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From mattress ticking to spinning and knitting

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The Relanit 3.2 HS is currently one of the most popular Mayer & Cie. machines. Turkish customers appreciate it especially for its high productivity and its reliability

Mayer & Cie. exhibited wide range of machines at the ITM
The Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) has exhibited three machines this year at ITM International Textile Machinery fair in Istanbul held from 14 to 17 April. The company’s aim was to highlight its products and its corporate philosophy in a convincing display. Premium manufacturer Mayer & Cie was featuring the Relanit 3.2 HS and the D4 2.2 II, both of which were established machines, while the OVJA 2.4 EM is a new addition to the MCT product range in the mattress ticking segment. An info stand presented the latest innovation, spinitsystems spinning and knitting technology.

“Traditionally one step ahead is one of our company’s central guidelines,” Wolfgang Müller said, head of sales and marketing at Mayer & Cie. “We go to great effort to maintain our lead that we have earned in more than 100 years of company history. That enables us to offer our customers tried and tested, state-of-the-art technologies while at the same time constantly developing completely new approaches such as, for example, spinitsystems technology.”

Well-known bestsellers for a strong sales market
The Relanit 3.2 HS that Mayer & Cie has exhibited in Istanbul which was one of the company’s most popular models. It is the latest member of the Relanit family of machines that use relative technology. This technology, 30 years old this year, is characterised by gentle yarn processing and high productivity. Knitting pure cotton, the Relanit 3.2 HS with a 30-inch diameter reaches a speed of up to 50 rpm, i.e. speedfactor 1,500. Also, when knitting elastomer yarns, the machine is both impressively fast and highly reliable. “In Turkey”,sales manager Müller said, “demand for Relanit machines has always been very strong. The Relanit 3.2 HS enables us to continue writing this success story.”

Thanks to its many fields of application and exceptional fabric quality, D4 2.2 II enjoys wide international popularity, too. It offers highest quality for rib, interlock and 8-lock-structures. Using an especially developed conversion kit, D4 2.2 II produces spacer fabric of a unique quality. The range of applications for which D4 2.2 II produces the desired fabrics include underwear, sports- and leisurewear just as much as lining for shoes and decoration.

Mayer & Cie has exhibited open-width frame versions of all three machines at the ITM. The OVJA 2.4 EM was on show in a raised frame, for fabric rolls of up to a diameter of 600 mm. This was due to mattress cover fabrics’ generally higher material thickness.

New machine for a potent niche market
The OVJA 2.4 EM is a new machine designed especially for the mattress ticking market’s changing demands. It focusses on maximising output of standard mattress cover fabrics. The machine achieves this goal by combining a higher number of feeders (2.4 per inch) and a higher speed (up to 25 rpm with 38 ‘’). The machine is based on the tried and trusted OVJA 2.4 E. Although OVJA 2.4 EM focuses on maximising production, it still offers a wide range of mattress cover designs. Thanks to its single needle selection, design changes can be done quickly. The result is a highly productive, easy-to- handle machine that promises to meet the requirements of Turkish Mayer & Cie customers in respect of quality, productivity and profitability.

New opportunities with spinitsystems
The spinitsystems team had an info stand in Istanbul at which presented its innovation and explain the opportunities that it opens up for customers. Mayer & Cie. saw good prospects on the Bosporus for its new technology that combines spinning and knitting in one machine. Turkey is not only the home of a highly developed textile industry but also an important cotton producer. Both points, especially in combination, are important starting points for spinitsystems.