Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan will exhibit at the Brazilian Textile Industry Fair (Febratex 2018) this month. On display will be the cutting edge in computerized flat knitting technology, represented by the latest WHOLEGARMENT® machines and design system. The exhibition will be a showcase for the company’s diverse lineup of its latest computerized flat knitting machines. The flagship MACH2XS series features the company’s original SlideNeedle™ on four needle beds and springtype sinker system supporting a wide range of quality WHOLEGARMENT® knitting.
The versatile MACH2S is capable of both WHOLEGARMENT® knitting and conventional shaping. The new compact SWGN2 series WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine offers a wide variety of production options as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles. SVR123SP features a special loop presser bed and is capable of producing unique wovenlike hybrid fabrics as well as technical textiles. At FEBRATEX it will demonstrate its capability by knitting shoe uppers. The SVR and SSR workhorse machines set the industry benchmark for shaping machines in the tradition of SHIMA SEIKI’s legendary SES and SSG machines.
SFF provides quality semijacquard knitting with tandem capability for added flexibility. The SFGI glove knitting machine rounds out the comprehensive lineup. Demonstrations will also be performed on SHIMA SEIKI’s SDSONE APEX3 3D design system that is at the core of the company’s “Total Knitting System” concept. With comprehensive support of all aspects throughout the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion. Especially effective is APEX3’s capability to improve on the planning process with Virtual Sampling. Photorealistic simulation capability minimizes the need for samplemaking, effectively reducing time, material and cost from the sampling process.