Albstadt/Mumbai, 03 November 2016 – At the ITME International Textile Machinery Exhibition in Mumbai, India, from 3 to 8 December 2016, Mayer & Cie. (MCT) will be showcasing inter alia a Spinit 3.0 E. The Spinit performs three previously separate operations, delivering benefits in terms of production time, energy requirement and CO2 footprint. These advantages are complemented by the option of producing new patterns. At the Indian industry trade fair Mayer & Cie. is presenting the ready-for-sale Fancy module, an optional patterning attachment for the Spinit 3.0 E.
Variable pattern options with the Fancy module
Free alternation of opaque and transparent pattern areas is the speciality of the Spinit 3.0 E with a Fancy module attached. The patterns differ in two respects from those that a jacquard machine can produce. One is in their look and appeal. Spinit Fancy Jersey patterns, including designs similar to devoré, slub and intarsia, are characterised by their soft transitions. The other is that the production process is entirely different. While a jacquard machine generates the patterns required by means of single needle selection, electronically controlled drafting systems are responsible for the pattern on a Spinit 3.0. They ensure an appropriate yarn gauge variation during the production process, thereby generating short and individual transitions. Depending on the web feed, the Spinit 3.0 E’s Fancy module can cover a bandwidth of between 80 and 200 grams per square metre. Patterns are easily programmed using Mayer & Cie.’s design software MDS1. They can be uploaded using Wi-Fi or a USB stick.
“With our Fancy module, customers can give their fancy full scope,” says Michael A. Tuschak, in charge of spinitsystems marketing and sales at Mayer & Cie. “We can produce patterns previously impossible, patterns that can be only produced with this technology.”
Fancy module sales launch at the ITME
Mayer & Cie. has deliberately chosen to present the ready-for-sale Fancy module at the ITME in India. “As one of the world’s largest textiles markets,” says Michael A. Tuschak, “India is one of our bridgehead markets for launching the Spinit 3.0 E, of which we are now in pilot production. Furthermore, India has a very high level of expertise in ring spinning, so we need to convince a demanding audience.” The spinitsystems sales director is confident that Mayer & Cie. will succeed in doing so. Customers can expect advice on equal terms for their highly specialised spinning requirements, Tuschak says, and Batliboi, the company’s longstanding representative in India, plays a leading role in ensuring that this is the case. So does the outstanding network of technicians who can provide support at short notice if required.
Wide-ranging advantages of spinitsystems Technology
“We feel that in the Fancy module we can offer our customers an additional distinguishing feature,” Michael A. Tuschak says. It can be switched off by pressing a button – and switched on again just as fast on demand. With or without the optional patterning attachment, the benefits of spinitsystems technology are extensive. Because the machine combines three previously separate operations – spinning, cleaning and knitting – and rewinding is no longer required, the production process takes much less time and production costs are reduced accordingly. And as the Spinit 3.0 E reduces the plant and machinery required to a single machine, the same applies to the capital investment cost. Energy requirement and carbon dioxide emissions are also significantly lower than those of conventional machines are.