Karl Mayer extended its range of double needle bar raschel machines with wider working widths. The RD 7/2-12 EN and RD 6/1-12 EN are now available in a working width 190ʺ. The seven-bar machine was previously available in working widths of 77ʺ and 138ʺ, while the six-bar equivalent was available as a 138ʺ variant. Both machines have a speed of 850 courses per minute, a 37% increase in productivity compared to the 138” version. The HighDistance spacer machine, the HD 6/20-35, with a 160” working width has also been added to the product portfolio.
The extended working widths primarily impact the mattress sector, allowing for two panels to be produced simultaneously next to each other instead of singularly, or for three fabric lines instead of two.