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Automatic Grommet Machines
« on: June 24, 2018, 05:49:47 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm doing some prototypes for a potential client, and this has the possibility to lead into the the hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces. Big job, simple, but big.
Would involve a lot of grommet work(#4 spur grommets). Would build cost of automatic machine into this job, since it's so task heavy. Looking for recommendations. No hand presses, either electric or pneumatic. User friendly. Manual loading of washers is fine, but if fully automated is available, that would be preferred.

Final construction would include 4-6 layers of uncoated 1000D cordura and 2 layers of seatbelt webbing, so pre-punched holes(most likely with a heated hole cutter) would be needed due to thickness.

Looks like Edward Segal has some good options, but would love to hear opinions.

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Re: Automatic Grommet Machines
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 11:41:53 AM »
I too would like to have some guidance on grommet machines both automatic and manual 

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Re: Automatic Grommet Machines
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 12:46:16 PM »
I've been looking at these for a bit now for a bigger project I have coming up. I will likely go pneumatic, as I have air in the shop already, they seem to be more compact, and some will do self piercing grommets (which sounds like it wouldn't work for your project) or dual cycle punch and place. I would try to get one that also allows snap setting, but that may not be a concern for your application. Clip shop is another brand to check out, and Micron America has a wide selection of options. I'd love to hear what you end up with, I'm still mulling it over.
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Re: Automatic Grommet Machines
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 01:34:24 AM »
Well,

the client is talking about "doing it in house" so they would invest into sewing machines, labor, etc. I would be sewing/overseeing production. They're really behind the curve when it comes to bringing out a product, but I look at this as an opportunity to get some new tools for the shop out of it ;)

Anyhow, the model I'm looking at is the Edward Segal 3P6-X, since it is a little beefier than the "non-X" version, and can set #5 and larger grommets with the appropriate dies.
It is pneumatic, which I prefer. I don't mind handloading top and bottom, now if I were doing production truck tarps then full-auto-loading would be ideal

-Dan