About JF Sequin Embroidery

1. Brief of Sequin Embroidery

Sequin embroidery is formed by many sequins and the specific stitch form. Because the sequins are made of the hard and shining material with smooth surface, the sequin embroidery, formed by the sequins with different colors, shapes and sizes, features the unique shining effect. The design with sequin code has its own pattern format.
JF Type multi-sequin embroidery is divided into two types on the designs: one is normal multi-sequin design, made by the traditional pattern-making method; the other is special multi-sequin design, made by the normal design software with the special pattern-making rules.

For normal multi-sequin design, user should set sequin mode when modifying the color-changing order. But the special multi-sequin design can be directly embroidered only after modification of color-changing order, which means user doesn’t need to set the sequin mode.

Meanwhile, the machine can automatically change normal design to special design during the process of design import. The new special design saves the entire sequins in the original normal design as sequin A. If you want further modification, you can use “Sequin Edition” to modify. The multi-sequin design after the modification is the special multi-sequin design.

Ⅰ. Application Range
This system is applicable to the sequin embroidery control system that combines normal embroidery mechanism, zigzag embroidery device and sequin-feeding mechanism.

Ⅱ.Features
This system is applicable to the sequin embroidery control system that combines normal embroidery mechanism, zigzag embroidery device and sequin-feeding mechanism.

  1. Support two sequin-feeding method: Wheel and Lever

Wheel: The core part for feeding the sequins within this device is the mechanism like a wheel, which transports the sequins to the proper position by rotating in the single direction.

Lever: The core part for feeding the sequins within this device is a lever mechanism, which will send the sequins to their positions with its alternating motion.

  1. Separate action of sequin-mending and sequin-feeding device
  2. Manual separate or collective feeding at single time
  3. Separate display of the working statuses of sequin device
  4. Sequin-feeding method and the feeding angle can be changed via the operation panel.

Ⅲ. Specifications

  1. Size of Sequin available: Diameters at 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6.75mm and 9mm
  2. Max speed at 850rpm.

2. Embroidery Procedure of Sequin

At sequin embroidery, user needs to follow the procedure at below:

  1. Input design with sequin code, refer to 3
  2. If necessary, please transform and edit the design, please refer to 4
  3. Set the sequin parameter according to the setting instructions in 5
  4. Check and adjust the sequin-feeding device (Refer to 8 ) so as to make sure the sequin-feeding device works normally
  5. Set color-changing order (Refer to 6)
  6. Return to main interface and confirm the embroidery
  7. Start embroidery.

Attention: during the embroidery, don’t dial the manual switch for moving the valve, or it will cause the damage of the sequin-feeding device.

3. Input Sequin Design

Press  in the design management to enter disk selection interface to open the disk needed. After selecting design for input, user needs press  to have access to the design input interface as shown in below:

Setting procedures: User should input number and name of pattern. In the column of “Is multi-sequin design”, user needs select an import way. Choosing “Yes” is to save it as the special sequin design no matter what is was. For the normal sequin designs, the changed sequin designs will save all the multi-sequin within the original design as “A” type sequin. If you choose “No”, normal sequin designs remain as they are, while special multi-sequin designs will be saved as special multi-sequin design.

4. Edit Sequin Design

This function is to edit sequin design within the system. After edition, all the designs will be saved as special multi-sequin design. User doesn’t need set the sequin mode at modifying the color-changing order.

  1. Press  in the main interface to enter the “Design Management” interface.
  2. Press direction keys to select sequin design for edition. Click ““, “Edit Design”, “Edit Sequin Setting of Current Design” in order to enter the “Edit Design” interface.

    3. 

 Display design in the center;
 Display design 4.5 times as original one;
 Zoom in sequin design;
 Zoom out sequin design;
 Display in original size

4. Click  to show all stitch forms of the design, as shown below:

  1. Click  to shift the current stitch mode between “navigating by position” and “navigating by stitch number”. “navigating by position”: when you press direction keys, the next stitch code in that direction will be selected, regardless at its stitch number. “navigating by stitch number”: when you press direction keys “leftward” or “upward”, the last sequin stitch code (smaller than the current number) will be selected; when you press “rightward” or “downward”, the next sequin stitch code (bigger than the current number) will be selected.
  2. Click  to enter into “Sequin Range Edit”.

6.1 Move the cursor to a stitch position, then click “Set Range Start Stitch” to set the current stitch as the start stitch of this area. Move the cursor to a different stitch position, then click “Set Range End Stitch”. The area for setting is from the start stitch to end stitch.

6.2 If you want to cancel the area, click “Cancel Range”.

  1. Sequin Mode Selection
    There are 15 kinds of sequin modes for customers to select, including A, B, AB, C, AC, BC, ABC, D, AD, BD, ABD, CD, ACD, BCD and ABCD.

    Names of these 4 sequins: A, B, C and D. If these 4 sequins are delivered at same time, then A will be on the top, then B, C and D.

