Two years of research, development and testing at AMF Reece have resulted in the launch of the company's first electronic lockstitch buttonhole machine, the S-5000. Describing its new model as one of the "most technologically advanced" in the marketplace, AMF Reece emphasises that the S-5000 has been completely designed using a CAD system. And, unlike similar lockstitch buttonhole machines on the market, the company claims that the new design totally eliminates mechanical adjustments, as well as the need for cams and gears. The S-5000 has less than 35 moving parts, which makes for reliability, as well as being easy to service and operate.