ApplicationNo. 829953 filed on 09/01/1977
US Classes:406/156, Feeding plural receptacles19/105, Feeding406/183Movable valve in conduit
ExaminersPrimary: Love, John J.
Assistant: Nase, Jeffrey V.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB65G 053/06
Foreign Application Priority Data1970-02-12 UK
AbstractA method of, and apparatus for, feeding fibrous material to the chute from which a carding machine is fed, wherein fibrous material is entrained in a flow of moving air downstream of the flow generation point, and the flow of air and entrained material is led along a duct to the chute. Desirably, the air flow is not more than 300 cubic feet per minute and is generated by a positive displacement blower.Additionally, a pivotable valve flap is provided wherein the pivoting means are shielded from the movement of material in the ducts to prevent the formation of trailings on said pivot means.