Tompkins® Model R – Frame I

Latch Needle Rib Machine

The Model R’s capabilities allow it to produce a range of products at incredible speed and with incredible quality. With optional contouring and needle selection abilities, the Model R is a versatile rib machine capable of everything from basic ribbed products to advanced medical compression applications. Available in diameters from 3 to 19 inches across, with multiple configurations the Model R has few limitations.

– 3″ to 7″ available in 5 Interchangeable Diameters

  • Medical (cuffs, tubes, braces, bandages)
  • Apparel (hats, collars, seamless body garments, leg warmers)
  • Safety (Kevlar sleeves, cuffs)
  • Industrial Products
Machine Specifications
Height 90 in. (229cm) to top of Side Creel Tubes
Width – Outside Diameter at Positive Storage Feeders 42 in. (107cm)
Weight 950 pounds (431kg) to
1050 pounds (476kg)
Horsepower 1.0
Drive System Tompkins Electronic AC Motor Controller
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 24, 36, 42
Track Single (cylinder and dial)
Manual Operation Ratchet handle for ease of manual adjustment.
Positive Storage Feeder System With input and output stop motions, tensioner and knot catcher – standard.
Fabric Collection 2 roll balanced takedown system to reduce vibration at high speeds with precision fabric rollup.
Interchangeable Heads Example: Knitting head of a 6 inch diameter machine can be easily replaced with any of the other diameters withing the Frame Size I.
Machine Speeds Three selectable and programmable machine speeds – Hi, Lo and Jog. Bypass of stop motion in Jog speed only.
Needle Detectors Standard on all models.
Safety Roll Shutoff Standard on all models.
Diameter Model No. No. Feeds RPM* Cut (Needles/Inch)
3 inch (7.62)cm R0304 4 200 3-12
4 inch (10.1cm) R0406 6 200 4-12
5 inch (12.70cm) R0508 8 175 4-13
6 inch (15.24cm) R0610 10 150 5-14
7 inch (17.78cm) R0712 12 128 6-14

*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 transformers available (380, 416, 480, 550 VAC)
    • Dial tuck system
    • Contoured tubing system (used in conjunction with lycra system)
    • Multi-directional cylinder and dial lint removal system
    • Upper level multi-directional single fan lint blowing system
    • Multi-speed positive storage feeding system
    • Drop gates for easy accessibility

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

Go top
Translate »