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Wakayama - Flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki, together with its Vietnamese sales representative Phenitex Co., will jointly hold private exhibitions in Vietnam, in Hanoi later this month and in Ho Chi Minh City in November.

On display will be the new MACH2VS WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. The flexible and versatile MACH2VS is evolved from the MACH2S and carries on that machine’s capability to knit in a range of production styles. As a conventional shaping machine, it is capable of all-needle knitting in its available range of 8 to 16 gauge, while WHOLEGARMENT knitwear can be produced in half-gauge fabrics. The range of usable yarn and material has increased as well, thanks to iDSCS+DTC as standard equipment.

Also notable is how the R2CARRIAGE system, which yields quicker carriage returns for greater efficiency, now features a lighter carriage for even higher productivity.

MACH2VS is even capable of gaugeless knitting whereby a number of different gauges can be knit into a single garment. A new full-colour touchscreen monitor also improves on operator ergonomics.

Demonstrations will also be performed on Shima Seiki’s latest version of its SDSONE APEX series 3D design system.

SDSONE APEX4 makes its debut in Vietnam boasting processing speeds for WHOLEGARMENT programming and simulation up to 6 times faster as compared to APEX3. In addition, APEX4 features AI functions for optimized searching among its vast archive of patterns and designs.

At the core of the company’s “Total Knitting System” concept, Shima Seiki says that APEX4 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion. Especially effective is APEX4’s capability to improve on the planning process with Virtual Sampling.

Photorealistic simulation capability minimizes the need for sample-making, effectively reducing time, cost and material from the sampling process to achieve smart, speedy and sustainable production.

The Vietnam Hanoi Private Show will take place on 21 -23 October at the Melia Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Private Show takes place from 6-8 November at the Shima Seiki Vietnam Office, 1st/M Fl., 151 Tran Trong Cung St., Tan Thuan Dong Ward, Dist. 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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