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Shima’s brand new machines on display at A+A

A range of work and safety use in knitted gloves is represented by two new machines capable of light- and heavy-duty applications.

11th October 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wakayama

Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

Shima Seiki, a leading flat knitting machinery manufacturer of Wakayama, will once again participate in the A+A 2017 Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair, which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, next week.

A wide range of work and safety use in knitted gloves is represented by two brand new machines capable of light- and heavy-duty applications. A 5-gauge version of Shima Seiki’s SWG-N2 series compact WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine can knit gloves using thick yarns as well as coarse gauge texture for heavy-duty applications.

Besides gloves, the SWG-N2 series is capable of knitting a variety of other items in safety, sports, medical and other applications, from knit caps, balaclavas and lining for protective headgear, to various joint supports, leggings and footwear, all produced in one entire piece without the need for sewing afterward.

On the other end of the spectrum is a brand-new 21-gauge glove knitting machine featuring 21-gauge knitting needles for knitting true 21-gauge fabrics. Also for the first time, a Shima Seiki glove knitting machine features original belt-driven carriage technology. Other new features include a removable needle selection drum for improved productivity and ease of maintenance, as well as a new control unit. Moreover, the ultra-fine gauge gloves it knits feature optimum fit and bare-hand sensitivity for preforming precision work. Both machines will be on display as prototype exhibits.

Also on display will be an updated version of Shima Seiki’s SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system demonstrating its role in WHOLEGARMENT production through comprehensive support from planning and design to production and sales promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling.

Exhibit details

Exhibition: A+A 2017

(Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair with Congress)

Date: Tuesday, 17 ~ Friday, 20 October 2017

Hours: 9:00AM~6:00PM

Venue: Düsseldorf Fairgrounds (Messe Düsseldorf)

Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)211 45 60 01

Organiser: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

Tel: +49 (0)211 45 60 01

Booth No.: Hall 9 Booth F10

Exhibited technology:

  • SWG091N2 05G Prototype (WHOLEGARMENT Knitting Machine)
  • Prototype 21G (Automatic Glove Knitting Machine)
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D Design System)

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.

Tel: +81-73-474-8210

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