Italian textile machinery manufacturer Lonati has launched a new four feed model under its Donna range of hosiery knitting machines. Certified to ACIMIT's Green Label standard, the new single cylinder machine, Donna LB04Y7 has electronic controls for the production of stockings and pantyhose with individual electronic needle- by-needle selection unit on each feed.
The machine is equipped with four motorized stitch cams for gradual or partial stitch narrowing or widening in any part of the sock, a motorized needle raising cam and electronic yarn finger control with a plating option at different heights and a motorized yarn finger for angular movement.
With a maximum speed of 850 RPM, it also has single or double dial jacks and an electronic device to maintain the size at any temperature of the machine. ACIMIT's Green Label certificate for the machine ensures that its carbon dioxide emissions are under control besides measuring its water consumption, energy usage and acoustic emissions to give an overall environmental footprint measurement.
Once manufacturers achieve this certificate, they are entitled to display the display the Green Label on the specific machine that has achieved certification.