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Title: Design and development of a novel circular warp knitting machine
Authors: Acar, Memis
Mermelstein, Sylvia P.
Jackson, Michael R.
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Universiteit Twente, Drebbel Institute for Mechatronics
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.
Abstract: 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.
Sponsor: 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.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26960
Publisher Link: https://www.utwente.nl/
ISBN: 9036517664
9789036517669
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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