New knitting machine with 42 color change in single course

July 17, 2008 - South Korea

MBI Technology Co Ltd, a global manufacturer of intarsia sweater knitting machines, announced that they have developed a new intarsia knitting machine for intarsia sweaters with the maximum 42 color change in single course. The new intarsia knitting machine is named MBI-S1342 and will be available in domestic and international markets.

Using the world’s first circular type and circular knitting machine structure for mass-production of knits, MBI-S1342 can coordinate on knitting body and rib border, continuous knitting, and small quantity batch production of any desired designs through computer design programs.

MBI-S1342 has a diameter of 25.1 inch, standard 13 gauges with variable gauges from 12 to 14, and 42 feeders for intarsia and 2 feeders for rib border. The feeders for intarsia and rib border in MBI-S1342 provide a variety of intarsia designs and produce any size of knits in a short lead time.

Since MBI-S1342 uses circular type, its needle cylinders rotate reciprocally back and forth, which provides an excellent expression of any detailed patterns such as vertical stripes, curves, and thin lines.

MBI-S1342 also runs with Easy Graphic Design System based on Windows, therefore anyone can easily create their own design, save them in USB devices, and load the design on the machine through its USB port. Once the design is loaded in the program, the machine will automatically begin the knitting for intarsia pattern.

Denny Y. D. Koo, vice president of MBI Technology, commented about the new machine, “We are hearing a lot of positive feedback about our new MBI-S1342 from the market research and prospects especially in European and Asian sweater manufacturing industry.”

“We proudly recommend MBI-S1342 as one of the necessary machines for fashion sweater manufacturers who want development of classy and value added sweater products,” he added.