Stoll, Germany’s leading flat knitting machine manufacturer, will for the first time present will be presenting at ITMA, the leading and largest international textile machinery exhibition, for the first time this month, exhibiting its latest innovations and developments within the fields of Fashion and Technology, Technical Textiles, and knit and wear. Stoll will also present a production process involving knitelligence and Stoll-knitrobotic.
The new Stoll Trend Collection called Materialisation will also be on display. This collection exemplifies and demonstrates the variety of materials that Stoll technology supports.
“In addition to the commercially available yarns, Stoll also worked with yarns that are unusual for the knitting industry – representing a solution to a major challenge of flat knitting technology,” the company says. “These yarns include used plastic bags, silver foil, and jute bags that have been utilised to knit luxury products – the inspiration here being the concept of up-cycling.”
The company will also present its new knitelligence machine generation at this year’s ITMA 2019, which takes place in Barcelona, from 20-26 June. “The new knitelligence machine generation takes you into the future of digitisation,” the company explains. “Tailored to the specific needs of the digital world, this generation facilitates work through process automation, more transparency, shorter response times, shorter production cycles, and higher productivity.”
Based on knitelligence and the latest innovation, Stoll-knitrobotic, a fully automated production process will be presented. At the end of the process, visitors can take home a finished knitwear piece with an individualised motif as a souvenir.
In field of knit and wear, the company will present the ADF 830-24 ki W knit and wear and CMS 830 ki knit and wear. “The ADF 830-24 ki W knit and wear offers even greater flexibility in colouring and patterning – providing greater productivity. This ADF offers the entire spectrum of technology and functionality in the knit and wear range,” the company reports.
The CMS 830 ki machine is a high-performance, basic machine with an excellent price-performance ratio, according to the manufacturer: “In addition to standard techniques, even demanding patterns such as the french shoulder is now possible.” In addition to the enhancement of the intarsia capability, the CMS 830 ki knit and wear offers the gauge E9.2. This machine is the economical entry-level machine for flexible use, both for conventional production and knit and wear divisions.
Stoll, with headquarters in Reutlingen, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flat knitting machines. The long‐established company was founded in 1873 and has 1,000 employees around the world. The Stoll brand portfolio includes flat knitting machines and pattern software that are used to produce fashion and technical textiles.
Stoll exports its products to more than 50 countries worldwide. With innovative developments and state‐of‐the‐art production, Stoll is making a multitude of knitting trends possible.