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Ashford's New 30cm (12") Electric Drum Carder now available!

December 22, 2021 -- Marc Peloquin


Due to many customer requests, Ashford has developed an e-Carder based on their popular 30cm (12") wide drum carder.

This carder has two exceptionally powerful motors to enable fleece and sliver to be carded easily and quickly.

Features include:

  • 30cm (12ins) carding width
  • Batt weight up to 135gm (4¾ozs)
  • 72-point teeth on the main drum and 36-point cloth on the feed-in drum helps keep the feed-in drum clean
  • Two 24v motors with geared drive
  • Infinitely variable speed control for both drums plus a ratio control to vary the in-feed speed
  • Acrylic safety covers over the drums and the drive belts, and a magnetic safety switch, for safe use
  • Stepped tooth non-slip drive belts with belt tensioners
  • On/off foot switch allows hands-free fibre preparation and feeding-in
  • When in reverse, for fibre removal, the drums rotate at 10% carding speed
  • Packer brush, doffer, cleaning brush, on/off foot switch and 24-volt mains transformer
  • Carding drums can be removed to clean bearings
  • Large 21 x 31cm (8¼ x 12⅜ins) feed-in tray
  • Size 51 x 40 x 32cm high (20 x 15¾ x 12½ins)
  • Manufactured from beautiful native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood with a lacquered finish
  • Net weight 15.2kg (33½lbs)




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How to Buy

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Sorry, Harmonique sells wholesale only to Canadian retailers and does not sell direct to consumers.