  1. Edition of Alternating Sequin
    If you want to use the alternating sequin, you should define a range for using them at first. In “”, use “Set Range Start Stitch” and “Set Range End Stitch” or “Select Current Color Range” to set sequin range. After that, use “Edit Alternating Sequin” in “ ” to set the alternating sequin used.

Setting method:

a) Click  or  to select sequin mode and click  to confirm. Sequin names are A, B, C and D. If all these four sequins are included, A will be on the top, then B, C and D.

b) After that, press  to confirm the sequin-feeding mode. Then the system will ask user to input the number of sequins fed. Click the number keys to input the number (Range: 0~9999). If a sequin group is only used for one stitch at the embroidery cycle, userwill need to input “1” and then press  .

c) Click  or  until you see “END” in the blank or the feeding number becomes “0”. Press  to finish the setting.
For instance, if the current sequin mode is A2ABCD1CD1, the design will be like the one at below:

  1. Save, When you finish the edition, click  to save the design.

Input design number and name, then click  to save the edited sequin design, or click  to cancel the saving.

5. Setting of Multi-Sequin Embroidery Parameters

In this section, we will introduce how to adjust sequin device and the parameters used in multi-sequin embroidery.

Select  in the main interface to enter parameter management interface, then select Sequin Parameters to have access to the interface for setting the sequin parameters.

  1. Limited Speed for Sequin R(L):
    The parameter is to set the max speed during normal embroidery.
    Note: the maximum speed of flat embroidery should be higher or equal to speed for sequin embroidery.

  2. L/R Sequin Feeding Angle Adjustment
    This parameter is to adjust the sequin-feeding angle.

  3. Auto Start for Sequin
    When the setting is “Yes”, system will start embroidering sequin automatically.
    When the setting is “No”, machine needs manually start at sequin embroidery.

  4. Time of Sequin Action
    This is to set the time from sequin device going down to starting embroidery (0-15, the default value is 2). If the sequin-feeding device is controlled by valve, use the default value; if that device is controlled by motor, please set it at 4~5.

  5. Sequin off after T.B.
    When the setting is “Yes”, sequin presser foot will be up automatically in case of thread-breakage.
    When the setting is “No”, the user needs to lift the presser foot manually at thread-breakage.

  6. Sequin Ind. Up/Down
    When the setting is “Yes”, the sequin devices will move independently. When the setting is “No”, they will move collectively

  7. Lift Valve at Jump without Trim (Y/N)

  8. Base of Shift Travel at L/R Motor

  9. Multiple of Shift Travel at L/R Motor

  10. Has Origin at Shifting L/R Motor
    The parameter No.8, No.9 and No.10 are for the special sequin device that uses the motor (Single Needle Double Sequin) to shift the travel between large sequins and small sequins. There are two kinds of device: one has the shift origin; the other has no shift origin.

  11. Beam-breakage Detection Sen.
    This parameter is used for the beam embroidery device. “0” is to turn off the sensitivity, the range of this parameter is 0~10. The smaller value means the higher sensitivity of the detection device.

  12. Motor Number of L/R Sequin
    The setting of this parameter should be based on actual device condition, if there is no sequin device, please set it at 0.

  13. Set 3/4/5/6.75/9mm of L/R Sequin
    This parameter group is to set the sequin delivery angle. If it is wheel type sequin-feeding device, please set it at single way; if it is lever type sequin-feeding device, please set it at double ways. The parameters of this type are set correctly when the machine is produced. This kind of parameters is closely related to “left/right sequin device A/B/C/D size and color”. For example, “A size&color of R sequin” is set to “4mm X color”, and then the angle value should be the one in “Set 4MM of R Sequin”.

  14. A/B/C/D Size &Color of R/L Sequin
    The setting of this parameter should depend on the mechanical structure. The corresponded order from A to D is front motor to back motor.
    Note: “Motor Number of L/R Sequin” is closely related to the number of A/B/C/D in “A/B/C/D Size&Color of R/L Sequin”. For example, if “Motor Number of L/R Sequin” is set to 2, then only the “A/B size&color of R/L sequin” will be displayed.

  15. Sequin Gap Num. of L/R Sequin
    This is to set gap number. If there is no gap, then it should be set to 0.

  16. L/R Sequin Valve Action Time
    This parameter is for setting the response time at adjusting the valve action. The larger value means the longer response time. Please set it according to the actual condition of device. Default value of it is 2.

  17. L/R Trimmer Action Angle Adj.
    This parameter is used at the special sequin device that uses motor to cut the sequin for adjusting the start time of the sequin-cutting motor. The default value of it is 15. The smaller value means the earlier action of motor, the range of this value is 0~31.

