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4th March 2019, Wakayama

Shima Seiki to debut at JEC World 2019

Knitted composite preform. © Shima Seiki

Knitted composite preform. © Shima Seiki

Leading Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, will exhibit for the first time at the upcoming JEC World 2019 exposition to be held in Paris, France this month.

On show will be the P-CAM131 multiply computerised cutting machine (NC cutting machine). Showing for the first time in France, Shima Seiki’s fast, efficient and reliable P-CAM series computerised cutting machines are known for their innovative functions and Made in Japan quality, and boast the largest market share in Japan.

P-CAM131’s multiply cutting capability allows up to 33mm 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 times for knife movement and more accurate cutting composites and other industrial materials.

SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

“PCAM machines are ideally suited to global production in a wide range of industrial applications in addition to apparel and textiles,” the company reports.

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 computerised 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 fibre and knitted composite preforms,” the manufacturer says. “Because flat knitting as a textile production method can produce end products that are shaped-to-form, postprocessing time, cost, material and labour can be eliminated, realising more efficient and sustainable production.”

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D CAD and design system. © Shima Seiki

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D CAD and design system. © Shima Seiki

Demonstrations will also be performed on the latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D CAD and design system SDSONE APEX3. APEX3 provides 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 ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimise the need for actual sample-making,” the company concludes. “In such a way APEX3 realizes significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing.”

Exhibition details

Exhibition: JEC World 2019

Date: 12-14 March 2019

Location: Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, Halls 5 & 6

ZAC Paris Nord 2 93420 Villepinte, France

Tel: +33 (0)

Organiser: JEC Group Headquarters

Tel: +33 1 58 36 15 00

Booth No.: Hall 6, Booth M74

Exhibited technology

  • P-CAM131 computerised cutting machine (NC cutting machine)
  • SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machine
  • Yarn Unwinding Option Yarn unwinding device for technical yarns
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D CAD and design system

For more information please contact:

Hiroshi Igarashi, Shima Seiki: [email protected]

Martin Hoffmann, Tajima: [email protected]

Shima Seiki France

Tel: +33147882742

E-mail: [email protected]

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