2018 ITMA Asia, to be held in October in collaboration with CITME, Mayer & Cie. (MCT), the focus will be entirely on electronic machines. The Spinit 3.0 E, the OVJA1.6 EE 3/2 WT and the OVJA 2.4 EC will be demonstrated on the show in Shanghai.
OVJA 2.4 EC:
Its 2.4 systems per inch it is a full jacquard machine that outperforms Chinese manufacturers’ conventional models in productivity. Thanks to its three-way-technology, the OVJA 2.4 EC offers great variety in design patterns. The OVJA 2.4 E relies on electronic individual needle selection on one track via control board and the Chinese model uses 16 athermal electromagnetic actuators on eight tracks. The OVJA 2.4 EC is the first electronic machine to be finally assembled at Mayer & Cie. China.
Spinit 3.0 E:
Spinitsystem machine makes something new such as Spinit Fancy Jersey with its characteristic pattern variations can only be made on the Mayer & Cie. machine. For another, the Spinit 3.0 E offers benefits in the manufacturing process. To produce single jersey it requires much less energy, time and space than the conventional process, and that recently won spinitsystems the German Environment Ministry’s Innovation Prize for the Climate and the Environment (IKU).
OVJA 1.6 EE 3/2 WT:
The new machine uses three-way technology in the cylinder and two-way technology in the rib dial. That ensures a very wide range of patterns for the multi-colour jacquard machine, which can at the same time produce a hole structure look by means of multiple tuck loops. It also produces plain and multi-coloured spacer fabrics up to 5 mm thick, which Bühler says is very much in demand for shoe uppers. Producing spacer fabrics on a circular knitting machine makes sense for several reasons. For one, set-up times are much shorter than when using other means of production. A circular knitter also uses much less yarn to make multi-coloured spacer fabrics. In addition to the OVJA 1.6 EE 3/2 WT, the Mayer & Cie. portfolio includes several machines that are suitable for making shoe upper fabric, especially OVJA machines.