Pfaff-Pegasus USA has introduced a new sewing machines for sleeves. The unit, Pfaff 3834, can be used for setting pre-gathered sleeves and for sewing ungathered sleeves directly. The unit offers a double-wheel feed system. The feed wheels take the place of the presser-foot system and provide an unobstructed view of the needle area.
Rimoldi of America, Pittsburgh, Pa., is introducing four new machines.
The 368-00-3MD-20M/146-XAM is designed for attaching pocket facings to jeans. It’s a three-needle, five-thread, flatbed machine with differential feed and special 9mm needle gauge. The machine also features a microprocessor-controlled, computerized electronic device with preset stitch counter and photocell. It has a maximum sewing speed of 5,500 spm. Rimoldi is also introducing an automatic serger.
The URF3-123/A-00 is designed for straight or curved serging operations on light, medium or heavy fabrics.
The third new introduction is an automatic unit for safety stitch assembly operations. The UR30-331/B is equipped with a two-needle sewing head. Rounding out the introductions is the UP74-42-A/1A-183-C30M. The automatic unit simultaneously forms and attaches waistbands to jeans, casual slacks, skirts, sportswear and work clothes. It is equipped with a four-needle, cylinderbed sewing head with double-locked chainstitch and feed rollers.
Paxar Corp., the Pearl River, N.Y.-based vendor of bar-code and label printing equipment, said its net income rose 24 percent the second quarter 1994 ended June 30. Net income totaled $3.4 million, up from $2.8 million for the second quarter 1993. Sales were up 17 percent, rising to $42.5 million from $36.3 million for the same period last year.
Gerber Garment Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named Joseph Chang a sales executive for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. His territory includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wash-ington, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Chang will be based in Gerber’s Los Angeles office and will report to Ram Sareen, sales manager for western North America. Prior to joining Gerber, Chang was a consultant for Vancouver, B.C.-based Engineering and Management Services.
The Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science has named David Brookstein dean of applied technology and research. Along with the appointment, Philadelphia has renamed its School of Textiles, the School of Textiles and Materials Technology. Prior to joining Philadelphia, Brookstein was associate director of Albany International Research Co. He is a former Georgia Tech professor.
Monarch Marking Systems, Dayton, Ohio, is offering a new series of booklets designed to help manufacturers deal with the Quick Response requirements of the retailers they serve. The first booklet covers shipping container labeling and discusses the UCC/EAN-128 code, shipping label format, ship-to-postal code and shipping container code. An appendix offers an EDI interchange flow chart. The second booklet focuses on ID marking. Topics covered include marking with UPC, UPC-A marking benefits, maintaining symbol quality and recommended bar-code printing methods. The third booklet is a discussion on two-dimensional codes. These codes include PDF-417, Code One and data collection/verification.
Gessner Co., Worcester, Mass., has introduced a new shear system. The Saber Shear machine features a revolver, blade holder and cloth rest in a single unit and also digitized controls. A calibrated grid is superimposed on the video screen to allow the operator to compare the actual align-
ment of the shearing operation with preset specifications and make adjustments while the machine is in operation. The grid alignment system is monitored via a fiber-optic sensor. The unit is housed in a steel box frame and mounting bolts are provided to ensure stability and vibration-free operation.