Blower apparatus


Roving frames not only produce a significant quantity of fly – they also continually stir it up. This necessitates a corresponding effort to keep the installation clean. To relieve attendants at least partly of this burden, traveling blowers are now increasingly being used. These consist essentially of a powerful fan that moves back and forth on rails above the machines. Tubes hang down from the fan, some as far as the ground, and have air exit jets at the appropriate heights.
The airflow created by the fan is directed by the jets onto exposed parts of the machine. Fly is blown off onto the floor and can be sucked away by a second hose system, or can be brushed up periodically by hand (see Ring Spinning).