This is the Fusion Engine, Majacraft’s amazing drum carder. It has a higher and more efficient carding ratio than most carders, so blends fibres more. We stock both the 96tpi and the 72tpi with the 128tpi to order. Interchangable Extra Drums in 72dpi and 96dpi are £220 and only available to order.
This is the Fusion Engine, Majacraft’s amazing drum carder. This machine was designed to perform exceptionally well 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.
Adjustable feedtray 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.
We have used a folding handle with the Fusion Engine. This allows the carder to fit into a more compact space but more importantly, no more whacking your hips into the handle as you walk past the table! The handle length is short enough that you can card in the centre of the table as well, it does not have to overhang the edge. Great for lefties and righties
The Majacraft Fusion Engine has been designed so that it can be used in left or right handed configuration. The axle on the main drum has been specially drilled to allow it to be inserted on either side of the carder. By unscrewing three grub screws you can slip the handle and axle and then put it in from the other side. Packer brush We have added a brush to the Fusion Engine so that more fibre can be packed on to your drums.
The 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 fibre 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.