Groz-Beckert offer unique expertise for
The Groz-Beckert Knitting division
produces and distributes more than 50,000 products for the
fields of circular knitting, legwear, flat knitting, and warp
knitting. Besides high-performance needles and system parts for
all kinds of knitting machines, the product range also includes
knitting cylinders for large-diameter circular and seamless
The clicking sound of knitting needles
might be part of some readers’ childhood memories of their
grandma making socks. Today, instead of nimble fingers there is
a wide range of machines taking over the task of knitting socks
and other sophisticated fabrics.
Flat Knitting - process realiability during the
Single and double cylinder machines as
well as single cylinder machines with dial have become standard
for legwear. Transfer techniques used on single cylinder
machines with dial additionally allow to produce a variety of
patterns. These machines are offered with typical diameters from
3.5 to 6 inches, whereby depending on the gauge, needles with a
thickness from 0.26 mm to 1.55 mm are employed. Groz-Beckert
offers a range of more than 1,800 high quality needles for
socks, hosiery and small diameter circular knitting machines.
Typical application fields in
large-diameter circular knitting include the manufacture of
outerwear such as T-shirts, leisure and sportswear, underwear
and sleepwear, among them bra fabrics, and technical textiles
such as smart shirts. These knitted fabrics are manufactured as
endless tubular fabric by a circular array of knitting needles.
In double-jersey machines, needles are arranged in both the
cylinder and the dial, while single-jersey machines use knitting
machine needles as well as sinkers. Knitting technologies only
show to advantage with quality components in place. That’s why
knitters and machine builders like to partner with Groz-Beckert,
the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles. At
Groz-Beckert, all the components of a knitting system are
precisely inter-coordinated. The perfect interaction between
knitting machine needles and system parts guarantees an even,
flawless loop formation process.
Uniform and flawless quality is a must –
and a challenge – in warp knitting. Extreme loads in the loop
forming process due to mechanical and chemical influences cause
premature wear and rust. The causal factor of particularly
pronounced forms of wear are usually abrasive yarns. In the case
of natural fiber yarns, these are typically contaminants that
are harder than steel, and in chemical fiber yarns, which are
treated to induce matting, the culprits are titanium dioxide
crystals protruding from the yarn surface and literally sawing
into the steel. At Groz-Beckert all components of a warp
knitting system are wear and rust protected as well as precisely
coordinated with one another. The perfect interaction of needles
and system parts guarantees a uniform and flawless warp knitting
Apart from high-performance needles, for
the warp knitting industry the company also offers system parts
for tricot, stitch bonding, Raschel, and crochet machines,
available as individual parts and as modules.
Ideally matching functions and tolerances of
all warp knitting tools.
Modern flat knitting machines not only
carry out complex loop forming sequences, they also have to cope
with wide-ranging functional requirements and the most stringent
aspirations. Alongside a wide variety of patterning and color
possibilities, end customers also demand flexible use of yarn.
Latch needles, compound needles and system parts are a vital
component at the heart of every flat knitting machine. The
exceptional surface quality of Groz-Beckert needles in the areas
of the transfer clip and stitch support, the inside arch of the
hook, and the latch head, guarantees the gentlest possible
treatment of the yarn during loop formation. Their extreme
dimensional accuracy in terms of transfer clip and latch seat
positioning, and the latch design itself, ensure a consistently
high standard of fabric quality.
What is good for fashion also is good for
business: An increase in profitability and productivity can be
achieved with the reduced needle consumption and improved
process reliability during the transfer process due to
exceptional surface quality and high dimensional accuracy.
Furthermore, satisfied customers are guaranteed with consistent,
flawless fabric quality and a minimum of subsequent work
required. Flexibility in terms of patterning possibilities and
yarn input opens up scope for whole new fields of business.
Groz-Beckert’s offer to the knitting
industry is completed by detailed services including personal
application advice, textile testing as well as needle oil and
At the company’s own Technology and
Development Center expert support and innovative development
partner with know-how and knowledge of the industry. Behind
products and services is a workforce of more than 9,000
employees world-wide dedicated to excellence in development and
manufacture – and the provision of sound customer support.