Academy Germany

Fabric analysis (WKA)

Course title WKA-S and WKA-D

This training course deals with the analysis and microexamination of different warp-knit patterns and/or fabric samples. The results are various bindings and material combinations that are converted into reproducible lapping diagrams. As a mattter of fact, all the WKA courses (WKA-S/ WKA-D) are based on the contents and machine-specific applications of aforementioned courses (WKS/ WKM / WKD). Therefore, we would recommend you to take part in the respective fabric analysis course after having finished one of the following courses: WKS/ WKD.

Target group

Users with professional experience in warp knitting, such as product developers, production managers, staff belonging to the management, as well as employees from pattern drafting and pattern preparation sections.

Training requirements

KARL MAYER WKB / WKS / WKD Certificate and/or comparable knowledge. Readiness for team work and open-mindedness within a cross-cultural work group. Good command of English.

Training duration

1 week per training course

Trainings topics:

  1. WKA-S (1 week course)
    • General information on machines, based on the KARL MAYER machine types for the manufacture of plain fabrics 
    • Application fields and machine-specific uses
    • Fabric analysis, material combinations and yarn combinations
    • Fabric analysis, recognition of bindings, preparation of lapping diagrams
    • Fabric analysis of elastic and inelastic (rigid) textiles 
    • Fabric analysis of two-bar to five-bar tricot articles and Raschel products
    • Fabric study on filet and tulle constructions, pile and terry fabrics    
    • Analysis of various fabric faults and their elimination 
  2. WKA-D (1 week course)
    • General information on machines, based on the KARL MAYER machine types for the manufacture of double-needle bar warp-knits 
    • Application fields and machine-specific uses, such as spacer fabrics, tubular nettings, protection nets  
    • Fabric analysis, material combinations and yarn combinations
    • Fabric analysis, recognition of bindings, lappings
    • Fabric fault detection and elimination of faults