At this year’s ITMA 2019 expo, Mayer & Cie is presenting its new OVJA 2.4 EM mattress machine, in hall H 8.0, booth C 204, from June 20-26, 2019, in Barcelona. Fully electronic, it produces up to 30 kilogrammes of fabric per hour, which makes it the most productive machine of its kind in the world. It is easy to use and can produce a variety of patterns.

The OVJA 2.4 EM is a new Mayer & Cie development that is specially geared to recent changing requirements in the manufacture of mattress cover fabrics. Its focus is on maximising output, which it achieves by means of a combination of a larger number of knitting systems and a higher rotation speed, Mayer & Cie said.

In addition to high productivity the OVJA 2.4 EM’s impressive features include ease of use and a wide range of patterns. The horizontal weft yarn guide on each cylinder segment ensures even, easy operation, short changeover times and a high level of reliability. Thanks to the improved thread guide and the air-controlled thread fluctuation control system the thread tension remains constant even at high speeds. That keeps thread vibration to a minimum and the thread is transported safely to the needles. Despite the high productivity the especially gentle needle guidance ensures an unusually low level of needle wear and tear. At the same time the OVJA 2.4 EM offers a wide range of designs that can be changed very quickly thanks to electronic single needle selection in the cylinder.

The most important markets for Mayer & Cie. in this segment are Belgium and the US, but Mayer & Cie machines also make mattress cover fabrics in Italy, Turkey and Asia, especially China and Indonesia. For the production of high-quality mattress cover fabrics Mayer & Cie has a range of purpose-built machines. Pattern variety, ease of use and productivity are the key factors. Mattress patterns are among the most complicated that are manufactured and the fully electronic circular knitting machines in Mayer & Cie’s OVJA range deliver precisely these benefits. In the OVJA 2.4 EM, Mayer & Cie now presents a mattress machine that outperforms all previous machines in its segment for productivity, is decidedly user-friendly with a wide range of patterns.