The Wingham Drum carder is designed and built by us in South Yorkshire, allowing us to create a piece of equipment that has all the features we consider to be the most important. Within the design are the features that are not always visible but important. All the shafts rotate in bearings. The drums are easily adjustable to get the carding gap set. Robust stainless steel handle with an option for an extended length handle to make rotation easier.
Constructed from European Beech finished with Danish oil, the Wingham Drum Card cloth is set at 72 points per inch (PPI), the same grade as our Hand Carders. Coarser and finer grades are available, but the 72 PPI is a good balance for the vast majority of fibres that will be used.
The main drum measures 20cm (8") in width and has a diameter of 18cm (7"). This means that a final carded batt (sheet) will be approximately 62cm (25")long. A rolag for spinning would be 20cm long.
The carder frame is hand-made from certified sustainable European Beech, finished in Danish oil.
All rotating shafts are set in Oilite self lubricating sintered bronze bearings, ensuring not only that you get a smooth action on the carder but also that there is no wear leading to misalignment of the drums. These bearings are industrial standard designed to last a long time in high speed machinery so in the drum carder it will last a very long time.
The handle is made from heavy duty stainless steel with rotating wood grip. It's easily detached for storage and there's also the option of a longer handle to make turning easier. The extended handle does reduce the turning effort but increases the arc of movement therefore, increasing the amount of space required.
Included is the packer brush which locates on the frame at the back of the main drum, no clamping, it sits on the frame. In this position when blending it packs the fibres before they pass under the drum. This ensures any loose material placed on the top of the drum when blending is pressed into place before it has a chance to drop off.
Two speed drive, useful to use the slower drive when carding and faster when blending.
The Wingham Drum Carder comes with a 5 Year Warranty against defective parts or construction during normal use.
Includes the following
Packer Brush, fits to the back frame. It can be lifted off if not required. Normal to have it off for carding fleece and on for blending mixes.
Cleaning Brush, small hand carder for cleaning the wire. Can also be used as a flick carder for preparing locks prior to carding.
Doffer awl spike, designed to easily slide between the wire and to cleanly lift out the fibre.
Table clamps x 2
Width including handle 41cm
Weight: 7.2 kg
Optional: Long stainless steel handle.
This is intended for those who may have difficulty in turning the drum with a standard length handle, as the extra long handle arm increases the mechanical advantage, making it much easier to turn. Please be aware that this will be sent instead of the standard length handle if selected, not in addition.
While we aim to keep this item in stock, though high demand occasionally means we're waiting for them to become available. If showing as Available For Pre-Order then you can make a purchase which will reserve your item. Full payment will be taken and dispatched as soon as available.
If you have any questions regarding pre-orders, or if you'd like a little more info on when they will be next available, please give the Sales Team a call on 01226 742926.