Was ist eine Schnellschusslade?

What is a rapid-fire load?

Weaving is a fascinating hobby that requires patience, creativity and the right tools. One of these tools that may be of interest to advanced weavers is the speed box . In this article, we will look at some of the aspects surrounding the speed box.

Let's start with the basics: a flying shuttle beater is a device that shoots the weft thread through the loom's shed at lightning speed. You no longer have to throw the shuttle through the shed by hand. This technique allows you to weave faster without compromising on the quality of the fabric. It is a valuable invention that makes weaving much easier and faster.

Advantages of rapid firing charging:

  • Efficiency: The main strength of the speed loader is its ability to speed up the weaving process. This is a great advantage for advanced hobby weavers or professionals who want to make the most of their time.
  • Uniformity: A rapid weft feeder promotes uniformity in the fabric. Since the weft thread is inserted at a consistent tension and speed, the end product is more regular and professional looking.
  • Versatility: It is suitable for a wide range of materials and techniques, making it a flexible tool for different weaving projects.
  • Convenience: Weaving can be strenuous and cumbersome, especially with weaving machines with a weaving width of over 80 cm. The quick-fire loader helps here, which can particularly benefit people of smaller stature.

Disadvantages of rapid firing:

  • Cost: A major disadvantage is the price. Speedy weft boxes are often expensive loom components, especially when they are custom-made. At manufacturers such as Ashford or Glimåkra, prices start at around 500 euros and go up to several thousand euros per speedy weft box, depending on the loom model, weaving width and special requests.
  • Complexity: For beginners, operating a rapid-fire loader can seem complicated at first. It takes practice and patience to get used to the new technique.
  • Maintenance: As with any precise mechanism, regular maintenance and care is required to ensure the quick-fire loader functions properly.

Despite these challenges, speed looms are an exciting investment for the ambitious weaver. If you decide to purchase a speed loom, keep in mind that it is a long-term investment that can take your weaving to a professional level.


For weavers who want to take the step, we at the Berliner Webstuhl Manufaktur offer not only a selection of high-quality looms and accessories, but also custom-made quick-fire looms for looms from all major manufacturers.


In conclusion, the quick-shot spool is a fascinating addition to weaving. It offers a combination of speed, efficiency and precision that allows weavers to create outstanding textiles. We invite you to visit our online store to learn more about quick-shot spools and other weaving tools that can enrich your weaving journey. With the right equipment and a dose of passion, weaving becomes an even more rewarding and fulfilling experience.

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