Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. is releasing a new “i-Plating” option on select models in its line of computerized knitting machines.
i-Plating is offered exclusively as a factory-installed option on SVR093SP and SVR123SP models. Both models feature special loop pressers for producing inlay patterns that yield novel knit-weave hybrid fabrics.
Unlike conventional plating techniques, i-Plating offers so-called inverse-plating capability in which alternate yarns are both shown on the fabric surface in any specific pattern or design, producing jacquard-like patterns in plain jersey stitch. i-Plating goes a step further by offering this capability within the same course and for individual needles for greater efficiency.
Furthermore by combining i-Plating with inlay capability on the SVR093SP and SVR123SP, a whole new world of patterning becomes available for truly diverse knit design.