Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. will exhibit for the first time at the upcoming JEC World 2019 in Paris from March 12th to 14th.
In Hall 6, Booth M74, the company will show the P-CAM131 multi-ply computerized cutting machine (NC cutting machine). Showing for the first time in France, the fast, efficient and reliable P-CAM series is known for its innovative functions and Made-in-Japan quality, and boasts the largest market share in Japan. P-CAM131’s multi-ply cutting capability allows up to 1 inch (33 mm) of fabric or material to be cut. At JEC World, P-CAM131 is shown in its most compact form, featuring a cutting area of 1,300 mm x 1,700 mm. A knife sharpening system produces a sharp, strong blade every time. Strong, robust components permit quicker response time for knife movement and more accurate cutting composites and other industrial materials. P-CAM machines are ideally suited to global production in a wide range of industrial applications in addition to apparel and textiles.
Also on display will be Shima Seiki’s latest innovations in flat knitting technology as applied to the field of technical textiles. The latest SVR123SP computerized flat knitting machine features a dedicated loop presser bed in addition to regular needle beds. This permits full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles, suited to various technical applications. At JEC World, the SVR machine will operate along with Shima Seiki’s Yarn Unwinding Option that yields optimum yarn feed and tension for use with technical yarns that are otherwise difficult to knit. Together, they offer vast possibilities in knitting and weaving of carbon fiber and knitted composite preforms. Because flat knitting as a textile production method can produce end products that are shaped-to-form, post-processing time, cost, material and labor can be eliminated, realizing more efficient and sustainable production.
Demonstrations will also be performed on the latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D CAD and design system SDS-ONE APEX3. APEX3 provides comprehensive support throughout the product supply chain, integrating production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to programming of production data for both cutting machines and flat knitting machines. Especially effective is the way APEX3 improves on the design evaluation process with its ultra-realistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimize the need for actual sample-making. In such a way, APEX3 realizes significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing.