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WHOLEGARMENT Computerized Flat Knitting Machine

SWG-FIRST124/154

SWG-FIRST124/154

HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTION OF THE FINEST GAUGES.

SHIMA SEIKI’s SWG-FIRST series computerized flat knitting machineis a synthesis of all of SHIMA SEIKI’s experience and know-how, providing a tremendous range of knitting from full-fashioning, rib shaping and integral knitting to 3-dimensional shaping as well as WHOLEGARMENT production. This all-purpose capability is made possible by carrying over our revolutionary SlideNeedle, which, together with loop pressers and transfer jacks, offers remarkable variety as well as improved quality and productivity. For SWG-FIRST124/154 S21, a special ultrafine gauge version of the SlideNeedle is used for knitting fabrics in 21-gauge, currently the world’s finest gauge possible in shaped knitting. SWG-FIRST124 and 154 are also updated with SHIMA SEIKI’s new R2CARRIAGE system that performs quicker carriage returns for significantly higher efficiency and productivity. The new SWG-FIRST series expands the boundaries of flat knitting with the speed and capability to produce garments that were previously impossible to produce.

Rapid Response R2CARRIAGESystem

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.

i-DSCS+DTC

i-DSCS

Standard on SWG-FIRST124 and 154 is i-DSCS+DTC Digital Stitch Control System "with Intelligence" and Dynamic Tension Control. i-DSCS+DTC carries over the benefits of DSCS while achieving the ultimate performance in digital knitting. Whereas DSCS is a passive system that mechanically limits yarn-feed, i-DSCS+DTC has the capability to actively control yarn-feed in both feed and retrieval directions as necessary, through variable electronic control of yarn tension. This results in even higher quality and greater productivity using a wider variety of yarns, including high-speed knitting of challenging yarns such as fancy yarns, stretch yarns, slub yarns and delicate cashmeres. Precise electronic control means i-DSCS+DTC provides consistent quality among different machines, production batches and repeat orders, and is crucial to the precision required in quality knitting.

The Original SlideNeedle

The Original SlideNeedle

SHIMA SEIKI has reinvented the most basic element of knitting—the needle. The new SlideNeedle is the result of a thorough re-evaluation of the 150-year old design of the conventional latch needle. A flexible two-piece slider mechanism replaces the latch and offers knitting possibilities never imagined before. Using the slider mechanism for transfer effectively eliminates the transfer clip, allowing the SlideNeedle to be mounted in the center of the needle groove, thereby achieving perfectly symmetrical loop formation for knitting the highest possible quality fabrics.

Pulldown Device

Pulldown Device

SWG-FIRST’s new computer-controlled takedown system consists of front and rear panels over which tiny pins are distributed for separately controlling takedown tension for the front and back when knitting WHOLEGARMENT knitwear. In addition, each panel is separated into 1.5-inch sections which can be individually controlled for specific tension control across the entire width of the garment. This precise control over takedown tension results in a more dimensionally accurate, higher quality garment which conforms better to the shape of the torso.

Loop Presser Bed and Transfer Jack Bed

SWG-FIRST features two extra beds mounted above the conventional V-shaped needlebeds. The loop presser bed is located above the rear needlebed, and features an improved presser system that works on individual loops for greater control of fabric holddown. The transfer jack bed is mounted above the front needlebed. From there, transfer can be made to and from both front and rear needlebeds. The transfer jack bed can also be racked for a maximum of 1.5 inches to each side (3 inches total), and can be split for individual left-right racking control.

Additional Features

Additional Features

Additional improvements include a new control unit that is built-in to the machine for simplified shipping and installation, easier maintenance, and more efficient use of space. A USB memory interface and a backup power supply are standard. The new machines also feature a lower overall height for improved access to top tension units.

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