Operate headbox


Set up the part of the paper machine injecting the pulp solution between two rotating wires into the gap former, which drains the excess water and turns the pulp into a continuous web of paper.

Alternative labels

handle headbox
operating headbox
control headbox
use headbox
run headbox
activate headbox
operate headboxes

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate headbox is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Paper machine operator: Paper machine operators tend a machine that takes in pulp slurry, spread it out over a screen, and drains out the water. The drained slurry is then pressed and dried to produce paper.

Optional skill

Operate headbox is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022