Stoll39 S PTS Provides Enhanced Reliabilty Patterning Possibilities
Germany-based H. Stoll GmbHandCo. has introduced a new power tension setting (PTS) for its CMS
knitting machines of the TC generation. The PTS allows considerably faster changes of dynamic
stitch tension than have previously been possible within a knitted fabric. Stitch tension changes
can be implemented over a small number of needles, enhancing running reliability of patterns and
allowing new patterning possibilities using different knitting methods within one knitted
course.PTS operating software interacts with optimized functional and actuating characteristics.
There is also increased clocking frequency of the step motors. These features allow the number of
needles required for adjustment to be reduced by up to 70 percent.The PTS allows flexibility in the
number of stitch tension zones implemented within a single course. The system automatically
compensates for changes in knitting speed, and it is possible to knit extremely narrow zones with a
different stitch tension. New style patterning effects are also possible.