Lockstitch GT-280


Single Needle Direct Drive Lockstitch with Automatic Functions, Double Round Cutter, Oil Tank Closed

KRAFT GT-280 is a model of a new series of “smart” industrial sewing machines from the KRAFT brand, for sewing light and medium fabrics. The machine is equipped with a touch LCD display with an intuitive interface. The control panel is located in the visual and contact areas of the operator, so you can make adjustments even while sewing, without interrupting the process. Automatic features: thread trimmer, presser foot lift and bartacking at the end and beginning.

The smooth start function allows for a smooth start of the stitch with a gradual increase in sewing speed. To do this, you must activate the corresponding option on the control panel and set the number of initial stitches that will be performed at minimum engine speed.


  • Built-in control panel
  • Automatic thread trimming
  • Automatic foot lifter
  • Automatic bartacking
  • Energy saving servo motor (Built in machine)
  • New thread trimming system
  • Built-in LED light
  • Built-in needle positioner
  • Built-in spooler
  • Closed oil sump
  • Automatic oil pump
  • Smooth start function

Built-in servo motor

KRAFT GT-280 is equipped with energy efficient servo-motor built-in from famous Taiwanese Ho-Hsing. Revolutions from the engine are transmitted directly to the main shaft, without a clutch or belt. Cooler significantly reduces the temperature of the engine and control unit.

Integrated panel

KRAFT GT-280 is equipped with an innovative control panel, which is conveniently located above the sewing platform, in the contact and visual areas of the machine operator. That solution allows you to change the parameters of sewing much easier.

Stitch adding

There are two function buttons in the needle guide area: the button for adding one stitch and the button for bartacking. There is also an electronic thread puller to prevent tangling at the beginning of the line and after cutting the thread.

Short cutting

New thread trimming mechanism with two movable knives, allows you to cut the top and bottom thread at one stitch point. The length of the tip after trimming is only 3 mm. There is no need to cut the remaining thread manually anymore.

LED light

Built-in LED-illumination is practically placed directly above the needle, providing excellent illumination of the entire working area of the bag platform. Available brightness adjustment of the lighting in two positions.

Built-In Spooler

The device for winding is built into the head of the sewing machine, allowing you to carry out preparatory work on winding the thread on the bobbin as quickly as possible.

No dust, no problems

The sewing machine is equipped with a hermetic oil sump with an automatic oil pump. The closed crank case prevents leakage and effectively protects the lubricating fluid from contamination by dust, lint and metal shavings.

Technical Data

GT-280 DBx1 0-4 5.5-13 5000 655x245x540 46/40