NEW MERROW ACTIVESEAM VISIT MERROW ACTIVESEAM FOR DETAILS
new merrow products
  • Manufacturing Sewing Machines since

CLOSE

Your Stitching has value. With Merrow's Stitch Lab you have the power to ensure that it won't be compromised while being sewn. Our stitch Lab will sew off your material the way you need it with the stitch you want on your customized Merrow Machine. Send us a stitch sample and your material: we'll sew it and have it back to you in 14 days.

1.
Send us your material
2.
We'll work with you to create the stitch that brings you value
3.
We'll hand build a machine to sew on your material
4.
We'll ship your machine sewn off and ready for production
Enter your email address to coordinate shipment of your material to us for FREE.

"With Merrow I created a new stitch for my Outdoor Apparel mid-weight line, it's awesome! We were able to develop the stitch and move into production in less than six weeks. The service is unequalled. "

- Rob Nadler, Ragged Mountain CEO

18-E | FLAT EDGE CROCHET STITCH SEWING MACHINE
 18-E Image
18-E thumbnail 1 18-E thumbnail 2 18-E thumbnail 3
OPERATING SPEED 1200 SPM RPM
STITCH WIDTH 3/8" - 1/2", 1/2" Standard
STITCH RANGE 4 - 10 SPI
STANDARD NEEDLE 10
MERROW NEEDLE RANGE 8, 10H, 11,
FEDERAL STITCH TYPE CROCHET
MOTOR REQUIRED* 1725 RPM, 60 Hz, 1/2 HP, 110 or 220 volts, 1 or 3 phase
NUMBER OF THREADS 1
18-E Applications


The Advantage of the 18-E

The Merrow 18E sews a 3/8" - 1/2" flat crochet stitch on blanket and garment edges. It runs at speeds up to 1400 SPM, yet produces a stitch that rivals any sewn by hand in craftsmanship and uniformity. The 18E is a single needle, single thread machine that sews at a standard 4 SPI, but can be adjusted to sew at a remarkable 10 SPI.



WHY it's better

The 18E runs at nearly 1500 stitches per minute, yet sews a stitch of such distinction that it is sure to compliment even the highest quality blankets and garments. Like all Merrow machines, the 18E is designed and built to last for decades, providing operators with thousands of hours of uninterrupted service.


HOW it's better

The 18E is hand-built, and this craftsmanship shows in its stitch. Using Merrow's the latch hook system pioneered and perfected by Merrow, the 18E creates a flat crochet that replicates the hand sewn stitch.


WHERE it's used

The flagship crochet sewing machine from Merrow is used in large production facilities, small businesses and homes. It is often used to edge blankets, pillows, shawls, hats and mittens. With thousands of standard 'whip stitch' applications, the 18E is the machine to use for small to medium production of these applications.


18-E Stitches
Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

Merrow Machine Advantages

HERITAGE

Since 1838 Merrow has manufactured the world's best overlock sewing machines. A Merrow Machine is built to sew a more precise stitch and operate longer than any other competitive sewing machine in its class. Merrow Machines are engineered and manufactured more carefully, designed to last decades, and supported with a network of 156 agents in 65 countries. The Merrow Sewing Machine is The Most PRECISE and TOUGHEST sewing machine manufactured in the world

Overlock stitching was invented by the Merrow Machine Company in 1881. Merrow's original three-thread overedge sewing machine is the forerunner of contemporary overlocking machines. Over time, the Merrow Machine Company pioneered the design of new machines to create a variety of overlock stitches, such as two, and four-thread sergers, the one-thread butted seam, and the cutterless emblem edger. Today Two- and three-thread formations are also known as "merrowing".

In 2010 Merrow Machines are engineered and built in Fall River, MA.

DURABILITY:

Quality of Materials
Our parts and machines are handcrafted and handbuilt

Cams NOT pistons -- Proprietary Cam Technology - Different from all other Sewing Machines
We're the only manufacturer in the world building Cam-driven sewing machines that stand up to heavy use. Merrow's Cam-driven machines produces a superior quality stitch. Using sophisticated 5-axis computerized milling machines, we've succeeded in developing proprietary high-technology components offering faster, quieter, operation and remarkable durability.

Merrow Cams are Machined to Exacting Dimensions
Tolerances are held to .001: the tightest in the industry. They have been designed to operate continuously between 2200 and 5500 RPM. Merrow Cams allow a Merrow Machine to create a perfect stitch while ensuring that the sewing machine will last a lifetime.

    Special consideration should be paid to the intricacies of Merrow's Cam Technology:
  1. The Cam groove width and the final surface finish of the Cam groove are created with proprietary manufacturing technology that allows all sides of Merrow's Cam to have an equal, highly polished and uniform steel surface, this results in an approximate coefficient of friction, when lubricated, of .06 or lower.
  2. Cam gear teeth are cut to a unique specifications with the sides of each tooth shaved to create a proprietary profile. This reduces heat when running.
  3. Hardness and metallurgy of the Cams are continuously modified, improving the durability of the Cam. The Benchmark for the durability of a Merrow Cam in continuous operation is more than 30 years of operation without failure.

VERSATILITY (for OVERLOCK SEWING):

Sew thousands of different Material Types
Woven Fabric, Knit Fabric, Terry Towel, Denim, Technical Textiles AND Nonwovens. While the machines sew exceptionally on mid-weight woven fabrics, it performs well on a huge number of materials from vulcanized rubber to fiberglass to insulation.

With more than 645 different needle plates and feed dogs, we can modify the sitch to accomodate more demanding fabrics


MERROW Will Build you a CUSTOM MACHINE at NO EXTRA COST


STEP 1: Send us your Material
We will build out a custom machine, at no charge, and sew your material off on the 18-E (or other machine if appropriate). If you would like a video of the process we will provide this along with the sewn sample.

CONTACT MERROW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CUSTOM STITCH SAMPLES
email: sales@merrow.com
phone: 508.689.4095
fax: 508.689.4098


STEP 2: We will put you in contact with one of our 156 service providers in 65 countries
We will send the completed stitch sample to them, and they will assist you with the purchase and installation of the Merrow 18-E

MERROW parts can be Replaced

Availability of Spare Parts
Merrow maintains an inventory of SPARE PARTS for all Merrow Sewing Machines for almost all legacy machines (600 models), ALL Parts are available immediately

Spare Parts QC is Rigorous
You can depend on the parts Merrow provides as all Genuine Parts are machined to very specific tolerances and tested before shipping


Sales, Support and Service

Merrow sells and services all products through a network of sales agents around the world. With 165 agents in 65 countries we are confident that you will find local support. Please feel free to call us directly for product information and stitch samples


SALES



SUPPORT
Local Support in 65 Countries Contact us directly to find a local agent to setup your Merrow Machine or train your operators

The Best Service Website in the Industry
Enjoy free access to our support online, our interactive parts guide and detailed operation instructions.

SERVICE

Factory Service Program
To make replacing parts and servicing your machine as easy as possible, Merrow has a factory service program with a fixed $299 fee and FREE SHIPPING. Should your machine need service, we will ship you a box to send us your machine in, replace the needle, loopers, cutters and any other worn parts upon receipt, and ship it back to you. To learn more, call us at +001 508 689 4095