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Groz Beckert awarded eco-prize for needle technology
Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Albstadt - Groz-Beckert has been honoured at the recent Kyocera Environment Prize awards for its 'litespeed' technology, the needle system that focuses on saving both energy and resources for high-speed circular knitting machines.

Groz-Beckert says that the development process began as far back as 1994 and was originally aimed at optimising the popular meander-shaped low-profile needle.

The priority was to limit the steadily increasing energy consumption of circular knitting machines. At this time the maximum temperature limit for a stable overall system had been reached, which meant that further performance increases were impossible.