Selecting the right textile weaving machine will ensure that your machine will be compatible with your projects that you have planned based on your expertise level, your workspace, and also your budget.
In case, you are totally new to weaving, then you may start with any simplest textile weaving machine like the rigid heddle loom. As a matter of fact, this is the weaving equipment that is the earliest form that was ever developed by humans, where all looms are derived.
Here in this rigid heddle loom, by manually raising or lowering any single heddle bar by which the lengthwise yarns, have been threaded. The heddle can also act as the beater in most of the rigid heddle looms, while the weaving process will continue.
Because the rigid heddle loom is one of the most basic types of textile weaving machine available, you will be confined to simple weaving designs rather than more sophisticated ones.
Fabrics, simple accessories and outfits, placemats, pillow covers, and also small rugs can all be made on these looms, which come in weaving widths that are up to 32” or 81.3 cm.
They are simple to assemble, store, and transport to weaving classes. Choose a sturdy heddle loom having metal gears and ratchets over a plastic loom when making your purchase because it will last longer.
The following are a few different types of weaving machines that are used in the textile industry.
- Jacquard machine
The electronic jacquard machine has consistent performance and can easily replace similar foreign products as well as domestically competitive machines, thanks to decades of R&D work.
- High-speed rapier loom
The most often used shuttleless loom has high speed, high automation, high efficiency, strong adaptation to various types of yarns, and a considerable advantage in multi-colour weaving, up to 16 colours.
- Low-speed rapier loom
A good substitute for shuttle looms, with a wide range of adjustability and the capacity to weave thick, heavy fabrics.
- Jacquard loom
The high-speed jacquard loom can accommodate 1344 to 12288 electronic jacquard hooks, allowing it to weave a variety of types and patterns. It is quite popular in the market.
- Towel loom
Competent in a variety of terry towel weaving. This kind of towel weaving machine has a beat-up structure and a different let-off mechanism.
- Industrial fabric loom
Because of its high beating power, the loom is ideal for weaving geotechnical cloth, canvas, filter cloth, electronic fabric, vehicle cloth, gridding cloth, airline cloth, glass-fiber mesh, and other materials.
- Airjet loom
A well-developed model that has a reliable weaving performance and uses less energy is available.
- Water jet loom
When compared to other shuttleless looms, the water jet weaving loom uses less energy and produces less noise.
The cost of hardwood and metal components, as well as the craftsmanship involved in its construction, determine the price of any textile weaving machine for your home usage.
Look for quality training materials, including video discs, and manuals when acquiring new or used weaving equipment. Looms purchased from reputable firms will come with a certain warranty, and you may find that even refurbished machines come with one.