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Automatic Ultrafine Gauge Seamless Glove Flat Knitting Machine

NewSFG

NewSFG

THE ULTRAFINE GAUGE SEAMLESS GLOVE

SHIMA SEIKI's NewSFG computerized seamless glove machine has gained a large following with users worldwide, thanks to its quality, reliability and unparalleled technology developed especially for fine and ultrafine gauge applications. In addition to its already impressive lineup of 10, 13 and 15 gauges, the NewSFG has now evolved to include an 18 gauge machine. The NewSFG's proven sinker system and yarn insertion device carry on the tradition of producing seamless gloves which conform better to the shape of hands with smoother rounded fingertips. These quality production benefits, combined with the precision engineering required for ultrafine gauge knitting, can produce gloves with a natural and comfortable fit that is perfect for high-precision work, medical applications, and coated gloves.

Plating / Principal Yarn Feeder Control Device

Plating Yarn Feeder Control Device / Principal Yarn Feeder Control Device

The optional yarn feeder control device offers an economical solution to using expensive yarns by cutting back on the use of plating yarn and main yarn. Electrically conductive yarns for circuit board assembly for example, can be very costly. By regulating the amount of plating yarn, cost can be cut while maintaining the functional capacity of the gloves.

3-Finger Palm Device

3-Finger Palm Device

For an even more natural fit, we offer the 3-finger palm option. With this option the upper palm portion below the middle-three fingers is knitted separately from the rest of the palm. With the pinky joint mounted lower than the rest, independent movement allows for a more comfortable, better fitting glove. It also makes it easier to mount gloves onto moulds for processing of coated or treated gloves.

High-Performance Fiber Device

Knitted gloves are gaining popularity as safety gloves. Heat-resistant and cut-resistant gloves using high-performance fiber are especially important in this growing field. The NewSFG can be equipped with cutters and sinker cams that are designed to deal with the challenges of knitting these high-value items.

i-DSCS

SHIMA SEIKI developed the world's first digital stitch device over 20 years ago, and has been improving it ever since. For glove knitting, we offer i-DSCS. Using computer control to feed yarn in both feed and retrieval directions, i-DSCS maintains uniform yarn tension throughout knitted portions of gloves for higher quality. Precision control of yarn feed also permits quality knitting using previously difficult-to-knit yarns, supporting recent demand in high-performance yarns such as aramide and polyethylene. i-DSCS also measures the amount of yarn for each individual portion of each glove, then automatically adjusts yarn consumption accordingly to achieve identical size from glove-to-glove; machine-to-machine for excellent quality control.

Air Splicer

Air Splicer

Unlike knotter devices which rely on a cutting and knotting mechanism, the optional air splicer uses a burst of pressurized air to instantly twist together yarns on the fly. Designs with up to 8 colors can be produced on NewSFG very effectively.

Area Sensor

Area Sensor

The new area sensor features an invisible protective shield of infrared beams, which when broken stops the NewSFG automatically. The area sensor reduces the likelihood of injury from moving parts, and allows maintenance and cleaning to be performed without removing and replacing safety covers.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, ALWAYS MAKE SURE ALL MOVING PARTS HAVE STOPPED COMPLETELY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH MAINTENANCE, SERVICE OR CLEANING.

Secondary Yarn Cutter Device

Secondary Yarn Cutter Device

Developed for the optional 2-color and 3-color devices, the secondary yarn cutter device features a motor-driven cutter and looper for secondary-color yarns. Its electronically controlled motor enables holding and releasing of secondary yarn at specified courses during knitting.

VPU

VPU

The VPU unit provides a handy means of sharing knitting data among multiple NewSFG machines by transferring data via a 3.5-inch micro floppy disk. The transfer of such data as number of courses, stitch type, knitting speed and rpm eliminates the need for programming each machine individually. The VPU is also used to perform backup data storage and software version updates.

CE Mark for Reliable Safety (CE versions only)

CE Mark for Reliable Safety (CE versions only)

Developed for the European Community, the CE version features an integrated safety cover with interlock mechanism and a signal tower for instantly communicating operational conditions. The CE Mark attached to the side of each CE version is a symbol of SHIMA SEIKI's commitment to the safety and reliability of its products (Safety cover is optional on other versions).

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