Jacq3G Jacquard Loom
Jacq3G Jacquard Loom
Jacq3G Jacquard Loom
Jacq3G Jacquard Loom

Jacq3G Jacquard Loom

Regular price
$26,860.50
Sale price
$26,860.50

The AVL Jacq3G is the ideal jacquard loom for designers, educational institutions, production hand weavers and artists. Whether weaving samples, production fabric or works of art, Jacq3G yields unprecedented design freedom and the latitude to create an unlimited variety of motifs and fabrics. 

Like all jacquards, Jacq3G enables individual control over each thread, yielding the equivalent of an unlimited number of "harnesses". The design posibilities are endless.

Furthermore, Jacq3G is both a loom and a revolutionary combination of ideas bringing Jacquard weaving within financial reach of most handweavers. Here is how:

  • Best value - more hooks for less money
  • Excellent weaving speed - fast acting countermarch-Jacquard action
  • A-Lift or E-Lift - more versatility and less noise in powering the loom
  • Dial-A-Sett - rapid warp density changes and a low ceiling height
  • A-Series frame - industry-leading features and lower cost of ownership

These benefits make Jacq3G the ideal loom for designers, educational institutions, production hand weavers and artists. Whether you are weaving samples, production fabric or works of art, Jacq3G yields unprecedented design freedom and the latitude to create an unlimited variety of motifs and fabrics. Monsieur Jacquard, himself, would be impressed.

 

Technology & Features

Jacq3G Module

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Each Jacq3G module consists of 120 independently acting hooks. The design is modular, allowing the addition of a single module up to 40 total modules on our largest frame. Hook activation is accomplished using minature solenoids. When selected, the solenoid maneuvers a hook wire into position to be captured by a lifting knife. When unselected, the hook wire remains captured by a dropping knife. The lifting and dropping knives work in concert creating a countermarch-type action. And since each hook only moves half the shed height (either up or down), the shed is acheived in half the movement and half the time of rising shed or jack-style systems. Each module also contains the full compliment of heddles, springs, anchors.

 

Dial-A-Sett

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Changing the warp sett on a jacquard loom has always been time consuming, tedious work. With some systems, sett changes are not possible without repositioning the module. With others, the process is a lengthy, multi-step process. Not anymore. With Jacq3G, our latest Dial-A-Sett was redesigned to make it the easiest, yet. With a turn of a wheel, expand or contract the hooks to the full width of the loom or down to a tight sett; from 8 to 80EPI (or greater). No more casting out and wasting all those hooks, and no more time consuming reconfiguring of the loom!

Dial-A-Sett consists of an exclusive accordion structure, which floats on bearings and is attached directly to the modules; framing connecting the accordion structure to the loom and a central screw-based adjusting mechanism.

 

Communications & Electronics

The Jacq3G has 3 built in modes of communication:

  • Ethernet
  • USB
  • Serial

The electronics were designed from the ground up using the same tried-and-true Compu-Dobby technology. Further, we added a more robust signal transfer between the control box and the modules on the loom ensuring fantastic pattern reliability and to allow greater flexibility in control box placement.

 

Software

JacqPoint controlling software (by the author of WeavePoint) comes with every AVL Jacquard. JacqPoint reads the J1P standard format, which is currently supported by ArahWeave PE, ArahWeave Super PE, Pointcarre, ScotWeave, JacqCAD MASTER and others. JacqPoint can also import bitmaps from most paint programs like PhotoShop. Whatever your approach, the sky's the limit.

 

Drive System

There are two drive options on an AVL Jacquard: air or electric. The countermarch mechanism does more than make the system fast. Take the work out of shed raising with a Jacq3G A-Lift or E-Lift drive system.

 

Configuration

Because the Jacq3G Loom is an A-Series Loom, it includes all the standard features of an A-Series:

  • Open Frame
  • Automatic Warp Tensioning (tension arm and weight)
  • Automatic Cloth Storage System
  • Apron with Apron Rods
  • Pressure Roller
  • Kiln-Dried Ash Construction
  • Bench
  • Stainless Steel Reed: 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 Dent (please specify at time of order)
  • Tool Holder
  • Illustrated Instruction Manual
  • Standard AVL Warranty. See Appendix.

 

In addition to the A-Series standard features, the Jacq3G also includes:

  • AVL Jacquard System with 360 hooks with individual thread controls. All AVL Jacquard systems can be expanded with additional modules of 120 hooks each. The total number of hooks depends on the loom’s width.
  • RigidFrame™ System, which makes installation easy and ensures the proper loom rigidity to accommodate your AVL Jacquard system
  • AVL Compu-Jacq™ Control System with enhanced communications for serial, USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Dial-a-Sett™ System allowing dynamic thread density adjustments
  • 1080R Inserted-Eye, Twisted Wire Heddles

To complete your Jacq3G order, you must add a beater and one or two beams.

