The NEW SPRING II is estimated to be finished with production and ready to ship at the end of December 2020.
The Louet “Spring” loom II is one of the most innovative cleverly designed floor looms on the market today.
A beautiful floor loom with a parallel counter-march and our floating breast beam to provide consistent warp tension. The new generation Spring II features 18 improvements from the original (updates listed below).
It uses the Parallel countermarch system for the harnesses and lams, which is easy to use and simple to tie-up.
An exclusive feature to this loom is the patented moving breast beam controlled by springs. The breast beam is attached to the loom in such a way that it is free to move toward the harnesses when the shed is made and then back toward the weaver when the shed is closed again. The distance between the breast beam and the back beam actually changes during weaving. With this system a larger shed can be obtained with less tension increase in the warp and less effort from the weaver. The advantages of this system are especially evident as you near the end of the warp. Even when the end of the warp is very close to the harnesses, a good shed can be made, thus saving yards and yards of wasted warp over the life of your loom.
The moving breast beam also brings on exactly the same warp tension each time the warp is advanced. The design of the loom includes a built-in raddle on top of the castle and a storage shelf for keeping everything you need within easy reach.
Spring is a countermarch loom available in 90 cm (35 3/8") and 110 cm (43 1/4") weaving width. The loom can be ordered with eight or twelve harnesses. The warp beam is held by a friction brake, enabling you to advance the fabric sitting at your loom. The beater adjusts for height and level.
Spring is made of lacquered beech and comes with the castle section assembled to ease the set up of the loom. The design of the loom includes a built-in raddle on top of the castle and a storage shelf.
The Spring Loom includes:
- stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric)
- 800/1200 Texsolv heddles (390 mm)
- tie-up and lease sticks
- sixteen warp sticks.
- Spring 90 - 120 x 94 x 115 cm (46" x 37" x 45 1/4")
- Spring 110 - 140 x 94 x 115 cm (53" x 37" x 45 1/4").
- Spring 90 - 43 kg (95 lb)
- Spring 110 - 50 kg (110 lb)
- add 5.5 kg (12 lb) for an extension set.
Available Accessories for purchase separately:
- Extension set of four harnesses and four treadles
- Bench - height 57 cm (22 3/8")
- Second warp beam with back beam
- Sectional warp beam
- Flying Dutchman shuttle
- Fly shuttle device
SPRING II UPDATES TO THE SPRING I LOOM
The rear uprights, the new front uprights and the foot rail are 27 mm instead of 21 mm thick.
Extension to 12 shafts
The rollers for 12 shafts are pre-mounted on the 8-shaft Spring II. This makes adding a 4-harness extension easier when extending to 12 shafts.
New Shaft Connecting Mechanism
The shaft bars can be easily clicked in and out of hooks that remain fastened to the cords, allowing you to easily add or remove heddles. This design also prevents you from inadvertently reattaching the shaft bars to the cords in the incorrect place.
The shaft sides are also easier to reach due to modified main upright shaping.
Back beam folding mechanism
Securing the back beam section is easier. And when folded, there are no loose parts to remove or potentially lose.
Floating breast beam cord guide
Spring cords are guided by two screw eyes and can therefore no longer run off the wheel.
Beater rail attachment
Attaching the top beater rail is more user-friendly, due to screw knobs.
Clamps that serve two purposes in setting the warp are included.
Inserting warp yarns into the raddle is more convenient and the yarns will not come out while beaming the warp onto the warp beam, due to the addition of two wooden strips that can slide over (and cover) the raddle.
Solid wood warp beam
The warp beam and cloth beam are now made of wood and are a larger diameter. The redesign in this section now allows for easier assembly.
Raising the loom for tie-up!
The option to raise the loom’s height for improved comfort tying-up the treadles, will be available as an accessory- as legs you can optionally mount onto the Spring.
Larger ratchet wheel
Heavier ratchet wheel and pall, ideal for high warp tension, while weaving carpets.
The brake disc of the warp beam acts as a crank, with a handle that turns in the disc.
Lighter Treddling Action
At the top, the nylon wheels have been replaced by wheels with ball bearings.
Extra heddle space
There is more room for extra heddles on the shafts.
Improved beater movement
The beater movement has a larger radius and so has an improved arc due to longer uprights and a lowered hinge point.
It is easier to hook on and attach the tie-up cords, due to more space between the upper lams and the lower shaft bars as well as smaller screw heads on the treadles.
Breast beam placement
Countersunk holes make it easier to place the breast beam onto the floating arms.
Warping instructions are now included.