MUSSOCK is the acronym for ‘mussel seeding socking’ and is the registered trademark owned by Mussock International Ltd in Christchurch New Zealand.
MUSSOCK cotton biodegradable mussel socking was invented nearly 40 years ago by Andy Joines and is still being made by his company Mussock International Ltd (formerly Mussel Products Ltd).
It is made to suit ALL types and sizes of mussels, and is made from any required yarn composition and count. Any lay-flat size and mesh size can be achieved. See the Photo Gallery.
The MUSSOCK knitting machine is the main component of a compact, innovative, stand alone system which manufactures Mussock very efficiently and quickly.
The controls are simple and intuitive. The build brief was simply...fast and bullet proof!
The power to both 3 phase electric motors is from a standard 220-240v power supply via multi function inverter controllers. It is extremely cheap to run...even 24/7.
The hopper and guide are designed to fit exactly the four 2.5kg cones of cotton which fill the 10kg ‘polysac’ produced with each ‘set’ of cones, without the necessity for the Mussock having to be pushed down before the cones have finished knitting...the machine can be left alone for the whole cycle of the four cones. See the Photo Gallery.
The latest MkII MODEL F1 MUSSOCK Machine now uses a new, very robust, all purpose needle which has the capacity to knit fine 30/1 count yarns right up to, and above, 10/2 heavy count cotton yarns.
And all this with a minimum of adjustment and in short time as well.
EVERY NEW MACHINE PURCHASED, WITH OUR YARN SUPPLY CONTRACT, RECEIVES FREE REPLACMENT MkII NEEDLES FOR THE DURATION OF THE CONTRACT. Simple conditions apply.
54 or 44 needle configuration supplied as standard, OR the number of your choice.
The LAY-FLAT ADJUSTMENT is now very simple and can take less than a minute to alter.
The adjustment and tuning of our special FEED-ON-DEMAND CLUTCH and TAKE-DOWN/CREEL ROLLERS is likewise very precise and efficient.
This is now an AMAZINGLY IMPROVED, SIMPLE and EFFICIENT machine to operate and tune, than its predecessors. We know that you will be impressed!
We can convert previous models to the MkII model...please contact us for further information.
See the Photo Gallery.