Louët Megado Floor Loom

£6,150.00
Brand: Louet

Louët Megado Floor Loom

Free delivery of this loom to UK

You will receive a £100 Gift Voucher for any weaving accessories when you place your order *

You will also receive a 10% discount card for any weaving accessories when your loom is delivered that is valid for 12 months **

This loom is built to order. Please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery.

The Megado is Louët's top-of-the-range dobby loom available with either 16 or 32 shafts and with a choice of weaving width of 70 cm, 110 cm or 130 cm (27 5/8“, 43 1/4” and 51 1/4“). You can also choose between a mechanical or electronic control for the dobby.  Use the drop down menus above to view the price for the different variants of the Louët Megado Floor Loom.
The Megado is made of lacquered ash hardwood and the most complex castle section is pre-assembled. Included are: a large shelf, built-in raddle, a stainless steel reed, Texsolv heddles, lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
The mechanical dobby is a peg bar program system. The numbered holes in the program bars correspond with shafts of the loom. If you want a shaft to be raised, you place a peg in the corresponding hole of the program bar. The series of program bars can be as long as you like; however, if the number of program bars becomes very large, you may want to consider an electronic dobby. The electronic dobby will give you almost unlimited shaft combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint or Pro Weave, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.

 

Easy treadling
The Megado loom features a countermarch shed. This is accomplished by raising the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being raised. The beam movement also compensates for changes in warp tension as the shed is made. An innovative construction ensures the action of the well balanced pedal to be very light in operation. This main pedal and also the optional weaving bench are adjustable in height to accommodate the weaver’s physical requirements. 

As with the Delta, Spring and Octado looms, the Megado has the Louët sprung breast beam, a unique warp tension control system, which allows the weaver to set and check the warp tension each time the warp is advanced.

These innovative design features give the Megado, along with the Octado, an indisputable advantage over other competitive products. No other multi-shaft loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.

Please note that the bench shown in the product photo is sold separately.

New for 2018 - Computer Dobby 2.0

The Megado computer dobby 2.0 comes with a small touchscreen control unit and secure internet connection. Connect your own device (smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC with Wifi) to the simple and user-friendly Louët weaving portal and you are good to go:

  • Through Wifi or USB stick, you can open any existing pattern in wif-format in the portal. Of course, you can also open the patterns you have made using your own weaving software, provided that this software supports wif-files.
  • In the portal you can also directly design your pattern. This works almost the same way as programming a mechanical dobby: a filled box corresponds to a shaft tie-on.

The pattern can always be easily customized and saved. You can add a tabby, for instance for a summer / winter fabric, by pressing a button.

It is also possible to connect your laptop or computer directly to the Megado computer dobby 2.0 and then control it with weaving software programs that support Louët looms. It will work the same way as with the old generation interfaces.

The advantage of the Louët weaving portal is that, with your permission, Louët can look in from a distance and update the software. Changes in operating systems will no longer trouble you and any improvements and additions to our portal can be made from a distance.

Click here to see accessory items for the Megado loom

Dimensions (w/d/h)
Megado 70: 121 x 127 x 131 cm (47 5/8“ x 50“ x 51 5/8)
Megado 110: 161 x 127 x 131 cm (63 3/8” x 50“ x 51 5/8)
Megado 130: 181 x 127 x 131 cm (71 1/4” x 50“ x 51 5/8“)

Weight
Megado 70: 69 kg (152 lb)
Megado 110: 84 kg (185 lb)
Megado 130: 92 kg (203 lb)
Add 13 kg (29 lb) for 32 harness looms

Please note that this loom is supplied part-assembled. Full instructions are included to complete assembly.

If you would like to discuss your requirements prior to placing an order please contact us. We require a 10% non-refundable deposit to be paid to confirm all floor loom orders.

* The £100 Gift Voucher will be emailed to you once you have paid the deposit for your loom. This can only be used for any weaving accessories that we sell which includes Shuttles and Warping, Winding and Tie-Up Equipment. The voucher can only be used once and only used by the loom purchaser. The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.

** The 10% Discount Card will be sent to you to the delivery address for the loom once we know the loom is on it's way to you. It will have a unique discount code for you to use online, in-store and at shows with an expiry date 12 months from the date of loom delivery. The discount card can only be used for any weaving accessories that we sell which includes Floor Loom Accessories, Shuttles and Warping, Winding and Tie-Up Equipment. You can use the 10% discount code as many times as you wish on these items within the 12 month period it is valid for. The code can only be used by the loom buyer and cannot be shared with other individuals. The discount cannot be exchanged for cash.

 

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