The Separator gently separates unwanted coarse guard hair, vegetable matter and other contamination from fine fiber. This is not a substitute for proper skirting but does remove additional vegetation that remains in the fiber and adds softness (and therefore, value)  to the end product.

The unwanted materials are collected in chambers underneath (and can be used for felt) while the prime fiber is discharged from the output end.  Ours is a “large” separator so it does 2 separations in one pass.  Some types of fiber require multiple passes.