Picking

Picking means inserting a weft thread across the warp through during weaving. Picking is the second primary motion in weaving.
Over Pick: When picking arm position is situated above the shuttle box then it is called over pick.
Under Pick: When picking arm position is situated under the shuttle box then it is called under pick.
Difference between over pick and under pick:
Over Pick
Under Pick
1. Arm position is above the shuttle box.
1. Arm position is below the shuttle box.
2. Higher loom speed.
2. Lower loom speed.
3. Less power required.
3. More power required.
4. Works more smoothly.
4. Works less smoothly.
5. Less clean mechanism.
5. More clean mechanism.
6. Less direct action.
6. More direct action.
7. Comparatively gentle in picking action.
7. Comparatively harsh in picking action.
8. Less wear and tear.
8. More wear and tear.

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