Stoll unveils CMS 503 ki L for for larger sizes in a volatile market

Stoll unveils CMS 503 ki L for for larger sizes in a volatile market

Nothing is more volatile than fashion. Manufacturers must react to rapidly changing trends and are under immense price pressure, especially in the volume market, including the knitting sector.

For the specific requirements of an economical and yet flexible production of knitted goods in high quantities, Stoll offers the cost-effective-range of its CMS series. The Performer machines impress with an excellent price-performance ratio and enable an unlimited variety of patterns for a variety of fully fashion applications. New models further increase flexibility in article design.

Only in mid-March 2024, Stoll launched the CMS 503 ki L, thereby complementing the proven CMS 503 ki with a machine featuring a wider working width. The “L” in the name stands for “Large” in terms of patterning potential: With a 50″ working width, designs with extensive motif formats as well as articles with an extended size range can be realised. A plus especially for global players! International brands in particular need to flexibly respond to a growing variety of sizes.

“In America, but also in Asia and Europe, the trend is towards larger sizes. For this development, manufacturers are well equipped with our CMS 503 ki L. The first machines are already going to Vietnam for the American export business, but we also receive numerous inquiries from Türkiye,” says Michael Händel, Vice President Sales & Service at the Karl Mayer Stoll Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH.

Proven technology, highest performance

The highly productive and versatile CMS 503 ki L is available with a gauge range of E5 – E18 / E2.5.2 – 8.2 and a working width of 50″/127 cm.

The technical features of the newcomer include the Multiflex take-up from Stoll and spring-loaded latch needles used as standard in all Stoll machines. The patented take-down ensures optimum width fixation of the knitted fabric and therefore less waste and costs. The spring-laded latch needles also contribute to a reduction in costs and defect rates, but also result in a uniform loop structure and fabric surfaces with clear textures. The basis for this is a well-thought-out design: a latch spring installed under the needle latch ensures maximum safety during transferring processes and when closing the latch, even when processing many threads or bulky yarns. In addition, the needles are safely opened through the use of needle brushes – an advantage especially with empty needles – and a shorter latch projection enables tighter knitting.

As a representative of the Knitelligence machine generation, the CMS 503 ki L is also prepared for the special requirements of the modern digital era. It thus offers various advantages, including the possibility of process automation, transparency, short reaction times and production cycles, networking, and the development of new business models.

Based on mature Stoll technology from Germany and the benefits of the Karl Mayer group network, the CMS 503 ki L is a flat knitting machine on the market that combines highest performance with an extremely attractive price and convinces through reliability. In practice, representatives of the CMS series with 100,000 working hours and more ensure satisfied customers worldwide.

At ITMA ASIA + CITME 2024 from October 14 to 18, 2024 in Shanghai, the CMS 503 ki L will demonstrate its performance at the Karl Mayer Group booth. Michael Händel and his team look forward to numerous visitors.