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18th July 2018, Chemnitz

Producing advanced shoe uppers with Terrot machines

The global knitted goods market and especially the demand for knitted fabrics for sportswear are constantly growing. In order to meet the latest market demands in knitted footwear and sportswear, Terrot, a leading manufacturer of circular knitting machines, has launched several updates, including the new transfer relief model UCC 572-TRE3, especially designed for the knitted footwear market.

This technology has been developed to fit the market requirements for producing advanced shoe uppers providing high productivity and offering maximum flexibility and creativity.

Current trend – circular knitted fabric for the production of shoe upper textiles. © Terrot

The transfer relief model UCC 572-TRE3 is a newcomer within the Terrot product range. The large potential of this particular model is based on the stitch forming edges, which can produce hole or perforated patterns in combination with continuously designed areas, the company explains.

“The model has 2.4 feeds per inch and is therefore at least 50% more productive than other machines on the market for this application field with only 0.8 or maximum 1.6 feeds per inch. The 3-way technology in cylinder cam and 2-way technology in dial cam ensure unlimited multi-coloured pattern designs,” the manufacturer reports.

Due to this specific knitting technology, the model is said to be suitable for designing athletic and innovative shoe wear with a perfect fit. The knitted hole patterned structure gives a lightweight feel and a special designed shape to support active fit. “With regard to trends like mass customisation the UCC 572-TRE3 together with the suitable design Software Paint Terrot realise easy customisable products with a huge profit margin,” the company adds.

“Another huge advantage is that this machine can be easily converted into a machine UCC 572-ME3. This model was originally developed for the production of double jacquard mattress ticking and is one of Terrot’s flagships. Another special conversion kit allows further on the production of special spacer structures, which can be also used in the field of mattress or shoe upper materials. Both machine models offer unlimited numbers of knitted structures and fashionable designs.”


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