This is the Fusion Engine, Majacraft’s amazing drum carder. We designed this machine to perform exceptionally, and to reduce or eliminate the common carding issues experienced with other drum carders. The Fusion Engine has a higher and more efficient carding ratio than most carders, so blends fibres more thoroughly with fewer passes. With no exposed gears or belts, and the unique drum design, fibres do not get where they shouldn’t and cleaning of the carder is minimised. Removal of the interchangeable drums makes that rare cleaning simple and easy.
‘TPI’ stands for ‘Tines Per Inch’ and refers to the density of tines on the carding cloth. When you have a low TPI count, it means there is plenty of room between the tines to accommodate thicker fibres. A high TPI count gives you closer packed tines that are more efficient for carding fine fibres. If you were to ever try carding a fine fibre on a coarse carder you would quickly see that nepps begin to form as the fibres are at greater risk of breakage due to the coarser tines. If you try to card a very coarse fibre on a fine cloth you will have difficulty cranking the handle as the finer tines try to hang on to the larger fibres but are unable to penetrate them to open them up. And this is what a carder does, what it is made for, taking your washed locks and opening them up and smoothing them out, giving you an even blend of draft-able fibres ready to spin.
If you work mostly with fine fibres, you would definitely be wanting to look at the finer cloth, and the 128 TPI cloth that Majacraft supplies for the Fusion Engine is excellent for making thoroughly blended smooth batts with fine fibres such as Merino, Cormo, fine Alpaca, Shetland, Polwarth etc. You can be confident that your fibres will not be damaged when they are well prepared and gently carded on the Fusion Engine with the 128 cloth.
The Fusion Engine carder comes with:
- Fusion Engine carder
- Picker tool
- Two bench clamps
- Cleaning brush
- Allen T wrench – 3mm
- Allen T wrench – 4mm
The Fusion Engine specifications:
- Length-width-height: 450mm (17.7″) x 340mm (13.4″) x 270mm (10.6″)
- Weight: 8.25kg (18.2lb)
- Main drum diameter: 187mm (7.36″)
- Cloth width: 210mm (8.2″)
- Cloth pitch: 128tpi
- Batt size (approximate): 210mm x 570mm (8.2″ x 22.4″)
*****please note. There is no shipping charged on this product. It will be directly shipped from our supplier in NZ to your address.
The fibre package comes separately from us, there is no shipping charged for the free fibre package.
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