The manufacturer of flat knitting machines, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan, will present a new compact Wholegarment knitting machine in the A+A 2019 Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair from November 5-8, 2019, in Düsseldorf/Germany.
On display will be the company’s SWG091N2 compact Wholegarment knitting machine featuring their original SlideNeedle technology. Exhibited in 15 gauge, proposals for ultra-fine gauge Wholegarment applications will be made for knitted safety accessories in the workplace. At the A+A, SWG091N2 will be producing cut-resistant uppers for tabi shoes, a traditional Japanese design for workers featuring a separate big toe for flexible maneuvering over all surfaces.
Also exhibited will be the SVR123SP computerized flat knitting machine featuring a dedicated loop presser bed that permits full use of inlay techniques for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to the production of safety-oriented functional fabrics.
Also demonstrated will be Shima Seiki’s new SDSONE APEX4 3D design system. APEX4 is at the core of Shima Seiki’s Total Fashion System concept, made possible through its comprehensive support of the knit apparel production process from planning and production to sales promotion. Furthermore, its capability for virtual sampling is especially effective in streamlining the production process. Ultra-realistic simulation capability allows the use of virtual samples for evaluating design variations without producing actual samples for each variation, thereby minimizing the time, cost and resources normally required with sample making, supporting smart, speedy and sustainable apparel production.