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  • 1) Tests cloth sample to determine potential shrinkage of sample in order to establish shrinking machine settings, and to verify effectiveness of shrinking process: Marks cloth sample at measured intervals, using template.

  • 2) Loads samples into washing drum and adds detergents.

  • 3) Starts machine that automatically washes and rinses samples and extracts excess water.

  • 4) Removes samples from machine at end of washing cycle and presses samples, using flatbed ironer.

  • 5) Measures distance between markings on cloth, using yardstick, and computes average shrinkage of length and width.

  • 6) Converts amount of shrinkage into machine settings, using conversion tables.

  • 7) Records measurements, cloth lot and style number, and machine settings on work ticket for use by CLOTH-SHRINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR.

  • 8) Cuts samples from cloth after shrinking and tests cloth to verify that material meets shrinkage specifications.




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DOT:   587.384-010

Job Number: 2002