Karl Mayer ML 45 Lace Machine Offers Speed, Simplified Control

Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH now offers the ML 45 multibar raschel knitting
machine for lace — a reasonably priced, versatile machine that operates at speeds of up to 800 to
850 revolutions per minute, according to the company.

The ML 45, designed with floor-level warp beam frames and without an operator platform, can
be loaded from the floor without the need for lifting equipment. Sectional warp beams are used on
the warp beam frame, which winds the yarn onto the beams in conjunction with the creels.

Other features include: an electronic control system for fabric take-down and batching;
low-maintenance servomotors; and an up-to-date operator console with touch screen. The machine
offers easy changeover of diverse items, with a wide range of designs possible owing to an
increased number of guide bars compared with earlier-generation machines. and operation with shog
distances of up to 170 needles. The machine’s flexibility makes it especially suitable for
producing lace ribbons as well as full-width fabrics that have interesting ground constructions,
according to Karl Mayer.

January 6, 2009