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New tricot machine for the volume market

Speeds of up to 1,800 rpm for maximum productivity.

23rd August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

Karl Mayer is introducing a new four-bar tricot machine for high volume production to its range.

The company’s four-bar tricot machines are highly flexible for the production of both elastic and non-elastic fabrics in a wide variety of patterns in various material combinations. The use of an electronic guide bar control system offers enhanced design possibilities, while machines with the appropriate configuration are also available for special requirements, such as the production of terry and pile fabrics.

The new TM 4-S has a speed of up to 1,800 rpm and a working width of 280 inches, which can be further extended by 10 inches. It therefore offers maximum productivity at an extremely attractive price, and the needle and guide bars are manufactured using proven carbon fibre technology to achieve high temperature stability and low weight.

The TM 4-S is extremely easy to handle as a result of a well-thought-out man-machine interface and as with all models in the four-bar product family, covers an extremely diverse production spectrum. Lightweight silk net and lingerie articles can be converted just as easily and efficiently as raised velour fabrics, shoe fabrics, home textiles or even upholstery fabrics for the automotive sector.

The TM 4-S made its first public appearance as part of an in-house show at Karl Mayer (China), which took place in June 2021 over the course of the ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition. The performance demonstration for this rapid all-rounder was met with great interest and numerous project meetings were held during the exhibition generating ideas for how to use it.

It is currently available in gauges E 28 and E 32, and the standard equipment includes a 4 x 32-inch beam frame.

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