YAC Japan

YAC Japan

YAC’s new blown-sleeve rotary appears to be a bit run-of-the-mill, until you look a little harder at it. Then you realize that it is quite unique.

First, it doesn’t have a steel pad like other units do. It has a spring board in place of it. This isn’t new. FujiCar, bought by YAC some years ago, has had this padding format for decades, but I mention it because it is one of the things that make this YAC unit unique. Secondly, it has 3 motors. One for inflating the side airbags, another for vacuum and a third for drying the sleeves. But what I like the most about this unit is the ease of dressing it. No other unit of this type is faster. The operator merely clamps the collar in place and positions the front of the shirt. The cuffs are simply placed into the sleeve/cuff clamps. The way that the holders are made makes it easy for the cuffs to stay put. Now the operator simply sends the buck to the press position. The machine does the job of clamping the cuffs in place, rotating the buck, pressing the sleeve pleats and, of course, pressing the body. This could not be simpler for the operator.