High-performance warp knitting machine for reinforced textile
• production of hybrid knitted fabric structures over a nonwovens,
• manufacture of unidirectional (UD) fabrics for fiber-reinforced plastics and plain knitted fabrics for thermal textiles in the mobility sector,
• reinforcement of wound dressings in the medical textiles sector,
The new machine platform comes with new features which open up new research avenues for ITA and its research partners. The possibility to feed in base substrate will allow ITA to fundamentally research applications in the field of geotextiles.
Also, the installed Karl Mayer Command System “Kamcos” includes an ethernet interface for integration into an existing network, which fulfils the requirements for research topics in the field of Industry 4.0, inline quality control, sociology, networking of the process chain etc. The newly developed electronic guide bar control system and the possibility to vary process parameter inline will improve the product quality substantially and help in producing locally adapted tailored textiles.