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5th March 2008

New Patent - Santoni SPA, Italy - Latch needle machine without sinkers

Abstract of World Patent No.WO2008003463

A knitting machine (101) with latch needles and without sinkers comprising, in at least some of the regions of the needle holder (102) comprised between two contiguous slots (103) which accommodate a corresponding needle (5), a knitting retention element (106) which has a portion (106a) which forms a stop shoulder (107) for the knitting; the knitting retention element (106) can move on command from a first position, in which it does not interfere with the knitting being formed, to a second position, in which it is inserted with the portion (106a) between two contiguous needles (5) in a region which faces the knitting forming plane (104), in order to retain the portion of knitting that lies between two contiguous needles (5), contrasting the entrainment of the knitting along the needles (5) during the extraction motion of the needles from the needle holder (102) to release, onto their shank (5b), the previously formed loop of knitting and/or to engage the yarn delivered at a feed or drop of the machine.

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KNITTING MACHINE WITH LATCH NEEDLES AND WITHOUT SINKERS

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