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Electronic operation provides a much greater number of pattern variations and a dramatic improvement in sewing quality

21 built-in sewing patterns plus original patterns 21 gespeicherte Nähmuster und Originalmuster 21 motifs de coutures intègrès, plus des motifs originaux 21 patrones de costura incorporados además de patrones originales




Rectangle-taper tack





Radial-taper tack





Round-taper tack





Eyelet-taper tack


21 standard patterns 90 patterns stored in memory 9 original patterns programmed in (using the optional PS3000)

Bar tack

This is an extremely flexible electronic lockstitch button holer which can sew a large number of different buttonhole designs. These designs can be set easily using the operation panel, without the need to replace the cam. The quality of the finished buttonholes is exceptional for both woven and knitted materials, and productivity has been dramatically increased.



Easy operation Einfache Bedienung Utilisation facile Funcionamiento fácil



Simple and easy-to-use operation panel Einfaches und bedienungsfreundliches Bedienungsfeld Panneau de commande simple et facile á utiliser Panel de funcionamiento simple y fácil de usar

This operation panel is simple in design and easy to use, and includes a careful selection of functions which are necessary for normal sewing. There is a program memo pocket provided on the back of the panel. This lets the operator keep necessary information such as a parameter table, program notes and an error code table on hand for easy reference.

Adjustable presser foot lifter height Einstellbare Stoffdrückerfußhöhe Hauteur réglable du releveur de pied presseur Levantador de prensatelas ajustable en altura Improved button hole positioning precision, and positioning operations have been made easier. The presser foot lifter is driven by a pulse motor, so that the height can be adjusted as desired (standard function) for when the pedal is at the neutral position and when it is depressed forward (two stages) and backward.This makes insertion and removal of the material easier and reduces working fatigue. The presser foot rises only by the height necessary, so that the time needed for it to rise and drop can be shortened.


Horizontal positioning possible Horizontale Positionierung möglich Positionnement horizontal possible Se puede posicionar horizontalmente A wider operating area is available when the machine head is positioned horizontally on the work table. This positioning method is ideal for sewing vertical buttonholes.

Gives perfect sewing finishes Einwandfreie Verarbeitung Offre des finitions de couture parfaites Permite lograr terminaciones de costura perfectas Quick and accurate cutter operation Rasches und exaktes Abschneiden Fonctionnement rapide et précis du couteau Cortador de funcionamiento rápido y preciso The cutter vertical movements is driven by a double position solenoid, so that the material is cut more accurately. The simplified mechanism means there is no need for adjustments such as replacing cutter cams when changing the number of stitches. A special needle plate with the elasticity of rubber can be used with hard-to-cut and stretch materials.(option) The cutter operates without slowing down the sewing machine, and the cutter response time is also fast, so that cycle time is reduced and productivity is increased by about 20 %. (compared to B816) If not using a cutter, the cutter operation can be deactivated at the press of a key.

Adjustment of zigzag width balance is possible Mögliche Einstellung der Zickzackstichbreitenbalance Possibilité de régler l'équilibre de la largeur de zigzag Se puede ajustar el ancho del zigzag The left and right stitch width ratio for buttonholes can be set on the operation panel. This adjustment can be used to correct the appearance if the finish looks as though the left and right stitch widths are different.

Under lay Etoffe de fond Double position solenoid

Unterlagen Costura de bases

This ideal for sewing stretch materials such as knitted articles. Up to three pattern can be combined and sewn together.

Effective for preventing material from stretching. If the seam is hidden and the width seems small, sew 2-3 underlays to make the material look more voluminous. Because the material can be move slightly up to five times, the seam flexibility is maintained and the button hole strength can also be increased.

This is useful for preventing dimples from forming during bar tacking. It is also effective for strengthening the buttonholes to stop the seam from unravelling, which can often happen with materials with coarseweaves.

Selectable cutter operation Einstellbarer Schnittbetrieb Opération du couteau sélectionnable Funcionamiento del cortador seleccionable The operation of the cutter can be set to one of four timings (front knife, center knife, rear knife and front + center knife). You can select whichever one provides the most attractive finish. When the front knife setting is used, the rough edges are hemmed by the buttonhole stitches after cutting, thus providing a more attractive finish. If "Feeding when cutter operating" is set, only the feed mechanism operates after sewing and the cutter moves to the specified position, so that the button hole can be cut right up to the front backtacking. (This setting is also possible with no feeding set.)

If the cutter has operated before the seam has been formed (when the upper thread does not break when the lower thread has run out), zigzag stitches in particular may not hold properly. In such cases, the hole made by the cutter is sewn up beforehand. The pile of fluffy fabric is pressed down before sewing, so that the buttonhole finish looks more attractive.

Effective for preventing seam from unravelling.

Two-cycle sewing Couture à deux cycles


Mechanical button holer

Zweizyklen-Nähbetrieb Costura de dos ciclos

The operation panel can be used to switch easily between one-cycle and two-cycle sewing. When set to two-cycle cross sewing, the zigzag stitches sewn during the first and second cycles do not overlap with each other, so that the sewing pitch appears finer and the finish looks even more attractive.

Selectable rear tack vector shape Einstellbare Vektorform für den hinteren Riegel Forme de vecteur de point arrière sélectionnable Forma de vector de remate trasero seleccionable This prevents dimples at the rear tack section when not using an underlay.

