Understanding Needle Replacement on an Industrial Knitting Machine

So slender needle from here. Also, number one. And so let's say it breaks somewhere else. You bring it to, you slowly bring it, oh fuck I it, I get it. It'll be multiple possibilities. This whole thing turns cylinder. Turns where the needles are, this stays the same. Oh, okay. I get it. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So you changing that one? Very good question. First, you might have to repair the yarn. If the yarn is broken, which causes a hole, it's something different. You won't be changing the needle, but you might have to change the needle after repairing the hole. Because some needles got bent with the pile up of yarn. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay. So you repair the broken yard, then you bring it over. Once you repair the broken yard, you bring it over here to change the needle. Right now we're just talking about changing the needle, but there are levels of changing the, so again, now just pull straight out.
It's all tight. There's a pin. So there's only one way to go in. So these two doors that don't do any function, aside from being a door to change the needle are very straight. The other ones in the back have more a triangle. So if for any reason you open these ones, which I don't think you will, but Larry will do that again with you later today, is you have to make sure that the angle is correct. Okay. Because these ones, the needles will go up and then down. So to put this back, they have to be in the same position. And that might take an extra minute.

Proper Door Handling for Needle Replacement

And then also, you just want to grab it here and you can, okay, so the cylinder has a spring on it. Yes. To keep the pressure on the needles so they don't go outwards. If you see that this is very bent, you will lift it up and cut everything off over here and cut just so you don't want it to pop into your eyes. And then when you bring it down, it will go underneath. You have to go down and out. Or if you're not sure the needles, you can just close the latch and to take it out. So the latch will not go into the spring and possibly rip. Because I've seen people who don't really care. And the opposite is if you're putting a new needle in, you have to have the latch open to put it.

Maintaining Needle Pressure and Safety

In. Okay. And Larry will do that again with you today. But now, it's not in that loop. He will have a drop, a little drop in it. Okay. We can get, ask Larry. He's better at that. Let me now just use that little picking tool. Exactly, you want to get it. It's in that. So it's on again. It's China made.

Ensuring Needle Alignment and Tightening

So make sure they're more or less straight. You have a lot of play here, but still, it's like if my boarding machine's the same thing. The needle bars, you don't have to overly tighten it, but it should be snug. And then you want to make sure you get past it's fine. Past the spot where we were just, if you can go like this, and if it's in the wrong place, it'll go snap. So you want to go just slowly and make sure if there is anything done wrong, you'll feel like it's not moving. And take a look where you might have, you actually can't go backwards though with this. It won't back one. Right. But it's just, it means like anything. It's the same reason the EMR machine, when you do start it does, then it goes full speed. Same. But just to make sure that everything was put in a proper position.