6. Change Color Order and Set Sequin Mode

User must set sequin mode at setting color-changing for the normal multi-sequin design; but for the multi-sequin design, user only needs set the color-changing order. The operation procedure is at below:

  1. Click “” in the main interface to enter color-changing order interface.

  1. Click number key to set color-changing position. If the first/last needle position is the multi-sequin device. After user clicks that key, the system will ask for setting the sequin delivery mode; if the device is single sequin device, or the design is special multi-sequin design, it will be no need to set sequin delivery mode. For example, the last needle is needle 6, click “6”, then you can see:

Procedure for Setting Sequin-feeding Mode:

a) Press number key to confirm embroidery needle position. The needle position equipping sequin device will display “Sequin Mode”;

b) Use  or  to modify the delivery mode and press  to confirm. A stands for front motor delivery; B stands for middle motor delivery and C stands for rear motor delivery. AC stands for front/rear motor overlap sequin, AB stands for front/middle motor overlap sequin, BC stands for middle/rear motor overlap sequin and ABC stands for front/middle/rear motor overlap sequin;

Note: if there are only two motors, B will stand for rear motor.

c) Press  to make sure the sequin-feeding method. Then input the number of sequin for feeding (Range: 0~9999). If it requires same mode before color-changing, then type in “1” and press  .

d) Use  or  until you see “END” in “Sequin mode”, then press  to confirm and save the settings. Clicking  is to keep the sequin mode before the edition.

For example: a machine with needle No. 9 as its end needle (tri-sequin at 3, 5, 7mm); first needle is single sequin (9mm). The requirement is 7mm at first, then 3 & 5mm overlap, then 5 and 7mm alternate embroidery, then sew 9 pieces of 3mm, 8 pieces of 5mm, 4 pieces of 7mm, 6 pieces of 3 & 7 overlap sequins, at last, use first needle to embroider 9mm sequins.

Procedure of Setting:

(1)

  1. Click 9 to activate the interface for setting sequin-feeding mode;
  2. Click  or  until “C” appears, then click 
  3. Click “1”, then click  ;
  4. Click  or  until “End” appears, then click  to finish the first setting.

(2)

  1. Click 9 to activate the interface for setting sequin-feeding mode;
  2. Click  or  until “AB” appears, then click ;
  3. Click “1”, then click ;
  4. Click  or  until “End” appears, then click  to finish the setting.

(3)

  1. Click 9 to activate the interface for setting sequin-feeding mode;
  2. Click  or  until “B” appears, then click  ;
  3. Click “1”, then click  ;
  4. Click  or  until “C” appears, then click  ;
  5. Click “1”, then click  ;
  6. Click  or  until “End” appears, then click  to finish the setting.

(4)

  1. Click 9 to activate the interface for setting sequin-feeding mode;
  2. Click  or  until “A” appears, then click  ;
  3. Click “9”, then click  ;
  4. Click  or  until “B” appears, then click  ;
  5. Click “8”, then click  ;
  6. Click  or  until “C” appears, then click  ;
  7. Click “4”, then click  ;
  8. Click  or  until “AC” appears, then click  ;
  9. Click “6”, then click  ;
  10. Click  or  until “End” appears, then click  to finish the setting.

(5)

Click “1”, then click  to finish the setting of the color-changing Note: if it is single sequin, directly click needle position number.

7. Manual Operation of Sequin Embroidery

(1) In the main interface, click  for selecting “sequin start” to let all the presser feet get down;

(2) In the main interface, click  for selecting “sequin end” to lift all the presser feet;

(3) In the main interface, click  for selecting “send sequin”; the activated machine heads will send a sequin at each clicking (with presser foot at down position).

8. Debugging Multi-Sequin Embroidery

Location of Sequin Switch Board

  1. Operation of Sequin Switch

    (1) Manual Operation for Front Motor Sending A Sequin
    Put the sequin switch to the down position, dial the thread-breakage detection switch to turn on the green indicator and press manual sequin-feeding button.

    (2) Manual Operation for Middle Motor Sending B Sequin
    Put the sequin switch to the down position, dial the thread-breakage detection switch to turn on the red indicator and press manual sequin-feeding button.

    (3) Manual Operation for Rear Motor Sending C Sequin
    Put the sequin switch to the down position, dial the thread-breakage detection switch to turn off the head indicator (dial it to down position too) and press manual sequin-feeding button.

    Note: In order to debug the multi-sequin function, user needs to install an external head switch on the single head machine.

  2. Debugging Menu of Sequin

    Press  in the main interface, then press “machine debugging”. Then press “Sequin Device Operations” to show the following image

Then you can select related operation for debugging.

9. Sequin Mending

After the thread breaks or the red thread-breakage detection indicator is turned on manually, press the stop key to retreat and have the system enter the mending status. At mending status, the sequin devices will go up and the machine will return and stop at the mending point. Then user can press the Start key to perform the mending embroidery for sequin. The mending embroidery will turn to the normal embroidery at the thread-breakage point. Among the machine parameters, the “Patch Count” is unavailable in the in sequin mending operation.

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