Stoll Introduces Tandem Knitting Machines
H. Stoll GmbH and Co. KG, Germany, recently introduced new tandem machines that have large working widths for the production of a variety of articles. The CMS 322 TC-M is capable of manufacturing two full-fashioned garments simultaneously in working widths of up to 42 inches, or one piece in any extra-large size up to 84 inches with or without using the standard take-down comb and clamping/cutting devices on both sides of the machine. Intarsia fabrics with a gauge range of E5 to E16 also may be produced.
The machine can be converted into a multigauge or knit-and-wear® version. The multigauge model features a gauge range of E2,5.2 to E7.2, and, using the Stoll-flexible gauge®, enables fabrics to be produced in multiple gauges without needle replacement or gauge conversion.
The knit-and-wear model features coupled carriages, four systems and a working width of up to 84
inches to produce complete articles in a range of knitting modes, including extra-large sizes. Baby
and childrens clothing items also may be produced. Complex make-up work may be integrated into the
knitting process using other Stoll applications.