Koala Studios is excited to introduce the new XL Lift, designed to provide the support and power required to lift today’s largest and heaviest machines. Powered by dual motors, the XL Lift features a rack and pinion direct drive system.
-The XL Lift is recommended as an additional accessory for machines measuring between 22 and 27 inches wide and/or weighing more than 50 pounds.
-The XL Lift is an available accessory option for the SewMate Plus IV, TreasureChest Plus IV, QuiltMatePlus IV, DualMate Plus IV (right lift only), and the BERNINA Studio.
-The XL Lift cannot be added to an existing Koala Studio. The Baby Lock Destiny and Brother Dream Machine do not fit cabinets with a G3 Lift as designed or recommended, but if you wish to use your existing Koala cabinet, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- The standard “G3″ Lift will support the weight of the machine in the top position with the machine platform level with the Studio’s top surface.
- The G3 Lift can raise and lower these machines from the stored position, but the power cords should be disconnected and removed while operating the lift. It’s a tight fit, so please ensure that the machine has clearance around it.
- Using these machine in the flatbed position with a traditional Machine Insert is not possible. However, the machine can be raised slightly and used with a modified Custom Insert that would rest on the Studio surface. Your Koala Retailer can order this “modified” insert for you.
-If you are thinking about purchasing a new Koala Studio and don’t have one of these larger machines, but plan to purchase one in the future, it is highly recommended to add the XL Lift. Once the Studio is made with the standard G3 Lift it cannot be retrofitted for the XL Lift.
-Koala retailers will begin taking orders on Studios with XL Lifts on October 1st, and the Studios will begin shipping in November. The XL lift option will be added to the Sewing and Craft Club soon.
As sewing machine technology gets bigger and better, Koala continues to lead in innovative sewing furniture design. If you have additional questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments or contact your local Koala Studios retailer.