Mayer & Cie. showcases Relanit 3.2 SC
Trade fair marks sales launch of new model in the Chinese market
“The Relanit is one of the best known and most popular Mayer & Cie. machine ranges,” says Wolfgang Müller, Sales Director at Mayer & Cie. “With the Relanit 3.2 SC, which we are presenting to our local customers in Pudong, we have now aligned our successful model to the special needs of the Chinese market.”
“Made in Germany” at heart
The Relanit 3.2 SC is finally assembled at Mayer & Cie.’s works in Shanghai. It incorporates locally made components while the knitting head is manufactured as a matter of principle at Mayer & Cie.’s main factory in Germany. The quality of the knitting head largely determines the quality of the fabric that will be knitted on the machine. At the same time, local final assembly increases the flexibility and speed at which local orders can be handled. “In this way we can offer selected machine types in the price-sensitive Chinese market at a competitive price – machines like the new Relanit 3.2 SC,” says Sales Director Müller, explaining the approach that Mayer & Cie. describes as the knitting head principle. It is a principle that the company has used for a number of years with its MSC 3.2 II and MDC 2.2 models. Both the Single Jersey and the Double Jersey machine are very popular with Chinese customers.
New member of the Relanit family: the Relanit 3.2 SC
In its technology and design the Relanit 3.2 SC, which will now go on sale in China at Shanghaitex, resembles the Relanit 3.2 S. So it offers all of the well-known benefits of the Relanit range. They include high productivity and process reliability. Even when processing difficult or thicker yarn qualities the Relanit 3.2 SC delivers a constantly high knitwear quality with no loss of productivity. With a 30-inch diameter, the Relanit 3.2 SC reaches speeds of up to 40 rpm. It also puts points on the scoreboard by using significantly less energy than conventional machines.
The Relanit 3.2 SC is suitable for a wide range of uses. The Relanit’s traditional speciality is processing cotton, such as for sports and leisure outerwear or for nightwear and underwear. It is equally well suited, however, for the manufacture of fabrics for the automotive industry or for home textiles.
The relative technology success story
With its wide range of benefits, the Relanit is popular with customers, especially in countries that process large quantities of cotton. Since its market launch 30 years ago Mayer & Cie. has sold more than 10,000 Relanit machines. Every year, a good 300 new Relanit machines delivered to customers make this number grow further.
The first Relanit machines were presented at the 1987 ITMA in Paris. They made – and still make – use of Mayer & Cie.’s then patented relative technology. With this technology, the sinker moves towards the needle, relatively speaking. This means fewer deflection points the yarn has to travel to form a stitch. Each deflection means less stress on the yarn. That is why Relanit can process difficult yarn or inferior qualities without a hitch. Not only to form a fabric of a certain quality but also without making amends in terms of production speed or machine downtimes. Both would be the case if inferior quality yarn were to be processed on a conventional machine. Because yarn is the key cost factor in knitting, Relanit can help the knitter to save a lot of money – and that means to make a profit.
“What our Chinese customers will get with the Relanit 3.2 SC is a machine that is well thought out and tried and tested thousands of times,” Sales Director Müller says. “They are buying a successful model at a very attractive price.”
spinitsystems on show
The Mayer & Cie. trade fair booth at Shanghaitex also includes an info stand about the spinitsystems spinning and knitting technology. The company shows how its Spinit 3.0 E, a machine that also uses relative technology, works. It ensures that the roving, a fragile bundle of fibre, can be knitted at all. So relative technology is a central feature of the Spinit 3.0 E, a model that combines spinning, cleaning and knitting in one machine.