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Circular Knitting

Mayer & Cie ships 77,777th circular knitting machine

The Relanit 3.2 HS is the 77,777th circular knitting machine that Mayer & Cie. has manufactured in over 80 years of circular knitting machine production.

6th November 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Albstadt, Germany

Knitted Outerwear

A Relanit 3.2 HS is packed for shipping to Torman Tekstil in Istanbul. The Mayer & Cie. top seller is loaded onto pallets, lashed and secured, and packed in gleaming silver-coloured foil. Nothing out of the ordinary – except perhaps for the sheet of white paper marked 77777 revealing what is special about this consignment. The Relanit 3.2 HS is the 77,777th circular knitting machine that Mayer & Cie. has manufactured in over 80 years of circular knitting machine production.

More infrequent than an eclipse of the Moon

Circular knitting machines with a serial number consisting of five identical digits are not something that the Albstadt-based manufacturer ships to customers regularly. After all, 11,111 single or double jersey machines, electronic or mechanical, are manufactured between each so called ‘schnapps’ number (a number with identical digits).

© Mayer & Cie.

Based on an average annual output of 1,200 machines, that corresponds to a period of nine and a half years, the company points out. So, a Mayer & Cie. circular knitting machine with a schnapps number is far less frequent than a lunar eclipse, it says. Statistically speaking, a lunar eclipse can be seen in Albstadt four times per decade, Mayer & Cie. reminds us.

Relanit 3.2 HS: A machine in a class of its own

The machine type with this special number is, in contrast, much more frequent, the company says. The Relanit 3.2 HS is one of Mayer & Cie.’s best-selling circular knitting machines. Knitters all over the world appreciate its reliability and productivity, especially in processing cotton and elastomer yarns, the company explains.

© Mayer & Cie.

What is more, Mayer & Cie. adds , the Relanit 3.2 HS delivers the desired results with the widest possible range of yarn qualities. As a member of the Relanit family, it is part of a success story that goes back over 30 years. The single jersey machine using relative technology is now heading for its own first five-digit schnapps number since the initial Relanit was launched.

Relanit 3.2 HS details

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