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13th April 2011, Tokyo

Nagata D-100: Low energy sock machine reduces production costs

Japanese sock machine builder Nagata Seiki has developed a low energy single feed double cylinder sock knitting machine for broad rib and links-links knitting, which it claims reduces production costs.

Japanese sock machine builder Nagata Seiki has developed a low energy single feed double cylinder sock knitting machine for broad rib and links-links knitting, which it claims reduces production costs. Nagata’s new model D-100 has newly developed cam systems and yarn guide mechanism for high efficiency, stable operation and energy conservation.

“The machine body is designed smaller and lighter to significantly improve the mechanical energy. We believe that it will be a significant contribution to reduce the product cost for the user,” says Mac Kawaguchi, Sales Director for Nagata. “Moreover, single feed operation brings superior operation and maintenance,” adds Mr. Kawaguchi.

Nagata has studied and refined its whole cylinder drive mechanism while developing the D-100 and says the result is that energy savings have been achieved by installing a small servo motor.

The electromagnetic valve system and piping have also been the subject of further research, and Nagata says the cam systems can now be operated by smaller electromagnetic valves.

The D-100’s high definition colour LCD screen and touch panel are said to make it possible to save data simply onboard and Nagata says loading and saving data can be performed smoothly via USB memory.

Fine adjustments in stitch quality can be made via a pulse motor on the D-100. The optional Partial Stitch Control is operated via air cylinders to control knitting data for adjustments when knitting purl and other patterns.

Heel/toe knitting can be controlled via the data system allowing the user to increase and decrease the number of needles by up to 1/20 number of needles without rearrangement of the sliders (24 gauge – 50 gauge specification), when knitting a high or wide heel.

Compared with Nagata’s model D-211, consumption of compressed air is also said to be reduced by around 50%*, with the D-100.

*Comparison made on Nagata’s standard men’s style.

The D-100 is available in the following configurations:

3 ½ inch diameter: 104-240 needles, 24-50 gauge

4 inch diameter: 120-240 needles, 24-50 gauge

4 ½ inch diameter: 72-100 needles, 6 gauge

 

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  • Display Name 17th October 2014 11:35AM

    what is the cost of this d 100

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