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Wakayama - With Bangladesh manufacturers continuing to make the transition from hand-flat machines to the latest computerized models, Japan's Shima Seiki offers a number of machines suitable for the upgrading of the industry.

With this in mind, the company will be exhibiting at the Bangladesh Apparel & Safety Exposition in Chittagong, Bangladesh, in cooperation with its partner Pacific Associates Ltd.

On display will be the SSR series computerized flat knitting machine in 14G for fine gauge applications, a machine that is regarded as one of the company's most affordable models and therefore ideal for Bangladeshi knitters looking to upgrade their machine portfolios.

Developed as a new industry standard for computerized shaped knitting, a key selling point of the SSR112 is its high productivity with a maximum knitting speed of 1.2 metres per second, as well as with the R2CARRIAGE System that achieves quicker carriage returns.

SSR112 also carries over proven Shima Seiki technology such as DSCS Digital Stitch Control System, full-time spring-loaded sinker system, stitch presser, yarn gripper and cutter, and takedown comb. Made-in-Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance combine to satisfy the high expectations the world’s fashion industry holds for Bangladesh.

Also on display will be Shima Seiki’s SDS-ONE APEX3 design system that is at the core of the company’s “Total Knitting System” concept.

With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion.

Photo-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the need for actual sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost while increasing presentation quality in the sampling process. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in a variety of other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.

The exhibition takes place from 6-8 August at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong.


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