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What is "Condensing" - Definition & Explanation

The operation of dividing the wide sheet of cotton FIBERS coming from the DOFFING CYLINDER of the CARDING MACHINE into a number of narrow ribbon-like strands which, when acted upon by the leather belts and rollers of a CONDENSER, are formed into loose heavy strands (called ROVING) ready for SPINNING.

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