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Shima Seiki to exhibit at JEC World 2022

On display will be the P-CAM131 multi-ply computerized cutting machine and a prototype weft knitting machine capable of multi-axial yarn insertion via video presentation.

25th April 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama, Japan

Technical Textiles

Leading Japanese textile solutions provider Shima Seiki will exhibit at the upcoming JEC World 2022 exposition to be held in Paris, France next month.

On display will be the P-CAM131 multi-ply computerized cutting machine (NC cutting machine). Shima Seiki's fast, efficient and reliable P-CAM series computerized cutting machines are known for their innovative functions and Made-in-Japan quality and boast the largest market share in Japan.

At JEC World P-CAM131 will be shown in its most compact form, featuring a cutting area of 1300 mm x 1700 mm, with option for expansion. Its multi-ply cutting capability allows up to 1 inch (33mm) of fabric or material to be cut and a knife sharpening system produces a sharp, strong blade every time. Strong, robust components permit quicker response times for knife movement and more accurate cutting composites and other industrial materials. The P-CAM line-up is ideally suited to global production in a wide range of industrial applications in addition to apparel and textiles.

Multi-axial knitting

Also available via video display will be Shima Seiki’s latest innovation in flat knitting technology as applied to the field of technical textiles - a prototype weft knitting machine capable of multi-axial yarn insertion.

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Fabrics produced on this machine use inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles, suited to various technical applications. In addition, warp yarn is inserted to further expand its capability to produce 3D-shaped carbon fibre and composite preforms directly on the machine. This is made possible because flat knitting as a textile production method is capable of producing end products that are shaped-to- form and with added thickness.

Savings in post-processing time, cost, material and labour as compared to current methods of preform production are immense, realizing efficient and sustainable production, Shima says. Shima Seiki’s own yarn unwinding technology is also used for optimum yarn feed and tension for use with technical yarns that are otherwise difficult to knit. Industrial textile samples knitted on the multi-axial machine will also be available for examination at the exhibition.

JEC World 2022

3 – 5 May 2022

Hall 6, Booth P28

Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris

JEC World website

For more information please contact:

-Mr. Ukyo Kuwata

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.

E-mail: [email protected]

-Mr. Nobuhiro Nishimine

E-mail: [email protected]

-Shima Seiki France Sarl

E-mail: [email protected]

-Mr. Martin Hoffmann TAJIMA GmbH

E-mail: [email protected]

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