Barudan Embroidery Machines
|Barudan Embroidery Machines|
|Years Active:||1944 - Present|
|Years Emb:||1964 - Present|
|Barudan Embroidery Machines|
Barudan is a manufacturer of single and multi-head embroidery machines. The Barudan embroidery machine company is based in Japan, but is a global brand in the embroidery machine industry.
In 1959, Barudan produced its first multi-head embroidery machine in Japan, and the company was officially established in the year 1969. In 1989, Barudan established Barudan China in Hong Kong.
Barudan has produced embroidery machines with 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 and 24 heads. In The United States most Barudan models are 1, 2, 4, 6 and 12 head.
History, origin and sales
In 1977, Barudan created the first computerized multi-head embroidery machine. Barudan purchased the manufacturing and R&D assets of Meistergram in 1985, and at that time formed a wholly-owned subsidiary named Barudan America. The Barudan brand of embroidery machines rose to popularity in the United States between the late 1980s and the very early 1990s. Barudan produced the first 15-color embroidery machine in 1997.
Barudan, along with Tajima, continues to be a leading brand of embroidery machines for the United States and global markets.
In addition to Barudan producing single and multi-head embroidery machines, Barudan also produces chenille machines, and machines with sequin devices.
Barudan DAT (.dat) is the most common software extension for Barudan software and machines. However, Barudan uses several other embroidery software formats.
Barudan BEAT / Profit Series
The Barudan BEAT Series was very popular, with the Barudan Beat 106, Barudan Beat 806 and Barudan 906 probably among the most popular models in the BEAT Series. The Barudan BEAT models can be upgraded with the Embroidery Black Box which is an external file reader which allows the machines to upload design files from a USB flash memory stick.
for the BEAT-4, BEAT 700, BEAT 800 Instructions see, http://www.plrelectronics.com/lab/Barudan/Manual/barudan_beat_instructions.php
The Barudan BEAT III was a single head, five-needle embroidery machine.
The Barudan BEAT IV Series is a lineup of single head embroidery machines.
The machine came in the BEAT-IV-YS version which had multiple take up levels, turret heads, and 7 needles. The Barudan BEAT-IV-UG was a single take up level machine with 5 needles.
The Barudan BEAT 100 Series was manufactured from 1981 - 1987 and came in 2 heads and 6 heads. The machine had 5 needles and did not come with trimmers or automatic color change. The machine had a keyboard lettering system that took data packs with gold tooth connectors. This series also had a three line LCD display.
The 2 head was the Barudan BEAT 102-UF and Barudan BEAT 106-UF was the 6 head model both with 5 needles.
The Barudan BEAT 700 Series was manufactured from 1987 - 1989. Models in the 70X series included the 702, 2 head 5 needle, 704, 4 head 5 needle and the 706, 6 head 5 needle.
The 700 Series was an upgrade from the 100 and featured an upgraded control panel.
The Barudan BEAT 800 Series was manufactured from 1889 - 1993 and models came in 2, 4 and 6 heads. The Barudan 800 Series had automatic trimmers and automatic color changes. The 800 Series was an otherwise an upgrade from the 700.
The Barudan BEAT 900 Series was manufactured from 1993 - 1996. The 90X Series was very different from the 80X Series. The Barudan 90X Series came in the Barudan BEAT 902 2-head and BEAT 906 model. There was a 7-needle and a 9-needle model. The Barudan models with YS were the 7-needle machines and the ZN-models had 9 needles (these were the first 9-needle Barudan models produced).
Barudan 90X Series Specs
The BEAT 90X featured a cap system, color monitor and two disk drives (for reading and writing). As with other BEAT Series machines, these models included a keyboard for monogram lettering (and came with lettering fonts and editing software).
The 90X machines came with hard disk drives that had a high failure rate and but can be upgraded with flash drives by PLRElectronics. PLRElectronics is one of the only companies than can successfully repair the electronics on these machines.
|Model||Heads||Needles||EMB Space / Head||Max SPM||Pwr Cons.||Years|
|BEAT 102||1||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1988-1990|
|BEAT 106||6||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1988-1990|
|BEAT 702||2||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1990|
|BEAT 704||4||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1990|
|BEAT 706||6||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1990|
|BEAT 802-UF||2||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1992|
|BEAT 804-UF||4||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1992|
|BEAT 806-UF||6||5||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1992|
|BEAT 802-UG||2||7||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1992|
|BEAT 804-UG||4||7||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1992|
|BEAT 806-UG||6||7||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1990-1992|
|BEAT 802-YS||2||7||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1992-1994|
|BEAT 804-YS||4||7||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1992-1994|
|BEAT 806-YS||6||7||emb Space||SPM||POWEW||1992-1994|
The Elite series were single head Barudan embroidery machines and included the Barudan BEDT and the Barudan BENT series. The BEDT series included the Barudan BEDT-ZQ-501 and the Barudan BEDT-ZN-101. The BENT series included the Barudan BENT-ZQ-201 and the Barudan BENT-ZN-101.
Barudan BEMRHE BEMSHE Series
Barudan BEMRME BEMSME BEMXME Series
Barudan BEMS Series
Barudan BEMX Series
Barudan N Series
Barudan introduced the N Series of multi-head machines in 1995. Models include: BENYHE-ZQ-C02, BENYHE-ZQ-C04, BENYHE-ZQ-C06, BENBHE-ZQ-C02, BENBHE-ZQ-C04, BENBHE-ZQ-C06. The "C" designates a compact bridge machine.
Barudan BENS Series
The Barudan BENS Series from 1995 to 2001.
Barudan BENSME-ZN Series
Barudan BEVT Series
Barudan BEVT-Z1501, 15 needle single head
Barudan used several codes in their models that described basic features of the machines.
- U stands for single take up lever system per head instead of the individual take up levers per needle. The F stands for 5 needles. A UF machine will have a single take up levers for all 5 needles.
- U stands for single take up lever system per head instead of the individual take up levers per needle. The G stands for 7 needles. A UG machine will have a single take up levers for all 7 needles.
- Y stands for multiple take up lever system per head instead of the single take up levers per needle. These types of machines have the turret head system. The S stands for 7 needles. A YS machine will have a multiple take up levers for all 7 needles.
- Y stands for multiple take up lever system per head instead of the single take up levers per needle. These types of machines have the turret head system. The N stands for 9 needles. A YN machine will have a multiple take up levers for all 9 needles.
- The Z models were flat head similar to the Tajima heads. The N stands for 9 needles. A ZN machine will have a multiple take up levers for all 9 needles and have a flat head.
- The Z models were flat head similar to the Tajima heads. The Q stands for 15 needles. A ZQ machine will have a multiple take up levers for all 15 needles and have a flat head.
Below are a few examples of the heads used for the Barudan machines over the years:
Barudan Years, Date or Age
The year of the Barudan machine can usually be found with the serial number. The first 2 digits generally are the year the machine was built. It usually took about 3 months from production to delivery to the original customers location. Later models had the production year stamped on the data plate.
If the machine is old and does not a serial number where the first 2 digits represent a year from 19XX, then the machine is probably older than 1990.
Barudan embroidery machines tend to be highly rated by the industry. Because of that, Barudan machines are generally more expensive than competing models, but they are very solidly built and have a good resell value. There is a network of embroidery machine technicians available worldwide and parts are typically available even for older models.
TheEmbroideryWarehouse buys and sells most every make and model of Barudan embroidery machines located within the continental USA. They also purchase parts, parts machines, salvage machines and most everything else related to embroidery equipment.