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Computerized Warp-Weft Hybrid Flat Knitting Machine

LAPIS

LAPIS

A UNIQUE MACHINE FOR UNPRECEDENTED FINE GAUGE FASHION

Introducing the new LAPIS warp-weft hybrid knitting machine, combining fully modernized warp insertion capability with the latest in weft shaping technology. Only the most advanced mechatronics engineering can realize such a sophisticated technological combination. The result is evident in the unique products LAPIS can produce. Multi-color intarsia patterns can be combined with warp knitting patterns such as vertical stripes and warp jacquard to provide an unprecedented range of head-turning knitwear. LAPIS allows today's knit designers to explore entirely new creative opportunities with colorful fine gauge hybrid fabrics.

Warp Insertion: A Revolutionary Concept

Warp Insertion: A Revolutionary Concept

Warp insertion on LAPIS is performed with the use of special plating cams. Warp and weft functions can be carried out simultaneously, yielding unexpected new patterns and color combinations. Weft is fed by up to 12 yarn carriers while warp is inserted through the use of 4 lace bars, making it possible to knit well over a hundred colors into a single garment.

R2CARRIAGE system

R2CARRIAGE system

LAPIS features SHIMA SEIKI's new R2 (Rapid Response) CARRIAGE System, which achieves quicker carriage returns after each course. This allows faster knitting per course, resulting in a significant increase in productivity.

Superior Transfers with the SlideNeedle

Superior Transfers with the SlideNeedle

In pursuing ideal conditions for warp-weft knitting, SHIMA SEIKI has turned to its own SlideNeedle for its superior transfer capability. A flexible two-piece slider mechanism splits and extends beyond the needle hook for increased potential especially in complex transfers. This also eliminates the transfer clip and allows the needle to be mounted in the center of the needle groove, thereby achieving perfectly symmetrical loop formation for knitting the highest possible quality fabrics.

Auto Yarn Carrier

LAPIS features all-new yarn carriers that are motorized and move independently. This eliminates the need for extra carriage courses for moving carriers out of the way during intarsia knitting, dramatically improving productivity and efficiency.

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