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Majacraft Fusion Engine Carder

majacraft fusion engine carderIntroducing the Fusion Engine, Majacraft's amazing drum carder. Majacraft 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 it blends fibers more thoroughly with fewer passes.

With no exposed gears or belts, and the unique drum design, fibers do not get where they shouldn't and cleaning of the carder is minimized. Removal of the interchangeable drums makes that rare cleaning simple and easy.

Here are some of the features of the Fusion Engine carder...

Magic Drums

interchangeable drums

The Fusion Engine drums use a unique new design that offers several benefits, the most obvious being the prominent edges that keep the fiber on the drum, so there is no clogging or tangling of material around the axles. The special shaping of the edging actually helps to draw the fibers onto the drum, almost to the point of appearing as though it is 'sucking' the fibers in. This in turn significantly reduces the maintenance and cleaning required.

A major feature of the Majacraft Fusion Engine is the ability to change drums. There is no need to purchase multiple carders to work with different kinds of fibers as we offer drums with different carding cloth densities. Your carding becomes considerably cheaper and your single machine far more versatile. There are just three grub screws holding the main drum in place, and it is possible to swap the interchangeable drums in a couple of minutes!

In addition to the standard 72tpi cloth, Majacraft is offering 128tpi cloth drums.

The Gear Box

majacraft fusion engine gear box detail

The fusion engine has a gearbox - with real gears! This was chosen as it could offer multiple benefits. First, it makes the mechanism for converting the ratios between the main drum and licker-in drum much more compact, small enough to be embedded into the side of the carder. This consequently will keep your carder cleaner as the gears are hidden away and will not get clogged with fiber and other debris. A gearbox also permits running a much greater ratio in a compact space. Typically carders have between 3:1 and 4:1 gearing ratios. The Fusion Engine has a ratio of 8:1 which will produce a more evenly blended batt.

Packer Brush

Majacraft has added a brush to the Fusion Engine so that more fiber can be packed on to your drums. Majacrafts design differs in that the brush is positioned near the back of the main drum so as much of the drum is exposed as possible. This makes it easier to remove the batt after carding. It also leaves a clearer space to work if you wish to lay fiber elements directly on to the main drum or diz from the drum.

The brush is secured in place using a ratchet mechanism so once you set the pressure of the brush, it will not slide out of place which can happen with brushes held by nuts and bolts. It is also easier to position by simply clicking the gears on the ratchet rather than having to tighten nuts as firmly as possible - only to have them move when you don't want it.

    Quantity

 

Tools included with each Majacraft Fusion Engine Carder:

Picker tool, two bench clamps, cleaning brush and two Allen wrenches

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: 72tpi or 128, your choice

  • Batt size (approximate): 210mm x 570mm (8.2" x 22.4")

This item ships directly from New Zealand per international air mail and usually ships within 4 to 8 weeks.
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