SHIMA SEIKI MACH2SIR Computerized Flat Knitting Machine

SHIMA SEIKI introduces a whole new benchmark in intarsia knit production with the MACH2®SIR® machine. As the name suggests, MACH2®SIR® offers unprecedented speed and efficiency. Maximum knitting speed is increased to 1.4 meters per second. The new R2CARRIAGE® System achieves quicker carriage returns after each course. Intarsia knitting is dramatically improved through the use of up to 40 intarsia carriers.

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In addition, as part of the newest generation of SHIMA SEIKI knitting machines, MACH2®SIR® carries over all the technological achievements for which SHIMA SEIKI is made famous: DSCS® Digital Stitch Control
System; Full-Time Spring-Loaded Sinker System; Stitch Presser; Yarn Gripper and Cutter; Takedown System; and more. Finally, MACH2®SIR® offers a blend of Made-in-Japan quality and reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance that fulfills the high expectations already held by the global fashion industry.

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Knitting Width

Variable stroke, max 48” (122cm)


Wide range of gauge knit on a single machine (SV only).

Knitting Speed

Max 1.4m/sec. Knitting speed varies according to yarn, gauge and other knitting conditions. Speed can be programmed for 10 separate categories.

Stitch Density

120 levels, electronically controlled


1/2 and1/4 pitch also available from any position.
Motor-driven. Max 1-inch racking to each side ( 2 inches total )

Knitting System

Triple KNITRAN®system, Single carriage (R2CARRIAGE® system)


Simultaneous transfer, front or back, independent of carriage direction. Split stitch possible by exchanging yarn carriers.

Sinker System

Spring-type moveable full-sinker system. Provides gentle holddown instead of forcibly pressing down yarn. v-Sinker TM standard on 14G, 16G and 18G .

Needle Hook Conversion

Conversion between LL-size and MM-size possible without exchanging cams (SV12G and SV14G only).

Needle Selection

Full jacquard selection via special solenoid actuators

Setup Device

Takedown comb with special setup needles

Takedown Device

Main/sub rollers. Changeable 99 levels, automatically adjustable on each level. Automatic opening and closing upon command

Yarn Cutter

Single-unit system includes 1 yarn cutter and 2 yarn grippers. Left side standard. Lint remover.

Air Splicer

Instant color changes using pressurized air. 1 unit on each side. 8 colors per unit.


Consistent loop length by digital control method. 8 lightweight, compact encoders. Left side standard.


DSCS® with Intelligence+Dynamic Tension Control. Actively controls yarn feed in both feed and retrieval directions.
Electronic control of yarn-feed tension permits high-speed knitting. 1 unit on each side.

Yarn Feed Roller

20 positions on each side. Left side double roller standard (SC18G only).

Yarn Stopper Device

8 positions on left side (SC18G only)

Side Tensions

20 on each side. Brake disk with multi-step adjustable dials. Both sides standard.

Yarn Carriers

33 intarsia carriers (40 max.) 2 + 1 plating carrier (accessory

Top Tension

33 units 3. One-touch easy threading. Large knots cause machine stop. Small knots cause 0-9 courses at specified knot detection speed, then automatically resume at set speed.

Stop Motion

Yarn break, large knot, fabric pileup, shock detection, piece count, over-torque, program error etc.

Drive System


Special blower operated cleaner

Safety Devices

Emergency stop switch. Emergency power off device.
Full safety cover for noise-suppression and dust-proofing with stop motion sensor and interlock mechanism
Ultra-low speed “crawl” setting. CE Mark. Operation lamp

Operation Lamp

Green/normal operation. Flashing green/normal stop. Flashing amber/abnormal stop.

Data Input

USB memory interface. Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T network interface.

Pattern Memory

25,165,824 bits (1,024 wales × 8,192 addresses )

Control Unit

Built-in controller. Stored program for flat knitting machine.

Control Display

Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Help/Message function ( for cleaning and lubrication)
Monochrome LCD panel. Editing possible via display panel operation

Back-up Power

Power supply for resuming knitting after power failure.