Karl Mayer @ India ITME : Solutions for knitt...
Karl Mayer @ India ITME

Solutions for knitting, warp preparation and technical textiles

(Source: Karl Mayer)
(Source: Karl Mayer)

Textile product and application developments with promising market potential, forward-looking digital solutions for greater process efficiency, and offerings from the Care solutions business unit (BU) to minimize the effort involved in machine operation will be shown by Karl Mayer at the India ITME. Innovative machines will be presented including a sectional warping machine, produced in and for India, and 2 Stoll flat knitting machines.

Warp knitting
The warp knitting business unit (BU) of the Karl Mayer Group, Obertshausen/Germany, will present a comprehensive textile and apparel show. The focus here is on comfortable, environmentally friendly, and creative fabrics for a wide variety of applications. On show will be a bathrobe made of a sophisticated double-face terry fabric with an inner side of absorbent cotton and bamboo fibers, and an outer side of microfibers for a soft touch. The textile was created on a TM 4-TS EL warp knitting machine. The warp knitting technology does not require sizing, generates less waste, and uses fewer resources compared to weaving.  
A shirt with a woven fabric-like look and a jacket and pants made from 4-way stretch warp knitted fabrics will also be on show. The use of the polyester (PET) bi-component (bico) yarn Lycra T400 provides even more comfort stretch giving a 4-way stretch fabric. Other advantages include easy care and production with less energy consumption.  
In addition, innovative sportswear outfits will be shown at the India ITME from December 8-13, 2022, in Noida/India. An original dress made from a standard spacer fabric and leggings made from warp-knitted power jersey with a pleasant feel and very good stretch behavior due to the twill stitch can be seen.

Warp preparation
The highlight for the trade show visitors from the warp preparation sector will be a performance show of the Isowarp. The sectional warping machine combines the group's proven high quality with the advantages of local production. The model is built at Karl Mayer Textile Machinery India Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad/India. It processes staple and filament yarns of all types, offering maximum performance at low overall cost to the investor, and produces quality beams that enable maximum efficiency in the weaving mill. Another plus point is simple, safe operation, even by personnel with only basic training. The performance profile and the advantages of on-site production - including prompt, competent service and the best spare parts supply - are well received, especially by the manufacturers from the apparel sector.

Flat knitting
For the flat knitting sector, Karl Mayer Stoll is offering a machine show with 2 high-performance models. The BMS 52 ki multi gauge E 3.5.2 is designed for entry-level knitting in the Stoll world. The basic flat knitting machine produces fully fashion, and cut and sew articles for the mass market and has very good price/performance ratio. Other advantages include optimum interaction with all Stoll-knitelligence components and networkability.  
The second machine presented is a CMS 503 ki multi gauge E 7.2. The proven CMS product expands the Stoll Economic range. The all-rounder is very flexible. Articles are produced for a wide range of applications and with high quality. The specification of the CMS 503 ki multi gauge E 7.2 also includes a knitelligence generation control system and networking capability.
Technical textiles
The exhibition for technical textiles will focus on the growth markets of infrastructure and construction. Geogrids from weft knitting machines are already firmly established in Indian road construction. Gigantic government infrastructure projects are intended to further develop the country for train and private transport. The grid structures, almost exclusively made of PET, are produced very efficiently, above all on the Wefttronic II G weft knitting machine. The model can replace up to 25 weaving machines, thus, saving personnel and space.
Another promising market is the wind power sector. Composites with fabrics from multiaxial machines are processed in the rotors of the windmills. Composites with reinforcing fabrics are also in demand in the mass transportation sector, for example in the construction of cabins for trains.

Digital solutions
The focus of KM.ON's digital solutions will be on the k.management dashboard and k.innovation Core.
The k.management dashboard uses near-time data to provide an overview of key data for planning upcoming tasks and available capacity - anytime, anywhere.
k.innovation Core makes the implementation of designs simple. Logging on with an internet-enabled device, customers select a machine type, enter the lappings for the individual ground guide bars, create the pattern file with just a few clicks and send it to the KM.ON cloud. The lapping file is then selected on the user interface of the machine in question. In addition, the web-based software offers collaboration options to speed up development processes. Another software exhibit from KM.ON includes k.innovation Create Design for a faster design-to-market workflow in flat knitting.

Care Solutions
The BU Care Solutions is launching a regional extension of the tried-and-tested Karl Mayer Webshop for the warp preparation business unit at the India ITME. Customers in India can now order spare parts for their warp preparation machines at the click of a mouse. The most important wear and spare parts are available for the most common models on the local market. The parts that can be ordered are kept in stock at Karl Mayer India in Ahmedabad. On-site stocking and ordering by computer ensure that supplies are delivered in the shortest possible time. In addition, there are no risks due to the exchange rate, as payment is made in the local currency.
Lycra, T400, knitelligence, Wefttronic = registered trademarks

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