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[hed-boks] /ˈhɛdˌbɒks/
(in a papermaking machine) the container in which cleaned pulp is collected for uniform distribution across the wire.
headrail (def 2).
Origin of headbox
head + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The figure is a photo of the culvert headbox used in the study under construction.
  • The pulp, along with water, flows at a controlled rate through a headbox and onto a moving wire-mesh screen.
  • The device, which is retrofitted into an existing paper machine's headbox, disperses wood fibers in all directions.
  • Modifications need to be made so that the flow will start at the overflow weir, rather than in a headbox.
  • The proposed concept would use an arrangement of telescoping valves and a headbox arrangement at each set of clarifiers.

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