Lockstitch GT-280


Single Needle Direct Drive Lockstitch, Full Automatic, with Step Motors, Inside Foot Lifter

KRAFT GT-288 is a new generation computer industrial sewing machine from KRAFT brand. This model is designed to work with light and medium fabrics. The sewing machine is equipped with a built-in touch LCD display with an intuitive interface. The control panel is located in the visual and contact areas of the operator, providing convenient interaction for setting sewing parameters.

The smooth start function allows for a smooth start of the stitch with a gradual increase in sewing speed. To do this, on the control panel, you must specify the number of initial stitches that will be performed at minimum engine speed. The number of stitches can be set from 1 to 50. Starting speed – from 200 to 1 500 stiches/min.


  • Built-in control panel
  • Automatic thread trimming
  • Automatic foot lifter
  • Automatic bartacking
  • Automation is powered by two stepper motors
  • Energy saving servo motor (Built in machine)
  • Two knives for cutting the thread short
  • 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-288 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-288 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.

Stepping motor

The new mechanism of material promotion, thread cutting and reverse work from two stepper motors without electrovalve, thereby achieving quiet operation and higher productivity of sewing operations. Thanks to the work of the presser foot and the gear rack from the stepper motor, the machine can easily sew a fabric package up to 10 mm thick!

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 crankcase prevents leakage and effectively protects the lubricating fluid from contamination by dust, lint and metal shavings.

Technical Data

GT-288 DBx1 0-4 5.5-13 5000 680x285x635 45/39
GT-288H DPx5 0-5 5.5-13 4000 680x285x635 45/39