Karl Mayer Revamps HKS 3-M To Offer Increased Speed, Compact Design
Germany-based textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH now offers a
third generation of its HKS 3-M three-bar tricot knitting machine, reporting that the new design
enables 15-percent higher speeds than the previous generation, while also being more compact in its
The company has completely redesigned the machine's knitting motion, machine frame and beam let-off frame. In addition, the new design includes improved access to the warp beam rollers on the right-hand side of the machine.
Currently, the new version offers a 210-inch working width and E 28 and E 32 gauges. Additional widths and gauges will be made available in the future.
Karl Mayer notes that the design and movement of the HKS 3-M's knitting elements allows it flexibility to work a wide array of stitch densities and lappings and to process all yarn types that are used in warp-knit applications. Fabrics that can be produced range from tulle and net curtain and lingerie fabrics to sportswear and dense upholstery fabrics and also including semi-technical fabrics such as mosquito netting, shoe fabrics and other such fabrics.
June 5, 2012