Multi Shaft without the Tie-Up
The Louet Megado is Louet's flagship loom. The Megado is a multi-harness dobby loom with unique innovations, that make weaving a real joy. Its attractive appearance is due to the advanced engineering and the use of lacquered ash hardwood.
The mechanical dobby loom is available with 16 or 32 harnesses and in 40, 70, 90, 110 and 130 cm weaving widths. You can choose between a mechanical dobby and an electronic interface (see computer dobby). The most complex castle section is already pre-assembled. Included are: a large shelf, built-in raddle, a stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 dpi), 900 to 1700 premounted heddles (390 mm), lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
Dobby looms have a dobby system, which is used to program the shaft combinations for the weave pattern. Dobby is short for ′′draw boy′′ which refers to the weaver’s helper who was used to control the warp thread by pulling on draw threads. The dobby mechanism replaces the treadle/lam combination of the traditional floor looms. The performance of a multi-harness loom is vastly improved by using a dobby mechanism, as it overcomes the major problems associated with the use of a large number of treadles.
A dobby loom allows you to select the combination of shafts for every shed opening you wish to make. The great advantage of a dobby loom is that it avoids the necessity and the labour involved in making multiple tie-ups to treadle positioned underneath a loom. An investment in a Louet Dobby ensures many years of comfortable and productive weaving. The mechanical dobby is a program bar with pegs system. The numbered holes in the program bars correspond with shafts of the loom. If you want a shaft to be liftes, you place a peg in the corresponding hole of the program bar. The number of program bars forming the chain, can be adapted to the weave pattern. However, if the number of program bars becomes very large, you may want to consider an electronic dobby.
Both Octado and Megado looms feature a countermarch shed. This is accomplished by lifting the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being lifted. The beam movement also compensates for changes in warp tension as the shed is made. An innovative construction ensures the action of the well-balanced pedal to be very light in operation. This main pedal and also the optional weaving bench are adjustable in height to accommodate the weaver’s physical requirements.
Of course the Octado and Megado looms also have the Louet moving breast beam, just like the Spring and Delta looms. This unique warp tension control system allows the weaver to set and check the warp tension each time the warp is advanced. These innovative design features give our Octado and Megado looms an indisputable advantage over other competitive looms. No other multi-harness loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.
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Louet Megado Accessories