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Fukuhara Needle Co., Ltd.

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Address 2753-1 , Katada , Shirahama-cho , Nishimuro-gun ,Wakayama , 649-2201 Japan Fukuhara Needle Co., Ltd.

Needle

All the Fukuhara knitting machines are equipped with Fukuhara-made needles/sinkers.
Our technology with many years experience will meet your demand of quality of your products.
 

Knitting Needle

Cylinder Needle
Cylinder Needle
   
  Dial Needle
  Dial Needle
 

Sinker

  Sinker
 

Jack

Patterning Jack
Patterning Jack
   
Intermediate Jack
Intermediate Jack
   
Select Jack
Select Jack
   
Rocking Jack
  Rocking Jack
 

Design Pin

  Design Pin
 

Lever

  Lever
 

Insert Piece

  Insert Piece
 

E-NEEDLE

E-NEEDLE is a newly designed needle on which the shapes of the main body and rear area have been modified to reduce the amount of contact with the cylinder slot. This new design makes it possible to greatly reduce both the amount of energy required for operation and the amount of heat generated by friction.
 
Patent etc. Japan:No.4454634
USA:7690223
China:ZL 2005 8 0041703.8
China Registered Trademark:No.6133352
Special Feature 
Economy Less electricity is required for operation.
   
Environment The amount of heat generation is reduced. thereby making it possible to maintain a more comfortable working environment even after long periods of operation.
   
Evolution Lighter needle movement allows for stable knitting at lower temperatures while also reducing the amount of physical stress placed on the machine.
 E-NEEDLE (for 4-race)
E-NEEDLE
 E-NEEDLE (for 2-race)
E-NEEDLE
 for Ultra Fine Gauge
E-NEEDLE
The amount of consumed energy and generated heat with E-NEEDLE and normal needles was compared after 2000 machine revolutions.

To summarize, an average heat reduction of approximately 12% in the cam holder and sinker cap area as well as an approximate energy savings of 7% was achieved on the machine running with E-NEEDLE.

The strength of the standard Fukuhara needles has been maintained on E-NEEDLE.
Thus, all of the mentioned improvements have been made without compromising durability. E-NEEDLE is available in a wide range of gauges and is yet another easy to use and reliable Fukuhara product.
 
Economy
Amount of consumed electricity
The results indicate approximately 0.17kw less electricity was consumed on the machine running with E-NEEDLE.
This calculates to a CO2 reduction of 32 liters.
Environment
Average temperature
Evolution
 Normal needles (for 4-race)
Normal needles
 E-NEEDLE (for 4-race)
E-NEEDLE
 Normal needles (for 2-race)
Normal needles
 E-NEEDLE (for 2-race)
E-NEEDLE
The amount of physical resistance (friction) caused by contacting with the cylinder and cams is shown in the above colour-coded illustration.

The areas coloured in red are the points at which the needle makes contact with the cam and cylinder.
The needle portions coloured in blue do not make contact with the machine. No heat is generated in these areas due to the absence of physical resistance.
The figures shown to the right of the above needles indicate the ratio of cylinder contact for both E-NEEDLE and normal needles. As can be clearly seen, the amount of cylinder contact with E-NEEDLE has been reduced by nearly half.

Pressed tip of hook needle

 By using a needle with a hook thickness which is thinner than the thickness of the needle body, the gap between needles and sinkers become wider on single-knit machines.
 The wider gap ensures a smoother yarn flow and reduces the accumulation of lint as well as lessens the load placed on the yarn.
 In addition, combining this thickness with a small hook shape enables the production of high density stitch fabrics.
 It is also effective for stable plating.The same effect is also gained on double-knit machines and enables fine gauge knitting with rib-gating without exchanging the cylinder.
 Pressed tip needle
  Pressed tip needle
 Enlarged view of pressed tip
  Enlarged view of pressed tip

Improved plating needle(Modified shaped hook)

 As shown in the photograph, hollowing out the bottom part inside the hook separates each yarn in the hook as much as possible (gap between red circle and white circle in the photograph) during yarn feeding when knitting a plating fabric. This shape also stabilizes the position of each yarn.
 In addition, this effect makes it possible to reduce the needle hook diameter to enable production of high density stitch fabrics.
 Improved plating needle
  Upper Drawing: Modified shaped hook
  Down: Backward hook