29 Aug 2017
AE Sewing (Automation) provides Curtainwise with two bespoke machines
Over the past couple of days, our engineers have been up in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland and they’ve been working tirelessly to assemble some custom made automation for our good friends at Curtainwise. Curtainwise is one of the leading curtain manufacturers and unique soft furnishings suppliers in the UK. They supply a wide variety of products, including Roman Blinds, Curtains, Swags and Tails, Valances, Pelmets, Flame Retardant Curtains, Curtain Fabric and Drapery Fabric, all tailored to suit individual needs.
Curtainwise and AE Sewing Machines are very much cut from the same cloth in the sense that we are both family run business, both leading companies in our respective fields and finally, we take great pleasure in producing custom-made products tailored to meet our customers’ needs. When they approached us with this project, we were more than happy to do business with them. Curtainwise have been loyal customers of ours for some time now and we cannot speak highly enough of them. They are a truly exceptional company and we’re delighted to be in partnership with them.
Automated Sewing – The latest equipment in curtain sewing automation.
Firstly, we had the task of designing and installing our ASA-4010 conveyorised sewing machine with driven mouse clamp. Our conveyor belt utilises the Juki DLU-5490N-7 1-needle, Bottom and Variable Top-feed, Lockstitch Machine. The aim of this was to make sewing curtains much quicker and easier for the operators, increasing productivity five-fold. The beauty of this machine is that it requires no previous experience to operate it. Anyone can learn how to use it in a matter of minutes. The outcome and productivity is exceptional, not only does the machine look great, it runs smoothly and, more importantly, it meets the needs of our loyal customers. We build this conveyorised unit in Wrexham and is British made, as you probably know we are very passionate about products manufactured in the UK and we couldn’t be prouder.
We’ve uploaded a video onto our YouTube channel so you can see exactly what this amazing piece of equipment does.
Automated Cutting – A bespoke roller blind cutting table
Secondly, we were asked to design and assemble a custom-made roller blind cutting table. This table features a cutting machine, a lightbox and a measuring T-bar. We were limited on space in the area in which the customer wanted it installing. We first designed and developed this U.K.-made product using our CAD software. Then, after initially putting the product together in our workshop, we disassembled it and reassembled it at Curtainwise with great success. Like the conveyor before it, the product met Curtainwise’s needs.
From everyone at AE Sewing Machines, we would like to thank Curtainwise for their custom and for giving us the opportunity to undertake this exciting project and we look forward to working with them again in the future!