Have you known that the most used knitting machine in the knitting industry is the single jersey knitting machine? It is widely used in the knitting industry for the production of fabric. This equipment can be made in varying diameters with the smallest diameter of up to five, which are mostly being used for wear.
Equipment for making outer and underwear may vary from 12 inches to 70 inches in diameter to suit the requirements of the manufacturers. This type of machine is usable in either as fabric or to make garments completely with a fancy stitch. Latch needles are used in almost all modern circular machines because of their simple action together with their capability to process many types of yarns.
Parts of a single jersey knitting machine
This is the main element of the jersey knitting machine. It is vital in creating a loop in the yarn hence the production of fabric. The needle lifts up to free the old loop from the hook then collected in the new loop that is placed on the needle stem above it. After this, the needle hook encloses the new loop. This gives way for the needle to descend.
- VDQ Pulley
It is a vital part in the performance of this machine. This part controls the quality of the entire product. Changing the position of the tension pulley alters the G.S.M of the fabric. The G.S. M decreases when the pulley is moved toward the positive direction. When the direction is reversed, the G.S.M increases.
- Uniwave Lubrication
This part is essential in providing even lubrication to the lifters, needles, cam tracks and other knitting components of the machine. It is also made up of a patented nozzle construction ideal for the separation of the mixture of air and oil that leads to the formation of oil droplets.
This tool is used in controlling the width of the fabric. It ensures that there is no deformation in the whole knitting process. It also ensures that there is no tension within the jersey knitting machine. This leads to the formation of a more fabric structure in the whole fabric width.
- The Pattern wheel
It is used mostly in the Auto Stripe and Pai Lung equipment for the production of various stripes and designs.
This is also a necessary part of the machine. It is ideal for facilitating loop forming holding of the loop and knocking over.
Here are some of the features of the single jersey knitting machine;
- The plain circular latch needle machine produces the single jersey fabric.
- It uses one set of latch needle.
- The cylinder, latch needle, and sinker ring rotate throughout the knitting systems.
- Cones supply the yarn. These cones are situated on free standing creel or overhead bobbin stands.
- The fabric is drawn into the fabric batching roller in a tubular form from the needle cylinder.
- Immobile yarn feeders are positioned at normal gaps around the cylinder circumferences.