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Shima Seiki at Pitti Filati 92

Company will exhibit new SWG-XR and N.SVR183 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines.

18th January 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama, Japan


Shima Seiki, the Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerised knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki, will be exhibiting at the 92nd edition of the upcoming Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy.

As pioneer of seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitting, Shima Seiki has been setting the standard with nearly 30 years of experience in complete garment technology. Now that benchmark has been raised once again with its new SWG-XR flagship WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine.

© Shima Seiki

SWG-XR features 4 needle beds for all-needle knitting of high quality WHOLEGARMENT products using the company's original SlideNeedle. SWG-XR features are renewed sinker system and a compact, light-weight carriage featuring 4 systems as well as auto yarn carriers.

All contribute to increased productivity of more than 25% over the previous MACH2 XS machine, as well as increased product range using a wider variety of yarn for supporting knits for all seasons, and higher quality for knitting beautiful fabrics and silhouettes; even items that were impossible to knit with the MACH2 series. SWG-XR sets new standards for the next generation of waste-free, sustainable WHOLEGARMENT knitting.

N.SVR183 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

A brand-new proposal in WHOLEGARMENT kitting will also be introduced in the form of the N.SVR183 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. Shima Seiki's global standard in shaped knitting, the N.SVR series now features a model for producing WHOLEGARMENT knitwear using every other needle in ultrafine gauge. N.SVR 183 is equipped with the R2CARRIAGE system and a compact, lightweight carriage for even higher productivity. Shown in 21G at Pitti Filati 92, N.SVR 183 is the ideal machine for flexible, entry-level WHOLEGARMENT production, with the versatility to respond to fluctuating market demand.

APEXFiz subscription-based design software supports the creative side of fashion from planning and design to colourway evaluation, realistic fabric simulation and 3D virtual sampling. Virtual samples are a digitized version of sample making that are accurate enough to be used effectively as prototypes, replacing physical sampling, and consequently reducing time, cost and material that otherwise go to waste. APEXFiz thereby helps to realize sustainability and digitally transform the fashion supply chain.

Knit samples produced in collaboration with Italian designer Vittorio Branchizio will also be exhibited.

Pitti Filati 92

25th - 27th January 2023

Fortezza da Basso, Firenze, Italy

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A. Tel: +39 02 216621

Email: [email protected]

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