Innova Machines


We have been selling longarm machines since 2005 and have been honoured with six customer service awards.  Since discovering ABM Innova Longarm Systems and actually using them for our business, we continue to be impressed by the quality and ease of use of these machines.  There is literally never any down time.  The machines just work ... no timing issues, no tension issues, just a great quilting experience.  

Our eight years of experience,  together with our daily use of these quilting machines gives us the confidence to promise new longarm quilters the full array of  support they need to get started.  Every new purchase comes with two days of classes and continued support is a phone call away.  Our store has online shopping with plenty of longarm supplies.

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Kelly Corfe of The Quilting Bee working on ABM Innova Longarm Quilt


Innova® Longarm Quilting Systems - Machines

State of the Art Longarm Quilting Machines

Innova Longarm Quilting Machine

Innova presents our innovative longarm quilting machines. Our full line of precision engineered quilting machine systems offers:

  • Unmatched stitching accuracy and reliability
  • Precision engineered Pro-Frame
  • Minimal maintenance


The Innova™ Machine

All INNOVA™ machines are constructed of a high quality, extremely rigid aircraft grade aluminum profile and include the highest quality digital electronic components. The innovative design is engineered to house top rated sealed ball bearings and Teflon® hard coated components to minimize routine maintenance and eliminate messy oiling.

  • Four sizes: 18”, 22”, 26”, and 32”.
  • 3000 stitches per minute
  • 1hp motor
  • High resolution digital encoders
  • Patented rotating sew head
  • Programmable 5-22 stitches per inch
  • Programmable 0-500 minimum stitches per minute sew speed
  • Manual speed from 75-3000 spm
  • Manual speed control on handles for on the fly adjustments
  • Needle Up/Dn programmable
  • Both manual and regulated modes
  • Phenolic composition high density wheels
  • 5 year warranty
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Laser and pointer stylus
  • Front and rear handles
  • Articulating sewing light
  • Large M size bobbin
  • Non engaging hand wheel
  • Patented spring loaded
  • 1/4 inch hopping foot

 

Rotating Sew HeadRotating Sew Head

Innova’s Patented swivel sew head is unique and exclusive to the Innova. This convenient feature included on all Innova quilting machines makes it possible to add outstanding innovative accessories such as the couching attachment as well as making it very convenient for any incidental repairs, changing of feet, removal of broken needdles, or removal of the machine from the frame.

 

 

Innova Built to Quilt!

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 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.

Models Overview

18" Innova Longarm Quilting Machine Package

Description The 18" Innova is the perfect choice for the home quilter or the professional quilter with limited space.  This industrial quality longarm quilting machine will last a lifetime and provide enjoyment in ease of use.  Great customer satisfaction is the Innova benchmark with 24 hour technical support and a five year warranty.  This package comes with everything you need to get started quilting; 18" Innova quilting machine with standard stitch regulation offering up to 22 stitches per inch and idle speed control, exclusive rotating head, articulating light, front and rear control handle bars, and non engaging fly wheel, all on an extruded aircraft grade aluminum Pro Frame including front lifting bar, EZ Lock roller system, with table tops and leaders.  The package also includes a bobbin winder, manual, and complimentary starter kit with extra bobbins and needles, standard stylus, tool set and dust cover. 
 

22" Innova Longarm Quilting Machine Package

Description The 22" Innova is perfect for the Home machine quilter who may be considering quilting professionally. Enjoy the benefits of a larger longarm, this size provides the space to quilt 12" blocks on point. This package comes with everything you need to get started quilting; 22" Innova quilting machine with standard stitch regulation offering up to 22 stitches per inch and idle speed control, exclusive rotating head, articulating light, front and rear control handle bars, and non engaging fly wheel, all on an extruded aircraft grade aluminum Pro Frame including front lifting bar, EZ Lock roller system, with table tops and leaders.  The package also includes a bobbin winder, manual, and complimentary starter kit with extra bobbins and needles, standard stylus, tool set and machine dust cover.  Pair this system with Lightning Stitch for the ultimate in home quilting and the ability to cross over to professional custom quilting with ease.

26" Innova Longarm Quilting Machine Package

Description The 26" Innova longarm quilting machine package is a great choice for the professional quilter.  Make better use of your time by getting more quilted with each advance of quilting material, longer runs in side borders, and greater freedom for art quilting. Designed and engineered to move easily with one hand and precise enough for the finest of micro quilting.  This package comes with everything you need to get started quilting; 26" Innova quilting machine with standard stitch regulation offering up to 22 stitches per inch and idle speed control, exclusive rotating head, articulating light, front and rear control handle bars, and non engaging fly wheel, all on an extruded aircraft grade aluminum Pro Frame including front lifting bar, EZ Lock roller system, with table tops and leaders.  The package also includes a bobbin winder, manual, and complimentary starter kit with extra bobbins and needles, standard stylus, tool set and dust cover.    

32" Innova Longarm Quilting Machine Package

Description

The 32 inch Innova Longarm Quilting Machine is a great choice for the professional custom quilting professional utilizing computerized robotics. This package comes with everything you need to get started quilting; 32" Innova quilting machine with standard stitch regulation offering up to 22 stitches per inch and idle speed control, exclusive rotating head, articulating light, front and rear control handle bars, and non engaging fly wheel, all on an extruded aircraft grade aluminum Pro Frame including front lifting bar, EZ Lock roller system, with table tops and leaders.  The package also includes a bobbin winder, manual, and complimentary starter kit with extra bobbins and needles, standard stylus, tool set and dust cover.  Pair this machine with the AutoPilot computerized robotics system for the ultimate in professional quilting.

 

The Innova™ Pro-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 the Innova® 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.

  • "Pro Frame"Perforated 1.5" square extruded aluminum tubing with 1/8” wall, clear anodized
  • Frame can be ordered 6', 8', 10', 12', 14' or a custom size
  • Adjustable height from 30"-42"
  • Includes Leaders
  • Machine leveling legs
  • Gas assisted lifting top fabric roller
  • Adjustable two bar take-up roller system
  • Adjustable Stationary quilt backing roller
  • Rollers are 2" diameter stainless steel
  • EZ Lock infinite adjustment roller system
  • Manual Channel Locks
  • Super Glide Carriage System

INCLUDED WITH INNOVA™ SYSTEMS

  • Bobbin Winder
  • Leaders
  • Acrylic Ruler Plate
  • Tool Kit
     

 

Lightning StichLightning Stitch

The first of its kind! The most innovative feature revolutionalizing the way we quilt includes a pc touchpad microcomputer with a brushless digital servo motor, servo amplifier, digitalmotion controller and software.Lightning Stitch converts a standard analog system to a digital system by replacing the standard motor with a digital brushless sercos based servo motor and control system. This motor and control combination can accelerate at a maximum of 600 r/s/s. For the quilter, this means amazingly perfect stitch regulation. Lightning Stitch’s extra features include pick up, tie off, sensitivity adjutment, and automated motor/needle sync.