Introducing the newest
Moffett Side Sewing Machine
The LS 2001 (lockstich)
The last lockstitch
side sewer to leave our factory was in 1986 bound for Spain. Since that
time MPP has devoted all engineering and production to its chain stitch
side sewing line known as the GSI (gather-sew-inline) which limited the
book thickness to 5/16".
Like the GSI the
book is sewn on the angle ensuring that gravity assists in squaring the
backbone for a quality bound book.
The lockstitch utilizes
a 105 yard bobbin which can be changed in 10 seconds. Book thickness is
1/2" which surpasses the GSI machine allowing the user a wider range
of production. Custom designed pin centers are determined at the time
of order. The machine is offered with either 1" stitch length for
BMI production, or 1/2" stitch length for LBI production.
Sewing Head: custom
designed exceeding older Singer 733
Book speed: 10-15 BPM (1/2" stitch length)
Book Dimension: 6-12" along the written edge
Stitch length: 1/2" or 1" (LBI-BMI spec)
Machine size: 8' long x 4' wide
1600 lb gross weight (est.)
Unlike the first
generation Moffett Side Sewing Machines (1955-1986) which required books
to be pre-bound, the LS-2001 binds loose sections and end sheets together.