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What is a knitting machine?

Update:31 Aug 2020
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Classification of knitting machines By process category […]

Classification of knitting machines
By process category: weft knitting machine, warp knitting machine
According to the number of needle beds: single needle bed knitting machine, double needle bed knitting machine
According to the needle bed form: flat knitting machine, circular knitting machine
According to needle type: crochet (bearded needle, spring needle) machine
Latch needle machine
Compound needle machine
Knitting machine number

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The machine size is expressed by the number of needles within a length of 25.4 mm (1 inch) on the needle bed.
The number of the knitting machine indicates the density of needles on the needle bed. The higher the machine gauge, the more needles in a certain length of the needle bed, that is, the smaller the needle pitch; otherwise, the fewer the needles, that is, the greater the needle pitch. When the machine number is indicated separately, it should be composed of the symbol E and the corresponding number. For example, the number 18 should be written as E18, which means that there are 18 knitting needles within 25.4mm of the needle bed.