April 20, 2024
Machinery

Karl Mayer Product Show At Its China Plant During ITMA Asia

Karl Mayer will be showing what pioneering technologies for warp knitting looks like, at a product show on the sidelines of ITMA Asia at its plant in Changzhou City.

According to the German company, high-tech solutions can be used to build up an advantage over competitors, especially in times of economic downturn.

Karl Mayer will show a four-bar machine segment, a new TM 4 EL which replaced the previous mid-range alternative to the HKS 4-M ON for the premium segment.

This newcomer has been equipped with Karl Mayer’s CFRP technology and is therefore up to 30 percent faster than its predecessor.

The TM 4 EL produces a large proportion of all common articles, from elastic to non-elastic and, thanks to EL pattern drives, offers maximum flexibility for a wide range of applications.

The product range includes fabrics for upholstery, sportswear, footwear, the interior of automobiles and homes, and apparel.

Also on display at the Product Show will be a prototype of the three-bar tricot machine, the HKS 3-M ON, with an energy saving feature that evinced interest at ITMA 2023 in Milan.

With the new Energy Data Ready option, the power consumption of the tricot machines can be determined and monitored.

The Energy Monitoring System software, which is scheduled to go into production, early next year, uses the potential offered by real-time energy data to optimise energy management.

Benefits for customers include unique transparency on energy consumption, carbon footprint and costs.

Cost calculations and the identification of consumption can also be used to optimise the energy efficiency of production.

Another technology on show is the two-bar tricot machine, the new TM 2-NET, which is highly productive and economical machine, focusing on demanding net applications and is around 20 percent faster than the TM 2.

“Especially when comparing the output of fine tulle articles, the newcomer also performs significantly better than equivalent machines on the market and also offers top product quality and extremely stable machine operation,” the company said.

Another bestseller on display is the HKS 2-SE, a special machine for the production of elastic fabrics with a speed of 4,400 per minute makes the HKS 2-SE, the machine of choice when it comes to producing high-quality apparel, sportswear and lingerie articles.

Other highlights of the Product Show will come from the field of digital solutions like KM.ON, Karl Mayer’s digital company, which will be presenting Digital Production Management (DPM) and CORE.

DPM provides visibility into production using the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics and production managers receive production-specific key figures in real time.

Insights into factory operations can be used to identify patterns, such as the occurrence of repetitive machine operation errors, optimally allocate resources, and make data-driven decisions to increase efficiency.

Real-time monitoring and analytics go hand-in-hand with DPM’s potential to manage operations. From creating items and work orders to simplifying production scheduling, DPM centralises and optimises every aspect of the production process.

While, CORE is a web-based design tool and includes a versatile lapping editor for tricot machines and ensures direct and secure transfer of pattern data to the machine, which is networked to KM.ON’s secure cloud.

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