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Premium elastic lace and unprecedented flexibility

The MJ 92/1 B is a ‘superlative’ Jacquardtronic Lace machine for a perfect fabric appearance.

24th August 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

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With the MJ 92/1 B, Karl Mayer has added a new model to its successful MJ machine series. The new machine has 92 bars, making it the Jacquardtronic Lace with the highest number of bars in the portfolio offered by the market leader.

Thanks to its technical configuration, the MJ 92/1 B produces premium elastic lace, offering unprecedented flexibility, variety and a clearly defined look and feel, and at an extremely competitive price. Based on proven MJ technology, the MJ 92/1 B is a reliable, flexible production machine with an excellent price/performance ratio.

Counter lapping jacquard technology

The unique patterning performance of the new MJ model has two bars for elastane, a jacquard bar in split execution and 88 pattern guide bars, all arranged together in 16 shogging lines.

The set up of the MJ 92/1 B is targeted predominantly toward the production of elastic galloon lace, and all-over lace for stylish lingerie. Its output is characterised by a distinct fabric appearance created by a clearly drawn and symmetrically designed jacquard ground.

The two split Jacquard bars work counter-lapped and are split-threaded. In addition, the elastane is split into two bars that also work counter-lapped mirroring the movement of the Jacquard. In this way complete symmetry is achieved.

The new machine has 92 bars, making it the Jacquardtronic Lace with the highest number of bars in the portfolio offered by the market leader. © Karl Mayer

In addition to modern counter-lapped jacquard patterns, traditional equal-lapped equivalents can also be produced. Switching between the two options is almost seamless, Karl Mayer says, and this flexibility offers customers a competitive advantage.

Short payback

The MJ 92/1 B offers the greatest possible productivity in view of its extraordinary design flexibility, thereby setting new standards in the lace industry. As a result, Karl Mayer stresses, the investment in the machine soon pays for itself. At a working speed of up to 800 rpm, an average of around 24 metres of grey fabric can be produced per hour, using the entire working width and standard yarns.

The new high-bar MJ machine was successfully presented to key customers in China in mid-May 2021 and was then released for worldwide sale shortly afterwards. It premiered at a highly regarded performance demonstration in front of an expert audience at an in-house show during the most recent ITMA Asia + CITME at Karl Mayer (China).

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