SHIMA SEIKI SVR122 Computerized Flat Knitting Machine

With its latest generation SVR®-series shaping machines, SHIMA SEIKI has once again reset the global standard for shaped knitting. Inheriting DNA of such legendary machines as the SES®-, SSG®- and SIR®- series, SVR®122 is the result of SHIMA SEIKI’s know-how and experience accumulated over the years as the leading manufacturer of computerised flat knitting machines.

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Productivity is increased through an improved knitting system combined with a maximum knitting speed of 1.4 meters per second and
the R2CARRIAGE® System that permits quicker carriage returns. It also carries over established SHIMA SEIKI technology such as the renowned Digital Stitch Control System (DSCS®), spring-loaded Full-Time Sinker system, Stitch Presser, Takedown Comb and Yarn Gripper and Cutter system. Proven technology, along with Made-in-Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance all combine to satisfy the high expectations of the world’s 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


Motor-driven. Max 1-inch racking to each side ( 2 inches total ) SV5G: Max 6.5-pitch racking to left side and max 6-pitch racking to the right 1/2 and1/4 pitch also available from any position

Knitting System

Double 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 16G and 18G .

Stitch Presser

Special motor-drive. On/off adjustment. Press-down amount can also be set according to knit, transfer, etc.

Needle Hook Conversion

Conversion between LL-size and MM-size possible without exchanging cams. ( SV7G, 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.


Consistent loop length by digital control method. 4 lightweight, compact encoders (SV5G: 8 encoders) . Left side standard.

Yarn Feed Roller

8 positions on left side standard (SV7G: 10 positions). Left side double roller standard (SV5G: 10 positions, SC18G: 8 positions). 10 positions on right side standard (SV5G only)

Side Tensions

8 positions on each side (SV5G and SV7G only: 12 positions on each side)
Brake disk with multi-step adjustable dials. Both sides standard

Yarn Carriers

5-7G: 9 normal carriers. 12-18G: 7 normal carriers. Plating yarn feeders standard on carrier rails no. 5 and no. 6.

Top Tension

16 units ( SV5G and SV7G only 24 units)
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

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

10.4-inch color LCD touch panel (800 x 600 pixels). Editing possible via display panel operation. Help/Message function (for cleaning and lubrication)
Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Back-up Power

Power supply for resuming knitting after power failure.



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