Innovations in technical textiles

The next generation of the HKS MSUS - the new Wefttronic® HKS

KARL MAYER has improved and revamped the tried-and-tested concept of its Wefttronic® RS series and transferred it to the HKS MSUS. The result is the Wefttronic® HKS. The
weft-insertion system and the fabric take-up were at the heart of the steps taken to optimize this machine platform. On one hand, the design (arrangement) of these two components guarantees accurate, high-quality processing of the weft yarns. On the other hand, the machine is easy to assemble, which enables it to be integrated quickly into the production process. This reduces the assembly time. Other features of the Wefttronic® HKS are its new, modern look, which is in keeping with KARL MAYER’s new corporate machine design, the integration of the KAMCOS® 2 system, and the implementation of the company’s own CFRP concept. This all adds up to the new weft-insertion machine having an excellent price-performance ratio and being highly efficient with speeds of up to 1,500 min-1.

This new machine is also equipped with the unique gauge of E 40, which gives much more room for manoeuvre when designing products, as the machine on show at the ITMA trade fair will be demonstrating. A Wefttronic® HKS, with a width of 213", will be producing a fine interlining fabric (Fig. 1) in Milan. This is lighter than any interlining ever produced before and has a comparable weight to a woven fabric. When used in clothing, this new interlining provides an excellent fit without creasing, dimensional stability and optimum comfort.

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Fig. 1: An absolute „must“ for suits – interlinings that avoid creasing and maintain shape

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