Karl Mayer Upgrades HKS Series

Knitting point on HKS 3-M

Karl Mayer has two new machines available in its successful, high-speed tricot machine range; i.e., a model with a wider working width in the HKS 3-M machine series, and the HKS 2 will be entirely replaced by the HKS 2-M.

The HKS 3-M is a bestseller in the company’s range of machines. In 2018 alone, roughly 500 machines were sold worldwide. Karl Mayer is specifically offering different working widths in its successful machine range in order to optimally meet the requirements of customers. In addition to widths of 186 and 218 inches, an extra-wide machine with a width of 280 inches has been available since last year. With an HKS 3-M, 238 or 248 inches, as a version with an extended width, the company is now bridging the gap between the extra-large model and the next, narrower version.

Warp knitting companies can now produce all the latest meter goods with widths of 2 or 3 meters by optimally utilizing the machine width, thus guaranteeing maximum production efficiency. A prototype of the HKS 3-M, 238 inches was presented at the company’s in-house show in Obertshausen to coincide with Heimtextil 2019. The sales release of the HKS 3-M, 238 and 248 inches, was in March 2019.

Since the HKS 2-M was launched onto the market at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014, this efficient, high-speed machine for producing non-stretch articles has become extremely well established on the market. This model is in particularly high demand in China. With the introduction of the latest generation of KAMCOS 2 control platform, Karl Mayer has decided to stop building the HKS 2. The HKS 2-M is now the only model remaining in this manufacturer’s product portfolio. Equipped with the KAMCOS 2 platform, this two-bar, high-speed tricot machine offers all the features of the latest HKS models. These include an integrated camera monitoring system for complete fabric inspection, an integrated laser stop device for fabric monitoring, LED lighting as standard and easy-to-understand operating functions based on smartphone technology. It is also technically possible to use mobile devices.

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