US: SHIMA SEIKI OFFERS TECHNOLOGY EXTRAVAGANZA AT PRIVATE SHOW
Japanese knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd., together with its UK subsidiary Shima Seiki Europe Ltd. recently hosted a Product & Sample Show at its offices in Derbyshire, England. Dubbed “See More… Be More”, the exhibition showcased a full array of textile machine technology.
On display was company’s flagship MACH2XS series that features Shima Seiki’s original SlideNeedle on four needle beds as well as the patented spring-type sinker system. Another technology on display was SWG-N2 series compact WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine which offers increased colour capacity as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles.
Additionally, the new SVR123SP machine that features a loop presser bed and is capable of producing unique knit fabrics with woven textures as well as technical textiles, and SSR112 machine, which features Shima Seiki benchmark technology in a compact, economical package, were also demonstrated. Also featured were SIPseries flatbed-type on-demand inkjet printing machines using reactive- and acid-dyes as well as pigment ink (featuring new white pigment ink) and P-CAM computerized cutting machine.
Demonstrations were performed on the SDS-ONE APEX3 design system that is at the core of the company’s “Total Knitting System” concept. With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion. Photo-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the need for actual sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost in the sampling process.