Knitting Machine Necessary Maintenance
Jun 15, 2018

The daily maintenance and maintenance work not only ensures the normal production of the machine, but also extends the service life of the machine. This series of small series for everyone to introduce the necessary maintenance of the knitting machine.

In the daily maintenance and maintenance, first prepare the following tools: air gun (water vapor separator required), industrial vacuum cleaner, special cloth knife, Allen wrench, brush, oil brush, oil-absorbing woven cotton cloth ( It is forbidden to use knitted fabrics, grease and flat knitting oil (winter type and summer type), needle-nose pliers, etc.

In order to ensure that the knitting machine is in a good working condition, cleaning and refueling work are required to be performed on a regular basis, and the cleaning work is done from the top down and from the inside out. The daily maintenance work should be carried out under shutdown status. Weekly maintenance and monthly maintenance work should be carried out under power-off state; all screws must be tightened and the removed parts must be reset; the flat knitting machine lubricating oil and grease are flammable oils. Be careful use. In the daily production, the machine operator should often wipe the clean display screen, the front and rear dust cover, and the front baffle, clean the flyover and the head cover when the braider stops running, and the machine operator must ensure that the whole body is clean. .

Antenna creel

Use a brush and a vacuum cleaner to suck the dust on the antenna table, antenna bracket, and warning lamp while cleaning. Clean the yarn tension disc on the antenna bracket with a cotton cloth stained with a wax remover; use a brush and a vacuum cleaner. The dust on the yarn table and the gauze are brushed and sucked, and then wiped clean with a cotton cloth.

Guide bar

Use a cotton cloth to wipe dirt from the middle part of the yarn guide rod, then move the yarn feeder to the middle and clean it with a cotton cloth; use an oily hair brush to add a proper amount of lubricant to the yarn guide rod, and then use a cotton cloth to wipe off the lubricant. Until the surface of the carrier rod remains a thin film of lubricating oil.

Needle bed and sinker bed

Push the head and yarn feeder to the edge, use a special cloth knife to push all the needles of the front needle bed to the highest point, blow with the air gun and vacuum cleaner, and remove the needle bed and sinker bed clean, then put all the The needle is reset, as is the back needle bed and sinker bed. After repeating this two times, clean the front and rear needle beds and sinker beds with a cotton cloth. Note that before the machine restarts, it is necessary to check whether all the needles are in place or they will crash the needle selector.

Clamping system

Use air guns and vacuum cleaners to clean the scissors clips and manually clean the interface after power on.


First wipe the front and rear covers and bridges with a cotton cloth. To use air guns, vacuum cleaners, auxiliary manual cleaning of cotton wool around the probe and brush, at this time should be careful fingers to avoid accidents.

Yarn feeder and side tension device

Pay attention to cleaning yarn and wax marks on the yarn feeder and the side tension device.

Body oiling system

Pull the oil pump handle several times to ensure that the oil in the pump is always in the supply state.

Weaving institutions

Use an Allen wrench to open the bridge cover. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the color changer base and switching electromagnets. Use a special oil for the flat knitting machine to lubricate each color change block and finally reset the bridge cover. Remove the front and rear cover, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust in the front and back boards, and finally reset the cover. Note that the probe wire must be placed in the groove so as not to be crushed by the cover. The back of the machine is cleaned as above. .

Head rail

First use a cotton cloth to clean the grease and yarn residue on the head rail; use an oily brush to inject proper amount of lubricant into the head rail.

Drive System

Use the air gun and vacuum cleaner to align the battle wheel slot, the main drive belt and its wheel base while blowing and sucking, then wipe clean with cotton cloth.

Draw system

High position pirola: Use needle-nose pliers to clean up the waste yarn. Do not use scissors or pull hooks to avoid damaging the pirola. At the same time with the use of talcum powder to ensure clean and dry Pirola.

Steel roller: Open the fixing screw of the needle board with an Allen key. Open the needle board with a special needle remover wrench. Carefully remove the impact sensor and remove the needle board. Check the winding wire head on the cleaning steel roller and remove it after cleaning (this month maintenance).

Lord Roller: Open the main cloth, clean the waste yarn with needle-nose pliers, and use the oil brush to inject a small amount of special oil into the mechanical transmission section to lubricate it.

Lift the bottom plate: clean up the waste yarn from the bottom plate, clean it, then use the oil brush to inject a small amount of special oil into the bottom gear to lubricate.

Electrical box

Use an Allen wrench to open the lid of the rear electrical box, use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dust and yarn slivers of the platoon, and clean the filter screen at the same time. Finally, reset the lid of the electrical box; press the open box button of the side electrical box lid to open the side In the electrical box, the vacuum cleaner is used to suck the dust and yarns of the platoon, and the filter mesh is cleaned at the same time. Finally, the side electrical box cover is reset.

Traverse device

Apply grease evenly on the drive screw with a brush.

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