Knitting machines are mainly two types; they are circular knitting machines and flatbed knitting machines. These two types are hugely used in knitted fabric production. A knitting machine is composed of lots of parts. Every part of a machine is important for running the machine smoothly. Every part has a specific function during operation.
Functions Of Knitting Machine Parts
Different knitting machine parts and their functions are given below:
Creel is called the holder of the cone. Cone is placed in a creel for feeding the yarn to the feeder.
Yarn is fed through the feeder. The feeder depends on the design of the fabric.
G.S.M of the knit fabric is controlled by the VDQ pulley. VDQ pulley is used for controlling the stitch length of the fabric.
The guide is called the supporting element. The guide is used to guide the yarn.
A sensor is an automatic controlling system. When a yarn pass-through this sensor then if any yarn breaks down or any problem occurs then it automatically stop by this sensor system.
The cylinder is the main part of a knitting machine. Adjustment of a cylinder is important. Cylinder carries needles, sinkers, cam, and many more.
The spreader is used to spread the knitted fabric before the take-up roller. Knit fabrics may be tube or open type. The spreader is adjusted as needed.
This type of feeder is used in electrical auto striper knitting machines to feed the yarn to a specific finger.
Rethom is used in an electrical auto-striper knitting machine.
Different well-known companies are manufacturing such types of knitting machines. Day by day they are trying to add some advance technology two facilities best opportunity. In this sense we can consider auto stripe, which gives more opportunity two produce multi-color long stripe knit fabrics. Different zigzag designs also can be produced by an auto stripe machine. It is noted that faulty knitting machine parts create knitting faults. To increase the knitting production we should use latest knitting machine.
So, before buying a knitting machine we have to consider these above points.