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.
The Fusion Engine drums use a unique new design that offers several benefits, the most obvious being the prominent edges that keep the fibre 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 fibres onto the drum, almost to the point of appearing as though it is ‘sucking’ the fibre in. This in turn significantly reduces the maintenance and cleaning required.
A major feature of the Fusion Engine is the ability to change drums. There is no need to purchase multiple carders to work with different kinds of fibres 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, we are offering 96tpi and 128tpi cloth drums. Dependent upon demand, we will try to increase the range of cloth sizes available.
The fusion engine has a gearbox – with real gears! This was chosen as it could offer multiple benefits. Firstly it makes the mechanism for converting the ratios between the main drum and licker-in 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 fibre 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.
The feed tray position is different to most other carders. Our experiments demonstrated that the more time the fibre spent on the licker-in, the more effectively the carding process worked. This is why the feed tray is positioned so high relative to the licker-in drum.
We also made the feed tray adjustable. Underneath the tray is an easy-grip wooden nut that lets you position the feed tray close or far from the licker-in. The ability to adjust the tray lets you card anything from washed fleece to combed tops.
EASY TO ADJUST
The licker-in drum is mounted on the two actuators which can be very simply adjusted by unscrewing the locking JCB bolts – the gearbox cover does not even need to be removed for this. What is a tricky job on other carders is elementary on the Fusion Engine.
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DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Fusion Engine carder comes with:
Fusion Engine carder
Two bench clamps
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: 72tpi standard (128tpi available)
Batt size (approximate): 210mm x 570mm (8.2″ x 22.4″)