Steeping Press Tender

Tend open tanks that impregnate sheets of woodpulp with caustic soda.

What does a Steeping Press Tender do?

Tends open tank that impregnates sheets of woodpulp with caustic soda for use in rayon production: Positions rectangular sheets of pulp between perforated separator plates, using tongs. Turns valves to admit caustic solution and steam into tank. Drains tank after specified steeping time. Presses button to activate hydraulic ram that presses excess caustic from steeped sheets and discharges sheets into shredder.