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Karl Mayer Presents Fashiontronic Warp Knitting Machine

Karl Mayer PresentsFashiontronic® Warp Knitting MachineGermany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has developed a new line of KMPJ 3 EL warp knitting machines that allow new possibilities for pattern design and offer improved efficiency.Fashiontronic® is the brand name given to the new machines, as well as to the items produced on them. Knitting needles are controlled individually by piezo pattern jacquard mechanisms combined with electronic guide bar control (EBC) for all three ground guide bars. The machine gauge selected is determined by the products end-use, whether it be outerwear, underwear or sportswear.Bearded needles allow a large number of coils and loops to be produced easily. They also require less spreading of half-stitches and other construction elements at the needle shaft compared with compound and latch needles, according to the company. Stepless, central adjustment of the selection bar enables easy adjustments for each particular article.Jacquard-patterned warp-knitted articles can be produced using only one guide bar or one yarn system. Possibilities include: structured, three-dimensional fabrics; the combination of knitted fabrics having different patterns, gauges, densities and weights in one piece; zone fabrics containing elastane and having variable stretch and force characteristics; variations of density and appearance of open-work and net constructions; in addition to other possibilities.January 2002