The Benchmark for Shaped Knitting is Now Even Better


SHIMA SEIKI's latest generation of standard shaping machines, the new SVRTM-series has become the new global standard for shaped knitting. Inheriting DNA of such legendary machines as the SES-, SSG- and SIR- series, SVRTM122 is the result of SHIMA SEIKI's know-how and experience accumulated over the years as the leading manufacturer of computerized flat knitting machines. Productivity is increased through an improved knitting system combined with a maximum knitting speed of 1.4 meters per second and the R2CARRIAGE® System that permits quicker carriage returns. It also carries over established SHIMA SEIKI technology such as the renowned Digital Stitch Control System (DSCS®), spring- loaded Full-Time Sinker system, Stitch Presser, Takedown Comb and Yarn Gripper and Cutter system. Proven technology, along with Made-in-Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance all combine to satisfy the high expectations of the world's fashion industry.


The world's first digital stitch device that is considered one of the most significant breakthroughs in modern-day knitting, our patented Digital Stitch Control System (DSCS®) offers consistency to within ±1% and is critical to quality shaped knitting. With DSCS® uniform quality among different batches and repeat orders are assured. DSCS® is also the only proven digital knitting system field-tested and market-proven in the industry for over 25 years. No other manufacturer can claim this kind of experience or level of refinement.


WideGauge® Knitting

Special knitting needles on SVRTM122 realize WideGauge® capability whereby a variety of gauges—from finer-gauges using all-needle knitting, to lower-gauges using half-gauge knitting— can 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.


The R2CARRIAGE® (R2=Rapid Response) System features an advanced carriage mechanism combined with improved software programming that achieves quicker carriage returns after each course. Together with an improved knitting system, higher overall productivity can be achieved.


A User-Friendlier Knitting Machine

SVRTM122 features an all-new full-color LCD touch-sensitive control panel with a larger screen that greatly improves on the previous monochromatic display. Still at eye-level and not relying solely on touch-control, the new control panel maintains established ergonomic benefits by carrying over function buttons for simultaneous use of both hands. Easily accessible USB interface and network connection continue to provide improved access in data transfer. For those moments when power suddenly becomes unavailable, a backup power supply allows work to resume after power failures. This offers peace of mind that an entire garment will not be lost due to blackouts. 









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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

Double KNITRAN system. Single R2CARRIAGE system.


Simultaneous transfer, front or back, independent of carriage direction. Split stitch possible by exchanging yarn carriers.

Sinker system

Spring-type moveable full-sinker system (16 and 18G: v-Sinker).

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.


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. Left side standard (1).


Consistent loop length by digital control method. 4 lightweight, compact encoders (SV5 gauge: 8 encoders). Left side standard.

Yarn feed roller

8 positions on left side standard (SV7G: 10 positions). Left side double roller standard (SV5G: 10 positions, SC18G: 8 positions). 10 positions on right side standard (SV5G gauge only).

Side tensions

8 positions on each side (5G,7G: 12 positions on each side)

8 positions

Brake disk with multi-step adjustable dials. Both sides standard.

Yarn carriers

7G : 9 normal carriers. 12-18G : 7 normal carriers. Plating yarn feeders standard on carrier rails no. 5 and no. 6.

Top tensions

16 tension devices (5G,7G: 24 devices)

16 tension devices

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.

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. Operation 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

10.4-inch color LCD touch panel (800 x 600 pixels). Editing possible via display panel operation. Help/Message function (for cleaning and lubrication). Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Back-up power

Power supply for resuming knitting after power failure


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

1.8kVA1.2kW: Power consumption varies according to gauge and knitting condition.


(1) Right side yarn cutter




Kg ( lbs. )

734 ( 1,618 )



Sobre Temco

Temco Argentina adicionó este nuevo emprendimiento de reacondicionado a nuevo de máquinas usadas, brindando una garantía extendida de 1 año.


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