 

Modules

Jacq3G has been designed to accommodate more hooks than any previous AVL Jacquard. It is now possible to accommodate up to 4,800 hooks on an AVL loom! Of course, loom width limits the number of hooks, so below, we have provided guidelines for hook limits per loom width:

HOOKS AVAILABLE (MAX) CORRESPONDING MODULES LOOM SIZE
840 7 30" A-Series
1,200 10 40" A-Series
1,440 12 48" A-Series
1,800 15 60" A-Series
2,160 18 72" A-Series
1,560 13 4' Professional Jacquard Rug Loom*
2,280 19 6' Professional Jacquard Rug Loom*
3,000 25 8' Professional Jacquard Rug Loom*
3,720 31 10' Professional Jacquard Rug Loom*
4,440 37 12' Professional Jacquard Rug Loom*
4,800 40 15' Professional Jacquard Rug Loom*

 

*The Professional Jacquard Rug Loom is the same heavy duty frame found on the Professional Dobby Rug Loom. Options include most available features for that loom frame.

Specifications

Jacq3G Loom Power Requirements

Loom Electrical Input, Max

Per module: 3 amps @ 110 volt or 1.5 amps @ 220 volt

4 modules: 12 amps @ 110 volt or 6 amps @ 220 volt

A-Lift Pneumatic Input, Max

5 CFM @ 100 PSI

E-Lift Electrical Input, Max

8 amps @ 110 volt or 4 amps @ 220 volt

 


Jacq3G  Loom Specifications

 

30” (75cm)

40” (1m)

48” (1.22m)

60” (1.5m)

72” (1.83m)

Height

90” (2.14m)

90” (2.14m)

90” (2.14m)

90” (2.14m)

90” (2.14m)

Overall Width

45” (1.14m)

55” (1.4m)

62” 1.57m)

74” 1.88m)

86” (2.18m)

Front to Back

84” (1.67m)

84” (1.67m)

84” (1.67m)

84” (1.67m)

84” (1.67m)

Weight, Base Loom (3 Mod.)

400lbs/181kgs

410lbs/186kgs

460lbs/208kgs

490lbs/222kgs

560lbs/254kgs

Weight per add’l module

16lbs (7.3kgs)

16lbs (7.3kgs)

16lbs (7.3kgs)

16lbs (7.3kgs)

16lbs (7.3kgs)

Weight, RigidFrame

75lbs (34kgs)

80lbs (36kgs)

85lbs (38kgs)

90lbs (41kgs)

100lbs (45kgs)

Weight, A-Lift

25lbs (11kgs)

25lbs (11kgs)

25lbs (11kgs)

25lbs (11kgs)

25lbs (11kgs)

Weight, E-Lift

40lbs (18kgs)

40lbs (18kgs)

40lbs (18kgs)

40lbs (18kgs)

40lbs (18kgs)

Maximum No of Hooks

840

1200

1440

1800

2160

(No of Modules for Max)

7

10

12

15

18

 

 

Jacq3G Loom Control Box Specifications

Height

12” (0.3 m)

Overall Width

24” (0.61 m)

Front to Back

24” (0.61 m)

Weight, Base Loom (3 modules)

35 lbs (15.9 kgs)

 

 Conversion System

 Jacq3G Loom Conversion System

The Jacq3G Conversion System converts A-Series and Full Frame (Modular/PDL/TDL/UDL) loom frames to Jacquard. System includes:

  • AVL Jacquard System with 360 hooks for individual thread control. All AVL Jacquard Systems can be expanded with additional modules of 120 hooks each. The total number of hooks depends on loom width.
  • AVL Compu-Jacq™ Control System with enhanced communications for serial, USB and Ethernet connectivity.
  • Dial-a-Sett™ System which allows for dynamic thread density adjustments.
  • RigidFram™ System which makes installation easy and ensures the proper rigidity to convert your loom frame to accommodate the AVL Jacquard System.
  • Separation Roller Extender
  • JacqPoint Software
  • 1-Year Subscription to Handweaving.net 

The following chart describes the maximum hook configuration for Jacquard conversions for each AVL loom frame. The minimum number of hooks for any loom is 360 (3 modules of 120 hooks each).

 

Max No. of Hooks

(No. of Modules)

30” A-Series and Full Frame (1988-2004)

840

7

40” A-Series and Full Frame (1988-2004)

1200

10

40” Full Frame (1984-1987)

1080

9

40” Full Frame (1977-1983)

960

8

48” (4’) Rug Loom Frame

1560

13

48” A-Series and Full Frame (1988-2004)

1440

12

48” Full Frame (1984-1987)

1320

11

48” Full Frame (1977-1983)

1200

10

60” A-Series and Full Frame (1988-2004)

1800

15

60” Full Frame (1984-1987)

1680

14

60” Full Frame (1977-1983)

1560

13

72” (6’) Rug Loom Frame

2280

19

72” A-Series and Full Frame (1988-2004)

2160

18

72” Full Frame (1984-1987)

2040

17

72” Full Frame (1977-1983)

1920

16

8’ Rug Loom Frame

3000

25

10’ Rug Loom Frame

3720

31

12’ Rug Loom Frame

4440

37

15’ Rug Loom Frame

4800

40

 

Jacq3G Conversion with A-Lift System

  • Includes A-Lift pneumatically actuated shed opening system
  • Jacquard A-Lift technical requirements for customer-supplied compressor: 5CFM @ 100PSI max

Jacq3G with E-Lift System

  • Includes E-Lift electrically actuated shed opening system
  • Jacquard E-Lift technical requirements: 8A @ 110V or 4A @ 220V (please specify voltage)

Maximum 2,160 hooks (18 modules)


 

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