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Stretch Box Tender

Tend machines that stretch synthetic fibers in sliver or tow form.

What does a Stretch Box Tender do?

Tends machines that stretch synthetic fibers in sliver or tow form to control elasticity and prevent uneven stretching during subsequent processing: Turns knob to set air pressure control on stretch rolls according to amount of stretch specified. Guides sliver into feed rolls so that it passes over heating element, between stretch rolls, and drops into receiving can. Pieces up broken sliver and replaces empty cans. Doffs and weighs cans of stretched sliver. May tend stretch box with crimping and steam-setting attachments.