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Shima to present two product lines at Techtextil

Flat knitting applications in technical textiles will be shown with Shima Seiki Italia, while cutting solutions will be displayed with Tajima.

11th April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wakayama

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Interiors

SVR123SP-SV computerised flat knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, will be participating in the Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt this May. The company will show at two different booths displaying different product lines. Flat knitting applications in technical textiles will be shown with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia, while cutting solutions will be displayed with Tajima.

“Knitted applications in the field of technical textiles take advantage of key knitting characteristics: stretch and compression. Flat knitting provides further potential as the only textile production method that can shape fabric on the machine,” the company reports.

“Shima Seiki’s new SVR123SP flat knitting machine goes a step beyond with its extra loop presser bed, capable of inlay technique used to produce hybrid knit-weave patterns suited to technical textile production. Even materials that could not be knit before such as metallic and monofilament yarns can now be now be knit.” SVR123SP at Techtextil furthermore features the new i-Plating option for even greater diversity.

3D design system

Shima Seiki’s SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system will be available for demonstrations as well. Of particular interest is its ultrarealistic simulation capability that realises Virtual Sampling.

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

When countless variations must be evaluated before arriving at a final design, virtual product samples can be used to streamline the decision-making process by minimising the amount of time, cost and material normally associated with producing actual samples for each variation. When approved, the same data can be used to program machines for immediate knitting, significantly reducing lead times.

Cutting solution

On display at the Tajima booth will be the P-CAM131 multiply computerised cutting machine (NC cutting machine), shown for the first time at Techtextil.

Shima Seiki’s P-CAM series computerised cutting machines are known for their innovative functions and Made in Japan quality, and boast the largest market share in Japan. A knife sharpening system produces a sharp, strong blade every time. Strong, robust components permit quicker response times for knife movement and more accurate cutting composites and other industrial materials. They are ideally suited to global production in a wide range of industrial applications in addition to apparel and textiles.

Shima Seiki’s SDS-ONE APEX3 CAD system will also be on display at the Tajima booth.

Exhibition details

Exhibition: Techtextil 2019

Date: 14-17 May 2019

Location: Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49 69 75 750

Organiser: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition

Booth No.: Hall 3.0, Stand H82 (knitting: Shima Seiki Italia booth) / Hall 3.0, Stand G39 (cutting: Filacon by Tajima booth)

Exhibited technology:

  • SVR123SP-SV 14G computerised flat knitting machine
  • P-CAM131 computerised cutting machine (NC cutting machine)
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system

For more information please contact:


Shima Seiki Italia

Tel: +39 02 216621

Email: [email protected]


Shima Seiki

Hiroshi Igarashi

Email: [email protected]


Martin Hoffmann

Email: [email protected]

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