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Circular Knitting

Monarch showcases latest technologies at ITMA

Featuring fine gauge electronic knitting technology in both single and double-knit Jacquards - high production mattress ticking and single jersey raceway machinery.

9th May 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Leic

Knitted Outerwear, Household

Monarch Knitting Machinery (UK) Ltd. will be unveiling four of its latest circular knitting machines at the forthcoming ITMA 2023 textile machinery exhibition in Milan. In Hall 4, Stand E105-E106, the Leicester, UK based company will be focusing on its latest fine gauge electronic technology in both single and double-knit Jacquards - high production mattress ticking and single jersey raceway machinery.

Monarch will also be introducing a new design simulation software that will take fabric digitalisation to the next level. The company will also be showing its latest development in E-Needle technology and MMS (Monarch Monitoring System) for Industry 4.0.


On show will be a 30-inch diameter OD7-M2XC-A3.2RE in 28 gauge. The 96-feed single jersey raceway machine on open-width frame is aimed at high production. The machine features the latest E-Needle technology from Fukuhara reducing energy consumption and improved needle life.


Also, on show will be a 30-inch OD7-M-SEC7BS in 40 gauge. The 72-feed single jersey electronic jacquard model is now available with true 3-way selection at all feeds on the cylinder. A combination of the compact SS actuator and newly developed machine encoder has given the possibility to produce a range of new super fine fabrics suitable for sportwear, mesh and lingerie.


Monarch will also exhibit a 30-inch M-LEC7BS in 36 gauge. The 72-feed double jersey electronic jacquard model has true 3-way selection on the cylinder. RDS (Rotary Drop Cam System) on the dial is standard on the machine allowing ultra-fast pattern changes to be made without removing cam box sections or elements. The machine is capable of knitting fabrics in both rib or interlock gating for sportswear, outerwear, and lingerie fabrics.


A 20-gauge M-LEC7KSH in 38 ich diameter, completes the new machine line-up. The 84-feed double jersey electronic jacquard is a high production mattress ticking machine. The machine features a brand-new needle selection system that has significantly reduced weight and height of the knitting head. The main benefits will be further energy saving, improved machine handling and increased productivity.


Monarch will also be showing its latest MMS developments in machine monitoring with its partner BMS (Belgium Monitoring Systems). MMS not only monitors knitting machines but also all manufacturing and logistical activities within the knitting factory.

Monarch will be showing a new MKS development concept for fabric simulation which will allow designers to develop fabrics digitally. The software will simulate the design in 2.5D and create the pattern data for the machine using the most appropriate stitch formation. The software will allow for the creation of fabric collections and or pre-selections prior to production of the textile.

ITMA 2023

Visit Monarch Knitting Machinery (UK) Ltd. At ITMA 2023 in Milan in Hall 4, Stand E105-E106.

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