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Busi Twin Layer set for ITMA showcase

Unrivalled, patented and manufactured in Italy machine to star in Milan event.

13th April 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Botticino (BS), Italy


With ITMA 2023 just a couple of months away, Italian socks knitting machine manufacturer Busi Giovanni has announced the inclusion of its Busi Twin layer machine, from its Platinum line, in its Milan line-up.

The Busi Twin Layer is a high production single cylinder sock machine with latch needles in the dial that enable it to produce technical sports socks with twin fabric. The machine is based on the Busi Idea Terry, and it has all the same features and knitting possibilities.

The machine is provided with a patented device that uses the dial needle for the production of an internal layer and the cylinder needles for the production of the external layer. The two fabrics that form the sock are knitted contemporarily and can be joined as required, merging into one fabric at the welt, heel and at the toe of the sock. This way the two fabrics cannot slide one onto the other.

“The machine is also provided with a device for selected terry, which is designed to enable the machine knitting the sandwich terry and the normal terry even in the same sock without any mechanical change. It also enables the fully automatic switching from plain stitch to half terry and to full terry,” the company reports.

Rimaglio 3.0

The Twin Layer performs 3-colour patterns plus ground and can be equipped with the company’s Rimaglio 3.0 device for automatic stitch-by-stitch toe closing. The Rimaglio device is designed to enable classic linking to be achieved on the machine in a completely automatic way. The automated device is situated at the side of the knitting machine, it downloads the sock from the machine, after completion of the knitting operation, and it transfers the sock to the linking device, where it is sewn loop by loop.

The sock is turned inside out, so that the linking remains on the inside of the sock, resulting in perfect traditional-looking linking. After being sewn, the sock, already reversed to the right side, is removed from the machine and is ready for the next boarding operation.

Since 1958 Busi Giovanni Srl has specialized in the design and construction of single-cylinder machines with rib needles in the dial for the production of high-quality stockings, socks and tights. Today, Busi is recognized worldwide as one of the most inventive producers of machines for high-performance and high-tech socks.

The company is a supplier to the most important producers of stockings, socks and tights, for the men's, women's and children's markets - classic, patterned, sports, technical-sports, as well as medical, with special solutions for graduated compression.

Busi sells in more than 50 countries around the world (90% export) through a network of partners that provide distribution and service.

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