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Circular Knitting

Mayer & Cie. introduces high-speed mattress ticking machine at ITM

The OVJA 2.4 EM is a new machine designed especially for the mattress ticking market’s changing demands.

22nd March 2018

Knitting Industry
 |  Albstadt


The Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting OVJA 2.4 EM, a new addition to the MCT product range in the mattress ticking segment, at this year’s ITM International Textile Machinery fair in Istanbul from 14-17 April. The company is also featuring the Relanit 3.2 HS and the D4 2.2 II machines. An info stand will also present the latest innovation, spinitsystems spinning and knitting technology.

Traditionally one step ahead is one of our company’s central guidelines,” said Wolfgang Müller, Head of Sales and Marketing at Mayer & Cie. “We go to great effort to maintain our lead that we have earned in more than 100 years of company history. That enables us to offer our customers tried and tested, state-of-the-art technologies while at the same time constantly developing completely new approaches such as, for example, spinitsystems technology.”

Mayer & Cie. is exhibiting open-width frame versions of all three machines at the ITM. The OVJA 2.4 EM will be on show in a raised frame, for fabric rolls of up to a diameter of 600 mm. This is due to mattress cover fabrics’ generally higher material thickness.

Bestsellers for a strong sales market

The Relanit 3.2 HS that Mayer & Cie. is exhibiting in Istanbul is one of the company’s most popular models. It is the latest member of the Relanit family of machines that use relative technology. This technology, 30 years old this year, is characterised by gentle yarn processing and high productivity.

Knitting pure cotton, the Relanit 3.2 HS with a 30-inch diameter reaches a speed of up to 50 rpm. “In Turkey, demand for Relanit machines has always been very strong. The Relanit 3.2 HS enables us to continue writing this success story,” said Mr Müller.

The D4 2.2 II, which Mayer & Cie. will exhibit at ITM, is a well-established and versatile machine. © Mayer & Cie.

Thanks to its many fields of application, D4 2.2 II enjoys wide international popularity, too. It offers high quality for rib, interlock and 8-lock-structures. Using an especially developed conversion kit, D4 2.2 II produces spacer fabric of a unique quality. The range of applications for which D4 2.2 II produces the desired fabrics include underwear, sports- and leisurewear just as much as lining for shoes and decoration.

New machine for a potent niche market

The OVJA 2.4 EM is a new machine designed especially for the mattress ticking market’s changing demands. It focusses on maximising output of standard mattress cover fabrics. The machine achieves this goal by combining a higher number of feeders (2.4 per inch) and a higher speed (up to 25 rpm with 38 ‘’).

The machine is based on the tried and trusted OVJA 2.4 E. Although OVJA 2.4 EM focuses on maximising production, it still offers a wide range of mattress cover designs, the company reports. Thanks to its single needle selection, design changes can be done quickly. The result is a highly productive, easy-to-handle machine.

New opportunities with spinitsystems

The spinitsystems team will have an info stand in Istanbul at which to present its innovation and explain the opportunities that it opens up for customers. Mayer & Cie. sees good prospects on the Bosporus for its new technology that combines spinning and knitting in one machine. Turkey is not only the home of a highly developed textiles industry, but also an important cotton producer. Both points, especially in combination, are important starting points for spinitsystems, the company explains.

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