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Comez Introduces Electronic Double Needle Bed Warp Knitting Machine

Italy-based Comez S.p.A. -- a producer of crochet knitting, warp knitting and narrow weaving machinery -- has introduced the DNB/EL-1270 double needle bed warp knitting machine for making a wide range of fabric styles including technical, such as netting and high-performance ribbons and fabrics for a variety of industrial and technical applications; medical, such as tubular netting, disposible underwear and bandages and dressings; and apparel, such as fashion fabrics, and mesh pantyhose and stockings.

The machine has a 1,270-millimeter working width, features individual latch needles and is compatible with any yarn. Five to 18 needles-per-inch gauges are offered; and the DNB/EL-1270 comes with 12 electronically-controlled pattern guide bars, allowing different weaves to be created without stopping the machine. Knockover sinker groups are available if specified. Thread feeders are electronically controlled, allowing varying stitch density, and differing weft and warp feeding.

The DNB/EL-1270 can be fed by creels or beams, or a combination of both. The machine will accept floor-standing external electronic yarn feeders, or electronic yarn feeders can be attached to the machine. Finished product collection systems can be tailored to each customer's specific requirements.

Comez's new Data Control Controller manages all machine functions, monitors production and allows large pattern repeats to be created.

Using two needle beds and the pattern guide bars, the machine can produce double-faced fabrics. Depending on parameter settings, the two sides can be differentiated by using different structures or yarns; or, the front and back of the fabric can be made to look identical. Spacer fabrics, which are highly suitable for technical end-uses, also are possible.

Rigid and elastic products can be created in flat or tubular configurations to form netting-type products that range from simple open structures to more complex structures.

October 27, 2009