Germany-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG reports its
S4-3.2 R machine with 108 feeders and a 34-inch cylinder diameter can handle up to three colors per
feeder over all 108 feeders or up to six colors over 54 feeders, enabling knitters to produce
fashionable striped single-jersey fabrics with maximum productivity.
The machine features 3.2 feeders per inch for striping up to three colors or 1.6 feeders per
inch for up to six colors. The user can replace striping non-knit feeders with knitting feeders,
allowing 3.2 feeders per inch for structures having up to four needle tracks, with or without
elastomer plating. Flexibility is enhanced thanks to a quick-change gauge conversion, and there is
no need to remove the stripers. The machine operates at a rotational speed of up to 20 revolutions
per minute (rpm) when stripes are being produced, and up to 31 rpm when there are no stripes.
Mayer & Cie also offers the S4-3.2 II model with an E44 gauge for production of a knitted
silk effect. This machine can be equipped with special unfolding frames that eliminate squeeze
edges, and can knit two- and four-needle structures and single-jersey plating. Up to four needle
types can be used for each of three needle positions, and all apparel weights can be produced. This
model also features quick-change gauge conversion.
The company will present both machines at ITMA Asia + CITME 2010.
April 13, 2010