What is Direct-Drive Motor in Sewing Machines?

The direct-drive motor is a compact servomotor. This servomotor is directly coupled with the main shaft of the sewing machine. In the conventional sewing machines clutch motor is used which is connected to the main shaft with V-belt.

Sewing machine

Direct-drive means no external motor is attached to the machine table. The servomotor motor is housed inside the machine and has no mechanisms, such as a V-belt, which transmit vibrations and noise.

Example of direct-drive machine: Juki Industrial Sewing Machine Model DDL-9000B

An image servo motor used in sewing machine.
servo motor.  Image source: tradekey.com

Why direct-drive motor is preferred in industrial sewing machines?

The direct-drive motor in sewing machine has benefit compared to the conventional clutch motor machines. Some of those are as following

  1. Less power consumption - since the direct-drive motor transfers the motor power to the machine with no energy loss, a significant reduction in power consumption is achieved, offering remarkable economical benefits. 
  2. The motor runs without vibration and noise helping reduce operator fatigue if the machine is used for a long period of time.

Article reference: Juki machine brochure (jukiindia.com)

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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