Brescia - Santoni?s new compact version of its renowned Mec-Mor Variatex machine has been designed to offer knitting mills high-speed garment production combined with minimum material wastage. Watch the machine in action here.
The new, double jersey, Mec-Mor Varietex CMP garment length machine is said to be ideal for circular or flat knitting mills looking to expand their production lines and can offer striping, jacquard or rib options.
Key to this machine is its built-in flexibility. The variable width of the fabric panel allows knitting mills to set the number of working needles for the required product which in turn enables one single machine to produce a range of different sized garments, according to a particular order, with minimum wastage.
This 33 ins diameter model is available in gauges ranging from 10G to 20G with 12 feeds and is designed with needle to needle selection in three technical ways (knit, tuck, miss) for both the cylinder and the dial.
Each feed is equipped with a combined knitting/transfer system which means that at each revolution of the cylinder, the programming system can set each single feed either as a ?knit feed? or a ?transfer feed?, which Santoni says improves productivity significantly.
While transfer can be either from dial to cylinder or cylinder to dial, the CMP model can also operate a double way transfer which takes place at the same time in both directions on the same feed.
The yarn feeding system uses a 4-colour striper with the option of feeding bare lycra when producing stretch garments. Jacquard (both single and double jersey), with various colours per course are also possible as are plated effects and pockets.