The Tobacco String Remover is developed to remove long-fibred foreign bodies like strings or feathers from leaf tobacco and/or various blends. Cleaning of the tobacco is effected by picking rollers lined with a food-proof scraping belt fitted with stainless steel pins. Foreign bodies are caught and held in the needles of the scraping belt without any damaging effect on the tobacco.
Cleaning of the scraping belt with picked-up foreign bodies is a fully automatic procedure. A cleaning carriage fitted with rotating twin-brush-roller drives over the picking rollers to loosen the foreign bodies out of the scraping belt pins. A powerful vacuum cleaner sucks up the loosened fibres for collection into a suitable bag.