Karl Mayer is known as a technology and market leader in textile machinery from Germany. The announcement of the the launch of the new TMJ 4/1-T terry warp knitting machine comes as no surprise. This new machine for processing filament yarns is the first of its kind with a jacquard bar included in the set of knitting elements. This technology allows for even lettering which can be worked into towels, bathrobes, and facecloths.
The jacquard bar on the TMJ 4/1-T enables new designs to be produced. Logos, lettering and floral effects can be made, as well as geometric patterns and sweeping of many decorative effects. Despite their fluffy surface structure, the pattern elements are extremely clear. They are worked and placed much more easily and flexibly than on the standard machine on one side of the fabric. The design is worked exclusively by the jacquard bar, whilst the ground lapping and main machine settings remain constant.
The simple design of the knitting element produces loop-free, smooth areas on an otherwise three-dimensional fabric construction. The associated brushing unit produces a perfect, voluminous, fluffy surface. As the fabric passes this unit, the loops, which were formed by GB 1, are made more prominent and the underlaps on the other side of the fabric are raised up.
The technology of the TMJ 4/1-T is based on the standard machine, the TM 4-T, and delivers the same high level of performance. The new tricot machine operates at a maximum speed of 1,200 min-1. It is very easy to operate and produces high-quality products. During the modification work, the jacquard bar has taken on the position of ground guide bar GB 4 on the original version to increase the range of patterns that can be worked. Certain new features have also been incorporated. For example, the control box with the oil cooling system forms a compact unit, which takes up less space, and the colour and warp beam frame meet the new corporate design specifications of the company group.