Embroidery machine, CNC (Tajima TEJT II-C NEO 1501) ID:144

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Type CNC embroidery machine
Make/Model Tajima TEJT II-C NEO 1501
Serial number 3127
Original owner Protospace
Loan status N/A
Arrival date Feb 9th, 2021
Location Sewing Room
Functional status Waiting for training material
Usage permissions ??
Certification Course
Wiki-ID 144
Label 1.0" 1.5" 2.0"



  • Single-head 15-needle
    • 75/11 size DBxK5 round shank needles
  • arm-style
  • 19.5” L x 14” D; 32” door clearance
  • up to 1,200 stitches per minute
  • 170 lb. welded frame
  • Cost: $8500.00
  • Weight 40 thread


Bring your own backing.

Stick with 40wt polyester thread, others break a lot.

Supplies available at: Where to source tools and materials#Textiles


L-type bobbin, takes 80wt thread, threads clockwise out under spring and through metal eyelet, leave 2" tail. Observe lubing requirements before reinserting.

Quick Start

This "cheat sheet" is not a substitute for proper training and confidence in operating this very nice and expensive machine! If you're feeling unsure, ask for help!
  1. Digitize your file - software magic process steps go here - and copy onto special USB 1.0 stick
  2. Set up your material/workpiece and backing on the appropriate hoop or fixture, drum tight and evenly tensioned
  3. Insert stick into USB port at rear left side of machine
  4. Scan card on lockout device to power on Tajima
  5. Choose your frame type at "Frame:"
    • flat: the various flat circular green frames
    • cap: the round metal hat torture device
  6. "Initialize: On" allows the machine to home at calibrate, why would you ever turn this off?
  7. Load your file from USB stick by pressing the "Data" button and scrolling through the list
  8. "Color change:"
    • auto: if you'd like the machine to just run your color order
    • manual: if you need to change fabrics or positions between colors/operations - STOP HERE, INSTRUCTIONS for "manual color change" are INCOMPLETE/UNTESTED! GET DEMO/HELP WITH THIS! DO NOT PASS THIS STEP, DO NOT PRESS GO, DO NOT COLLECT CRASHED MACHINE AND BROKEN NEEDLE - do update these instructions once you get it reliably figured out though...
  9. Type in your color change order - note this is in hexadecimal so 1-9 then 10 is typed using the "+10" button then 0 and shows up as A, so 11 is "+10" then 1 and will show up as B, etc.
  10. Set the frame position by running a "Trace", it uses the needle/color shown on the bottom right corner
  11. Make super extra double sure that your "Trace" will not crash the machine into the frame, and that the design will end up where you want it on your workpiece
  12. Adjust the speed slider to the slower 1/3rd
  13. Press "Start"

Rethreading A needle

To cleaning cut a thread, put new thread under NO TENSION and cut at an angle. This makes the thread end a wedge and un-frayed which is far easier to thread through the eye of a needle

Thread needle front to back (away from user), raise thread end up and into spring to hold it there.

Needle Replacement Procedure

  1. Loosen Flathead screw, remove worn or damaged needle
  2. When installing needle, vertical groove faces user, seat needle fully into holder.
  3. Ensure vertical groove still aligned before tightening
  4. Tighten flathead screw
  5. Rethread the needle

Changing a Spool

  1. Load on new spool
  2. Cut old spool.
  3. Tie end of old thread to new thread. Clip any extra and stray material so it does not get caught when you pull it through
  4. Pull the old thread from the needle side. The new thread will get pulled through the tubing and tensioners automagically
  5. Cut new thread and rethread the needle


Machine Detected a Thread Breakage

See this forum post

2BA - Memory Capacity Exceeded Error

Clear previous jobs stored in the memory:

  • Each time a job is loaded from the USB stick the job is transferred to the internal memory of the Tajima.
  • In Memory Mode - Multi, the job is added to the list of jobs.
  • In Memory Mode - Single, the new job overwrites the last job held in internal memory.
  • When the internal Tajima memory is full a 2BA error will occur after pressing Data and choosing the job file from the USB.
  • The 2BA error may occur instantly or near the end of the file load process depending on when the limit is reached.
  • If the internal memory is very full, pressing the Data button to pick a USB file will give no response as if the Data button is broken.
  • When the Tajima is too full to show the 2BA error, data can be deleted just as if the 2BA error had appeared.
  • Press down to select
  • 3. Delete Data to remove a single job or to
  • 5. Initial Memory - to remove all jobs from memory and initialize internal storage
    Data Menu
    Data Menu 3

  • There is no way to save a list of internal jobs out.
  • Keep a copy of your Jobs on a USB stick.
  • It is convenient if you are doing multiple jobs in a single session to keep them in internal memory.
  • Just remember jobs saved to the Internal Tajima memory may be cleared by the next member using the machine.
  • As a curtesy to the next user who may be a beginner and not know about 2BA error, clear the memory at the end of your session

Stop Position Error (211)

Stop error control.jpg

A stop position error on the Tajima means that the Tajima stopped unexpectedly potentially due to a collision with the frame. To resolve the error perform the following steps:

Stop Position Error.png
  1. Dismiss the error using the red "O"/Stop key on the keypad.
  2. (Refer to the manual excerpt on the left for the following steps)
  3. Rotate the main shaft until the circled indicator disappears in the status display
  4. Perform a manual color change, by selecting a different color using the manual color change keys on the bottom right of the keypad. Once a different color is selected press the "set" key to confirm the manual color change.
  5. Once the manual color change is complete you may resume your stiching.