Kitmondo is your premier destination for high-quality used industrial machinery. In our Textile Machines category, we proudly present a selection of knitting machines for socks and tights. These machines are meticulously maintained, providing an exceptional blend of precision, efficiency, and value.

Our knitting machines for socks and tights are designed to produce high-quality hosiery with consistent patterns and a perfect fit. They cater to manufacturers aiming to create a diverse range of sock and tight styles, from athletic and casual to fashion-forward designs. Engineered for high-speed production, these machines ensure efficiency and high output.

Each knitting machine in our inventory undergoes a rigorous vetting process to guarantee top-notch quality and performance. Our machinery is highly cost-effective, offering significant savings compared to new equipment without sacrificing efficiency. We feature renowned brands like Lonati, Sangiacomo, and Matec, celebrated for their reliability and advanced technology. Prices range from €10,000 to €70,000, accommodating a variety of budget needs.

For more detailed information or to request a quote, please contact our dedicated team, who are ready to assist with your specific requirements. At Kitmondo, we are committed to supporting your business growth through high-quality, affordable machinery. Trust Kitmondo for your industrial equipment needs and elevate your productivity today.

15 PIECES OF USED CLEAN NAGATA SOCKS MACHINE

Year: 2006

MODEL GAUGE CYLINDER NEEDLES 1. K171 P 24 G 3. 3/4" 132 2. K171 P 24 G 3. 3/4" 120 3. K171 P 24 G 3. 3/4" 144 4. K171 P 24 G 3. 1/4 108 5. K171 P 24 G 3. 3/4" 132 6. K171 P 36 G 3. 3/4" 144 7. K171 P 36 G 3. 3/4" 144 …

MATEC 4.9VM HARNESS PRODUCTION LINE

Year: 2007

For sale is a production line of tights, tights composed of: 6 machines MATEC4.9VM year of production 2006-2007 200 and 220 needles (all of them can be vacuum cleaned on request) 1 CORTESE 1CETME 2 overlock with 2 and 4 needles 1PAYOLI (cutting sword) 1CETME POSSIBILITY OF ON-SITE CONTROL IN THE FACTORY

Conti Complett 222 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 2002

Ø 500 mm
Cylinder Single cylinder
Nbr of needles 4

LONATI MODELLO BRAVO 852 Knitting machine for socks Low working hours

Year: 2000

Nbr of needles 176
Cylinder Double cylinder
Gauge 14

LONATI 462 S Knitting machine for socks

Year: 2005

Ø 95.25 mm
Gauge 14
Nbr of needles 168
Cylinder Single cylinder

MATEC HF 4.7 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 1997

Ø 101.6 mm
Cylinder Single cylinder
Nbr of needles 400

NEW GEN s.r.o. NG 6 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 2023

Cylinder Single cylinder

RUMI 3000 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 1998

Ø 3.5 mm
Gauge 36
Nbr of needles 156
Cylinder Single cylinder

Lonati G624 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 2002

Used Lonati G624 knitting machine. Very good condition. Lonati G624 sock knitting machine

Uniplet Ange 12.2 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 2001

Ange 12.2 machines for sale For sale : - Ange machine 12.2 3.3/4 inch 168 needles, 2001 - Ange Machine 12.2. 3/5 inch 152 needles 2000 - Uniplet program + recorder - Machine parts

LONATI 362 Knitting machine for socks

Year:

Ø 95.25 mm
Gauge 14
Nbr of needles 168
Cylinder Single cylinder


RUMI 3000 2005 2000 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 99

Nbr of needles 108
Cylinder Single cylinder

Machine for socks production Lonati L362

Year: 1989

Nbr of needles 96
Cylinder Single cylinder
Gauge 9

Machine for socks production Lonati G715

Year: 2007

Nbr of needles 144
Cylinder Single cylinder
Gauge 14

Seport socks machines

Year: ~ 2000

Ø 4 mm
Cylinder Single cylinder
Nbr of needles 120

Machine for socks production Lonati G715

Year: 2007

Nbr of needles 96
Cylinder Single cylinder
Gauge 14

Machine for socks production Lonati GL715S

Year: 2015

Nbr of needles 120
Cylinder Single cylinder
Gauge 14

Machine for socks production Lonati G715L

Year: 2009

Nbr of needles 144
Cylinder Single cylinder
Gauge 14

NEW GEN NEWGEN 2+4 Knitting machine for socks

Year: 2023

Cylinder Single cylinder


Comprehensive Guide to Knitting Machines for Socks and Tights

Knitting machines designed for producing socks and tights are indispensable in the textile industry, enabling the efficient mass production of high-quality hosiery. These specialized machines come in various configurations to meet different production needs, from basic everyday socks to intricate, patterned tights. Their ability to ensure precision and consistency makes them a cornerstone of modern textile manufacturing.

