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Highlead GC0518A-D3

Needle feed industrial sewing machine with auto thread trimmer


Highlead needle feed with thread trimmer

The GC0518A-D3 is the needle feed version of Highlead's single needle lockstitch machine with automatic under-bed thread trimming.

The needle bar and bottom feed mechanism move in time: to combine into a more stable motion which helps prevent uneven material feeding & ply shifting etc and results in a better and more precise stitched seam.

Stitch length variations are greatly reduced when sewing and changing between high & low speed or forward & reverse feeding.  This is of particular use when you are hemming or sewing in long runs at high-speed (bed sheets, curtains, blinds, banners etc).

The combined feed motion allows this model to handle heavier materials when compared with a standard drop feed machine.

The machine is equipped with a automatic thread trimmer which is mounted under the needle plate for quick & accurate cutting of thread at the end of a sewing cycle. This saves considerable time when compared with manual cutting of threads using scissors etc.

The position of the needle is controlled by an electronic needle position motor & controller.  This will automatically put the needle in an UP or DOWN position at the end of a sewing cycle: reducing the need to use the manual hand wheel. 

The Highlead GC0518A-D3 is a feature packed machine and as well as needle feed & automatic thread trimming; it comes as standard with programmable auto back-tack, auto reverse, auto thread wiper, knuckle quick reverse and built in stitch program module.

It is fitted with the latest quiet & energy efficient electronically controlled AC servo motor, which only runs when you are actually sewing; If you pause or stop: the motor stops immediately and is almost silent.


Highlead GC0518-A-D3 sewing machine



  • Model: Highlead GC0518A-D3
  • Lubrication: Auto pump type
  • Trimmer: Auto impulse solenoid
  • Motor: Latest Electronic AC servo type
  • Thread Wiper: Electric
  • Auto reverse: Electric Solenoid
  • Stitch Program: Digital Panel included
  • Auto foot lifter: Optional
  • Maximum sewing speed: 5000spm
  • Stitch length: 0-4mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 5mm
  • Presser foot lift by foot: 13mm

Needle feed sewing machine mechanism

Photo of internal needle feed mechanism


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