Shima Seiki has added two new versions of its automatic spreading technology to its portfolio, machines that are designed to spread and stack knitted fabric to the required length and number of plies before cutting. The P-SPR2K features improved ergonomics by concentrating often-used switches in a single, easy-to-reach location, while other operations are performed through a display panel. In addition to knife sharpening, sensors for selvedge position, fabric slack and thickness allow for optimum fabric spreading for cutting.