrow Machine you need? With our Applications (accessed via the main menu or the Fashion, Technical Sewing, or End-to-End Seaming pages) you can browse a long list of Applications for which Merrow Machines are used. This is a running list and we are adding to it all the time!
The Merrow Stitch Lab®
The Merrow Stitch Lab®
Once you've seen all that Merrow has to offer, click the Stitch Lab Tab to contact us (located underneath the main menu bar). The Stitch Lab drop down box let's you coordinate shipment of your material to be sewn off on the correct Merrow Machine (it's FREE!!!), or to submit a request to be contacted by typing in your email address. Drop us a note!
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Customer Stories
Merrow has a rich customer base that is growing all the time. You can now see a list of Merrow customers on the Fashion, Technical Sewing, or End-to-End Seaming pages and read stories featuring select companies. Check out the Customer Stories tab in the main menu and read a few examples that highlight the unique relationship Merrow shares with it's customers!
Nate Murray Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space