By popular demand, I have now developed both a motorized series of chain drive drum carders as well as a motor kit that customers can purchase to add onto their existing Strauch machines. This will cover all the chain drives: the regular "Finest", the "Finest-doublewide", the 200 series and the 200x2 series.
They are "high tech" drum carders having both infinitely variable speed AND reversibility features.
The "truly variable speed" feature (not just two or three speed settings) is a God-send when working with fine fibers like alpaca, merino and cashmere.
THe carders will use very high quality, durable, electronically controlled motors that are made in the USA!.
All these machines have been extensively beta tested by some "heavy duty" fiber artists and they all have raved about the design, workmanship and durability.
Yes, a 230 volt version is also available to serve the international markets.
Speed control from 1 to 10 forward and reverse