Strauch 200 Series Drum Carder
The Strauch 200 Series Drum Carder is a mid-range Strauch chain drive drum carder is made from solid ash and has a tung oil finish. The large drum is 7″ in diameter x 8¼” wide. The small drum is 2″ in diameter x 8″ wide. The carder produces a batt approximately 8″ wide x 22″ long. The frame is 24″ long, 12″ wide, 4″ high.
The Strauch 200 Series Drum Carder uses a smaller sprocket yielding a turning ratio of 4:1. Because of this the frame height is 4″ and therefore this carder has to be at the edge of the work surface, allowing the crank to clear the table.
As with all Strauch drum carders, any of the 200 series machines comes with our Brush Attachment.
The Strauch 200 series drum carders are the only series that comes with a choice of carding cloth for the large drum: fine, medium, and coarse.
Fine Tooth: Model DC-205-BA with the 05 fine-128 tpi.cloth. Designed to handle ALL fibers including Merino, Llama, Alpaca, Cashmere blend, dog hair and other exotics.
For those with specialized carding needs, there are two coarser styles of card cloth available for the carding drum (the large drum). All cloth uses 3/8″ long plated steel wire in a tough rubberized cloth backing:
Medium Tooth: Model DC-203-BA with the 03 medium-98 tpi.cloth. Can be used successfully for coarse to middle range fiber such as Cheviot and Romney as well as adult mohair. Useful for long fibers such as Border Leicester to get a deep batt. NOT recommended for finer fibers.
Coarse Tooth: Model DC-202-BA with the 02 coarse-72 tpi.cloth. For very coarse fibers specifically for felting.
The famous “Slicker-Licker” card cloth unique to ALL Strauch carders, is used on the small drum of every one of our machines.
Special tools included with each carder are:
The popular Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick, an invaluable tool for removing the batt without damage to the equipment or the user.
A Doffer/Cleaner Brush to thoroughly and easily clean any residual fibers from the carding drum.
A small cleaner/dabber brush for use on the licker drum.
Strauch 200 Series Double Wide
For those needing a larger production machine, three models of the 200xs series carders are available as doublewides.
The wood frame is solid ash with a tung oil finish. The large drum is 7″ in diameter x 15¼” wide. The small drum is 2″ in diameter x 15¼” wide. The carder produces a batt approximately 15″ wide x 22″ long. The frame is 24″ long, 18½” wide, 4″ high.
As with all Strauch drum carders, the 200×2 series machines come with our Brush Attachment.
All other features and included tools are the same as with the 200 series singlewide chain drive carder.
Again, because of the frame height, this carder has to be at the edge of the work surface, allowing the crank to clear the table.