High-Speed Lace Machine Gives Lingerie New Effects

High-Speed Lace MachineGives Lingerie New Effects

Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH’s FL 20/16 is a new lace machine for the
production of lingerie fabrics. It can operate at speeds of up to 700 revolutions per minute, a
speed that has not previously been reached, according to Karl Mayer.The machine can be used to
produce shimmering crinkle effects on delicate undergarment fabrics; checks in rigid geometric
lines on stretch grounds; largerepeat, floral designs on powernet fabrics; and clipped effects that
give patterns a clearly defined, free-standing 3-D look.The FL 20/16 features innovative servo
motor-driven pattern and ground guide bars.The pattern guide bars, known as string bars, comprise a
thin wire with newly developed yarn carriers. It also features an electronic fabric take-down
mechanism and an electronic batching facility.

Spring 2004

The FL20/16 lace machine from Karl Mayer can impart a variety of effects to lingerie fabrics.