Sewing or looping head, particularly for automated closing of tubular knitted articles at an axial end thereof

  • US 8,631,751 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2009
  • Issued: 01/21/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A sewing or looping head, particularly for the automated closing of tubular knitted articles at one of their axial ends, comprising a pair of sewing elements, which can move along corresponding actuation paths and cooperate with each other in forming a sewing chain stitch, and a cutting element, which can be actuated to cut the sewing chain stitch, wherein said cutting element can engage the sewing chain stitch proximate to the crossing point of the paths of said pair of sewing elements or the point where the sewing chain stitch is formed, and wherein said sewing elements comprise a needle and a crochet which can move along corresponding actuation paths that cross so as to form the sewing chain stitch, a hook being provided for supporting the sewing chain stitch being formed, said hook being arranged proximate to the crossing point of said actuation paths and being oriented so that its tip is directed along the direction of advancement of the article being sewn or looped, said cutting element being engageable with the sewing chain stitch proximate to the tip of said supporting hook of the sewing chain stitch.

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