Karl Mayer: Precise lace symmetry
Karl Mayer

Precise lace symmetry

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

The more finely crafted the ground structure of lace, the more effective its refined designs come across, and as such, the higher the overall quality. Thanks to the configuration of the new multi-bar jacquard raschel machine from Karl Mayer, the innovative Symm-Net pieces are characterized by a delicate design, offering very good symmetry. The MJ 92/1 B features a split-design jacquard bar with separate threading. This means it can work using both equal and counter lapping. In addition, the newcomer has 2 ground guide bars at the back for counter-lapped elastane.  
For Symm-Net’s ground structure, GB1 works a pillar notation whilst the jacquard bar works a counter-lapped inlay. The result is a net structure with clearly defined symmetry. To perfect the geometry, the 2 elastane bars with split threading – i.e. 1 in, 1 out – and counter-lapping patterning mirror the movement of the jacquard bar. The ground structure is not only more uniform, but also more stable than its counterparts manufactured with equal lapping. The advantages of Symm-Net are particularly visible when working finer mesh constructions.
In addition to the Symm-Net variants, all existing patterns of the OJ 91/1 B, MJ 85/1 B and OJ 83/1 B from the Karl Mayer Group, Obertshausen/Germany, can be implemented on the MJ 92/1 B in E 24 without restrictions.  
The new machine is available in gauge E 24, with a working width of 134". It can reach speeds of up to 800 rpm when producing Symm-Net articles. To allow for diverse product design, 88 pattern guide bars and 2 elastane bars, arranged in 16 shogging lines, are available. These features make the new machine most suitable to produce elastic galloon lace, but also all-over lace for lingerie items.

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