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  • 1) Fabricates reed assemblies for textile looms, using machines, handtools, and gauges: Inserts spool of wire in machine that cuts wire into dents and consecutively fastens ends of dents to opposing coils of two parallel forming springs.

  • 2) Positions additional forming springs across rows of dents to reinforce assembly and ensure specified spacing of dents.

  • 3) Compresses springs in screw press and wires frame around dents to form reed assembly of specified width.

  • 4) Packs lime preparation between dents and dips assembly into solder trough to solder dent ends to frame.

  • 5) Removes lime preparation, wires, and springs, using handtools.

  • 6) Inspects spacing of dents, using micrometer and feeler gauge.

  • 7) Corrects spacing, using straightening tool.

  • 8) Cleans and polishes reed assembly, using portable buffing wheel.




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DOT:   709.381-038

Job Number: 8280