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  • 1) Operates felting machine to attach reinforcing burlap to felt strips or to compress several layers of felt by means of heat and pressure: Suspends roll of burlap and two bats of felt over conveyor belt.

  • 2) Starts conveyor and unrolls felt strips, with burlap strip between felt strips, onto conveyor.

  • 3) Opens steam valves or water sprays to moisten felt passing through steam chamber or beneath sprays.

  • 4) Stops conveyor when bed of hydraulic press is covered by felt strip.

  • 5) Opens steam valves to heat press bed.

  • 6) Starts oscillating hydraulic ram that compresses felt.

  • 7) Laps end of felt bat to ends of other bats to form continuous strip.

  • 8) Plucks foreign matter from felt surfaces with tweezers and spreads loose felt over thin spots to produce uniform products.

  • 9) Straightens layers of stock on press bed to remove wrinkled stock.




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Job Number: 3827