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Products, Miscellaneous

Ascolite Thread

Ascolite ThreadThe Ascolite TF-thread was specially developed for the button wrapping process. In comparison with a normal sewing thread Ascolite TF is a combination of the following components: The elastic core of the TF thread enables a wrapping under high tension in order to squeeze the attaching sewing thread tightly. The thermo usable layer bonds the wrapping thread together and eliminates loose ends and tails. Because of the coloured outer component, the Ascolite TF-thread is available in approx. 60 colours.

Ascolite Application

Ascolite ApplicationThe Ascolite TF-system is the perfect button attachment system for every type of clothes. Jackets, coats, shirts, cuff links etc. Buttons on suits are a very important design feature of the garment. The attachment should ensure that the button is standing nicely and not hanging untidily when unfastened. Buttons attached with a shank are advantageous on a shirt for many reasons: The sides of the button hole do not bulge, the fastening comfort is much higher and due to the unique ASCOLITE thermo fusion process the button is secured for the lifetime of the garment. The button on trousers should easily slide through the button hole therefore a little gap between the button and the fabric is needed. A small flexible shank enables the button to be closed with one hand even when a thick wallet is in the pocket.

Ascolite Solution

Ascolite SolutionThe unique Ascolite button wrapping system is based on the combination of a button wrapping machine and the elastomeric heat sealable Ascolite TF-thread. The button attachment is secured by wrapping the filament under tension around the shank of the button. The result is a soft, durably secured, easy to fasten and perfectly finished button shank! Ascolite stands for the finest quality in button wrapping. Most methods for shanking the buttons with normal sewing thread become loose after a short time. A shank wrapped with Ascolite TF-thread instead remains tight even after years of wearing and washing.

Ascolite Solution

Ascolite SolutionThe unique Ascolite button wrapping system is based on the combination of a button wrapping machine and the elastomeric heat sealable Ascolite TF-thread. The button attachment is secured by wrapping the filament under tension around the shank of the button. The result is a soft, durably secured, easy to fasten and perfectly finished button shank! Ascolite stands for the finest quality in button wrapping. Most methods for shanking the buttons with normal sewing thread become loose after a short time. A shank wrapped with Ascolite TF-thread instead remains tight even after years of wearing and washing.

Ascolite Machines

Ascolite MachinesMark 6 the practical semi automatic button wrapping machine for small to middle production size. This modern classic of button wrapping machines has already secured billions of buttons. Our standard factory model for small to medium size production capacities. Wraps the button shank of all kinds of garments such as men’s-, ladies-, outerwear and uniforms. A must for every sampling department! The Mark 6 is a small and very reliable button wrapping machine. The unique Ascolite button wrapping process enables any type of button to be secured. The heating fork can be positioned as desired. The inbuilt seal control system ensures that every button is securely sealed by the operator. Optical and sonic indicators signal the optimal seal time. Productivity: 500 buttons/hour

Ascolite MachinesMark 11 the world-wide best-seller fully automatic button wrapping machine for high speed and large volume. The machine wraps and secures any type of button at high speed and with constant precision. Wrapping, sealing and finishing the button shank only takes about one second. The economical use of filament (saves up to 40% when compared to Mk.6) and the computer controlled process make this machine ideally suited for all large volume producers.
The machine has three programs which can be preset, enabling fast switching from one shank style to another. Each program offers the possibility to store the desired button shank type including special settings for long shanks (wrap variation, double covering) and for blazer type shank buttons. If the machine is positioned next to a sewing machine the same operator can both sew on the button and secure it at the same workplace. Productivity: 1500 buttons/hour

Ascolite MachinesBAT 20 C (Chainstitch) Button attaching + wrapping machine. Combined System.
Revolutionary combined system – chainstitch or lockstitch button attachment with normal sewing thread + wrapping with Ascolite© elastomeric heat sealable thread – one fully automatic cycle which drastically reduces handling time and any operator errors. Extremely economical use of Ascolite© wrapping thread – up to 6,000 buttons/20 gram cone.

Ascolite MachinesBAT 20 L (Lockstitch) Button attaching + wrapping machine. Combined System.
Revolutionary combined system – lockstitch button attachment with normal sewing thread + wrapping with Ascolite© elastomeric heat sealable thread – one fully automatic cycle which drastically reduces handling time and any operator errors. Extremely economical use of Ascolite© wrapping thread – up to 6,000 buttons/20 gram cone.

