Groz-Beckert develops innovative slider needle for circular knitting machines together with Vanguard Pailung

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In collaboration with Vanguard Pailung, a manufacturer of ultra-high-speed knitting machines for body-size products, Groz-Beckert has developed an innovative slider needle for a new generation of machines. The new needle technology was presented for the first time at the ITMA in June 2023.

Groz-Beckert offers interested machine builders various cooperation opportunities to jointly develop new products or improve existing ones. Groz-Beckert’s Technology and Development Center (TEZ) provides the appropriate framework for so-called co-development projects. One successful example of a successful cooperation is the development of a new slider needle for circular knitting machines with Vanguard Pailung.

New slide needle technology for higher productivity

In June 2022, Vanguard Pailung approached Groz-Beckert with a cooperation request. Together with Groz-Beckert, the company wanted to develop a new needle solution for an innovative ultra-high-speed machine. Together with an innovative slide needle, the new machine was to exceed the speed and productivity of known knitting systems of large circular knitting machines.

Machine and needle development ran in parallel and were closely coordinated. The first field tests took place in the Vanguard Pailung laboratory in Monroe/NC, USA in February 2023. The successful development was presented to a wide audience for the first time at ITMA 2023 in June.

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