INNOVA Quilt Machines
INNOVA® Longarm Quilting systems are manufactured by ABM International, a four-generation family owned and operated business near Houston, Texas since 1947. Based on a long-term commitment to excellence, ABM International manufactures a full array of high quality quilting machines engineered to meet the most discerning quilter's needs.
Industrial engineering and expertise is evident in the construction of the INNOVA Longarm Quilting Machine.
The INNOVA boasts many features which include most importantly the fastest motor, lowest maintenance, most reliable stitch quality, and best customer service available today in the Longarm quilting community. Other class leading standard features include both front and rear handle bars with start/stop controls, along with half stitch button and a selectable needle stop (up/dn) position. The INNOVA quilting machine has a rotary thread tensioner, and adjustable spring loaded hopping foot. INNOVA's exclusive “Patented” spring loaded hopping foot is crucial in its design. Traditional hopping feet are rigidly mounted and do not adjust for varying thicknesses of quilt tops. The INNOVA spring loaded hopping foot automatically compensates for inconsistencies in your fiber fill or for extra heavy seam allowances which minimizes thread breaks and skipping. The INNOVA comes standard with a laser and mechanical stylus, as well as a fabulous adjustable fluorescent work lamp which allows for incomparable visibility of your work surface. The ABM INNOVA is very lightweight, well balanced, and includes Pro-Glider composite non-marking wheels for effortless and complete control of the sewhead reducing user fatigue and increasing design accuracy. INNOVA comes standard with a style "M" large capacity hook for fewer bobbin changes and includes extra needles, bobbins, a tool kit, dust cover, and stand alone bobbin winder with auto shut off and speed control.
All INNOVA machines are equipped with a 3000 stitch (M Series 4000 stitch) per minute one horse motor. This allows for faster more efficient quilting and better stitch regulation. The strong motor is capable of piercing multiple layer seam allowances without stalling, and coupled with the patented hopping foot, it easily accommodates the bulk found in the most difficult areas of your quilt.
The INNOVA is a well engineered quilting marvel and has been tested in the real world through stress and strain analysis to arrive at the most balanced smoothest running machine on Earth. INNOVA has the largest driveshaft’s of any longarm quilting machine on the market today, supported by sealed ball bearings eliminating the need for oiling or greasing the upper end of the machine keeping your quilts clean. Many of our competitors use bushings instead of ball bearings and they are in constant need of greasing and rebuilding. The only maintenance your Innova requires is general cleaning of thread lint buildup and regular lubricating of the hook race in the bobbin area of your machine!
Nearly a Century of quilting machine experience in the commercial industry gives ABM International the leading edge in manufacturing a longarm quilting machine that is proven to continually deliver. With class leading stitch quality, no down-time and extreme versatility, the INNOVA is sure to please. The ABM INNOVA longarm quilting machines are shipped with our standard stitch regulator. However, customers can order a machine without stitch regulation if desired. The stitch regulator, regulates the machine speed based on operator movement to control the stitches per inch, in and out of corners as well as in turns and tight radius's. It is fully programmable through the PLC operator interface. The number of stitches per inch are adjustable from 5-22. When in regulated mode, the machine will automatically accelerate and decelerate based on the quilting operator's movements.
ABM International has been providing 24 hour 7 days per week technical support to its industrial customers for decades and provides the same high standard of customer service for all INNOVA owners.
INNOVA Pro-Quilt Frame
The commercial quality INNOVA Pro-Frame is designed to maximize efficiency and ease of use. It comes with rigid 2" diameter stainless steel fabric poles, Innova’s unique infinitely adjusting EZ Lock brake system, laminated table tops, and two side clamps with tensioning bands. The gas-assisted top fabric pole lifting system provides easy access to straighten and inspect batting. This feature is critical to the discerning quilter. The Pro-Frame has INNOVA's unique fabric take-up compensator that eliminates the need for raising and lowering as the quilt take up roll increases in diameter.
The frame is designed with plenty of free space below the front lifting bar which allows the quilter to sit com-fortably at theINNOVA if desired. The INNOVA Pro Frame stationary compensator roller maintains a perfectly level quilting bed and ensures your quality stitches. The EZ Lock roller system allows for infinite adjustment of fabric tension, which is critical for stitching reliability. Two nylon side tension clamps with adjustment straps are also included.
The INNOVA Pro Frame includes high quality canvas leaders and sturdy 3/4” laminated table tops which are perfect for placing pantographs, or when your longarm is not in use they can double as a sewing or cutting table. The INNOVA Pro Frame has six adjustable self leveling legs and perforated extensions, so it can be adjusted up to 13” to accommodate your desired quilting height. Its unique modular construction allows for the addition of accessories at any time. Feel free to customize your frame with our many available options.