05038438 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 18 patents.

An automated fiber processing system for processing of fiber stock in a continuous, uninterrupted process from fiber bales to the formation of spun yarn. The system comprises fiber stock opening means and first air transport means for conveying fiber stock therefrom to feeder blending means for blending the fiber stock; opening and cleaning means for opening and cleaning of the fiber stock; hopper means for receiving the opened and cleaned fiber stock for providing a supply of opened and blended fiber stock; feeding means for transportation of fiber stock from the hopper means to a plurality of carding-type machines which are adapted so that the carded fiber stock will be doffed therefrom in loose fiber form; second air transport means for transporting the doffed fiber stock to a plurality of sliver-making apparatus for forming sliver from the carded fiber stock, wherein the plurality of fiber making apparatus are each a small carding device operatively associated with a corresponding yarn spinning position on a yarn spinning frame or a roving position on a roving frame linked with a ring spinning frame.

Title
Automated yarn manufacturing system
Application Number
7/497104
Publication Number
5038438
Application Date
March 21, 1990
Publication Date
August 13, 1991
Inventor
Josef K Gunter
Durham
NC, US
Agent
Richard E Jenkins
Assignee
Industrial Innovators
NC, US
IPC
D01G 21/00
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