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Obertshausen - Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is continuing with its 80th anniversary celebrations with an in-house show at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany at the beginning of July 2017

This first in a series of events to celebrate the company's milestone will be held in Obertshausen on 1 July with an open day for the public followed by an in-house show for customers and business partners on 6. and 7 July.

During these days the guests will have the opportunity to visit the company’s ultra-modern manufacturing department and the recently inaugurated assembly hall. This will be a good chance to get an impression of the company’s state-of-the-art premises. Moreover, during a technology show with high-tech machines, Karl Mayer will be demonstrating how the company keeps its promise 'We care about your future.'

Karl Mayer’s machinery show will reveal the company’s expertise in meeting its customers‘ various requirements and to show its innovative strength. Every Business Unit will be displaying certain representative machines belonging to the latest machine generations.

The exhibits from the Warp Knitting Business Unit will include a HKS 3-M in a working width of 210", a brand-new Jacquard Raschel machine, a MJ 52/1 S and a RD 7 EN – all of which will be showing their skills while producing stylish, functional fabrics for outerwear and sportswear.

In addition, Karl Mayer says that visitors can expect to see new developments and gain fresh inspiration for the latest athleisure trend, and for the growth segment of shoe fabrics. "The exhibition machines feature impressive flexibility, high speeds and maximum precision," the company says. "By offering innovative technical solutions in their respective markets, these machines are setting new standards in manufacture."

In the Technical Textiles unit visitors will be able to see such machines as the Weftronic II HKS, a high-performance warp knitting machine with weft insertion to match the courses. This model enables the efficient production of extremely lightweight fabrics which are suitable to be used as interlining. Moreover, Karl Mayer also describes itself as a competent partner of the composite sector. When it comes to the manufacture of composite materials made from glass fibers, for example, the Multiaxial warp knitting machine COP MAX 4, 100" and the fiber spreading unit UD 700 are said to be ideal to achieve these technical solutions.

In 2014 Karl Mayer began a comprehensive investment program with the objective to align the company’s production section to the challenges of the future. The major aim of this program was the strengthening of the core competence: key components containing the manufacturer’s know-how, should be produced with highest efficiency.

The answer was a comprehensive reorganization of the processes, modernization of the buildings and investments in a 'state-of-the-art' machine equipment. The costs for the renewal project amounted to roughly €8.5 million. The result is that Karl Mayer’s production facilities - equipped with automated machining centers of the latest generation, supplied by well-known manufacturers, and efficiently organized work processes – permit a glance at the industrial plant production of tomorrow.

In December 2016 Karl Mayer officially opened its new assembly hall, described as "a real factory of the future".

The building is 13,500 m² and offers consistent production line operation with four ultra-modern rail systems and the latest generation of handling solutions. In addition, the supply logistics have been optimized: component groups are now provided by the Fishbone principle and commonly used components are supplied from a central supermarket with small branches to the main assembly flow. Up to 2,500 machines per year can leave the assembly hall in the future.

For more information go to www.80yearskarlmayer.com


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