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7th November 2016, Albstadt/Mumbai

Mayer & Cie. to present latest technology at ITME India

Mayer & Cie. will be presenting its product portfolio, consisting of a highly productive interlock machine, a mattress cover specialist and a spinning and knitting machine that can produce patterns in Mumbai from 3-8 December 2016, at the ITME India exhibition.

At the Indian Mayer representative Batliboi stand visitors will find a D4 2.2 II HPI, an OVJA 1.6 EM HS and a Spinit 3.0 E equipped with the new Fancy module. With each of these three machines the German knitting machine manufacturer says it aims to fulfil central requirements of the Indian market.

Interlock machine

“Demand for interlock fabrics is very high in India and throughout the region,” said Timo Schramm, Sales Manager India, Mayer & Cie. “So the market is fiercely contested. With the D4 2.2 II HPI we have succeeded in gaining really good access to the market once more, and we have made significant headway, especially against local manufacturers.”

D4 2.2 II HPI interlock machine. © Mayer & Cie.

First unveiled at the 2015 ITMA in Milan, the D4 2.2 II in its high-performance version, the HPI, is highly popular in India, according to the manufacturer. Last year the company completed two projects, each involving the sale of several dozen machines.

The key strength of the D4 2.2 II HPI is said to be its productivity, which is twice to three times that of a conventional interlock machine, according to the company. With the D4 2.2 II a knitter can produce up to 400 kg of fabric per day. It knits with 4.4 systems per inch with an overall diameter of 30 inches. With 132 systems in all, the machine runs at 34 rpm. Along with its output, Timo Schramm says, the range of yarns the machine can knit accounts for its success. “The D4 2.2 II works with synthetic yarns just as fast and reliably as with staple fibres; it can even handle 100% cotton. That puts us well ahead of other knitting machine manufacturers.”

Flexible high performer

Performance is a focal point of the OVJA 1.6 EM HS, according to Mayer & Cie. At 30 rpm and 38 inches the machine is designed to achieve a speed factor of 1,140. So, compared with its predecessor, the OVJA 1.6 EM HS delivers 25% more performance. Flexibility is the second strong point of a machine that knits double jersey. Electronic single needle selection in the cylinder is an important prerequisite for a wide range of patterns and weights.

OVJA 1.6 EM HS. © Mayer & Cie.

“With our tried and tested OVJA family of machines we offer a range of high-quality solutions for the manufacture of mattress cover fabrics,” commented Schramm. “The OVJA 1.6 EM HS is our most powerful specialist in a segment that is growing continuously in India. That is why we are exhibiting it with an industrial frame at the ITME.”

Spinit 3.0 E with Fancy module

The Spinit 3.0 E spinning and knitting machine will be on show at the ITME trade fair, equipped with the Fancy module. With the Fancy module, the machine, which combines three previously separate operations, can produce patterns. Via the electronically controlled drafting systems, different yarn counts can be generated in the ongoing process. Unique patterns, characterised by a free alternation of transparent and opaque areas, can be created as a result.

Spinit 3.0 E spinning and knitting machine. © Mayer & Cie.

“Our Spinit 3.0 E already offers a wide range of benefits in relation to production times, energy requirements and CO2 footprint. In the Fancy module we can offer our customers yet another distinguishing feature which we are exhibiting at the ITME because the Indian market is very important for Spinit,” commented Michael A. Tuschak, who is in charge of spinitsystems marketing and sales at Mayer & Cie.


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