High efficiency electronic crochet knitting machine
Comez will present its COMEZ ACOTRONIC 8B/600, which is a high efficiency electronic crochet knitting machine using compound needles, for the production of a wide range of ribbons, technical and medical textiles, both elastic and non-elastic. The machine comes in gauge 15 n.p.i., with a 600 mm working width and is fitted with 8 weft bars with electronic control. The compound needle renders the machine highly versatile as it allows the processing in the warp – in addition to classic synthetic yarns (polyester, polyamide) – of natural yarns (cotton, wool) and special fibres (kevlar, fibreglass, carbon) as well. The electronic operating system allows for the creation of elaborate patterns, with very long pattern repeats.
According to the Italian company, Comez crochet and warp knitting machines present ideal characteristics for the production of technical textiles:
- a high degree of versatility when using special yarns, which can be processed safely while maintaining high operating speeds (natural yarns such as wool and cotton, special yarns such as Kevlar, fibreglass, copper and zinc yarns, etc.); the use of different types of needles allows for the working of different types of fibres;
- the ability to produce a wide range of warp weaves (such as closed-knit and open-knit tricot, closed and open chaining effect) which can give the fabric excellent characteristics in dimensional stability or three-dimensional structure;
- possibility to obtain very long and varied pattern repetitions, as well as special effects on fabrics, while maintaining a constant and uniform yarn feed.