The Passap E6000 was made by the MADAG company in Switzerland. It is a 5mm electronic double-bed machine.
E6000 console - this contains a program which walks the user through casting on and setting up to knit in pattern. It also includes a Form program which allows the user to input swatch and body measurements and knit a garment with the help of prompts from the console.
Pushers are used to pattern and/or select needles for knitting (partial knitting). Shown above are the front bed needles (top) and the pushers (out of work, bottom). On the Passap E6000, the electronics program the carriage to set the front pushers in pattern. The back bed also has pushers - these are semi-automatic, ie the user sets these up and the carriage can be set to alternate them.
Strippers are used for different kinds of knitting - orange strippers shown above are for double bed work. Black strippers (not shown) are for single bed work and tubular knitting, although there are some exceptions to this rule. Strippers are paired and they slot into metal holders, which swing up and down on every pass.
- Double bed knitting machine
- Standard 5mm needle gauge
- 200 stitch repeating pattern area
- Electronic patterning (built-in patterns and card reader for user input)
- 179 needle plastic bed
- Stitch types include tuck, slip, double-bed jacquard
- 4 colour changer
- Dimensions: TBA
- Weight: TBA
- Made in Switzerland
- English: Fine industrial yarns up to 4ply.
- Australia: TBA
- US: TBA
Accessories included with machine
- Two twin tension masts
- 2 yarn bowls
- Operating Manual
- Pattern book
- Transfer tools
- 1x1 needle pusher
- Pair orange strippers
- Pair black strippers