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Computer-controlled, Eyelet Buttonholing Machine with Trimmer for Needle and Looper Thread with Gimp

MEB-3200SS(for men's and Ladies' wear)
MEB-3200RS(for combined use for lateral and longitudinal buttonholing : for men's and Ladies' wear)
MEB-3200JS(for jeans)
MEB-3200CS(for cotton pants and working wear)
MEB-3200TS(for trousers)

The world's first machine that incorporating an active tension mechanism (computer-controlled thread tension mechanism)


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An active tension mechanism (computer-controlled thread tension mechanism) that electronically controls the needle and looper thread tensions.

Needle and looper thread tensions can be digitally established on the operation panel according to sewing conditions. Data can be registered on a pattern-by-pattern basis to easily reproduce the same sewing conditions.
Using conventional machines, it's often quite difficult to reproduce the same sewing conditions. This machine does it with ease. With this capability, the MEB-3200 responds immediately to material changes, significantly reducing the time required for setup changes or adjustments. The machine also ensures the consistent production of high-quality seams.
For needle thread For looper thread

Thread tensions can be separately established for various sections of a buttonhole such as eyelet sections and parallel sections.
The machine promises high-quality seams by smoothly responding to changes in stitch formation and allowing the operator to set a separate thread tension for the bartacking sections of buttonholes.
Thread tensions for the beginning and end of sewing can also be separately established.
This helps prevent loose stitches or slip-off or raveling of thread at the beginning of sewing.

Threading work can be more easily.


Since fewer parts need to be threaded, the machine can be threaded more quickly and easily than conventional buttonholing machines.

Excellent capabilities to help improve seam quality.
Vertically driven cloth cutting knife controlled by a stepping motor.

The knife is controlled by a stepping motor. This enables easy adjustment of the knife pressure on the operation panel to suit the material to be used, thereby preventing irregular cutting.
Data on knife pressure can be registered on pattern-by-pattern basis to establish the best-suited knife pressure according to sewing specifications. Adequate knife pressure improves durability of cloth-cutting knife and knife guard.
Selection between the cut-before knife and cut-after knife can be made on the operation panel.
The stepping-motor-controlled cloth-cutting knife is free from the troubles likely to affect air-driven knives, including dull cutting and the breakage of parts such as the knife-driving arm. In addition, a large-capacity compressor is no longer required since the machine uses less compressed air.
    Knife comes down

Separately driven right and left work clamps.

The right and left work clamps are separately driven by independent air cylinders. With this mechanism, the work clamps reliably clamp materials of different thicknesses to prevent the materials from flopping.
MEB-3200SS   MEB-3200JS

Higher productivity.
Reliable overall thread-trimming mechanism.

The MEB-3200SS/RS for men's and ladies' wear cuts needle threads, looper threads and gimps to leave longer threads on the material. The thread trimmer cuts the thread on the material to lengths that allow the machine to easily retain the thread ends. This facilitates the subsequent bartacking process.
MEB-3200JS for jeans and MEB-3200CS for cotton pants and working uniform are able to cut the needle thread, looper thread and gimp to leave a shorter thread on the material. In addition, MEB-3200TS for trouser is able to cut the needle thread and looper thread to leave a shorter thread on the material. This eliminates the need for thread picking by hand, thereby increasing both efficiency and productivity.
Longer thread type (MEB-3200SS/RS) Shorter thread type (MEB-3200JS/CS/TS)
Shortened machine time.

The machine runs at a maximum sewing speed of 2,200rpm to reduce the machine time.

Higher operability.
Newly developed machine head that efficiently sews longitudinal buttonholes.
JUKI has newly developed a machine head with a shallow recess. For the efficient sewing of longitudinal buttonholing.
*Use MEB-3200RS for combined use for lateral and longitudinal buttonholing.
The machine head has a wider space under the work clamps to permit easy placement of a sewing product, thereby improving workability.
The semi-sunken machine head promises easy placement and smooth handling of sewing products.
The amount of material opened can be easily adjusted using the screw mounted outside the machine head.

Material opening amount adjusting screw MEB-3200JS

Excellent maintainability.

The computer controlled design eliminates most of the complicated mechanisms. This dramatically improves maintainability.
The machine head is supported by a gas-spring that makes it easy to raise for smoother cleaning and threading.
Direct-drive motor is adopted.

The machine has adopted a direct-drive method that connects a compact AC servomotor directly to the hook-driving shaft. The quick startup and increased stopping accuracy obtained as a results guarantees outstanding responsiveness.
In addition, the direct-drive motor does not use a V-belt to reduce power consumption.

Improvements of working environment.

Designed without a clutch mechanism or stop-motion mechanism, the machine produces no stop-motion noise.
The machine automatically reclaims cloth chips after cloth cutting action to keep the working environment cleaner.
No cloth-chips drop under the bed. Dust bag

Model name MEB-3200SS MEB-3200RS MEB-3200RD MEB-3200JS MEB-3200CS MEB-3200TS
Application For men's and
ladies' wear
For combined use for lateral
and longitudinal buttonholing:
for men's and ladies' wear
For jeans For cotton pants
and working wear
For trouser
Thread trimming style Longer remaining thread Shorter remaining thread Shorter thread cutting without gimp
Stitch system 1-needle, double chainstitch (with gimp) 1-needle, double chainstitch (without gimp)
Max. sewing speed 400~2,200rpm (100rpm step)
Sewing length 10~38mm (with thread trimmer)
10~50mm (in case looper thread trimming
device is removed)
Work clamp type S
16~24(26)mm: optional
Work clamp type M
24~32 (34)mm: standard
Work clamp type L
32~40 (42)mm: optional
Work clamp type S
16~24 (26)mm: standard
Work clamp type M
24~32 (34)mm: optional
Work clamp type L
32~40 (42)mm: optional
work clamp S, 24mm
for eyelet buttonholes:
The figures in ( ) parentheses are in case of taper bar
Stitch bite width
(at the time of delivery)
2.0~3.2mm 2.0~3.2mm
(2.3mm) (2.3mm) (2.3mm) (2.5mm) (2.5mm) (2.3mm)
Taper bar length 0mm, 3~15mm
Work clamp height 13mm (max. 16mm)
Method for changing stitch shape By selecting a program
Buttonhole cutting method By cut-before knife or cut-after or without buttonhole cutting
Feed system Intermittent feed by a stepping motor
Method to drive
the cloth-cutting knife
Vertically driven by stepping motor
Needle (at the time of delivery) D0 x 558
(Nm100) Nm90~Nm110
D0 x 558
(Nm120) Nm120~Nm130
D0 x 558
(Nm110) Nm110~Nm120
D0 x 558
(Nm100) Nm100~Nm110
Lubrication Automatic (looper and spreader: by an oiler)
Lubricating oil JUKI New Defrix Oil No.2 (equivalent to ISO VG32)
Compressed air
and air consumption
0.5MPa (5kgf/cm2), 6N /min (8cycle/min)
Power requirement and
power consumption
Single-/3-phase, 550VA
Dimensions 1,060mm (W) x 790mm (D) x 1,230mm (H)
Total weight 185kg

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