Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has added a 280-inch-wide machine to its line of HKS 3-M tricot machines. The machine joins the 186-inch-wide and 218-inch wide HKS 3-M versions as the widest tricot machine offered by the company. The new wide-width machine offers the same features as the other 3-M versions, and is designed for a variety of end-uses including car interiors, furniture, sportwear, coating substrates and advertising media. Fabrics produced on the machine must be wound on the new batching unit 51A, which winds the fabric on friction rollers driven by the fabric take-up unit. The unit can be equipped with the KAMCOS® 2 computer platform, the LEO® Low Energy Option and a camera system for monitoring above or below the fabric.