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The glass knitting machine –
Groz-Beckert provides some unusual insights

NEWS

JUNE 2014

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014
June 16-20, 2014  

The glass knitting machine –
Groz-Beckert provides some unusual insights

At the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014, the Groz-Beckert Knitting division will be providing some deep insights into otherwise hidden technical processes – by means of a large circular knitting machine made from acrylic glass! It will demonstrate how products from the Groz-Beckert portfolio work together with the highest precision to achieve perfect results. And a special application will also be showing how this perfection can contribute to even higher productivity. So there are plenty of good reasons to visit the Groz-Beckert booth!

Glassy elegance – knitting has never been this transparent

The Groz-Beckert Knitting division is presenting a real eye-catcher at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014: a "glass machine" from Groz-Beckert, providing insights into the perfectly coordinated interplay of needles, system parts and cylinder.

 

Like an elegant ice sculpture, the large circular knitting machine - made from acrylic glass and built true to scale – will demonstrate the areas in which Groz-Beckert products are used, and how the individual components all mesh together with the highest precision. The exhibit, subdivided into different segments, presents a total of 14 different knitting technologies – including not only body size, single jersey and double jersey but also jacquard techniques and several others.

 

The unique design of the cylinder is also interesting: It represents a sequence of different gauges, from E10 to E50.

 

Although the Groz-Beckert components appear to be floating in mid-air, they really are genuine parts that can be detached and moved! This is a great opportunity to see things from an entirely different angle, and this special exhibit is a real delight – make sure you come and see it at the Groz-Beckert booth at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014.

 

Productivity – small changes that make a big impact

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Overview of results - a circular knitting machine has so much more potential.
"Saddle up for higher productivity“ is the Groz-Beckert slogan at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014

Improving productivity in the circular knitting process is a further key topic. Every visitor to the trade show will be able to have Groz-Beckert calculate their individual potential in terms of productivity and resources savings. You can also discover how to make maximum use of untapped opportunities for improvement, by using custom-fit, high-quality Groz-Beckert products. Groz-Beckert has developed this application, with its questions and solutions relating to the production process, under the slogan "Fine-tune your productivity". It demonstrates just how great the positive effects can be of making numerous small changes to the five key factors of the knitting process: engine speed, efficiency, needle breakage rate, needle service life, and energy consumption.

 

To see for yourself just what a huge effect such small changes can have, Groz-Beckert invites you to take part in a prizewinning lottery at the trade show. You'll be amazed just how much productivity potential is still lying dormant in your production process! Naturally, the experts from Groz-Beckert will be glad to discuss this additional potential with you personally, also outside of the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014.