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Picture 107 - Stitch formation steps on single-bed knitting machines

As previously described in the chapter about the stitch formation motions, the cam-frame is arranged outside the needle-bed; the knitting systems, which transmit the raising and the lowering motions to the needles, are positioned under the cam frame.

In its most simple structure the cam-lock of a single-bed circular knitting machine features a series of raising and lowering cams which form a track where the needle butts slide. The lowering cam can be adjusted so as to create a different lowering level for the needles and, consequently, the formation of shorter or longer stitches.

To carry out this adjustment, the lowering cam is connected to a micrometric screw which can be controlled by means of a push-button positioned outside the cam frame.

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