Flat Knitting Machine

A flat modern knitting machine is one type of weft knitting machine in which needles are arranged straightly in a flat plate called flat bed. In this knitting process various shaped or width fabric is produced by traveling of yarns alternately back to forth.[3]

Specifications of Flat Modern Knitting Machine:

Specifications of modern knitting mc is given here-

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Product CategoryKnitting
Machine CategoryFlat Knitting Machine
Product NameAutomatic computerized flat modern knitting machine
Product ModelAccording to Manufacturer
Product ClassNew
Brand/ ManufacturerName of Manufacturer
Agent in BangladeshNo/Yes
Production CapacityNA
Knitting StyleFlat
Knitting MethodSingle/Double
Knitting width44″ 52″
Gauge3G   5G 7G 8G 9G   12G 13G 14G
Knitting SystemKnitting system
Texture adjustmentJacquard.
Selecting needles8 section needle
Yarn feeder6 yarn feeders
Knitting speed1.2 meter/second
Driving ModeAC motor
Density control64 section
Needie displacement1/4-8 needles
Protection syetem automatically
DescriptionMixed weaving can be made, such as loop formation, tucking, welt floatation, thread crossing etc.


Feature of Flat Knitting Machine: 

  • Data input via USB Memory Interface
  • Pattern memory 64M bits
  • Bulit in controller, stored program for knitting machine
  • Monochrome LCD panel, Editing possible via display panel operation. Available in chinese and english
  • Power Supply for rsuming kitting after power failure

How to Knit with Flat Knitting Machines:

Sometimes referred to as Flatbeds / V beds due to the nature and arrangements of the knitting beds where two opposing needle beds are installed so that the upper ends form an inverted V.  Generally needles slide up and down the beds in slots known as tricks and in this case the gauge refers to the number of needles per 1 inch.

knitting machine pattern
Knitting Pattern

The carriage successfully raises and lowers the needles on both beds simultaneously as it passes over them based on the desired pattern.[1]

Computerized Flat Knitting Machine for Knitting Designs:

A computerized Flat Knitting Machine consists of horizontal rack, computer controller and knitting machine board in the system.

knitting designs
knitting designs

These machines are controlling by computer programs which is ideal for hand driven flat knitting machine. These machines are using for automatic knitting of sweaters, sleeves, trousers and many more. This machine made beautiful knitting designs [2].

Advantages of Knitting Machine Patterns:

  1. This machine are computerized which are easy to use.
  2. Stop Motion for Needle Breakage, Fabric Falling, Fabric Roll Over, Yarn Breakage, Knot, silver reed, knitting socks
  3. The machine will automatically alarm for Needle Breakage, Fabric Falling, Fabric Roll Over, Yarn Breakage, Knot, Shock
  4. May be single carriage with triple systems
  5. Adjustable to different knitwear ,have various results of shaping, knitting designs, crochet patterns, free knitting patterns, easy knitting patterns and knitting machine patterns
  6. USB facility
  7. Each kind of operating parameter is shown and they can be adjust at any time when the machine is running, making conveniences for operations as much as possible[2]
[1] S.M. Bappy Rana, B.Sc in Textile Engineering, Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (BUBT)
[2]Engr. Kh. Mashiur Rahman, Garments Auto Machine Technologist, Web: www.autogarment.com, Email: autogarments@gmail.com, Cell: +88 017 92 52 53 54
[3] Obaidur Rahman, BSc in Textile Engineering Bangabandhu Textile Engineering College