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. We think that our carder is excellent value without compromising on either materials or build quality, we dont rush the making of them.
We have a machine set up ready to use at Wentworth, come and try it out.
These are our main specification points for comparison.
If you have any questions please contact us
Constructed from European Beech finished with Danish oil.
The card cloth is 72 points per inch (PPI) stainless steel, the same grade as our Wingham 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. It takes very heavy use to wear out card cloth and its not something we see often, you'll be using this carder for many years to come. Stainless steel wire removes the worry of the wire ever rusting.
Easy to replace drum card cloth if ever required in the future.
The main drum measures 20cm (8") in width and has a diameter of 18cm (7"). This means that your final carded batt will be approximately 56cm (22")long.
The carder frame is individually hand-made from certified sustainable European beech finished in Danish oil. The side panels are fixed with machine screws and barrel nuts. More secure than screws and easier to take apart
Bearings. 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. Very important on a drum carder
Handle made from heavy duty stainless steel with rotating wood grip. No parts to break or fail. The handle is easily detachable for storage. There is the option of a longer handle to make turning easier.
Comes with 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.
Self adjusting drive belt
Two speed drive, useful to use the slower drive when carding and faster when blending
Includes the following
Packer Brush, fits to the back frame. It can be lifted off if not required
Option: Extra long stainless steel handle.
We guarantee the frame and bearings for 10 years and the card cloth for 5 years of fair wear and tear.
Safety Warning Motorisation
Fitting of any motor unit invalidates the guarantee we give.
The only machines we know of that are to this standard are the Ekelund from Sweden and the Ashford (arriving early 2020)
Drum Carders are carriage free to all UK destinations. Please inquire for export orders as we have good discounted shipping rates.