Types of Knitting Machines for Socks and Tights

Circular Knitting Machines

  • Purpose: Produce tubular fabric through continuous circular knitting.
  • Applications: Ideal for creating seamless socks and tights.
  • Key Features: High-speed production, fine gauge needles for detailed patterns, and seamless garment production.
    • Single Cylinder Machines: Best for producing simple socks.
    • Double Cylinder Machines: Suitable for more complex designs, capable of knitting ribs and intricate patterns.

Flat Knitting Machines

  • Purpose: Knit flat pieces of fabric that can be sewn together.
  • Applications: Used for tights and garments requiring detailed shaping and patterning.
  • Key Features: Versatility in pattern design, adjustable widths, and ideal for custom or small-batch production.

Computerized Knitting Machines

  • Purpose: Automated machines controlled by computer programs to create intricate patterns and designs.
  • Applications: High-volume production of socks and tights with complex patterns and textures.
  • Key Features: High precision, programmable patterns, and efficient production capabilities.

Key Features and Specifications

When selecting a knitting machine for socks and tights, consider the following features and specifications to ensure it meets production needs:

  • Needle Count and Gauge: Determines the fabric's fineness. Higher needle counts and finer gauges are ideal for delicate, detailed patterns.
  • Speed and Efficiency: High-speed machines increase production rates, crucial for meeting high demand.
  • Patterning Capabilities: Advanced machines offer extensive patterning capabilities, including jacquard, intarsia, and other complex designs.
  • Ease of Use and Maintenance: User-friendly interfaces and easy maintenance minimize downtime and ensure consistent quality.
  • Size Range: Ability to produce a variety of sizes, from children to adult sizes.
  • Material Compatibility: Suitable for different yarns and materials, including cotton, wool, nylon, and synthetic blends.
  • Automation and Control: Features like automatic yarn feeders, tension controllers, and computerized control systems enhance efficiency and precision.

Advantages of Using Advanced Knitting Machines

Investing in high-quality knitting machines offers numerous benefits:

  • High Precision and Consistency: Ensures uniform quality across all products, crucial for customer satisfaction.
  • Increased Production Speed: Automated, high-speed machines significantly reduce production times, increasing throughput.
  • Versatility in Design: Capable of producing a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures, allowing for diverse product lines.
  • Reduced Labor Costs: Automation reduces the need for manual intervention, lowering labor costs and minimizing errors.
  • Customization and Flexibility: Easily programmable for custom designs and quick changeovers between different product lines.

Considerations When Buying a Knitting Machine for Socks and Tights

To select the right knitting machine, consider the following factors:

  • Production Volume: Determine the volume of socks and tights to be produced to choose a machine with suitable capacity and speed.
  • Product Specifications: Ensure the machine can handle the specific sizes, patterns, and material types required for your products.
  • Budget: Balance the initial investment with long-term operational costs, including maintenance and energy consumption.
  • Training and Support: Evaluate the availability of technical support, training programs, and maintenance services to ensure reliable operation.
  • Space and Installation: Consider the space available for installation and any specific requirements for ventilation or utilities.
  • Future Expansion: Assess the machine’s scalability to meet potential increases in production demand.

Popular Brands and Pricing

Lonati

  • Overview: Renowned for high-quality sock knitting machines with advanced features.
  • Pricing: Typically ranges from $20,000 to $60,000, depending on the model and specifications.

Santoni

  • Overview: Offers a variety of circular knitting machines for seamless hosiery production.
  • Pricing: Generally ranges from $30,000 to $80,000.

Mayer & Cie

  • Overview: Known for durable and efficient circular knitting machines.
  • Pricing: Generally falls between $25,000 and $70,000.

Terrot

  • Overview: Specializes in computerized circular knitting machines, providing high precision and versatility.
  • Pricing: Typically ranges from $25,000 to $75,000.

Shima Seiki

  • Overview: Offers advanced computerized flat knitting machines suitable for tights and other detailed garments.
  • Pricing: Generally ranges from $50,000 to $100,000.

Conclusion

Knitting machines for socks and tights are essential for producing high-quality hosiery with precision and efficiency. With various types such as circular, flat, and computerized knitting machines, selecting the right equipment depends on specific production needs, product specifications, and budget. Key factors to consider include needle count, speed, patterning capabilities, ease of use, and material compatibility. Leading brands like Lonati, Santoni, Mayer & Cie, Terrot, and Shima Seiki offer a range of high-quality machines to suit different applications and budgets. By carefully evaluating production volume, product specifications, and budget, businesses can invest in the right knitting machine to enhance their manufacturing capabilities and ensure consistent, high-quality production of socks and tights.