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SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:34:02 PM »
I am currently using a Nakajima 280L with an old clutch motor. I want to upgrade to a servo motor but am unsure of which one to get. I am building most what everyone else is, pouches, bags, backpacks, etc. Maybe some of you more experienced guys can help me out a little. Thanks in advance.

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Re: SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 03:35:18 PM »
https://reliablecorporation.com/collections/motors

I would also add that if you can adapt the needle positioner, I would highly recommend it. Needle down/up on the fly is a handy option to have :)

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Re: SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 02:35:01 AM »
I have an 550W Jack (Chinese brand)  servo on a free arm machine and a 750W on a dual-transport flat bed machine. Both are with needle positioners meaning that I can control if the needle should stop in the upper or lower position.
I would say that the 750W version is stronger, more suitable for our work.

These are quite cheap servo motors, but still working smooth and they are a big help for our stitching work. It is amazing when you can step stitch by stitch.

These are completely silent when you don't push the pedal and overally they consume much less electricity.

Good luck!

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Re: SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 07:19:06 AM »
I have used this one a number of times: https://www.amazon.com/Reliable-6000SM-SewQuiet/dp/B00ZIYZYAY/
It works well, but it gets a little annoying that the on/off switch is on the motor itself. That can mean reaching pretty far under the machine.

I think the next one I get will be this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6IYMCZ/
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Re: SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 07:45:25 AM »
So basically I can just order say a Juki DNU-1541S with standard clutch motor and purchase the Reliable Servo and install with the needle positioner? 

Is there any vendors that would sell the Juki without a motor? Hate to pay for something I'll never use...

Thanks in advance,

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Re: SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 03:46:06 PM »
I think usually a servo motor upgrade is like $100 or so. If you're buying a NEW machine, they'll probably be assembling it for you and will put on whatever you like. If you're buying a USED machine, then you could ask them to remove the clutch motor. I doubt anyone would give you a discount for that, but it might save some shipping (they're heavy as shit). You can also buy just the sewing machine head, with no motor and no table. And you can buy a table separately. But then you're putting all of it together.

If you're in Alabama, check out http://www.hendersonsewing.com Call them for pricing. They're a huge supplier.

EDIT: Also Collier may be near you: http://www.collierequipment.com  They sell used and new. Ignore the website except for contact info. They're active on Facebook.
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Re: SERVO MOTOR RECOMENDATIONS.
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 03:59:15 PM »
Very much appreciate the response.. I'll check them out.

J-