Karl Mayer has launched the HKS 3-M ON range of warp knitting machines that are networked with KM.ON’s secure cloud via KM.ON’s key. The HKS 3-M ON machines combine the respective advantages of N and EL gears: simple, fast design changes with high working speeds. Their patterning is highly flexible since the information for the guide bar movement is loaded directly onto the machine from the KM.ON cloud. Their design options allow customers to quickly and easily adapt their current market requirements using a new multi-model concept.
The SwapKnit 36 and SwapKnit 36 Flat models enable patterns with repeats of up to 36 stitch courses per main shaft revolution. The required lapping information for new or tried-and-tested articles is obtained from Karl Mayer’s Spareparts Webshop in just a few clicks, and loaded onto the machine. The acquired lapping patterns remain available to customers in the cloud and can be used successively on several machines.
For designs with over 36 stitch courses per main shaft revolution, a model has been developed that uses KM.ON’s k.innovation – Core. The web-based software makes uncomplicated pattern creation possible. Simply log in to k.innovation – Core from any internet-ready device, select a machine, enter the lapping patterns for the individual ground guide bars and subsequently create the pattern file and send it to the KM.ON cloud in just a few clicks. All that remains before production can get underway is to select the lapping pattern file on the machine’s operator interface.