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SIR123

SIR123

THE GLOBAL STANDARD FOR INTARSIA SHAPED KNITTING

As SHIMA SEIKI's newest generation of standard workhorse machines, the new SIR123 is the global standard for Intarsia shaped knitting, having inherited the know-how and experience accumulated over the years as the leading manufacturer of computerized flat knitting machines. Productivity is increased with a maximum knitting speed of 1.4 meters per second, combined with the R2CARRIAGE System that improves efficiency in each course through quicker carriage returns. It also carries over proven SHIMA SEIKI technology such as our renowned Digital Stitch Control System (DSCS), spring-loaded Full-Sinker System, Stitch Presser, Takedown Comb and Yarn Gripper and Cutter which is now equipped with a new lint remover for reduced maintenance. Equipped with the 30-intarsia carrier option, SIR allows great freedom in knitting intarsia garments, aided by tremendously capable design system software. Production leadtimes can be dramatically reduced using the Automatic Intarsia Carrier Setting software featured on our SDS-ONE APEX3 apparel design system. Made-in-Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance combine to satisfy the high expectations of the world's fashion industry.

Intarsia Carriers

Intarsia Carriers

SIR123 machines feature capacity for up to 40 intarsia carriers. The new intarsia carriers are more compact, fitting more carriers and thus allowing more color changes within a given knitting width. The improved intarsia system is also much quieter, averaging two-thirds (2/3) less noise than our previous intarsia system.

WIDEGAUGE

WIDEGAUGE

SIR123 feature WideGauge capability that allows a variety of gauges to be knit on a single machine. This allows the freedom to handle changing seasons and shifting trends without investing in a machine for every gauge or resorting to the complex, time-consuming task of gauge conversion. A wide range of production is possible, from tighter, finer gauge fabrics using all-needle knitting to more airy, lower-gauge textures using half-gauge (1×1) knitting.

DSCS

DSCS

The World's First Digital Stitch Device, DSCS can be programmed with the desired loop length, after which it monitors yarn consumption continuously and adjusts yarn feed and tension to yield consistency throughout the fabric to within a remarkable ±1% tolerance. The result is quality control that is essential to shaping and integral garment production.

R2CARRIAGE

The R2CARRIAGE (R2=Rapid Response) System features an advanced carriage mechanism combined with improved software programming that achieves quicker carriage returns after each course. For a given knitting width, a larger and heavier carriage requires more space (B) at each end of the machine to decelerate, return and accelerate back up to speed, so the actual portion where the carriage runs at full speed (A) becomes very limited. With a compact, lightweight carriage, less space is required for the carriage to make returns, allowing more area for the carriage to run at full speed. This allows faster knitting per course, resulting in higher productivity.

Spring-Type Full Sinker

Spring-Type Sinker System

Spring-type sinkers operate full-time regardless of carriage position, and provide gentle holddown movement, realizing significant improvement in quality and texture for complicated three-dimensional fabrics.

Stitch Presser

Stitch Presser

The patented stitch presser system features a special motor-driven system which allows the pressers to carry out individual on/off adjustments in both knit and transfer, in either course direction. These pressers are able to hold down fabric gently for improved consistency and control, contributing significantly to quality shaping.

Lint remover

Lint remover

SIR123 features a yarn gripper equipped with a new lint remover for reduced maintenance.

A User-Friendlier Knitting Machine

A User-Friendlier Knitting Machine 

Space efficiency is improved during installation by integrating the fabric collection tray within the machine frame. The network connector is repositioned on the side of the machine for easier access while transferring comprehensive data using Shima KnitPLM. The USB interface is also positioned directly below the control monitor for improved access in data exchange. For those moments when power suddenly becomes unavailable, a backup power supply allows work to resume after power failures. This offers peace of mind that an entire garment will not be lost due to blackouts.

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