First Breaker Feeder

Feed fibers into machines that break up matted bundles.

What does a First Breaker Feeder do?

Feeds fiber, such as hemp or sisal, into machine that breaks up matted bundles, and oils and straightens fibers to form sliver: Places bundles of fibers on machine feed conveyor. Observes sliver emerging from machine and varies rate of feeding to maintain production of uniform sliver of specified weight. Turns valve to start flow of oil that lubricates, softens, and preserves fibers. When feeding armfuls of short hemp fibers into machine, is designated Tow Feeder.