Shima Seiki known for its computerised flat knit technology will exhibit its range at Shima Seiki Europe to be held from June 17 to 19, in London. The flagship Mach 2X series features Shima Seiki's original Slide Needle on four needle beds and is the only machine suited to Wholegarment knitting in all needles. The new compact SWG-N2 series Wholegarment knitting machine offers increased color capacity as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles. SRY123 LP features a pair of loop presser beds mounted above a conventional V-shaped needle bed and is capable of producing unprecedented knitwear with woven textures as well as technical textiles.
Shima Seiki's unique SIP flatbed inkjet printing machine features a height adjustable printing head that allows for printing onto 3D textures, as well as finished products such as Wholegarment items. Combined with the SDS-One Apex 3 3D design system, a fully integrated manufacturing system realizes full-color value-added garments to be designed, color-matched, modeled in 3D, printed and approved with significantly shortened lead times compared with traditional methods.
The Apex 3 system is at the core of the company’s Total Knitting System concept. With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, Apex 3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion. Virtual sampling through photo-realistic simulation minimises the need for sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost from the sampling process. Apex 3 also supports design and simulation in various other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.