Comez Acotronic 8B/600 is a high-efficiency, electronic crochet knitting machine that employs compound needles for the production of a wide range of ribbons, lace, technical and medical textiles, both elastic and non-elastic. Compound needles allow the processing of natural yarns (cotton, wool) and special fibres (Kevlar, fibre glass, carbon) in the warp. The machine comes in several gauges, from 10 to 20 npi, has a 600 mm working width and is fitted with eight weft bars with electronic control, which can effect weft movements of up to 34 mm. The mechanical control of the triple-lever weft device is utilised for continual weft movements (without pattern) of up to 50 mm and the control of the heddle bar for elastic threads. This enables users to disconnect up to three bars from the electronic control and operate them by means of the weft device levers. The electronic drive applied to the feeders and the finished product takedown provides the possibility of varying stitch density values (stitches/cm) in a single product, as well as different values for weft/warp feeding and elasticity. The machine is fitted with the Data Control Controller, which manages all essential machine functions, monitors production data and enables the realisation of lengthy pattern repeats. PC textile software completes the patterning and programming.
The machine can be fitted with the electronic, DLT/EL long throw device that can control up to three weft bars and allows the production of fabrics with long weft movement of up to the full working width along with the possibility of single pick control. In order to guarantee constant warp feeding tension, an electronically driven positive feeder can be used, which allows the setting of the quantity and tension of the yarn to be fed to the needles.