The full range of development skills

Special purpose machines

Our in-house engineering is a crucial element in the implementation of sophisticated process designs for the production of components for knitting systems. From the customization of standard machines to the design of complete production lines, we respond flexibly to your requirements.

As part of the KERN-LIEBERS group, KERN-LIEBERS Textile has full access to the central special purpose machine engineering department, where we develop a range of different production facilities for the production of everything from knitting elements and needles to sinkers and assemblies and ensure that the supporting processes of quality assurance are in place with customized test equipment.

In addition to purely mechanical solutions, there is also a high proportion of modern CNC and PLC controlled machines. The designs are engineered in teams with our production planners. The engineering department draws on the expertise of our in-house electronics department and its system programmers, with support from the purchasing department in the procurement process for external components.

Fully automatic assembly systems with in-line process control at high cycle frequencies.

Examples of current assembly applications

  • Laser welding
  • Pressing
  • Riveting

Packaging systems to customer requirements such as

  • Customer blister
  • Bulk goods in PE bags
  • Magazines

Development of fully automated measuring and testing equipment for 100% final inspection at high cycle frequencies. We can provide all of the latest measuring and testing technologies.

Examples of implemented measuring systems and test systems in the production of knitting machine components:

  • Inspection using vision systems
  • Tactile measuring systems, precision in the micron range
  • Force-displacement measuring systems
  • Non-contact displacement measuring systems (capacitive and inductive)
  • Light-section processes