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Automatic Seamless Sock Flat Knitting Machine

SPF-W

SPF-W

COMFORTABLE, STYLISH SOCKS WITH SEAMLESS TOES AND HEELS.

Shima Seiki's SPF has been the only machine to specialize in the production of five-toe socks with heels. Now that unique technology has been taken to an entirely new level with the introduction of our SPF-W machine. The SPF-W's most significant improvement is its capability to knit both left- and right-foot socks on one machine, whereas the previous SPF required two machines, one dedicated to each foot. Considerable savings can be realized when investing in five-toe sock production, and factory space can be used more efficiently. Knitting on one machine also means higher quality and consistency among left-and-right pairs. Other improvements include digital elastic yarn feed, USB memory interface, an ergonomic control panel, automatic lubrication and optional air splicer. Five-toe socks have recently gained recognition as a stylish and comfortable new genre in footwear, with athletic and health-conscious advantages built-in. With our new SPF-W, taking advantage of this growing market is now easier than ever before.

A Unique Niche Product

A Unique Niche Product

Five-toe socks are a unique product with many distinguishing features. Because the toes are split individually, they maintain dryness even under prolonged use, prev a variety of sports. Five-toe socks also offer the rare opportunity to dress up feet when wearing senting athletes' foot. As the toes-which help to distribute body weight-can be spread independently with more ease, five-toe socks are said to offer better balance and stability and are preferred by athletes inandals and to make a unique statement in footwear. Other machines producing five-toe socks lack the capability to knit heels, resulting in an uncomfortable product reminiscent of old tube socks. Only Shima Seiki offers knitted-in heels for five-toe socks with a perfect fit.

Full Computer-Control

Various functions that used to be controlled by a mechanical control drum are now electronically controlled by stepping motors. This eliminates many mechanical limitations and allows SPF-W to change sock type and color at will, expanding possible product lines while maintaining high productivity.

Reliable Yarn-Tail Insertion

Reliable Yarn-Tail Insertion

Previously, yarn tails sticking out of toes were inserted using an air blower. SPF-W now features a new motor-driven yarn inserting hook and cutter which mechanically, and reliably, handle loose yarn tails for the highest possible quality.

Automatic Lubrication System

Automatic Lubrication System

A new lubrication system automatically replenishes the machine over two separate systems. In addition to providing sufficient coverage to all key parts of the machine for minimized wear and easier maintenance, SPF-W also features computer-controlled automatic lubrication of the carriage for sinkers and jacks on a preset schedule. Automatic lubrication also prevents over-lubrication, conserving oil and keeping your products clean (Genuine Shima Oil is recommended).

Elastic Yarn Support

SPF-W's new and improved elastic yarn feeding device now features motor-controlled feeding of elastic yarns. Together with the Elastic Yarn Tension Controlling Device, yarn feed tension is adjusted digitally to provide consistency in loop formation for producing high-quality, value-added products, they also allow widening of the leg portion of socks for better fit and comfort around the calf.

3D-Toes

SPF-W creates five-toe socks with specially formed toes that conform better to the shape of toes for greater comfort and fit.

Air Splicer (optional)

Air Splicer (optional)

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 SPF-W very effectively.

User-Friendly Control Panel

User-Friendly Control Panel

The SPF-W features an all-new computer-control unit with a solid-state disk (SSD) which permits large-capacity storage of knitting data at higher speeds as compared with conventional hard disk drives. A USB memory interface allows data transfer for large file sizes to support increasingly complex patterns and designs. The large LCD control panel offers improved graphic interface for intuitive operation. The eye-level display offers improved ergonomics, while menu-interactive function buttons offer easy input and editing.

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