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 JTST  Vol.2 No.2 , May 2016
A New Approach for Machine Gauge & Production Calculation of Various Kinds of Rib and Interlock Knitted Fabric Structure
Abstract: Various types of rib and interlock fabrics found in the market depend on their structure such as 1 × 1 rib, 2 × 1 rib, 2 × 2 rib, 3 × 1 rib, 3 × 2 rib, 4 × 1 rib, 4 × 4 rib and 1 × 1 interlock, 2 × 2 interlock etc. These all types of fabric can be possible to knit in circular knitting machine after machine setting. When these fabrics are knit on the machine, some needles are needed to drop or withdrawn from needle groove according to their design such as 1 × 1, 2 × 1, 2 × 2 etc. Due to needle dropping or withdrawing production per hour will changed as production per hour directly depends on the No. of active needle. No. of needle or active needle depends on machine gauge. This paper gives a new approach for machine gauge which is somewhat different from other thinking. This paper also shows the production calculation formula with their machine setting for various rib and interlock fabric with their derivation. By this paper, one can easily understood about machine gauge and calculated production of any type of rib and interlock knitted structure. Complexity of calculating production can be reduced by this paper.
Cite this paper: Prasad, R. (2016) A New Approach for Machine Gauge & Production Calculation of Various Kinds of Rib and Interlock Knitted Fabric Structure. Journal of Textile Science and Technology, 2, 31-36. doi: 10.4236/jtst.2016.22005.
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