Flat-knitting machine manufacturer H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG, Reutlingen, Germany, has launched its new CMS ADF-3 knitting machine, a milestone in the evolution of STOLL knitting machines. With its unique yarn-carrier technology, the machine offers many features for innovative knitting in structural technique and color combinations.
The machine sets new standards with its 16 rails equipped with two yarn carriers each. Knitting functions from previous machine generations have come together in the CMS ADF-3, including multi-gauge and flexible gauge features. This has resulted in simple handling and faster programming. The universal yarn carriers are designed for use in any knitting application.
The advanced 32 motorized yarn-carriers technology makes the machine so versatile; the carriers move independently from the carriage and can position themselves vertically or horizontally, with positioning controlled by the pattern program. This configuration opens up almost unlimited possibilities for the user regarding patterns and color combinations.
With intarsia plating, color nuances can be added to individual or multiple pattern areas, with color fields of less than one inch possible.
Additional user benefits include efficiency and ergonomic improvements.