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Computerized Flat Knitting Machine




SHIMA SEIKI introduces a whole new benchmark in intarsia knit production with the MACH2SIG machine. As the name suggests, MACH2SIG offers unprecedented speed and efficiency. Maximum knitting speed is increased to 1.4 meters per second. The new R2CARRIAGE System achieves quicker carriage returns after each course. Intarsia knitting is dramatically improved through the use of up to 40 intarsia carriers. In addition, as part of the newest generation of SHIMA SEIKI knitting machines, MACH2SIG carries over all the technological achievements for which SHIMA SEIKI is made famous: DSCS Digital Stitch Control System; Full-Time Spring-Loaded Sinker System; Stitch Presser; Yarn Gripper and Cutter; Takedown System; and more. Finally, MACH2SIG offers a blend of Made-in-Japan quality and reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance that fulfills the high expectations already held by the global fashion industry.


Type MSIG123
Variation SV SC FC
Gauge 12 ・ 14 ・ 16 12 ・ 14 ・ 16 ・ 18 16
Knitting width Variable stroke. Max 48" (122cm)
WideGauge Wide range of gauge knit on a single machine.
Knitting speed Max 1.4m/sec. Knitting speed varies according to gauge and knitting condition. Variably adjustable speed levels. 10 additional programmable speeds.
Stitch density 120 levels, electronically controlled.
Racking Motor-driven racking mechanism. Max 2-inch racking. 1/2 and1/4 pitch also available from any position.
Knitting system Triple KNITRAN system. Single R2CARRIAGE system.
Transfer Simultaneous transfer, front or back, independent of carriage direction. Split stitch possible without exchanging yarn carriers.
Sinker system Spring-type moveable full-sinker system. Fixed sinker system.
Stitch presser Special motor-driven system allows individual adjustment for on/off in knit and transfer.
Needle hook conversion Conversion between LL-size and MM-size possible without exchanging cams.
○ ( 12 and 14 gauge only.) -
Needle selection Full jacquard selection via special solenoid actuators.
Setup device Takedown comb with special setup needles.
Takedown device Main/sub rollers. Changeable 99 levels, automatically adjustable on each level. Automatic opening and closing.
Yarn cutter Single-unit system includes 1 yarn cutter and 2 yarn grippers. Both sides standard. Lint remover.
DSCS Consistent loop length by digital control method. Left side standard.8 encoders. Left side standard.
i-DSCS+DTC DSCS with Intelligence+Dynamic Tension Control. Actively controls yarn feed in both feed and retrieval directions. Electronic control of yarn-feed tension permits high-speed knitting. 1 unit on each side. Optional (1).
Yarn feed roller 20 positions on each side. Left side double roller standard ( SC18 gauge only).
Yarn stopper device 8 positions on left side ( SC18 gauge only).
Side tensions 20 on each side
Yarn carriers 33 intarsia carriers. (40 max.) (2).
Top tensions 33 tension devices (3).
One-touch easy threading. Large knots cause machine stop. Small knots cause 0-9 courses at specified knot detection speed, then automatically resume at set speed.
Stop motion Yarn break, large knot, wraparound check, shock detection, piece count, over-torque, program error, etc.
Drive system Belt drive. AC servo motor. No lubrication necessary.
Cleaner Special blower operated cleaner.
Safety devices Full safety cover for noise-suppression and dust-proofing with stop motion sensor and interlock mechanism. Emergency stop switch. Emergency power off device. Ultra-low speed "crawl" setting. CE Mark. Indicator lamps (see below).
Operation lamp Green/normal operation. Flashing green/normal stop. Flashing amber/abnormal stop.


Data input USB memory interface. USB 3.5" MO disk interface. Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T network interface.
Pattern memory 25,165,824 bits (1,024 wales x 8,192 addresses)
Control unit Built-in controller. Stored program for flat knitting machine.
Control display Monochrome LCD panel. Editing possible via display panel operation. Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Back-up power Power supply for resuming knitting after power failure.
Power Single phase AC220V+/-10%
(1) Air splicer and i-DSCS+DTC are available only as a set (12G, 14G and 16G only).
(2) Additional intarsia carriers.
(3) Additional tension devices.


Kg ( lbs. ) 910 ( 2,002 )


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