The company’s solutions range from upgrade kits for individual machines and innovations to reduce waste to digital solutions that improve the customer experience.
Germany-based Mayer & Cie will showcase circular knitting machines and braiding machines with solutions that improve efficiency, increase machine life, and reduce waste at the ITMA 2023 exhibition in Milan. The company will exhibit three circular knitting machines, including a new SF4-3.2 III for three-thread fleece, and a braiding machine.
Mayer & Cie will be exhibiting three circular knitting machines at ITMA: the revised OVJA 2.4 EM. Relanit 3.2 HS, and the new three-thread fleece SF4 3.2 III. All three serve classical 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. It is currently the most productive machine in its class. Spacer fabric has now been added to OVJA 2.4 EM’s portfolio, the company said in a press release.
Machine number 2 is a byword for every knitter. For ITMA 2023, Mayer & Cie has fitted out the existing Relanit 3.2 HS with improved yarn guides. It has a needle with an optimised 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.
“Many knitting mills all over the world already swear by Relanit machines,” said Axel Brunner, head of product management at Mayer & Cie “For them and new customers we are working on further improvements to our bestsellers.”
With the third machine on show, Mayer & Cie will address a major trend in the clothing industry. The SF4-3.2 III for three-thread fleece, especially for leisurewear, both in pure cotton and in blends, is in great demand. “In this new machine we combine our tried and trusted MBF 3.2 and components of our MFC 3.2 that have proved advantageous in the Chinese market,” added Brunner.
The MR-15/18 C/single deck braider that will be on show at ITMA is designed for textile braiding. It features 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 ten per cent more output.
The company’s upgrade portfolio ranges from speed boosters to special plaiting and laying equipment. Another newcomer is spare parts with upgrade kits customised for individual machines. They deliver additional production and planning safety. Longer, faster, and with even greater precision, upgrade kits enable customers to benefit from technical progress at Mayer & Cie.
Upgrade kits—like all known spare parts—are available from the web shop. Along with an easy-to use search function, the web shop provides smart additional functions and includes the new loyalty programme ‘my.loyaltyclub’ with attractive discounts.
Furthermore, the new knithawk recognises and identifies knitting faults fast during the knitting process, switching the machine off automatically. That makes production significantly more sustainable and efficient.
Knitlink is the platform that links the manufacturer, representatives, and customers. It is based on industrial internet of things (IIoT) and the central location for all machine data that every customer can use to record and evaluate the performance of their machines. It is also a repository for documents such as operating instructions, manuals, and spare part recommendations. In addition, knitlink provides every customer with remote access to the circular knitting machine.
Knitlink incorporates the web shop, which is digitally linked to the new-generation Control 5.0. Circular knitting machines with Control 5.0 are IoT-enabled and can inter alia be operated from mobile devices, so the knitter no longer needs to be physically at the controls, the release added.
“With our ITMA presentation, we show why and how investing in Mayer & Cie machines is worthwhile and pays long-term dividends,” said Mayer & Cie CEO, Benjamin Mayer. “Last but not least, we thereby also respond to the desire for more sustainability in the use of resources.”
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DP)