New training program of the Groz-Beckert Academy
Albstadt, Germany: Knowledge gives you an advantage. In a time when globalization, shorter product lifecycles and ever more complex products are creating new challenges for companies, more and more specialists and expertise are required to provide a competitive advantage. Detailed process knowledge and a deep understanding of the products are more important than ever. Cooperations and passing on knowledge for developing innovations are therefore also becoming increasingly important. One of the reasons why Groz-Beckert founded the Groz-Beckert Academy in 2012. In 2018, the Groz-Beckert Academy expanded its training program to include a sock knitting technology course.
The range of courses offered by the Groz-Beckert Academy includes basic, continuing and specialized training, all of which are held in the Technology and Development Center (TEZ) in Albstadt. The Groz-Beckert Academy also offers individual training on-site at the customer.
All courses are offered in both German and English. Selected courses are also available in other languages, such as Chinese and Spanish.
Sock knitting in particular differs from the large circular knitting and bodysize segments in various aspects: The electronic needle selection, the loop transfer, the pendulum motion of the cylinder and the programming of the patterns are just a few examples of these differences. A good reason to give this specialist topic its own course in 2018 in the Groz-Beckert Academy.
The participants get a general overview of sock knitting technology and find out more about the structure and technical characteristics of sock knitting machines in the theoretical part. They learn more about the corresponding needles and tools and program their own sock knitting pattern, which they can then produce in the practical part of the course on the in-house single-cylinder sock knitting machine Lonati Goal GK616F "SbyS" (stitch by stitch). The participants will also learn about the function and handling of the machines and the SbyS equipment for automatic closing of the point.
Further information, the complete training program, contact details and the registration form for the Groz-Beckert Academy can be found here:
Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. The family-owned company, founded in 1852, employed more than 8,800 people and generated a turnover of around €740 Mio. in 2017. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.