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Taproot Fibre Lab / Scutching Machine

We are currently in the testing phase. 

Once the flax is broken, the shive is removed by the scutching machine.
Counter rotating steel turbines with 18 edges that scrap and shake out the
broken shive, leaving behind the raw fibre. The turbine speed and material transfer system is operator adjustable.

Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 kg
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1905 mm
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1194 mm
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2244 mm

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

Rated Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5A
Production capacity per hour . . .24 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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