CHALLENGER – ZSK Stickmaschinen multihead embroidery machine

CHALLENGER - Our New Royal Class 

No matter if your focus is on flat or ready-to-use embroidery - our flat bed embroidery machines are the ideal means of production with which you can meet even the highest quality requirements of your customers. Designed for efficient production in borders or single frames, the range of machines ranges from 10 to 15 heads with 9 or 12 needles, which are controlled and driven by the new control electronics MCP 35, latest absolute encoders and powerful servomotors.

Precision in Continuous Embroidery Operation


Reliable embroidery machines Made in Germany

Our ZSK embroidery machines combine features that were previously difficult to reconcile: highest precision in the embroidery image and absolute reliability in continuous embroidery operation.


The sturdy construction and specially developed vibration dampers ensure that the machines run with low noise and vibration even under maximum load. Extremely large embroidery fields in conjunction with the highest embroidery speed result in enormous productivity. Developed and manufactured in Germany, our flat bed embroidery machines guarantee the shortest payback period through immense speed, accuracy, and flexibility as well as proven longevity.

The Main Features of the CHALLENGER


Embroidery speed 1,100 stitches/min.


10, 12 and 15 heads


Up to 12 needles/colors


New control electronics MCP 35


Servo motors of the latest generation


Absolute encoders


Adjustable frame limitation


Automatic thread cutter


Energy-saving LED light strips


Upper and lower thread guard


Automatic reverse embroidery function


Height-adjustable fabric presser


Automatic head selection


Technique for continuous  designs on endless fabrics

Low noise


T8 control unit


Integrated design editor


Accepts all common industrial embroidery codes


Storage for approx. 80 million stitches


Automatic error analysis


Windows based networking


Built and designed for 24/7 production


High value retention


Made in Germany


Challenger Einsatzgebiete


The CHALLENGER series is particularly suitable for quantity orders and manufactured goods - for lingerie as well as for surfaces, badges, home textiles or flags.

Bedieneinheit T8

T8-2 Control Unit - The interface

  • Intuitive and logical user guidance
  • For networked work
  • Accepts all common industrial embroidery codes
  • 14 user languages ​​to choose from
  • Storage for up to 80,000,000 stitches
  • Supports barcode scanner

Options and Accessories

Our ZSK embroidery machines can be optionally extended by the integration of additional equipment.

Machine Options

  • Cord/loop device
  • Cording device ZigZag EP 1.2
  • Pearl device
  • Boring device
  • Sequin device
  • HAC – Hot Air Cutting device
  • Automatic lower thread change SKW 1-1

Advantages of the CHALLENGER series

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