Tompkins® Model JT – Frame I

Latch Needle Sinker Top, Terry Machine

An evolution of Tompkins famed spring beard needle terry machines, the Model JT is capable of producing an incredibly high quality terry product. With 7 interchangeable diameters from 4 to 10 inches with loop sizes from 1.5 to 3.8mm, the Model JT can produce a quality product for multiple applications.

– Jersey Terry applications
– 4″ to 10″ available in 7 Interchangeable Diameters
– Loopsize: 1.5mm to 3.8mm

  • Food Processing
  • Filters
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Headbands, Wristbands
  • Medical Terry Applications
Diameter Model No. No. Feeds RPM* Cut (Needles/Inch)
4inch (10.16cm) JT0408 8 200 16-28
5 inch (12.70cm) JT0510 10 160 16-28
6 inch (15.24) JT0612 12 134 16-28
7 inch (17.78cm) JT0714 14 114 16-28
8 inch (20.32cm) JT0816 16 100 16-28
9 inch (22.86cm) JT0918 18 89 16-28
10 inch (25.40cm) JT1020 20 80 16-28

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

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.
Needle Cut Groups 16, 18, 24, 28
Track Singe and Two 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.
  • 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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