Louet 'Standard' 72 tpi Drum Carder
Louët has five different drum carders: the Classic, Standard, Junior (or Roving), and the XL drum carder. They are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating. The drums of the carders are 19 cm (7 1/2") wide, except for the drum of the Junior (10 cm (4") wide). In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louët carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. All gearboxes are enclosed to prevent fibers entering the gear system.
This is the 'Standard' drum carder from louet. The Standard drum carders have an extra fine cloth (72 teeth per square inch). The advantage of this extra fine cloth is that you also can perfectly card very fine fibers.
The 'Standard' drum carder is equipped with a doffer brush, doffer pin and two table clamps to clamp it onto a sturdy table.
For drum carders it is common to mention the gear ratio that drives the licker-in when you rotate the large drum. For the 'Standard' carder the ratio is 3.8:1. . . However, what really counts for carding is the ratio of the surface speed of both drums. You get this by multiplying the gear ratio with the ratio of the diameters of the large drum and the licker-in. This surface speed ratio is 12:1 for the 'Standard' drum carder.
Shipping in the USA lower 48 states - we arrange to have these drum
carders shipped directly to you from the importers warehouse.