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Wednesday, January 13 2021 - 18:00
Tajima to Launch New AI Embroidery Machines as TMEZ-KC Series: Solution to Labor Shortage at Production Sites
NAGOYA, Japan, Jan. 13, 2021 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

Tajima Industries Co., Ltd. (based in Nagoya, Japan), a leading embroidery 
machine manufacturer striving for automation of embroidery, production network 
management, and promotion of smart embroidery businesses, is proud to announce 
the launch of new embroidery machines on January 22, 2021, as the brand-new 
"TMEZ-KC Series" models, equipped with the "i-TM" function for automating the 
embroidery finish.


While society has been going through great technological progressions like 
digitization in recent years, the apparel-manufacturing industry has come to 
face emerging issues associated with the labor shortage caused by the global 
COVID-19 outbreak. In such circumstances, the company is centering its 
corporate focus around automation of the machine embroidery production process 
by equipping machines with its proprietary AI technology "i-TM," designed to 
automate the embroidery finish, as a solution to the manufacturing labor 


1. Tajima's Original AI Technology "i-TM"
"i-TM" stands for "Intelligent Thread Management." In machine embroidery, 
patterns may be stitched in all different directions and the stitch length may 
vary even in a single design, making machine embroidery one of the most 
difficult types of sewing. The company has successfully algorithmized the 
embroidery finish patterns acquired through many years of experience to produce 
"i-TM." This AI technology analyzes the stitch-by-stitch sewing direction and 
fabric thickness to compute the appropriate amount of upper thread feed for the 
next stitch and makes proper adjustments to stitches so that the embroidery 
finish that is considered to be "good" can be achieved in a stable manner.


2. Advantages of "i-TM" at Machine Embroidery Factories
- Shorter Test Sewing Time
While most operators using conventional embroidery machines perform sewing 
tests to adjust the thread tension prior to actual production, i-TM-installed 
machines require much less time for test sewing in the preparatory process, 
allowing operators to use the time saved for production activities. The i-TM 
models are especially suitable for embroidering on ready-made products with 
mixed levels of fabric thickness and elasticity, such as caps, T-shirts, 
patches, shoes and socks.

Comparison of Production Processes between Conventional and i-TM Models:

- Reduced Manufacturing Defects and Losses
The most frequent losses observed at machine embroidery factories are the 
products that fail in the quality inspection due to an insufficient embroidery 
finish. The i-TM models automatically adjust the embroidery finish to achieve 
good results in a stable manner, thus contributing to reduction of 
manufacturing losses.

- New Operators Readily Set to Work
Operators with experience-based skills play a crucial role in the conventional 
practice of upper thread tension adjustment to varying thread types. With 
"i-TM," on the other hand, operators' tasks are eased as the thread tension 
does not need to be adjusted manually, saving managers the time for training 

- Beautiful Finish with Various Thread Types
"i-TM" incorporates the stitching techniques that Tajima has accumulated over 
decades and produces a beautiful embroidery finish by tightening the thread 
firmly for linear running stitches while providing soft sewing for zig-zag 
satin stitches.

Embroidery Pattern Using Various Types of Thread:

About Tajima Industries Co., Ltd.
A leading embroidery machine manufacturer, established in Japan in 1944 and 
renowned for the development of an industrial multi-head embroidery machine in 
1964, Tajima has produced over 3,000 types of embroidery machines delivered to 
over 100 countries and regions to date. Over its long history, the company has 
gained a worldwide reputation for its distinctive engineering expertise in 
producing precise and elegant embroidery expressions, its use of the most 
advanced technology in achieving accurate machine motions, and its "multi-head 
machine" know-how that has enabled mass production of embroidery machines.

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Source: Tajima Industries Co., Ltd.