Shima Seiki Celebrates 30 Years in the U.K.
Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan together with its U.K. subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI EUROPE LTD. will hold a private exhibition (December 8 – 9, 2015) commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the subsidiary’s opening at its offices in Derbyshire this month. The event celebrates not only 30 years of sales and service in the U.K., but as SHIMA SEIKI’s first overseas subsidiary it also signifies three decades of direct sales and service by the manufacturer for Overseas’ customers
Following its very successful showing at the ITMA exhibition held in Milan, Italy last month, SHIMA SEIKI will be displaying similar technology in the form of an “After-Show” exhibition centered around the company’s exclusive WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology, which itself celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.
The exhibition will showcase the company’s latest line of cutting-edge computerised flat knitting technology. The flagship MACH2X series features SHIMA SEIKI’s original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and is the only machine suited to WHOLEGARMENT® knitting in all needles. Featuring SHIMA SEIKI’s original spring-type sinker system, the new MACH2XS machine that was the centrepiece at SHIMA’s ITMA booth will be shown as well. The SWG-N2 series compact WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine offers increased color capacity as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles.
SRY123LP features a pair of loop presser beds mounted above a conventional V-shaped needlebed and is capable of producing unique knit fabrics with woven textures as well as technical textiles. The new SVR workhorse series resets the industry benchmark once again for shaping machines in the tradition of SHIMA SEIKI’s legendary SES and SSG machines.
Aside from computerized knitting machines, the exhibition will feature the SIP-series flatbed-type on-demand inkjet printing machine and P-CAM cutting machine, both displayed at ITMA to the interest of many visitors.
Demonstrations will also be performed on the SDS-ONE APEX3 design system that is at the core of the company’s “Total Knitting System” concept. With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion. Photo-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the need for actual sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost while increasing presentation quality in the sampling process. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in various other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.