Roll Tender

Control equipment to mill flaked adhesive from slurry of flour and water.

What does a Roll Tender do?

Controls equipment to mill flaked adhesive from slurry of flour and water: Turns valves or moves levers or side gates to admit steam into pressure cooker to cook milk. Opens discharge line after specified period, and signals worker to pump milk paste onto heated rollers that dry paste. Adjusts distance between rollers to maintain specified thickness of paste and activates knives that cut paste into flakes. Opens hopper chutes to dump flakes into rotating screen cylinder that sifts flakes and transfers them to storage bins. Measures temperature of milk at specified intervals, using thermometer, and tests viscosity of milk, using viscometer. Determines moisture content of flakes by feeling them or by using moisture meter. Weighs standard cupful of paste to determine its density and adjusts water and steam valves to regulate density. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions.