Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH now offers a redesigned version of its HKS
warp-knitting machine, the HKS 2-SE for the production of stretch charmeuse and double tricot
fabrics for swimwear, sportswear and lingerie applications. The “S” stands for “short stroke,” and
the “E” stands for “elastane.” Only elastane yarns can be processed in guide bar GB 2.
According to Karl Mayer, the HKS 2-SE can achieve record-breaking speeds of 4,400 revolutions
per minute (rpm) in the production of stretch tricot fabrics, compared to the previous benchmark of
4,000 rpm. The company reports that the new model also consumes less energy and generates less
noise than the earlier-generation HKS 2-3 E at comparable speeds, and the redesign has resulted in
a lighter-weight, more stable machine.
The new model features a 130-inch working width, which can be increased to 132 inches; and it
is available in E 32, E 36 and E 40 guages.
August 6, 2013