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US20070044433: Machine for filling and sealing two-part capsules

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Inventor(s) Werner Runft · Walter Boehringer · Jarle Boee ·
Assignee(s) RUNFT WERNER · BOEHRINGER WALTER · BOEE JARLE ·
Correspondent RONALD E. GREIGG;GREIGG & GREIGG P.L.L.C. ·
Application Number US10577993
Filing date 10/04/2004
PCT 371 date 05/03/2006
Publication date 03/01/2007
Predicted expiration date 10/04/2024
U.S. Classifications 53/281  · 53/900  ·
International Classifications B65B300  ·
Kind CodeA1
PCT Application Number WO20PCTEP0452430 - 10/04/2004
Foreign Priority DE10351212.8 - 11/03/2003 ·
21 Claims, 13 Drawings


Abstract

A machine for filling and sealing two-part capsules (C), in particular hard gelatin capsules, is proposed. The machine includes a capsule delivery device, which has receptacles (14A), each for one capsule (C). The further includes at least one capsule expulsion station (XI), which has a capsule expulsion device (19) for axially expelling the capsules (C) from the respective receptacle (14A); guide flaps (24A, 24B) which are individually controllable by means of an actuating device (39) and are pivotable relative to a pivot shaft (31) and are each assigned to one capsule receptacle (14A) and which each have two guideways (33A, 34A), triggerable by means of the actuating device (39), for the respective associated capsules (A); and partitions, which separate the guideways (33A, 34A) of adjacent guide flaps (24A, 24B) from one another. The partitions are each an integrated component of one guide flap (24A, 24B) (FIG. 3).

Independent Claims | See all claims (21)

  1. 1-8. (canceled)
  2. 9. In a machine for filling and sealing two-part capsules, in particular hard gelatin capsules, having a capsule delivery device, which has receptacles, each for one capsule, and having at least one capsule expulsion station, which includes a capsule expulsion device for axially expelling the capsules each out of their respective receptacle; guide flaps, individually controllable by means of an actuating device and pivotable with respect to a pivot shaft, which are each assigned to one capsule receptacle and each have two guideways, triggerable by means of the actuating device, for the respective associated capsules, and partitions, which separate the guideways of adjacent guide flaps from one another, the improvement wherein the partitions are each an integrated component of a respective guide flap.

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