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Taproot Fibre Lab / Breaking Machine

We are currently in the testing phase. 

Our breaker consists of two vertical plates with offset ultra molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene plastic channels attached to each side. One plate is held stationary while the other reciprocates back and forth, crushing the flax straw between the UHMW channels. To ensure optional processing, the operator can adjust the width between the plates, the reciprocation speed, and how fast the flax traverses across the plates.

Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 kg
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2578 mm
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 mm
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2451 mm

Fibre Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600-1200 mm
Power requirement . . . . . . . . . . . 1Ø 240VAC, 50/60Hz

Rated Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4A
Production capacity per hour . . . 12 kg straw per hour
Operators required . . . . . . . . . . . one
Delivery time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 weeks
Payment terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25% at time of order and remainder prior to shipping

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THE FLAX TO FIBRE PROCESS

Stage 1: Rippling
Removing the seed boll from the flax stem.

 

Stage 2: Breaking
The first step in separating the break from the straw. The outer woody stem is crushed and bent in preparation for scutching.

 

Stage 3: Scutching
The broken and crushed woody “shive” is separated from the fibre.

 

Stage 4: Hackling
The fibre is combed smooth and straight while the shorter and lower quality fibre (tow) is separated.

 

Stage 5: Intersecting
The fibre is drawn out into a continuous ribbon called a “sliver.”

 

Stage 6: Spinning
The sliver is further drawn out and twisted into a yarn.

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