Leading flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki will showcase its SVR123SP computerized flat knitting machine featuring a dedicated loop presser bed at the A+A 2021 International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work in Düsseldorf, Germany to be held later this month, via its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia.
As per an Innovation in Textiles report, SVR123SP furthermore features i-Plating inverse-plating capability for increased patterning capability, including the production of jacquard-like patterns in light-weight plain jersey stitch. A variety of knit samples produced on SVR123SP will be presented at A+A featuring anti-bacterial, fire- proof and cut-resistant fabrics, including a lightweight cut-resistant apron as an alternative proposal to current heavy vinyl aprons used in the meat packing industry. Safety glove samples knitted on Shima Seiki’s glove knitting machine will also be presented.
Shima Seiki will also demonstrate the SDS-ONE APEX4 3D design system. The system’s capability for virtual sampling is especially effective in streamlining the production process. Its ultra-realistic simulation capability allows the use of virtual samples for evaluating design variations without producing actual samples for each variation.