Jack looms are categorized under floor looms. In jack looms, the shed is opened by means of foot pressure on the treadles which, in turn, are connected to the set of shafts that needs to be lifted according to the desired design.
The treadles are connected to the shafts by a set of jacks and pulleys which lift the shafts allocated to open the shed, hence the name of jack loom. In Salma jack looms, the shed is opened upwards only.
Jack looms are a very convenient solution to producing all types of textiles that don’t need high tension using any kind of threads, besides they are easy to use and maintain.
Jack looms are produced with different potentials which allow them to be used for home or professional production according to their specifications.
There are various usages of jack looms, which can be summarized as follows:
Education and training: Being perfect tools for weaving all textiles including klim and even using inelastic threads, jack looms can be used for educational purposes in colleges and institutes as well as workshops for training on either manual or mechanical weaving.
Professional production: Jack looms are reliable for getting textiles with compatible widths. In addition, they can be used with novelty yarns to have novelty fabrics.
Personal production: Jack looms are so easy that almost anybody can work on them (even children) to have great textile products for themselves or their loved ones.
Creating test fabric samples: Jack looms are useful for creating fabric samples before implementing them in mass production.
Mass production: Jack looms can be used for mass production considering the fact that treadles accelerate production rather than manual levers.
Salma Jack Loom Features
Several selections that suit your needs: Shaaraf Textile Equipment and tools provide the Salma Jack Loom with several weaving widths: starting from 80 cm up to 500 cm as demonstrated in the product versions tab. The number of shafts is either 4, 8 or 12 and the corresponding number of treadles is 6, 8 or 10 respectively. 16 shafts can be equipped upon request.
Fabric consistency: You can set the rear warp beam’s height by lifting or lowering it so that the fabric construction wouldn’t impact the appearance and texture of the textile.
Weave with novelty yarns: In Salma jack looms, the rear beam can be distanced from the shafts which allows for highly reducing the warp threads tension. This makes it possible to weave elastic yarns such as silk.
High quality materials: Salma jack looms are mainly made from dry Beech wood but dry oak wood could be used instead upon request. Stainless steel is used for making the axes, the ratchet’s gears and the ratchet itself. The stainless steel gears make high tension possible which enables the weaver to produce special fabrics.
A piece of art in your house: Salma looms are durable for long-term use owing to being manufactured masterly with high quality materials. Plus, considering the aesthetics in designing the Salma loom makes it a piece of art that adds a beautiful artistic touch to your house.
Excellent finishing: the wood is insulated with a layer of a special material and suitable lacquers.
Various attachments: Additional parts can be attached to the loom; you can check them out in the website’s store.