Attractive finishes are obtained with no upper thread trailing at the sewing end. This ensures a stable and consistent high-quality sewing finish is always obtained.

Zigzag sewing pitch Zickzacknähvorschub Hauteur du point zigzag Paso de costura en zigzag The zigzag pitch setting range has been made even finer. You can now select intermediate pitches which were previously impossible.


0.3mm 0.3mm

Adoption of a bobbin presser prevents the bobbin from spinning free when the lower thread is trimmed. This makes lower thread feeding more stable and produces better stitches at the sewing start. The lower thread holding device holds the lower thread at the sewing start to ensure that the thread end is sewn into the seam properly.

Clean finish with no upper thread trailing length Saubere Verarbeitung ohne vorstehende Oberfadenenden Finition nette sans longueur de fil supérieur en excès Terminaciones prolijas sin largos libres de hilo superior



Better stitches at the sewing start Bessere Stiche beim Nähbeginn Points plus beaux en début de couture Mejores puntadas al comienzo de la costura

0.65mm 0.65mm

0.35mm 0.3mm

0.7mm 0.7mm

0.35mm 0.35mm

Stable zigzag seams even at high speed Gleichmäßige Zickzacknähte auch mit hoher Nähgeschwindigkeit Points zigzag bien réguliers, même à haute vitesse de couture Costuras en zigzag estables incluso a alta velocidad A new needle zigzag mechanism (patent pending) reduces the effect of vibration from upper shaft rotation on the needle bar, so that stable and accurate needle zigzagging is obtained even at high speeds. Thus the needle zigzag width can be kept even to create attractive button holes. When sewing speed has been changed, a knife is not used to trim the thread. The cutter space does not change, further making sure that the finish is attractive. Changing the cutter spacing and changing the zigzag width can now be carried out using the operation panel.

Wide sewing range Großer Nähbereich Grande gamme de couture Rango de costura ancho Newly-developed thread take-up, rotary hook and thread path mechanisms have been adopted as part of the change to an electronic mechanism. This provides ideal balance, so that attractive buttonholes can be sewn in a variety of different materials under a variety of conditions.

Short lower thread trailing length Kurzes Unterfadenende Longueur de fil inférieur en excès réduite Largo libre de hilo inferior corto The lower thread trimming mechanism operates in conjunction with the presser foot lifter mechanism, and is driven by a pulse motor. As a result, the thread trimmer driving speed can also be changed at the operation panel, so that the thread can be accurately trimmed regardless of the type of thread being used. This produces a more attractive underside and increases seam quality.

Purl stitch / Whip stitch Schlingenkanten / Knopflochstich Point perlé / Point fouet Puntada de revés / Puntada por encima The upper thread tension is controlled by a solenoid, so that changing between purl stitches and whip stitches can be done simply by selecting them on the operation panel. Fine adjustments to the upper thread tenPurl stitch Whip stitch sion are made using a thread tension nut . The same method that operators have become used to allows the optimum thread tension to be easily obtained.

Quiet operating environment Ruhiger Maschinenbetrieb Fonctionnement silencieux Ambiente de funcionamiento silencioso Adoption of a clutchless mechanism ensures quieter operating environment and increased durability.

Easy maintenance Einfache Wartung Entretien facile Mantenimiento fácil The needle bar can be moved to the right as a matter of course, and this makes threading much easier.


HE-8000Applications Lock Stitch

Button holing


Thread trimmer


Automatic presser foot lifter

Max. sewing speed

13 mm

4,000 rpm

Zigzag mechanism

Pulse motor

Max. number of stitch

700 stitches / program

Feed mechanism

Pulse motor


Schmetz Nm 134

Presser foot lifter mechanism

Pulse motor (standard equipment)

Data storage method

Cutter mechanism

P-ROM (Custom made pattern can be added by PS3000)

Double position solenoid Power supply

Single-phase : 110V, 220V, 230V, 240V 600VA Three-phase : 220V, 380V, 400V, 415V

Cutter length

4.0 - 32mm

Buttonhole size

Max.sewing width : 6mm Max.buttonhole length : 40mm (-2, -3) 70mm (-5)

Lower thread holding device

Standard equipment

Bobbin presser

Standard equipment

Standard sewing pattern


Memory pattern


Motor specification for HE-8000 is MD-611-H.


Woven articles such as shirts, blouses, work clothes and ladies' attire


Knitted article such as underwear, sweaters, cardigans and jerseys


Belt holes for child seats and baby capsules

PS-3000 Programming software for electronic pattern sewer The PS-3000 is a software package which lets you create new patterns using a personal computer. It can be used to program any patterns other than those patterns which have been pre-programmed. (A P-ROM writer is required.)

Needle plate set, RB

Tape guard winder


The elasticity of rubber is used to make cutting more accurate by stopping the cutter from getting stuck in the material and not returning.

For materials which stretch extremely easily, such as all types of knitted materials, stronger buttonholes can be sewn if tape is attached to the underside of the article being sewn.

This makes buttonhole positioning quicker and more accurate.

Programmer You can set parameters simply by selecting an icon, so that sewing data can be created easily. In addition, the programmer can be disconnected from one sewing machine and connected to another one, so that program data can be copied between machines. A single programmer can thus be used to create programs for several machines.

Sub-table Increases ease of working when setting the material. Product specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice. Please read instruction manual before using the machine for safety operation.

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Printed in Japan 2002.3.I0020782B Vol.4

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