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  • 1) Tends takeup machine that presses asbestos cloth, tape, rope, or brake lining to uniform thickness and even finish: Places roll of asbestos material on brackets of machine and threads material through feed rollers, calender rolls, and around takeup roll.

  • 2) Turns handwheel or air valve to regulate pressure on calender rolls according to material being pressed.

  • 3) Adjusts thermostat to set specified temperature for rollers.

  • 4) Starts machine and guides material into feed rollers.

  • 5) Measures thickness and width of material, using micrometer and tape measure, and adjusts pressure on rollers so thickness and width of material will conform to specifications.

  • 6) Observes recording control chart and adjusts coolant valves to control temperature of rollers.

  • 7) Removes rolls of material from takeup roll.

  • 8) Records width, yardage, and type of material pressed on work ticket and attaches ticket to roll of material.

  • 9) May examine asbestos material for defects and mend defects, using darning needle.

  • 10) May change rollers, using hoist and handtools.

  • 11) May tend machine that presses wire mesh and asbestos to uniform thickness.




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Job Number: 1347