Showcasing the latest buttonfuse® technology at DTG Bangladesh 2023

Thank you to everyone for joining us at this years Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition. Our Bangladesh sales manager, Papon & senior technician, Riyad did a fantastic job presenting the latest buttonfuse® machines and eco-friendly TF thread. It was also great to have MMS CEO, Mason experience such a busy week on the MMS stand. Looking forward to our next exhibition and meeting many more honourable customers.

Exhibiting our BRAND NEW Revolver machine in Bangalore

The Sewing Systems team of Tushar, Carlos and Akash unveiled the new MMS buttonfuse revolver machine at the Garment Technology Expo in Bangalore. The machine was greeted with great enthusiasm by the crowds that visited the booth as everyone likes to see progress. The machine is a simple but significant variation on the buttonfuse solo as it eradicates the need for an operator to lift out a wrapped button. This means that the operator can naturally load buttons in a continually downwards motion therefore speeding up production and reducing fatigue.

Check out our Video exhibition here…

2022 Exhibition from our hub in the UK

Since we are conscious about keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible we decided that making this years pilgrimage to Texprocess in Frankfurt was actually something that could be easily be done on line therefore we have spent the time developing our 2022 virtual exhibition. This was actually a good excuse for us to show off our latest range of superb button fuse machines and thread and hopefully the quality and performance of the products come across just as well as if you were stood on a real exhibition stand. An added advantage of this type of exhibition is that more detailed videos and information for any particular item can instantly be accessed simply by clicking on the link.

Check out our Video exhibition here…

‘Taking the show on the road’

In the new world of less people travelling to fairs we decided that we should have an ‘exhibition on wheels’ taking our new range of button fuse products on the road to do on site demonstrations around our customers in Europe (and maybe beyond!). Conscious of the environmental impact of buying a new vehicle we decided to find a rusty old VW T3 and bring it back to life and convert it into a modern vehicle. This will be fully fitted out so that we can conveniently showcase the latest buttonfuse products that we have been developing over the past few years. This van will also be perfect as our service and installation vehicle. It is scheduled to be on the road in June (and maybe outside your factory very soon).

Check out our Instagram to follow our rebuild and van journey

MMS ProStitch Machine

Our latest template stitching machine with cloth trimming!

The machine guides templates as it sews and the high speed cutting knife pairs off the fabric.

Perfect for bow tie production, epaulettes, collars and other small part manufacture.

Completely de-skills the operation.

Ensures consistent quality.

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MMS at Texprocess 2019

With the new machines packed the MMS team set off from Leeds to Frankfurt for the 2019 Texprocess exhibition. Along with the lorry full of machines we hopefully set off in the 1964 mini cooper which again was to form the centre piece of the exhibition stand. Remarkably the trip went without incident although the clutch was almost non-existent on arrival after some back street starting and stopping.

At the show we exhibited the new MK 18 ECO which is the latest version of the proven Mk 18. With an eye on the environment and also running cost the Mk 18 has been fine tuned to reduce waste to a remarkable 8mm per button. In terms of efficiency this means that 1,000+ extra buttons can be wrapped from the standard sized cone of thread. Along with the thread saving power and air consumption have been reduced as has cycle time meaning that this machine is the most cost effective of its type to use.

Since wrapping buttons on shirts is becoming the norm and each shirt has many buttons a new level of automation is required in order to make the wrapping process cost not prohibitive on regular priced shirts. Wrapping buttons one or two at a time is obviously not ideal therefore a new automatic feeding machine has been developed by MMS. This machine is the MK 22. Unlike any other machine the sewn buttons can be loaded into a magazine which are then automatically fed through the machine where perfect operator free wrapping takes place on a continual basis. These Mk 22 machines were shown on the exhibition stand working in tandem. The operator simply feeds the shirts into each machine on a continuous basis and since it is not necessary to wait for the button to be wrapped before taking this out and loading the next the output per operator doubles over a conventional single operator / single machine set up. Of course another significant advantage of the Mk 22 is that there is no actual operator leading each button to the wrapping position and therefore quality is not determined by the level of training and competence. on the Mk 22 after a few minutes of training anyone can load the magazine and the wrapping quality is then absolutely consistent.  

These two machines did not fail to impress both existing and new customers who visited the MMS stand. Although we would have liked to think that they were the stars of the stand the Mini probably again stole the show with many people wanting to purchase it there and then!  

(PS the mini did not let us down on the trip back but now is awaiting a new clutch).

Thank you to everyone who visited us.

Frankfurt Texprocess 2017

Centre stage of the MMS UK exhibition stand at Frankfurt Texprocess was a shiny red 1964 Mini Cooper S which we drove from the UK along with a van full of button wrapping machines. The Mini is of course an impressive piece of design and we were taking a risk having such an icon on the stand in case the machines paled into insignificance. This was a calculated risk however as this show was the first time our latest MK 22 had been shown anywhere in the world. The MK 22 is the first fully automatic magazine fed button wrapping machine and is the latest machine to come from the development department of MMS UK. We need not have worried as each and every person to view the machine at the show expressed the same view that this was a revolution in the button securing world since every previous machine had to have each button loaded manually. The two MK 22 machines drew large enthusiastic  crowds eager to see them running without an operator present. By the end of the show it was a close call as to whether it was the Mini or Mk 22 that had been photographed more!

Alongside the MK 22 we exhibited our MMS TF button wrapping thread which continues to be a hugely attractive option for all MMS machines around the world due to the high quality and low price. Of course the highly regarded MK 18 was also displayed on the stand along with the semi automatic MK 6. Hung on the walls were the MK 10 and MK 11 machines which are fondly remembered by many as being quality machines from the MMS factory from years gone by.

Thank you to all for visiting us and we hope to see you soon.    

PS. the Mini made it back to Leeds with just a blown wiper motor.

MMS at Techconfex exhibition – 2016

On the 13 – 14th April MMS button securing products were displayed on the stand of leading Polish distributor Contec at the Techconfex exhibition which was in the lovely city of Lodz in Poland. The ‘Manchester’ of Poland was a fitting place to exhibit our latest generation MK 18 automatic button wrapping machine. This machine was extremely well received by the Polish customers who all appreciated the significant benefits of the machine not least the thread savings that it provides. The latest 2016 version of MMS button wrapping thread was also on display. Following the fair significant demand is being filled for both machines and thread. 

On the 27 April we were back on the road again to display our equipment and thread at the Tuyap fair in Istanbul. Our Turkish distributor Erbil Makina did a fantastic job presenting our BAT 18 special button attaching machine which is the perfect solution for jacket, coat or leather production due to its versatility and price advantage. Also on display were our MK 6, MK 18 and MK 18S button wrapping machines. Visitors from all over Turkey as well as many countries around the world were eager to see the latest button attachment and securing products on display. Of course the latest button wrapping thread from MMS was greeted enthusiastically as this was the first time it had been exhibited in Turkey.