Patent Number: 6,305,592

Title: Dye machine festooner

Abstract: A festooner transfers cloth between a dye machine and a transfer box utilizing a driven roller and a laterally mounted idler roller creating a vertical interstice to effect a vertical discharge of the cloth into a laying funnel. The driven roller is grooved to maintain tension on the cloth without creating adherence that would cause the cloth to wrap around the roller. A sensor further detects the presence or absence of driven roller, and reduces the speed of the driven roller when the idler roller is displaced from the driven roller.

Inventors: Mann; Michael G. (Jacksons Gap, AL)

Assignee: Russell Corporation

International Classification: D06B 23/00 (20060101); D06B 23/04 (20060101); B65H 026/00 (); B65H 020/02 (); D06B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018