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Asbestos Wire Finisher

Set up and operate machines to card asbestos fibers.

What does an Asbestos Wire Finisher do?

Sets up and operates machine to card asbestos fibers, wrap fibers around electric wire, and impregnate fibers with wax: Loads reels of wire onto machine spindle, threads wire between guides, through taping, carding, impregnating, and cooling units, and fastens wire to takeup reel. Places roll of tape on spindle and inserts end in taping device that folds tape around wire. Places lap II of asbestos on carding device that shreds asbestos and cards fibers onto wire in continuous layer. Starts machine. Readjusts controls and replenishes supply of tape and asbestos to ensure uniform coverage of wire.