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Why a Loom machine used for? Hand loom and Power loom|

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In this post, we will discuss What is a Loom Machine, the Types of Loom Machine, and Why a Loom Machine used for. So let’s learn step by step and click by click.

A loom machine is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads.

The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same. Loom is driven in two ways. These are manual systems and automatic systems.

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Types of Loom Machine

Loom can be classified mainly into two categories, Hand Loom and Power Loom.
But there are others loom also,

    • Backstrap loom
    • Draw loom
    • Warp-weighted loom
    • Flying loom. 
    • Traditional loom.


Features of Handloom:


    • The handloom is the oldest type of weaving loom.
    • The shuttle is used for pick insertion.
    • The shuttle looms are slow and noisy.
    • The less initial cost the power loom.
    • Less production capacity than power loom.
    • Can’t produce complex design like Modern loom.
    • Lower quality of fabric.


Features of power loom:

    • The production of strong looms is high.
    • The weaving speed is high.
    • This loom is usually made of iron and wood.
    • The number of readings is much higher.
    • Production capacity is much higher than manual.
    • Having auto stop motion reduces fabric problems.


Why a Loom Machine Used for?


Weaving is done on a machine called a loom. All the weaves that are known today have been made for thousands of years. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same. Warp yarns are held taut within the loom, and weft yarns are inserted and pushed into place to make the fabric.


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