Shima Seiki

Free membership

Receive our weekly Newsletter
and set tailored daily news alerts.

Flat Knitting

Stoll launches 50-inch CMS 503 ki L

More working width, more design flexibility even for larger formats, made for the volume market.

17th April 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  Reutlingen, Germany


Nothing is more volatile than fashion, says leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll. Manufacturers must react to rapidly changing trends and are under immense price pressure, especially in the volume market, including the knitting sector.

The first machines are already going to Vietnam for the American export business, but we also receive numerous inquiries from Turkey

For the specific requirements of an economical and yet flexible production of knitted goods in high quantities, Stoll offers the cost-effective-range of its CMS series. The Performer machines are said to impress with an excellent price-performance ratio and enable an unlimited variety of patterns for a variety of fully fashioned applications. New models further increase flexibility in garment design.

Only in mid-March 2024, Stoll launched the CMS 503 ki L, thereby complementing the proven CMS 503 ki with a machine featuring a wider working width. The L in the name stands for Large in terms of patterning potential - with a 50-inch working width, designs with extensive motif formats as well as garments with an extended size range can be realised. A plus, especially for global players, Stoll says. International brands in particular need to flexibly respond to a growing variety of sizes, the company adds.

"In America, but also in Asia and Europe, the trend is towards larger sizes. For this development, manufacturers are well equipped with our CMS 503 ki L. The first machines are already going to Vietnam for the American export business, but we also receive numerous inquiries from Turkey," says Michael Händel, Vice President Sales & Service at Karl Mayer Stoll.

Proven technology, highest performance

The highly productive and versatile CMS 503 ki L is available with a gauge range of E5 - E18 / E2.5.2 - 8.2 and a working width of 50"/127 cm.

The technical features of the newcomer include the Multiflex take-up from Stoll and spring-loaded latch needles used as standard in all Stoll machines. The patented take-down ensures optimum width fixation of the knitted fabric and therefore less waste and costs. The spring-loaded latch needles also contribute to a reduction in costs and defect rates, but also result in a uniform loop structure and fabric surfaces with clear textures.

The basis for this is a well-thought-out design: a latch spring installed under the needle latch ensures maximum safety during transferring processes and when closing the latch, even when processing many threads or bulky yarns. In addition, the needles are safely opened through the use of needle brushes - an advantage especially with empty needles - and a shorter latch projection enables tighter knitting.

Stoll’s new 50-inch CMS 503 ki L flat knitting machine. @ Karl Mayer Stoll

As a representative of the Knitelligence machine generation, the CMS 503 ki L is also prepared for the special requirements of the modern digital era. It thus offers various advantages, including the possibility of process automation, transparency, short reaction times and production cycles, networking, and the development of new business models.

Based on mature Stoll technology from Germany and the benefits of the Karl Mayer group network, the CMS 503 ki L is a flat knitting machine on the market that combines highest performance with an extremely attractive price and convinces through reliability. In practice, representatives of the CMS series with 100,000 working hours and more ensure satisfied customers worldwide.

At ITMA ASIA + CITME 2024 from 14-18 October 2024 in Shanghai, the CMS 503 ki L will demonstrate its performance at the Karl Mayer Group booth. Michael Händel and his team look forward to numerous visitors.

Latest Reports

Business intelligence for the fibre, textiles and apparel industries: technologies, innovations, markets, investments, trade policy, sourcing, strategy...

Find out more