Tompkins® Model 4J – Frame I

Latch Needle Sinker Top, Single Knit Machine

Allowing for the production of unique multi-dimensional circular knitting and patterned products, the Model 4J can be used for numerous applications. The speed, versatility and potential of the Model 4J lends itself to applications in the apparel, netting, food processing and medical industries among others.

– 4 Track Fabric Patterning
– 3″ to 10″ available in 8 Interchangeable Diameters

  • Food Processing
  • Filters
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Headbands, Wristbands
  • Medical Terry Applications
Machine Specifications
Height 105 in. (266.70cm) to top of Side Creel Tubes
Width – Outside Diameter at Positive Storage Feeders 60 in. (152.4cm)
At Floor 30 in. x 31in. (76.2cm x 81.3cm)
Weight 1150 pounds (512.63kg)
Horsepower 2.0
Drive System Tompkins Electronic AC Motor Controller with smooth start and stop.
Standard Electrics All modes 220 volts, single or 3 phase, 50/60 hertz power (voltage range 253-188). If other operating voltage is required, please contact Tompkins USA.
Track Four Track
Positive Storage Feeder System With input and output stop motions, tensioner and knot catcher – standard.
Fabric Collection – Electronic 2 roll balanced takedown system to reduce vibration at high speeds with precision fabric rollup for 24 inch diameter roll.
Interchangeable Heads – Rapid Change System All diameters of the Frame Size I range of 3 to 10 inches. For example: The knitting head of an 10 inch diameter machine can be easily replaced with a 3 inch diameter knitting head.
Drop Gates For easy accessibility.
Machine Speeds Start, stop and jog with three programmable jog speeds.
Needle Detectors Standard on all models.
Lubrication System Uniwave Model No. 419 Mini projectile lubricator with auto flush VI system.
Safety Roll Shutoff Standard on all models.
Diameter Model No. No. Feeds RPM* Cut (Needles/Inch)
3 inch (7.62cm) 4J0312 12 275 16-28
4 inch (10.16cm) 4J0416 16 275 16-28
5 inch (12.70cm) 4J0520 20 220 16-28
6 inch (15.24) 4J0624 24 183 16-28
7 inch (17.78cm) 4J0728 28 157 16-28
8 inch (20.32cm) 4J0832 32 138 16-28
9 inch (22.86cm) 4J0936 36 122 16-28
10 inch (25.40cm) 4J1040 40 110 16-28

*Machine RPM is dependent on yarn quality and fabric configuration.

  • Preset revolution counter
  • Lycra feed system
  • Omnidirectional warning light system – 2 color
  • Lock-out switch – manual motor starting switch setup for manual lockout
  • Standard range of voltages available (380, 416, 480 and 550)
  • Upper level multi-direction lint single fan link blowing system
  • Multi-speed positive storage feeding system

*Photos may not be of model selected and include optional features.

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