Model WK6 Single Feed Knitting Machine


Single Feed Circular Weft Knitting Machine

LAMB’s Model WK6 is a single feed circular weft knitting machine that was originally designed to knit wire and other durable yarns, such as fiberglass and Kevlar.  This machine can knit either round or tubular flat jersey materials between 1/16″ to 2-3/4″ (1.5 mm to 70 mm).  The Model WK6 Machine frame, motor and Take-Down System are more robust than our Model ST3AH/ZA.  This allows the WK6 to handle industrial textiles and to accept cylinders up to 3.25-inches OD.  The WK6 is primarily used in industrial applications, such as filtration, hose reinforcement and gasketing.

This machine is available with the following options:

  • Power Feed
  • Hardened Take-Down Rolls for Tubular Flat materials
  • Take-Down Wheel (Capstan) for Round materials
  • Roll-Up Attachment
  • Stop-Motion Detection

For any questions please contact us.

Needle System:

Latch needle on single cylinder and single cam track system. Operates using a stationary cylinder and take-down with revolving cams and yarn feeds.

Cylinder Sizes:

Working diameters from .5″ – 3.5″ [12 to 100 mm], needle gauges from 3 to 24 needles per inch.

Operating Speeds:

300 to 800 cpm {dependent on needle gauge of machine}.


Tubular textile or wire materials, solid color, coarse, medium, and fine gauge, in sizes ranging from 1/2″ [12 mm] to 3.5″ [100mm] at rates of 50 to 150 yards per hour.


Several Take-Down Designs for special applications, Traversing or Non-Traversing Roll-Up Attachments, Stop-Motions and Counter/Controls.