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Octado Computer Dobby 8 Shaft Loom | Louet

8 Shaft Computer Dobby Weaving

The Louet Octado is available in three weaving widths: 70, 90 and 110 cm. The special features, like easy programming and light treadling of the countermarch shed, are all integrated in the Octado loom.  The computer dobby means no more setting up pegs and more time to weave.

The Octado is made out of lacquered beech hardwood and the most complex castle section is pre-assembled. Included with the loom are a shelf and built-in raddle, a stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric), 600/800/1200 Texsolv heddles(330 mm), lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks. 

The electronic dobby will give you almost unlimited harness combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint or Pro Weave, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.

Both Octado and Megado looms feature a countermarch shed. This is accomplished by raising the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being raised. 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.

As with our Delta and Spring looms, Octado and Megado have the Louet sprung breast beam, a unique warp tension control system, which 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 products. No other multi-harness loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.

In most cases Louet floor looms are pre-order items, the turnaround time can up 12 weeks, many times its shorter than this.  We deliver Australia and New Zealand wide and have established relationships with several couriers to provide you with the best freight rates.

Octado 70: 115 x 99 x 127 cm (45 1/4“ x 39“ x 50“)
Octado 90: 135 x 99 x 127 cm (53” x 39“ x 50“)
Octado 110: 155 x 99 x 127 cm (61” x 39“ x 50“)

Octado 70: 45 kg (99 lb)
Octado 90: 48 kg (106 lb)
Octado 110: 53 kg (117 lb)