What is the MR Groz-Beckert Needle?

Posted: 9 August 2013 at 6 a.m.

Groz-Beckert's MR Longarm Needle

Longarm Needles by Groz-BeckertWhen comparing Home Machine needles to Longarm needles, there is quite a difference in regards to the needle style, designation, point, scarf, groove, and shaft.  It's difficult to draw an even comparison since all home Machines will accept flat-shanked needles (our Titanium-coated Topstitch needles, for example) and within the Longarm machine industry, there are many different styles of needles and brands vary on which style of needle their machine actually takes.

Why is this important?  If an incorrect needle style is used on your machine, then your stitching won't be as correct and it could also affect your timing due to the incorrect length/scarf of the needle.  But don't fret about this, we've made it very easy to find the right needle by breaking down our Longarm needles by machine brand.

We sell and use Groz-Beckert longarm needles for our longarm machines. We run them in many different machine brands and love the stitch quality of these needles.  The style of needle we use and sell is of the 'MR' style.  The designation of 'MR' is Special Application Needle which was created for the textile industry, more specifically, the 'MR' needle style was developed for automated sewing processes with multidirectional feeding systems.  If your machine is not stationary (such as a Longarm machine), then the 'MR' needle style is the one to use.  It has several key features which are superior to other needle styles such as:

  • Better Stability while stitching at high speed.
  • Specially formed eye to allow fewer skipped stitches.
  • More life out of your MR longarm needle due to the advanced shape.
  • With its special blade and scarf geometry,the Groz-Beckert MR needle offers outstanding bending resistance (deflection resistance), lending it extreme stability over its entire working area. 
  • Added to this is an unusually deep and extended scarf. This permits extremely tight adjustment of the looper to the needle. The deep thread groove, extending also into the eye area, guarantees optimum protection of the thread.
Groz-Beckert MR Longarm Needle Cross Section

With the naked eye, it is hard to tell a difference between needles.  But when you are stitching at 500 or 1,000 stitches per minute, you can definitely tell when you have a good needle or a bad needle.

The 'MR' style needle is also available with a Titanium-coating for several Longarm machine brands (Brands which take the specific 134MR designation).  This takes an excellent needle platform and adds a lot more value as titanium-coating keeps your point sharper, and extends the life of your needle by at least 6 times.

For Groz-Beckert's brochure on their MR needles, please view their PDF here.

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