APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FILLING A PRODUCT INTO A CONTAINER

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15567702

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An apparatus for filling a product into a container is provided. The apparatus comprises: a filling unit configured for delivering the product into the container, the filling unit comprising a pump and furthermore a filling nozzle at its one end; a drive unit for moving the container in relation to the filling unit or vice versa back and forth between a first position, in which a bottom end of the container is arranged at a maximum distance from the filling nozzle, and a second position, in which the bottom end of the container is arranged at a minimum distance from the filling nozzle, and a control unit configured to controlling delivery of the product through the filling nozzle, to control the drive unit, and to calculate a new drive unit motion profile for controlling movement from said second position to said first position. The control unit is further configured to calculate the acceleration of the pump at predefined positions of the drive unit, to calculate drive unit compensation distances as a function of the pump acceleration at predefined positions of the drive unit, and to update the drive unit motion profile using said drive unit compensation distances.

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TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S AAVENUE GENERAL GUISAN 70 PULLY CH-1009

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Ekberg, Gert FURULUND, SE 5 0
Lindberg, Peter Malmö, SE 45 217

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