Techtextil / Texprocess NA 2018


SHIMA SEIKI to exhibit at Techtextil North America

Of course SDSONE APEX3 will be on display © 2018 Shima Seiki
Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its U.S. subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI U.S.A. INC., will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. this month.

On display will be the company’s latest technological contributions aimed at promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles, designed and produced on SHIMA SEIKI’s lineup of advanced computer design systems and com­ puterized flat knitting machines. The company will exhibit its latest SVR123SP shaping machine which features a dedi­ cated loop presser bed mounted above the rear needle bed.

This permits full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to various technical applications. At Techtextil North America the SVR machine will operate together with the Yarn Unwinding Option that yields optimum yarn feed and tension for use with technical yarns that are otherwise difficult to handle. Together they will be producing knitted fabrics for automotive interior applications for upcoming mobile office and living­room scenarios arising from self­driv­ ing cars.

Also on display will be the company’s renowned WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology that is capable of pro­ ducing knitted items in their entirety without the need for sewing. Seam­free WHOLEGARMENT® smart garments will be presented as proposals in wearable technology for bio­monitoring in the sports­apparel industry, as well as remote monitoring for the medical and caregiving industries.

The latest version of SHIMA SEIKI’s SDS­ONE APEX3 3D design system will also be available for demonstrations in design and simulation of various technical textiles. Of particular interest is its ultra­realistic simulation capability that realizes Virtual Sampling. When countless variations must be evaluated before arriving at a final design, virtual product samples can be used to streamline the decision­making process by minimizing the enormous amount of time and cost normally associated with producing actual samples for each variation. The sustainability factor is also undeniable con­ sidering the amount of material normally gone to waste in the sampling stage.

SVR123SP © 2018 Shima Seiki
SVR123SP © 2018 Shima Seiki

Exhibition Details

Exhibition: Techtextil North America

Date: Tuesday, 22nd ­ Thursday, 24th May 2018

Hours: 10:00AM ­ 5:00PM (Final day: ­3:00PM)

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall B - 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. - Atlanta, GA 30313 USA - Tel: +1­404­223­4000

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt, Inc. - Tel: +1­770­984­8016

Booth No.: 2323

Exhibited Technology

SVR123SP­SV 14G - Computerized flat knitting machine

Yarn Unwinding Option - Yarn unwinding device for technical yarns

SDS­ONE APEX3 - 3D design system

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