from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A centrifugal machine, specifically one used by dyers, bleachers, and scourers to extract water from textile material.
- noun In tanning, a wringer for removing water from skins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An apparatus for drying anything, as yarn, cloth, sugar, etc., by centrifugal force; a centrifugal.
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This is done by placing the contents of two or three or more pots into a centrifugal hydro-extractor (Fig. 14), making 1,000 to 1,500 revolutions per minute.
The hydro-extractor consists of a machine with both an inner cylinder and an outer one, both revolving in concert and driving outwardly the liquid to the chamber, from which it runs away by a discharge pipe.
Place the yarn in a hydro-extractor for five to seven minutes.
It is a modification of the "hydro-extractor," and is the invention of Mr. Finzel, of Bristol.
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For drying the warps a hydro-extractor is first used to get the surplus liquor from the goods.
The washed grains are either drained or dried by a hydro-extractor in order to free them from the greater part of the water, the presence of this being an obstacle to their perfect agglomeration.
The apparatus consists of a hydro-extractor or centrifugal machine of special construction, fitted with a bell-shaped cover, which can be lifted into and out of position by means of a weighted lever.
Upon the spindle of this machine is suspended, as in ordinary forms of the hydro-extractor, a perforated basket, and in this basket is placed the wool to be treated.
To remove the last trace of carbon disulphide from the wool in the hydro-extractor, cold water is admitted, and when the wool is soaked, the machine again revolves.
The scraps are then freed from water by means of a hydro-extractor, or a press, and finally saturated with chlorine in a gas chamber for 24 hours or less, according to the requirements of the case.