JUKI America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese sewing technology company JUKI Corporation, has launched ShuHaRi app and e-learning solutions.
The newly launched ShuHaRi app – which is free to install – is designed to help JUKI sewing machine operators with daily maintenance of their machines, with step-by-step instructions available directly on their smartphones.
According to what JUKI informed, the app offers a step-by-step learning process and is derivative of the Japanese meaning of “Shu Ha Ri”, which translates to keeping (Shu), applying (Ha) and developing (Ri) the basics.
ShuHaRi app users can access daily, 3-month and 6-month inspection modules, which all record the name of the inspector as well as the inspection results.
Users can also register replacement parts to be ordered for their JUKI machines directly from the app, which will be sent directly to their factory’s purchasing department, making maintenance and upkeep as streamlined as possible.
On the other hand, the e-learning programme is paid and is created to educate individuals and groups in the sewing industry with different modules on training a sewing machine operator or management in sewing machine plants – regardless of whether they own a JUKI machine or not.
Commenting on the launches, Sebastian Vasquez, JUKI America Manager, said, “The garment and manufacturing industries were amongst the hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the shortage of qualified technicians and teachers in these fields has been a huge burden. If there is a silver lining to our current situation, it is that we are now in a new digital age, where machine maintenance is as simple as opening an app, and education is as easy as taking online courses. That is why we are pleased to offer the new ShuHaRi app and e-learning solutions for sewing machines operators and plant managers throughout the Americas.”