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1. (WO2018140311) TUFT PICKER FOR A BRUSH MAKING MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140311    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/014409
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 20 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A46D 1/08
A46D 3/08
A46D 1/00
Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Inventors: ALINSKI, Jens
Title: TUFT PICKER FOR A BRUSH MAKING MACHINE
Abstract:
There is described a tuft picker for a brush making machine for automated production of brushes, in particular toothbrushes which is adapted to remove filaments from a filament container. The tuft picker as described herein comprises two parts which are spaced by a cover tool. The two parts each comprise at least one picker eye for taking up a predefined number of loose filaments from the filament container. These picker eyes comprise an opening which can be opened and closed by moving the cover tool from a first position into a second position, during one working stroke.