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Top 5 Most Popular Merrow Sewing Machines

Merrow sewing machines are hand built to the highest quality standards in the sewing industry. The company manufactures over 360 models for industrial and home use. If you are looking for a high performance machine that is built to last, look no further than Merrow sewing machines. Some of them are designed delicate garments such as lingerie and satin clothing, while others can sew wool, fleece, jersey, tricot, denim, linen, and synthetic fabrics.

Here are top five most popular Merrow sewing machines for industrial and home use:

Merrow 18A

This sewing machine has been refined over its nearly century long existence. Merrow 18A sews at speeds of up to 1400 RPM and requires very little downtime. It can be used at home, as well as in large production facilities. You can use this machine to edge pillows, blankets, mittens, hats, and shawls. Merrow 18A is designed to operate longer than any other machine in its class. Its components are handcrafted and hand built.

Merrow M-3DW

Merrow M-3DW overlock sewing machine sews a tight edge or seam on lightweight to medium weight fabrics. Its operating speed can reach 5500 RPM. The stitch is uniform and can be used to provide accent. This sewing machine uses Merrow’s cam-driven technology to sew quietly and smoothly. Millions of people from all over the world use this machine for its remarkable durability and fast, quiet operation. Merrow M-3DW is also used in factories.

Merrow 72-D3B-2

Merrow 72-D3B-2 is an innovative machine featuring three feed dogs for superior fabric handling, an extended cutting system, and an improved dust shield. This machine can be used not only for sewing, but for many other operations such as pad and steam dyeing, scouring, mercerizing, steaming, slitting, singeing, and shrinking (sanforizing). This unit is hand assembled using premium steel parts within the traditional Merrow cast iron frame. The machine is suitable for both home and industrial use.

Merrow MG-3Q-3

This high speed machine can be used anywhere an accent on a garment is required, from baby blankets and children clothes to athletic socks, burp cloths, and fleece lined baby jeans. This machine produces the most beautiful stitch for garment edges. Users can vary the color and appearance of the shells and sew a wide range of materials, from woven to fleece.

Merrow MB-4DFO

This revolutionary sewing machine was released in 2012. You can use it on protective combat uniforms, merino wool hiking pants, running jerseys, cycling jerseys, and base layer activewear. This new model uses Merrow’s unique barrel cam architecture to sew more consistently and precisely than other machines.

The Top 5 OEE Trends for 2020

2020 is just starting and this is looking like a great year for OEE. 2019 saw some great trends taking root for OEE and 2020 looks to continue that trajectory. The OEE trends for 2020 are starting off strong with OEE and OPE, Machine Health, the increased spread of IIoT, Smart Manufacturing, and Cyber-Physical Systems.

Let’s take a deeper look into just how these rising trends in manufacturing will reshape and enhance the OEE landscape.


As 2020 comes around OEE has been incorporated into the growing landscape of performance analysis. OEE has become a part of the emerging analytical framework of OPE, or Overall Production Effectiveness.

This analysis takes OEE and adds an additional layer to it. OPE uses OEE and also analyzes data from personal as well. This poises OEE as being a foundational technology for the coming year and the changing analytical tools.

OEE and Machine Health

Measuring machine health is the future of manufacturing and is expected to be on the rise in 2020. Machine health measurements try to analyze the wear and tear that naturally occurs to manufacturing equipment. This preemptive study attempts to estimate repairs ahead of time in order to streamline manufacturing downtime. OEE naturally folds into machine health. Minimizing downtime with OEE threads naturally into machine health.


IIoT was supposed to be 2019’s big change up, but the roll out was slower than expected. IIoT relies on massive infrastructure changes to manufacturing. These changes involved updating both existing machinery and the software that runs them. As 2020 unwinds IIoT might actually be poised to make the changes that many analysts hoped it would in 2019. IIoT will provide OEE with more data from, and more access to, industrial machinery. This opens the door for OEE to have more impact on the industry.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing is the process of shifting from traditional manufacturing technology to smart technology. Think less centralized factories with lengthy distribution networks and more on-site production with on tap services. This type of manufacturing necessarily requires less downtime in order to run smoothly. OEE bridges this production gap by giving manufacturers the resources they need to increase efficiency and reduce downtime.

Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical systems are manufacturing processes that connect digital technologies with physical systems. This encompases a lot of technologies. Everything ranging from IIoT to AI operated manufacturing systems. As manufacturing technologies increase their use of digital technologies, OEE can begin to take a larger role in the industry.

These OEE trends for 2020 are poised to increase OEE’s presence in the manufacturing world. The big takeaway here is that manufacturing and the industrial scene have become increasingly digital spaces. These are the types of markets where OEE can thrive. As 2020 unfolds, manufacturing and digital tech are set to become further entwined and OEE is is going to be right there with them.