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Design and development of a novel circular warp knitting machine

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posted on 13.10.2017, 15:21 by Memis Acar, Sylvia P. Mermelstein, Michael Jackson
This paper reports the design, manufacture and test of an innovative method of producing warp knitting fabrics, using a circular disposition of the needles rather than linear needle bars. By using the novel truncated-cone needle-bed concept instead of a cylindrical one, the needles slide simultaneously in radial and vertical directions to combine the reciprocating and swinging motions into one. Initially a mechanical prototype machine was designed, built and successfully tested to prove the knitting mechanism and its interaction with the patterning rings. The second prototype has a mechatronic patterning mechanism, hence increasing the patterning capabilities significantly, and enabling changing fabric pattern change during knitting without requiring long machine stoppages and cam changes.

Funding

This work was financially supported by a Teaching Company Scheme between Loughborough University and Tritex International Limited. The authors are grateful for the financial and technical support received from the Teaching Company Directorate and Tritex International Limited.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Proc.Mechatronics 2002 Proc.Mechatronics 2002

Pages

12 - ?

Citation

ACAR, M. MERMELSTEIN, S. and JACKSON, M., 2002. Design and development of a novel circular warp knitting machine. IN: Proceedings of 2002 8th Mechatronics Forum International Conference (Mechatronics 2002), Twente, Netherlands, 24-26 June 2002.

Publisher

Universiteit Twente, Drebbel Institute for Mechatronics

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2002

ISBN

9036517664;9789036517669

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Language

en

Location

Twente, Netherlands

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