Control

ControlsNew AB425S universal control unit for almost all sewing machine drives with 1 or 2 stepping motors. Control unit for Efka DC1500 or DC1550 motor and 2 stepping motors Efka SM200 and SM 250 or 3. party products up to 60V and 5A phase current. User customized programming of individual and even complex functional sequences in a higher programming language for specially designed sewing workplaces and sewing automats using Efka C200 compiler. Flexible pre defined seam programs. Synchronous operation of all drives. X/Y function. Output signals for use on sewing automats. USB port for data storage uploading and downloading. Updates via USB with email possible. Flash technology, no EPROM. Digital parameter setting directly on the control unit. Programmable light barrier functions. Separate knee switch connection for KN19. Integrated tread monitor function. Wide range of HMI: Variocontrol V810, V820, V850 und Variotouch V900. Easier mounting on sewing machine thanks to compact control box housing. 29 short-circuit proof outputs. 28 digital inputs freely programmable. 2 analogue inputs. 2 digital / analogue converter output (0-10V). Operating hours counter. Machine operating time monitoring with optical or acoustic signal for maintenance. Expandable to other Efka drives via CANefka

ControlsEfka AB221A (DC1500), AB321A (DC1550) Programmable for all widely-used sewing machines. Flexible programming of seams. Digital programming directly on the control box. Programmable light barrier functions. Output signals for use on sewing automats. 13 short-circuit proof signal outputs up to 6,5A load. 10 freely programmable signal inputs. 2 analog inputs. Time-optimized positioning. Optional control panels Variocontrol V810, V820, V850 and Variotouch V900. Serial interface for PC connection. Expanded memory area. All data (firmware, parameters, seam programs, etc.) programmable using USB memory stick. Update via Email possible. Synchronous operation of 2 drives.

Efka AB222A (DC1500) / AB322A (DC1550)
See AB221A/AB321A.
Additional features: Expanded to 24 inputs and 21 outputs. 2 programmable analogue outputs (0-10V)

Efka AB220A (DC1500) / AB320A (DC1550) Programmable for all widely-used sewing machines. Flexible programming of seams. Digital programming directly on the control box. Programmable light barrier function. Output signals for use on sewing automats. Time-optimized positioning. Optional control panels V810, V820 and V850. Serial interface for PC connection. The extremely high dynamics of this drive ensure maximum productivity and minimum energy consumption. Expandable for connection of up to 5 SM210A stepping motor controls.

ControlsStepping Motor Control SM210A drive for all sewing applications performed in synchronization with the main sewing machine drive. Complex, preprogramed operational modes such as elastic tape feed (gathering / flat sewing), cuff and heel tape, puller feed, roller feed for sewing pre-closed elastic waistband, etc., are easily selectable using parameters. Actuators can be operated stand-alone (without sewing drive). Up to 99 programs can be selected on the control panel. 5 outputs and 10 inputs are available for the control of feeding and trimming operations. The stepping motor control unit communicates with the all Efka Compact control units.

Motors & Drives

Motors & DriveEfka DC1500 motor. Brushless direct current motor in compact design for flange mounting with integrated incremental encoder
Pnom = 400W;
Mmax = 3 Nm;
Nmax = 9000 rev./min

Motors & DriveEfka DC1550 motro. Brushless direct current motor in compact design for flange mounting with integrated incremental encoder
Pnom = 600W;
Mmax = 8 Nm;
Nmax = 5000 rev./min

Motors & DriveEfka SM201S , SM201M stepper motors are digitally controlled drives, and have gained great acceptance and spread since the technology change from analog to digital technique because of their cost-effectiveness combined with long product live as well as low control requirements. motor SM201S for drive with SM210A electronic motor SM201M for drive with AB425S electronic

Motors & DriveEfka SM251S , SM251M stepper motors are digitally controlled drives, and have gained great acceptance and spread since the technology change from analog to digital technique because of their cost-effectiveness combined with long product live as well as low control requirements. Motor SM251S for drive with SM210A electronic motor SM251M for drive with AB425S electronic

Needles

NeedlesCape Sewing are stockists of various sewing machine needles. We carry the following makes: Groz & Beckert, Muva, Rhein, SNF, Schmetz