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Recently, computerized flat knitting machines seem to have replaced manual flat knitting machines overnight. Since the second half of last year, Dongguan Qianlima Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer has not been able to make orders. The computerized flat knitting machine of Dongguan Qianlima Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. has a monthly output of more than 1,000 units. Domestic computerized flat knitting machines are welcomed by user companies because of their high degree of automation and reliability, especially compared with imported equipment, which has a higher cost-effective advantage.
Cost-saving and high-efficiency bring hot sales
With the gradual improvement of people’s living standards, sweater design has gradually developed into a trend toward clothing, individualization, and high-end development. This trend also puts forward higher requirements on the production process and equipment. The traditional hand-cranked knitting machine It has been unable to adapt to this production demand. In a sense, whether sweater companies adopt a large number of fully automatic computerized flat knitting machines has become the key to their survival and growth. The market demand for computerized flat knitting machines will become larger and larger.
There are more than 50,000 sweater manufacturers in my country, among which nearly 1,000 are above designated size, with an annual output of about 2 billion knitted sweaters. The sweater production capacity occupies 70% of the global market. From the perspective of equipment, there are more than one million hand-cranked flat knitting machines in my country, mainly producing formed sweaters; more than 120,000 electric flat knitting machines and semi-automatic flat knitting machines, mainly producing formed sweaters and T-shirt leaders, etc. ; There are more than 40,000 automatic computerized flat knitting machines, of which domestic computerized flat knitting machines account for about 30%. The main products are shaped sweaters, fully-shaped sweaters (woven and worn), T-shirt leaders, etc. From this point of view, the utilization rate of fully-computerized flat knitting machines in sweater companies in my country is still relatively low, and there is huge room for equipment upgrades. The efficiency of enterprises using computerized flat knitting machines to produce goods will be greatly improved.
The computerized flat knitting machine has the advantages of less labor and high efficiency, which can actually bring benefits to the enterprise. This is one of the main reasons for its recent boom in sales. Zhejiang Chunfeng Milano Clothing Co., Ltd. started as a small family workshop. Now this company has developed into a leading knitting enterprise with an output value of 150 million yuan and an annual output value of 20 million yuan. The main reason for the rapid development of the company is that computer operations have replaced manual operations, which has greatly improved production efficiency and reduced production costs. To give an example, in the past, workers used hand-cranked flat knitting machines to operate. A worker can only operate one machine, and there are three shifts, which is very hard. Now, with computerized flat knitting machines, one worker can control four or five computer machines. Now the cost of shaking a piece of clothing has been greatly reduced, only 1/10 of the past. Excluding the equipment cost of the computerized flat knitting machine and the depreciation cost of the machine, the total cost of each piece of clothing is now only 1/3 of the past. In this way, our profits will have a great improvement, and my improvement will have such a rapid development speed.
Rapid development and room for growth
At present, there are nearly 50 flat knitting enterprises in my country, which can produce more than 40,000 computerized flat knitting machines annually. The production areas are mainly concentrated in Changshu, Zhangjiagang, Nantong, Ningbo, Taizhou, Shaoxing, Dongguan and other Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong regions.
After less than a few years, domestic computerized flat knitting machines have developed by leaps and bounds. The machine speed has exceeded the previous maximum speed of 1.2 m/s for computerized flat knitting machines. Some machines can also produce fabrics of similar gauges. With the multi-purpose function of one machine, such a computerized flat knitting machine can bring greater benefits to the enterprise. The economical single-system and single-stage needle selection computerized flat knitting machine has been put into mass production, and it has become a new selling point in the market due to its price advantage. Due to the rapid development of the sweater industry in my country, the demand for computerized flat knitting machines has increased geometrically, which has also led to the rapid development of domestic flat knitting machine manufacturers. After more than 7 years of development, in May of this year, Dongguan Qianlima Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. has an unfinished order, and there are too many orders. The general manager of the company's sales manager said that according to the current sales situation, the company's sales volume is expected to exceed 5,000 units in 2010, and sales are expected to reach 500 million yuan.
The analysis of relevant persons believes that the current industry is in a period of obvious transformation. On the one hand, domestic computerized flat knitting machines are on the rise. The technology, quality, and service are gradually mature. The cost is significantly lower than that of imported products. The customer's investment recovery cycle is greatly shortened. On the other hand, sweater companies are in a critical period of transformation and upgrading. In the process of transforming hand-cranked flat knitting machines and electric flat knitting machines into full-computerized flat knitting machines, the demand for medium and high-end equipment will gradually increase. Therefore, the demand for computerized flat knitting machines will continue to maintain a high growth trend for a long time in the future, but this opportunity is coming There are also great challenges at the time. The quality of computerized flat knitting machines in the future will become higher and higher. In this way, the requirements for computerized flat knitting knitting manufacturers will become very high, and the technical requirements will also be highly assessed.
The gap remains, I don’t want to wait for transformation
Computerized flat knitting machine is a computer-integrated and highly intelligent product in textile machinery, which also puts forward new requirements on the technology, mechanical performance, and technological content of computerized flat knitting machine manufacturers. How to narrow the technological gap with foreign manufacturers has become an unavoidable issue for many domestic flat knitting companies.
Many people talk about domestic computerized flat knitting machines, and they always sigh. They think that domestic computerized flat knitting machines are inferior to imported computerized flat knitting machines. They would rather spend several hundred thousand yuan more and buy imported computerized flat knitting machines. In fact, it is not the backwardness of technology that makes Chinese people sigh, but some patchwork of machines that have damaged the reputation of the entire domestic computerized flat knitting machine and plunged the industry into a vicious circle of unhealthy development. Some domestic woolen sweater companies report that compared with the advanced level of foreign countries, domestic computerized flat knitting machines do still have some unsatisfactory points, mainly reflected in the low machining accuracy, and the material of mechanical parts and electrical components is not good. , Wear resistance and durability are poor, the stability and reliability of the computer control system is not high, the function and convenience of the plate making system are not good, and the after-sales service is not satisfactory.
At present, in addition to individual companies that have strong R&D capabilities and awareness, many domestic companies are carrying out repeated and homogenized production, and the price of their products is lower than that of others. The quality of the products of these manufacturers is uneven, and the service life is generally 1 to 3 years, which is far less than the service life of the computer flat knitting machine for more than 8 years. In the face of this situation, relevant experts predict that in the next two to three years, a number of computerized flat knitting machine factories will face bankruptcy due to poor product quality, insufficient funds, and lack of their own research results. When these factories close down, the machines of those sweater manufacturers will be a pile of scrap iron, no matter how cheap they are, no one will take over.
Although the current domestic computerized flat knitting machine market has a huge customer base of different grades, the vicious price war caused by the homogenization of products will greatly squeeze the profit margins of manufacturers and reduce the investment in new product research and development. The intensity and scale make people feel a little uneasy. It is also worrying that with the continuous advancement of product localization, world-class manufacturers have also introduced economical computerized flat knitting machines to the Chinese market, and the cost-effective advantage of domestic equipment is gradually disappearing. Relevant experts pointed out that the time for the development model that used to blindly reduce costs and only cares about immediate benefits has come to make up their minds to change.