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lapper

1. A person or animal that drinks liquid by lapping it up with their tongue. The vampire bat, that famous winged lapper of blood, is actually far less dangerous than popular mythology leads us to believe. Struggling for adequately insulting words, she called him a piss-lapper and stormed off.
2. A race that is won by completing a certain number of laps before the other competitors. The amount of laps is specified right before "lapper" with a number and a hyphen. It was the first time the race car driver won the 100-lapper in his entire career.
3. A person that one is about to overtake in a race consisting of multiple laps. The runner is about to speed past yet another hapless lapper.

lapper

n. a drunkard. (Alludes to lapping up liquor.) The street was empty except for an old lapper staggering home.
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In terms of spinning preparation, BMS offers machine monitoring, where cards, draw frames, lappers, combers and flyers are connected to the system by means of a Data Unit.
Opening and blending lines, carding machines, Cross lappers, Needle looms, Air forming tech- nology - Bemaformer - to process all kind of new or regenerated fibers, natural fiber, waste coming from textile and non textile, components as cellulose, pieces of wood, glass fiber etc.
Fully computerized Bematic non woven cards for dry-web formation using cross lapper or direct web formation and needle punch or hydro entanglement con- solidation etc.
Bonino manufactures preparatory machines (rotary cutters, rag tearing lines, bale openers, sets of feeders for blending, blending boxes, material transport, openers for long fibres, openers for short fibres and willow cards), carding machines (cotton cards, worsted and semi-worsted cards, woollen condenser sets, nonwoven cards, airlay cards and cards feeding systems) and web forming machines (cross lappers and web drafters).
Two kinds of perpendicular lappers have been developed.
These are offered together with perpendicular lappers. The chambers consist of a certain number of heating sections depending on the required performance of the production line.
Some of these lines are equipped with rotary lappers, while others are equipped with vibrating lappers.
Usually a carded web is formed into folds using a perpendicular lapper. Due to the longitudinal layout of the carded web, the fibers take upright positions in the fiber batt.
The vibrating lapper was developed in 1989-93 and works at a maximum of 600 strokes per minute, which corresponds to the carded web intake speed of up to 30 meters per minute.
While modern cards produce carded webs at speeds of 50120 meters per minute, a new vibrating lapper featuring a working frequency of up to 2000 strokes per minute has been developed.
The rotary perpendicular lapper was developed in 19931994 to reach unlimited intake speeds in terms of modern cards.
Depending on fiber materials, perpendicular laid textiles can be produced in the following thicknesses and densities: Thickness Density (mm) (kg/[m.sup.3]) Vibrating lapper 8-35 5-60 Rotary lapper 6-50 5-60
Using aerodynamic technology, it is capable of replacing traditional mechanical processes requiring a carding machine and cross lapper. The Lap Formair features a pressure control system capable of producing a fiber batt that is perfectly blended as well as perfectly even length-wise and across the machine width.
This happens when the carded web is delivered from the lapper to the delivery belt during the reversing phase of the layering carriage.