Staple Processing Machine Operator

Tend machines that stretch tows and break tows into staple lengths.

What does a Staple Processing Machine Operator do?

Tends machines that stretch tow, break tow into staple lengths, and crimp resulting sliver: Ties rope of filaments to filaments in machine or threads rope through guides and tension rollers, heating plates, breaking rollers, and crimping device and into receiving can. Observes operation of machines to detect fibers wrapping around rollers and cuts away tangled fibers. Adjusts yardage clock to stop machine when specified amount of fiber is in receiving can. Records production data, and writes identification tickets for cans of sliver. May tend machine that sets crimp in fiber [CRIMP SETTER].