Leading German circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. has received the first repeat orders for its revolutionary spinitsystems, combined spinning and knitting technology.
The Spinit 3.0 E spinning and knitting machine was presented for the first time ‘in the flesh’ in China at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME. Mayer & Cie. had anticipated strong interest in the spinning and knitting technology, because of its relevance in established textile markets such as China, and expectations had been exceeded.
With spinitsystems, knitted fabrics are manufactured not from yarn but straight from fibre based rovings. The three process steps of spinning, cleaning and knitting are combined in one machine and the rewinding process that was previously required has been eliminated. The single jersey knit production process can therefore be shortened significantly.
The technology requires fewer machines, reduces capital expenditure, saves space and energy and reduces yarn storage whilst producing less waste. It can reduce production costs and CO2 emissions considerably.