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Stitching Template Manufacturing System Autotrak 84-78

Stitching Template Manufacturing System Autotrak 84-78

AMF Reece pioneered template stitching in the 1960s, and the Autojig system remains the unchallenged world leader for assembling garment components ranging in size from pocket flaps to topcoat foreparts.The Autotrack is a Special device  for manufacturing your own stitching templates for AMF Reece Autojig machines.

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Main Features

Compliments the AMF Reece Autojig System

84-78 Autotrak enables Autojig system users to maintain full control over template cost and delivery time with easy on-site manufacturing of stitching templates. The system produces robust, accurate stitching templates (jigs) of proven durability for small or large scale production of precision-made garment components ranging from pocket flaps to jacket foreparts.

Benefits of Autotrak

  • robustly constructed lightweight aluminium alloy router head moves in the “X” and “Y” directions on hardened steel shafts fitted with linear recirculating ball bushings, giving ultra-smooth movement ideal for machining the template
  • bushings are fitted with lip seals to exclude dust, for durability and easy maintenance router speed is variable to ensure optimal cutting of different materials
  • at 2 kWh, the router unit is more powerful than previous models
  • depth of cut is adjustable and can be pre-set to 3 positions for easier working
  • cutter is fully guarded and dust is continuously extracted
  • cutting tools and consumable items can be obtained from local suppliers, if necessary

Benefits of using Jigs (templates) in garment manufacturing

  • ensures correct size and shape of components
  • jigs can be made with or without fullness
  • all jigs are manufactured to the users’ own patterns
  • jigs can be manufactured within a short time
  • require only semi-skilled operators

Jig Materials

Stitching templates may be either of the proven AMF Reece construction, using phenolic resin sheet material and conventional hinges or, for short production runs, the template may be cut in a single operation from pre-manufactured plastic-hinged Autotrak ‘blanks’.

Principal of Jig making

A cardboard ‘master’ pattern is first prepared manually, corresponding to the stitch-line of the required component. This is then used to guide the Autotrak router in cutting the guide-track and driving-track of the actual stitching template.



Available Models and Applications

84-78 without tools

Description: No jig material is supplied with this version. You can contact the spare parts department to procure materials that are used in making of jigs.

84-78 with tools

Description: Certain quantities of tufnol, sheet aluminium, green base, and hinges are included with the machine allowing the user to start making templates immediately. Additionally, the machine is supplied with small tools such as a drill required to assemble jigs.

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