If you are experiencing problems with your current machine, or simply dreaming of something different – then you’ll be asking yourself whether to buy a new industrial sewing machine and where from. Luckily, we can help you to think this big decision through.
If Your Machine Is Broken
If your current machine is broken, then you have one of two options; buy new or repair it. Finding a sewing machine specialist to repair your machine could incur more costs than simply buying a new one, but this depends on the fault and the age of your machine.
For example, an older machine is more likely to start developing faults than a new one. If your machine is fairly new, then we recommend that you take it to be repaired.
If your machine is old, however, one fault could lead to another, then another, and after a while you may find that the cost of your repairs would have been better spent investing in an entirely new machine.
If you are new to industrial sewing machines, then you may want to reserve judgement before trying to find a repairperson for your machine. There are plenty of issues faced by those who are new to industrial machines that can be fixed by someone with a little more technical knowhow. These are skills that you can only learn from spending time with your machine, and coming to understand it properly.
Check our troubleshooting guide for simple issues that you should be able to correct without calling in repairs.
Regular Maintenance Tips
The thought of needing to suddenly replace an industrial sewing machine can present small sewing businesses with a fair amount of worry. As a result, you should look to avoid this situation as much as possible, and there are some preventative measures that you can take to ensure that your machine is running as well as it possibly can.
- Keep an eye on the oil levels
- Get your machine(s) serviced every twelve months.
- Keep your machines clean, free from dirt, dust, and lintel.
- Keep a small stock of spare parts.
Keeping a small stock of spare parts for the areas that are most likely to break through use (and aren’t too expensive to order in) can minimise your company’s downtime in the event of a breakage.
Improving Your Business’ Efficiency
A broken machine isn’t the only reason to want to invest in a new machine; efficiency in a business setting is always important as it means more profit per hour. In this case, you might find that your business has outgrown one of its machines, and can afford something more expensive that is going to provide a greater return on investment. In this case, it might be that you want to sell one or more of your current machines to fund your upcoming purchase.
Tips for Buying a New Machine
True industrial sewing machines cost a lot of money, which means that it is vital that you and your company fully understands the functions that they need from the machine they are purchasing before they buy. Good business practice will mean that you are already looking for areas where you could be making your product line tighter.
If one of your machines seems to be slower than the others, then you might be looking at improving the training of the machine’s operator or upgrading the machine itself. On the other hand, you may find that your machines are doing quite well, but that expanding your business into a new product line could bring further profit to your company.
Whether you’re searching for an alternative to an older machine or an upgrade, we can offer specialist advice and machines to suit your needs. We are the UK’s leading distributor for Durkopp Adler industrial machines, and the sole UK distributors for Strobel and Complett machines, meaning that we can offer you the exact machine to meet your needs. Please contact us today and our professional, friendly team will be there to answer your queries.