For the first time, textile machinery manufacturer Mayer & Cie., Albstadt/Germany, will present both of its business units (BUs) circular knitting machines and braiding machines. The company focuses on similar features in both areas: sound machines fitted out with solutions that make braiders and circular knitting machines more efficient, longer-lasting and thereby more valuable. The solutions range from upgrade kits for individual machines and innovations to reduce waste, to digital solutions that improve the customer experience.
The company will be exhibiting 3 circular knitting machines: the revised OVJA 2.4 EM and Relanit 3.2 HS and the new 3-thread fleece SF4 3.2 III. All 3 serve conventional uses and, except for the new SF4-3.2 III, are established in the market. The OVJA 2.4 EM knits double jacquard with electronic individual needle selection in the cylinder and double fabric with weft thread. Spacer fabric has now been added to its portfolio. For the ITMA 2023, Mayer & Cie. has fitted out the existing Relanit 3.2 HS with improved yarn guides. It has a needle with an optimized hook and tongue shape and a pre-determined breaking point to improve safety at higher output. The new sinker is another feature of the Relanit 3.2 HS. It makes the machine run smoother and reduces wear and tear. With the third machine on show Mayer & Cie. is addressing a major trend in the clothing industry. The SF4-3.2 III for 3-thread fleece, especially for leisurewear, both in pure cotton and in blends, combines the MBF 3.2 with components of the MFC 3.2.
BU braiding machines is represented by the MR-15/18 C/single deck braider. It comes with the new capstan wheel pull-off that is especially suitable for smaller-diameter hoses with textile braiding. The SpeedBooster upgrade kit delivers more speed and up to 10 % more output.