Shima Seiki to present its latest technology at Techtextil

Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki MFG., of Wakayama, together with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A., will participate at Techtextil. On display will be the company’s latest technological contributions to the field of technical textiles, including the Shima Seiki’s latest computerized knitting machine SRY123LP.


The machine features loop presser beds mounted atop conventional needle beds, that provide improved control over pressdown of individual loops. This presents unprecedented capability especially with partial knitting patterns and inlay patterns, the manufacturer reports. Inlay fabric is produced by inserting yarn into existing knit fabric in a weave fashion, opening opportunities for expansion into markets for wovens.

Inlay also suppresses typical stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics, and since new materials such as metallic and monofilament yarns can be used for inlay structures, new applications in industrial textiles are realized.

Samples and design

Examples of technical textiles produced on SRY123LP will be on display, as well as other samples produced on other knitting machines, including those utilizing Shima Seiki’s exclusive Wholegarment knitting technology. Wholegarment is capable of producing knitted items in their entirety on the machine, and allows 3D forms and tubing to be produced without sewing.

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