The world's highest sewing speed of 3,000rpm ! The proven computer-controlled bartacking machine has been dramatically evolved to be an easier-to-use machine. Since the machine is provided with an active tension mechanism, it is able to set a needle thread tension that matches various sewing conditions (such as thread, material and sewing speed) on the operation panel, store the data in memory and reproduce it. The needle thread tension can be separated according to stitching type or portion of a seam, such as the beginning part of the seam, base stitched part, zigzag stitched part and end of the seam (fastening stitch). When the operation panel (IP-200B) is used in combination with the active tension, the needle thread tension can be set on a stitch-by-stitch basis. This helps eliminate undesired thread tension variations at a multi-layered part of a material or with sewing direction, thereby contributing to upgraded seam quality.