Needle Bed

Needle Bed

 

a device for holding knitting needles; a principal part of the loop-forming system of a knitting machine. Needle beds may be in the form of a flat plate or a cylinder. The needles may be permanently attached to the bed, or they may move in grooves on the outer surface of the cylinder or plate. The distance between the needles determines the possible thickness of the yarn used. As loops are formed, the needle beds usually undergo reciprocating motion (in flat knitting machines) or rotary motion (in circular machines).

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The knitting machines which produce jersey knit fabrics have one set of needles in one needle bed.
New electronic double needle bed warp knitting machines, in working widths from 80 to 120 cm, specifically designed for the production of technical articles, fabrics, ribbons and bands.
Application of a new "simulation" software function for crochet and double needle bed machines.
For the manufacturing of this tubular textile, COMEZ has designed an innovative electronic double needle bed warp knitting machine, with a working width of 800 mm, in gauge 20 n.
The new flagship machine features the company's original SlideNeedle on four needle beds that earned it the pinnacle position in modern knitting machine technology," Shima Seiki added.