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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use SATRA VisionStitch?

Any manufacturer that uses machine stitching can benefit from SATRA VisionStitch’s unique combination of software and manufacturing training. Current users include footwear, clothing, furniture, bag, belt and parachute manufacturers. Any stitching can be recorded and analysed with SATRA VisionStitch.

Do you need to have a computer on every sewing machine?

No. SATRA VisionStitch is installed on a computer which is moved between individual sewing machines. The computer is mounted on a trolley allowing it to be easily wheeled around the factory. Small factories often buy just one SATRA VisionStitch, while larger factories may buy several.

How does SATRA VisionStitch record the sewing machine?

We simply attach striped tape to the handwheel of the sewing machine. A digital optical sensor reads the tape and passes information to the SATRA VisionStitch software.

Can SATRA VisionStitch fit onto any sewing machine?

The system is designed to be universal and to fit quickly and easily on any machine. It can be installed on all types of machine — from flat to post — and works with any motor, including the old clutch type and the latest electronic motors.

How is SATRA VisionStitch installed into the factory?

SATRA’s instructors visit your factory to install the system and train a small team of people.

Who needs to be trained to use the system?

We recommend that the factory assembles a small team for the training. Suggested people for the team include a stitching instructor, a mechanic, a time study/costing engineer, a supervisor and a quality inspector. We teach the team to understand stitching, so they can make improvements themselves. These are the important people who will make the system work.

What equipment does the factory supply and what comes with the system?

The factory needs to supply a standard desktop PC with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. SATRA will supply all the equipment and software needed to run SATRA VisionStitch. We supply the interface box to the PC, keypad, optical sensor, foot pedal, SATRA VisionStitch software, Advantage Database Server software, an instructor manual, paper stitching exercises and striped tapes to attach to the machines’ handwheels.

What support is offered?

The SATRA VisionStitch software is a visual system, making analysis very straightforward. Images of the screens can be emailed to SATRA. Any machine problems or changes can be examined using digital photographs.

Is SATRA VisionStitch just about making the stitching operators work harder and faster?

SATRA VisionStitch is designed to help operators stitch correctly. Once the operator is working properly, he or she will stitch less erratically and produce more work of much better quality.

I am interested in SATRA VisionStitch, what is the next step?

If you are interested in SATRA VisionStitch, we can arrange for a demonstration. Our consultant will visit your factory and demonstrate how SATRA VisionStitch works and what kind of benefits can be achieved with your machines and type of production.