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Karl Mayer expands its training offer

The Karl Mayer Academy is offering a new series of training courses on double-bar raschel knitting machines.

9th August 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Interiors

Leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer is expanding the courses available in its own Academy in Obertshausen, and the first of the courses on double-bar raschel machines will take place in August 2017.

The course will focus on training the participants on the RD 7/2-12 EN – to ensure that everything runs smoothly when using the machine on a daily basis, and to enable the potential of the technology to be fully exploited. The main elements of the practical course cover the construction and design of the machine, the Kamcos automation platform, and the design possibilities offered by the machine technology.

Patterning and product design

“The benefits of the RD 7/2-12 EN lie mainly with its patterning possibilities,” the company reports. For this reason, the participants on the new RD course will concentrate on producing spacer textiles having different designs, including attractive zigzag patterns in the style of Missoni, which have a pronounced 3D look produced by using a specific construction and multicoloured effects.

The participants will learn how easy it is to produce these types of patterns using the EN drive. In terms of its cost:benefit ratio, this innovative development from Karl Mayer is tailor-made for those applications where the performance requirements can be met by the features offered by the mechanical version but which want to exploit the benefits of using electronic systems.

As a result, new lappings can be tested and the patterns can be changed quickly and easily. The ProCad warpknit design software also enables the design potential of the machine to be fully exploited, according to the manufacturer.

Small groups, compact training

The practice-oriented courses last for a week. They are held in Karl Mayer’s modern Development Centre and are aimed at developers, machine operators and service engineers. The trainees are taught in small groups of between four and six. This ensures that the training is intense and also provides scope for dealing with any specific requirements.

The first training course will begin on 14 August 2017. Subsequent training courses will take place from 4 to 8 September and from 16 to 20 October. These new courses from the Karl Mayer Academy have been well received by customers. “We are taking new registrations all the time,” confirmed Robert Kuna, one of the instructors.

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