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Computerized Flat Knitting Machine



Blending Versatility with Productivity

SHIMA SEIKI's SIG123 follows in the footsteps of the best-selling SSG Series with a fine balance of quality, productivity, user-friendliness and economony. In addition, SIG123 distinguishes itself through specialized intarsia capability for efficient production of high value-added knitwear. For the wide variety of production options required for supporting a range of highly profitable work, SIG123 is your choice.


Gauge 7 ・ 12 ・ 14 7 ・ 12 ・ 14 ・ 16 16 ・ 18
Knitting width Variable stroke. Max 48" (122cm)
WideGauge Wide range of gauge knit on a single machine.
Knitting speed Max 1.3m/sec. Knitting speed varies according to gauge and knitting condition. Variably adjustable speed levels. 10 additional programmable speeds.
Stitch density 120 levels, electronically controlled.
Second Stitch 1 Motor-controlled second stitch cam allows individual adjustement of loose/tight stitches for shaping. Optional1
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.
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.
DSCS Consistent loop length by digital control method. 8 encoders. Left side standard.
Yarn feed roller 16 positions on each side. Both sides standard.
Side tensions 16 on each side
Yarn carriers 2 normal carriers + 21 intarsia carriers
Top tensions 32 tension devices
One-touch easy threading. Lowered 100mm for easy access. 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. Stop button. Power supply disconnecting 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 3 phase AC200V+/-10%
(1) Second Stitch cam.


Kg ( lbs ) 924 ( 2,033 )


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