Lap Former Process
In Lap-former machine, slivers are fed to form a lap of 20 inches wide condensed with a slight draft and weighing as per set length. The machine run smoothly so as not to disturb the fibres which undergo combing at the comber machines. One such Lap former is sufficient to feed 8 comber machines.
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Drawing Machines where slivers from carding are Drawn in to, so as to make the fibers parallel and are fed to a similar machine to get a better parallelization which goes to the next department. In Lapformer machine, slivers are fed to form a lap of 20 inches wide condensed with a slight draft and weighing as per set length.The machine runs smoothly so as not to disturb the fibers which undergo combing at the comber machines.One such Lap former is sufficient to feed 8 comber machines.The machine is equipped with sliver break stop motion.Whenever the sliver in any of the cans happens the machine stops and a red light goes up to indicate the operator that it has stopped.These Laps are wound to fixed lengths and is cut at that length and the machine ejects it to a stand and starts automatically.