You can find several types of knitting machines that range from a simple spool or certain board templates having no moving parts at all to highly complex mechanisms that may be electronically controlled.
All, these machines are used for producing different types of knitted fabrics, which can be either flat or tubular, with varying degrees of complexity.
One can select pattern stitches by manipulating with hand to the needles, or by using certain push buttons and dials, or mechanical punch cards, or any electronic pattern reading devices with the help of computers.
Santex Rimar Group textile machinery supplier can supply different kinds of knitting machinery to various textile companies who are making different clothes that we wear regularly.
What are the basic processes that are involved in knitting?
Low carbon steel bearded needles with reflexed ends that could be depressed into a hollow to close the loop that were used in early flatbed stocking frames.
The needles were held in place by a needle bar that moved back and forth between the operator and the needles. A presser bar was used to depress the beards at the same time.
6 stages will take place during the knitting machine cycle
- The needle bar will go forward and the open needles will then clear the web
- Next, the weft thread will be laid on the needles
- Thereafter weft thread will fall loosely
- Then the needle bar will draw it back, and the weft will be pulled in for opening the needles
- The needle bar will then draw it back, and the presser bar will drop, the needle loops will close and the weft will be drawn back via the web
- The needles will open, a new row will get added to the web and that will drop under gravity
All machines still use this basic method, although it has been enhanced as new technologies now have become available.
Let us discuss a few knitting machines in this post.
Fabric production for knitting
Weft and warp knitting are the two basic textile methods included in the word knitwear. It is the most popular way of producing textile fabrics after weaving. Knitted fabrics have radically different qualities than woven fabrics due to their interloped structure.
The distinction between weft and warp knitting stems from how the needles move throughout the manufacturing and how the yarn is delivered. Weft knitting is a one-fibre technique, meaning that only single fibre is used to construct the stitches.
The warp knitting needles will be moved concurrently, whereas the needles are moved independently. As a result, all needles require the same amount of fibre material simultaneously. As a result, warp beams are used to supply the yarn.
Circular knitted, flat-knitted fabrics or warp-knitted and fully-fashioned fabrics are the most common knitwear fabrics.
Although there has been a surge in interest in the need for precise 3D CAD simulation for apparel and textiles in recent years, however, commercially true development on structural modelling of yarn has not kept up with this.