Italy-based Santoni S.p.A. reports it has improved its SM8-TOP1V knitting machine, increasing its
speed factor by 40 percent compared to that of other Santoni knitting machines.
The speed increase along with a gauge change to 40 gauge result in a knitting time of four
minutes for basic garments, according to Santoni. The company adds that even at the higher output,
seamless comfort and quality are maintained, and different designs and knitting structures still
may be used on the machine.
Santoni displayed the upgraded machine at the recent Expotextil-Perú in Lima.