KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
Bühlstrasse 25
63179 Obertshausen

A mosaic of innovations received a lot of attention - KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

KARL MAYER’s participation in this most important fair has turned out a complete success. Upon opening its stand at ITMA 2011 the KARL MAYER exhibition began immediately pulling the crowds. Bright roofs made of textiles in an umbrella-like arrangement dominated the two-tier area and created a modern and comfortable atmosphere. The material employed for the stand was a warp-knit fabric produced on a HKS 3-M machine in a gauge of E 32. With its new developments and improvements, KARL MAYER presented new solutions consistently focussing on price-performance on the one hand and means of developing new applications and markets respectively on the other. The textile manufacturer showed again its keen sense of taking up and meeting its customers’ requirements. Arno Gärtner, head of the business unit Warp Knitting, stated during the ITMA: „During the numerous conversations at the fair, it turned out that the textile producers consider our innovations a chance to keep on carrying out their business successfully in the future. It is obvious that our customers are strongly forward-looking despite the fiscal discussions in Europe. Our visitors are very optimistic and show much interest in the new developments of our machines“. Innovative warp knits and a pronounced price-performance orientation: The superfine tricot fabric made by the HKS 2-3 E was met with particular approval among the ITMA visitors. The quality produced in a gauge of E 50 with its smooth surface, its flowing fabric appearance and its silky touch gave rise to new product ideas. Another machine gave rise to new ideas: The DJ 6/2 EL which was operating during the fair with an integrated positive pattern beam drive (PPD). By means of an additional yarn feeding on special positions, some textile products achieved an upgrade in functionality, e. g. by the seamless integration of forming stretch zones and waist bands or cuffs. The third development in the group of innovative fabrics showing a high potential for opening up new markets was manufactured on a JL 40/1 F. During the fair the Jacquardtronic® Lace produced plain panels without the conventional weft/pillar-stitch combination with decent elasticity, and implemented basic and at the same time effective pattern spots into this closed and functional fabric band. Moreover, KARL MAYER presented the new TL 59/1/24 in the field of the lace Raschel machines. During ITMA, this newcomer convinced with its high speed and its great virtuosity on manufacturing delicate lace bands. Also the new HKS 3-1 with CFRP elements was able to convince the visitors – due to a raised output per investment compared to the former model. Velocity and flexibility at a reasonable price have been the features of the improved RSJ 4/1. The Rascheltronic® showed its capacity upon the fabrication of patterned net grounds. The Jacquard bars applied were fed by two beams in a laterally reversed arrangement.