Last year during the ITMA ASIA+CITME, China’s most important trade fair for the textile industry, the Terrot Group exhibited two machine models of the brands Terrot and Pilotelli. It is interesting to note that Terrot’s circular knitting machines are manufactured in Germany whereas Pilotelli’s are made in Italy.
The UCC548E was the Tarrot model on display and with this machine Terrot offers the means to produce a large variety of knitted fabrics. These knitted fabrics could be applicable for several applications, from fashion to sportswear. This model is also supported by the transfer technique and Interlock Mini Jacquard for home textiles as well as transfer and spacer technology for technical textiles.
Their latest models, the Double-Electronic Jacquard UCC548E2 (2-way technique) and UCC548E3 (3-way technique) with electronic needle selection, are both in dial and cylinder. They master high gauges up to E28, which allows various pattern styles on both sides of one fabric. Rapid pattern changes are also easily processed via direct pattern data upload while changeover time is radically reduced.
On the other hand was the SL4 version, the latest generation of Pilotelli’s sinkerless technology. The SL4 incorporates the latest engineering technology that is patented by Terrot. Easy to use, the Pilotelli sinkerless machine guarantees high output and reduced maintenance.
The SL4 machine model displays extremely reliable plating technology - especially in use of elastane, very low maintenance (up to 10 times fewer) and user-friendly operation. It masters fine fabrics up to gauge E40 and the stitch forming technique is in a stationary point of the cylinder. Thus, superior uniformity of the stitch is obtained with a total absence of vertical lines. This does not only improve fabric quality but also supports easy maintenance and energy saving. Due to the absence of conventional sinkers the cleaning frequency of the knitting head is reduced, saving you a lot of time at the end of the day.
The SL-4 model is available with tubular frame or open width frame, as well as with special configuration for high-speed production. This machine model is ideal to produce leisure wear textiles. Terrot will be exhibiting again this year, and promise to bring even more innovation to the market.