Karl Mayer upgrades Jacquardtronic Lace models
6th July 2012, Obertshausen
Karl Mayer has launched several new versions of its tried and tested and highly successful Jacquardtronic Lace machines and it is not only the working width and speed of the JL 65/1B that have been optimised.
“Lace is feminine, sexy and seductive, and is the result of sophisticated, carefully considered, high-tech solutions. The Jacquardtronic Lace machine is one such example,” says Karl Mayer.
The machines in the successful JL range of machines manufactured by Karl Mayer produce lace with a smooth, fine, filigree appearance, can process different band widths without any transition points, and are said to be extremely efficient with the level of performance being improved constantly.
The result of the latest upgrade made to the Jacquardtronic range was the optimisation of the JL 65/1B and in this case, the development work did not only focus on making the machine faster and wider.
The development work carried out by Karl Mayer involved making specific modifications and changing the technical design, changes which are said to considerably increase the productivity of the Jacquardtronic Lace with 65 guide bars.
The innovations on the new JL 65/1B and F models with a working width of 132 inches enable them to reach maximum speeds of 800 rpm, which Karl Mayer says, means that they are 60% faster than their predecessors. The older machines operated at speeds of up to 500 rpm.
Also in the range is the JL 65/1B with a working width of 168 inches which Karl Mayer says, because of its overall design, can reach almost the same speed as its sister machine with a width of 132 inches. It is also more efficient than the previous 132 inch machine with its old design.
Performance has been increased by 25%, just by extending the width of the new machine from 132 inches to 168 inches.
The new machine concept also involved repositioning the pattern drive, with the string bars being controlled from one side. Karl Mayer says the change enabled the performance potential to be fully utilised for the relevant widths and guarantees smooth machine running.
“As well as being extremely efficient, the new JL 65/1B operates at the same high level of precision offered by all Karl Mayer’s machines, and is easy to operate. All the operating elements are arranged ergonomically and are also easy to see. Data can be transferred easily and clearly, either via an Ethernet interface or touch screen,” Karl Mayer explains.
Huge patterning potential
The JL 65/1B and F are fitted with electronically controlled systems for the yarn feed, fabric take-down and pattern drive, as well as with KAMCOS technology and its Motion Control/Multi Speed system.
These enable this multibar jacquard raschel machine to work a wide range of design options. Clipped looks, muted, three-dimensional effects, and distorted grounds in a wide range of structures and variations can be produced, as well as large-repeat pattern motifs and sweeping contours processed in bourdon yarns. Different yarn materials can also be used to produce a greater range of designs.
According to Karl Mayer, another advantage of the Jacquardtronic Lace machine is that it is still possible to change the starting position of the pattern quite freely, to make optimum use of its patterning potential.
“The latest optimised features have not reduced the patterning potential in any way,” Karl Mayer says. “The patterns that could be produced on the existing JL 65/1 with a working width of 132 inches can be adapted for processing on the new machine, simply by modifying the pattern data.”
“Once again, the JL 65/1B is being launched into the market with the focus on versatility, productivity and technical perfection.”
Author: Billy Hunter