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Brescia - Busi Giovanni has added to its range of knitting machines for the medical sector with the launch of a 5 ins diameter version of the Busi Medical Pantyhose and the Medical Terry Pantyhose.

The Medical Pantyhose is a high production single cylinder sock with latch needles in the dial for the production of true rib or plain stitch medical compression socks in Compression Classes 1, 2 and 3. The machine is equipped with full electronic control and features two feeds, for plain and rib fabric, as well two more feeds for elastic ones. A sandwich terry option is available on the Terry version only.

The compression graduation is achieved both through the automatic stiffening that can be activated on all step motors and through the graduation of the covered elastic yarn feed.

Needle selection is performed by nine electromechanical units that allow the machine to knit 1x1 rib welt Double welt True rib fabric in 1x1, 3x1, 5x1, etc and embroidery patterns on a mock rib base with 5 colours per course plus the ground with elastic in one feed.

It can also knit embroidery patterns on a mock rib base with 1 colour per course plus the ground with elastic in two feeds, as well as floated yarn mesh patterns in two feeds on a mock rib base with elastic.

This machine is available in a diameter: 4 ins with 200-320 needles, 4 1⁄2 ins with 226-360 needles, and 5 ins with 320-400 needles and in gauges 54 and 70G.

The Busi Medical Terry can be used for the production of compression knee high socks and is equipped with a terry device for the manufacture of medical items with enhanced comfort features.

It also offers 5 pattern colours + ground + elastic, 1 pattern colour + ground + elastic (with 2 feeds) and the possibility of knitting in true rib. However it is also possible to knit sandwich terry.

This machine is available in a diameter: 4 ins with 200-240 needles, 4 1⁄2 ins with 226-280 needles, and 5 ins with 240-310 needles.

Available gauges are 48G and 54G while this model is also available with the company’s new Rimaglio device for toe closing.

Busi Giovanni has been developing its presence in the medical market for several years with the production of certified compression knee-high socks. “This high production, single-cylinder sock-machine with latch needles in the dial is capable of producing true rib and plain stitch medical compression socks in 5 colours with compression classes 1, 2, 3 and it is provided with full electronic control,” said Busi’s Export Manager, Michele Castagna.

As this machine can produce compression socks in classes 1, 2 and 3, Busi Giovanni is able to count some of the market’s leading medical hosiery suppliers as customers. One such customer is France’s Gibaud, which has produced its latest collection of aesthetically pleasing medical socks, named Confort Tech, entirely on the Busi Medical.

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