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Karl Mayer Expands Multibar Jacquardtronic® Lace Series, Introduces PBW130-Inch/2 Pattern Beam

Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has introduced the MJ 65/1B lace machine to the Jacquardtronic® Lace series of machines. The series features a jacquard bar on its ML technology for added capabilities when producing lace fabrics. The newly added MJ 65/1B, assembled by Karl Mayer (China), features an increased number of guide bars, which offers additional patterning capability, and allows full-width fabric production in a crosswise direction and the production of wide bands. The machine operates at a maximum speed of 850 meters per minute, and is available in a working width of 134 inches and gauge E 24. The company reports it also will soon introduce the machine in gauges of E 18 and E 28. Options available for the MJ 65/1B include the Positive Patternbeam Drive and a 2 x 21-inch beam frame for the jacquard bar.
Among other recent company product introductions, Karl Mayer has announced the new PBW 130-inch/2 pattern beam for long warping lengths and uniform package diameters. According to the company, diameters of the finished packages are identical, guaranteeing constant yarn tension during the knitting process.  Maximum warp length is 100,000 meters, and the maximum package diameter is 140 millimeters. The PBW 130-inch/2 can produce two pattern beams independently of each other on two levels. Only when a yarn breaks are both the upper and lower beams stopped, for safety reasons. The machine runs between 10 and 400 meters per minute when warping the pattern beam, depending on the beam quality and sensitivity of the yarns being warped. The company reports the PBW 130-inch/2 is suitable for a variety of yarn types. Smooth yarns are wound at an acute angle to ensure a slip-free package build. The system features a touchscreen monitor with a multilingual interface. The operator selects the four main parameters for the job, and the computer automatically computes all remaining parameters, adjusting them to the most suitable ratios. Because the machine produces two beams at once, the screen is split to show information separately for each beam.

May 27, 2014