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SHIMA SEIKI introduces a whole new benchmark in intarsia knit production with the MACH2SIR machine. As the name suggests, MACH2SIR offers unprecedented speed and efficiency. Maximum knitting speed is increased to 1.4 meters per second. The new R2CARRIAGE System achieves quicker carriage returns after each course. Intarsia knitting is dramatically improved through the use of up to 40 intarsia carriers. In addition, as part of the newest generation of SHIMA SEIKI knitting machines, MACH2SIR carries over all the technological achievements for which SHIMA SEIKI is made famous: DSCS Digital Stitch Control System; Full-Time Spring-Loaded Sinker System; Stitch Presser; Yarn Gripper and Cutter; Takedown System; and more. Finally, MACH2SIR offers a blend of Made-in-Japan quality and reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance that fulfills the high expectations already held by the global fashion industry.

The New Intarsia Standard

New Automatic Yarn Carrier Setting software on our SDS-ONE APEX3 apparel design system reduces production leadtimes dramatically, for up to 40 yarn carriers. The new intarsia carriers are more efficient, capable of producing finer, sophisticated intarsia designs, such as reducing the minimum repeat width of argyle patterns from 6- to 3-inches. Furthermore with the optional i-DSCS+DTC Digital Stitch Control System "with Intelligence" and Dynamic Tension Control, as well as the Air Splicer, variable electronic control of yarn tension provides consistent quality among different machines, production batches and repeat orders, and contributes to high-quality production of multi-colored intarsia products.


The R2CARRIAGE (R2=Rapid Response) System features an advanced carriage mechanism combined with improved software programming that achieves quicker carriage returns after each course for higher overall productivity.



MACH2 SIR 123SV features WideGauge capability that allows a variety of gauges to be knit on a single machine. This allows the freedom to handle changing seasons and shifting trends without investing in a machine for every gauge or resorting to the complex, time-consuming task of gauge conversion.









12 ? 14 ? 16

12 ? 14 ? 16 ? 18

Knitting width

Variable stroke. Max 48" (122cm)


Wide range of gauge knit on a single machine.



Knitting speed

Max 1.4m/sec. Knitting speed varies according to gauge and knitting condition. Variably adjustable speed levels. 10 additional programmable speeds.

Stitch density

120 levels, electronically controlled.


Motor-driven racking mechanism. Max 2-inch racking. 1/2 and1/4 pitch also available from any position.

Knitting system

Triple KNITRAN system. Single R2CARRIAGE system.


Simultaneous transfer, front or back, independent of carriage direction. Split stitch possible without exchanging yarn carriers.

Sinker system

Spring-type moveable full-sinker system. v-Sinker standard on 14G, 16G and 18G.

Stitch presser

Special motor-driven system allows individual adjustment for on/off in knit and transfer.

Needle hook conversion

Conversion between LL-size and MM-size possible without exchanging cams. 12G and 14G only.



Needle selection

Full jacquard selection via special solenoid actuators.

Setup device

Takedown comb with special setup needles.

Takedown device

Main/sub rollers. Changeable 99 levels, automatically adjustable on each level. Automatic opening and closing.

Yarn cutter

Single-unit system includes 1 yarn cutter and 2 yarn grippers. Both sides standard. Lint remover.


Consistent loop length by digital control method. 8 lightweight, compact encoders. Left side standard.


DSCS with Intelligence+Dynamic Tension Control. Actively controls yarn feed in both feed and retrieval directions. Electronic control of yarn-feed tension permits high-speed knitting. 1 unit on each side. Optional (1).

Yarn feed roller

20 positions on each side. Left side double roller standard ( SC18G only).

Yarn stopper device

8 positions on left side (SC18G only).

Side tensions

20 on each side. Brake disk with multi-step adjustable dials. Both sides standard.

Yarn carriers

33 intarsia carriers. (40 max.) (2).

Top tensions

33 tension devices (3).

One-touch easy threading. Large knots cause machine stop. Small knots cause 0-9 courses at specified knot detection speed, then automatically resume at set speed.

Stop motion

Yarn break, large knot, wraparound check, shock detection, piece count, over-torque, program error, etc.

Drive system

Belt drive. AC servo motor. No lubrication necessary.


Special blower operated cleaner.

Safety devices

Full safety cover for noise-suppression and dust-proofing with stop motion sensor and interlock mechanism. Emergency stop switch. Emergency power off device. Ultra-low speed "crawl" setting. CE Mark. Indicator lamps (see below).

Operation lamp

Green/normal operation. Flashing green/normal stop. Flashing amber/abnormal stop.


Data input

USB memory interface. Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T network interface.

Pattern memory

25,165,824 bits (1,024 wales x 8,192 addresses)

Control unit

Built-in controller. Stored program for flat knitting machine.

Control display

Monochrome LCD panel. Editing possible via display panel operation. Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Back-up power

Power supply for resuming knitting after power failure.


Single phase AC220V/230V (200V/250V)

2.2kVA (Max 1.6kW: Power consumption varies according to gauge and knitting condition.)


(1) Air splicer and i-DSCS+DTC (available only as set for 12G, 14G and 16G only).

(2) Additional intarsia carriers.

(3) Additional tension devices.




Kg ( lbs. )

880 ( 1,936 )



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Sobre Temco

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