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Clay Maker

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Summary

Operate blungers and other equipment to blend and mix clay.

What does a Clay Maker do?

Operates blunger and auxiliary equipment to blend and mix clay into semiliquid for use in casting ceramic ware: Dumps sacks of clay into conveyor to charge blunger. Turns valve to admit water into blunger. Starts blunger that mixes clay into semiliquid. Stops blunger and places hydrometer in semiliquid to determine specific gravity. Adds water or clay to obtain mixture of specific gravity. Regulates valves to discharge mixture over screens, agitators, and magnets to remove iron or steel in mixture. Removes excess water from mixture with vacuum filter. Washes screens and magnets to remove foreign particles and sludge, using hose. May mix clays according to formula [BATCH MIXER].