Real Modular Functionality

Nearly 20 years ago, Melco redefined efficiency with the first networkable, modular embroidery system. Melco EMT16X is the next generation of the most efficient, productive embroidery machine in the world. What does a “modular” embroidery system do? With the Melco Operating System (MOS), you control every machine on the network from a single computer. This enables the management of individual machines as needed, without interrupting production on the entire network. No other system gives you this level of control and flexibility! With Melco EMT16X, there are no limits to how you can configure your system. You can embroider on virtually anything, and grow your embroidery business at your pace by adding single or multiple machines whenever you like. Check out the video to learn more.

Video Overview—EMT16X Commercial Embroidery Machine

Feature Enhancements

Melco EMT16X embroidery machines deliver outstanding performance, efficiency, and stitch quality! Thanks to enhanced Melco stitch dynamics, the frequency of “thread issues” is minimized. This means more run time per machine and greater ROI potential. In addition to amazing efficiency and performance, the stitch quality is outstanding. There are several new performance and time-saving features, most notably the completely redesigned Lower Arm Assembly and Auto Trimming System.

NEW Melco EMT16X Lower Arm Assembly

The new auto-trimming system is durable and reliable. Overall trim time has been reduced dramatically, which in turn reduces overall sew time. The self-sharpening carbide knife assembly consistently slices poly, rayon, metallic, and thick Burmilana thread. It’s also virtually maintenance-free.

Here are some other new features and advancements:

  • Automatic Tie-In and Tie-Out Stitches
  • 66% Reduction in Bobbin Tail Length
  • New Needle Plate Design
  • New Hoop Arms
  • Redesigned Thread Tube Assembly
  • New Grabber Blade
  • New Bobbin Case Access Panel
  • New Optional Accessory—XL Hoop

Exclusive Acti-Feed™ Thread Control System

Thread feed is managed by the patented Acti-Feed™ thread control system, delivering the precise amount of thread automatically. Conventional machines require manual thread tension adjustments. With Melco EMT16X, enter a few simple inputs such as fabric type and hoop selection, and this intelligent system will do the rest!

Melco EMT16X is Engineered & Supported in the United States

Here are some things that make Melco EMT16X unique:

  • 16 Needle Commercial Embroidery Machine, Single or Multi-Head
  • Acti-Feed™ Thread Control
  • Precise Laser Registration
  • Adjustable Presser Foot
  • High-Speed Pantograph (1500 Stitches per Minute)
  • Small Cylindrical Lower Arm for Embroidery on Hats and Pockets
  • Sturdy, Wheeled Cart for Easy Mobility
  • Scalable—Easily Add Machines to the Embroidery Network
  • Removable Table Top

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Melco EMT16X is Highly Configurable!

Accessorize your machine to further enhance this amazing sytem! New machines are ready to tackle hat embroidery with the included cap driver, gauge, and two cap frames. Add the popular Melco Fast Clamp PRO, and you’ll be ready to embroider on items like dog collars, pockets and more. If you plan to sew jacket backs and other large items, Melco XL Hoop is a great choice. Pick up the XL Table Top to help add stability to large garments and table runners. With one embroidery machine, you can embroider virtually anything!

Modular Multi-Head Embroidery with EMT16X

Scale up at your pace! Melco EMT16X is a REAL modular system, delivering both multi-head and single-head functionality. Using the Melco OS dashboard, the machine operator can monitor and control the entire system from one computer. The system is also flexible and scalable, allowing you to add single or multiple machines to your embroidery network any time.


Melco International Corporate Office, Just North of Denver, CO

Who We Are

Melco is the preeminent embroidery technology manufacturer that delivers high-tech, efficient, scalable embroidery systems to apparel decoration businesses of all types and sizes. Our clients need equipment and software that is fast, reliable, efficient, scalable, and upgradeable. Melco’s EMT16 series Embroidery machine fills that need! Business owners seeking fast ROI and maximum profit potential will find success with Melco. We support our clients directly through sales, training, service, support and distribution from our HQ near Denver, Colorado.

When you choose Melco, you have the benefit of working directly with the manufacturer. The engineers, trainers, and technical support team all work together on location at Melco headquarters in Colorado.

As a client, we understand that an investment in Melco technology is an investment in our people. We’re here for you, providing support from your first training session to service, support, and embroidery applications, to digitizing and machine maintenance. We also offer a huge library of training videos online, along with an online store for parts and accessories.

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