Apparatus and method for filling containers with rod-shaped products

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PATENT NO 7757465
APP PUB NO 20080190074A1





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An apparatus is provided for filling an empty shaft tray with rod-shaped products. The shaft tray has shaft walls which form a plurality of shafts. The apparatus includes a filling hopper having a receiving region for a mass flow composed of the products, and a storage region for products comprising a front wall, a rear wall, side walls and a bottom wall. The storage region includes partitions that form a plurality of shafts adjacent to each other, wherein the partitions substantially extend over a full height of the storage region, and wherein the rear wall of the storage region includes openings for passage of the shaft walls of the shaft tray. A delivery element delivers the empty shaft tray into the receiving region of the filling hopper to be filled with the products. A removal element removes a filled shaft tray from the filling hopper.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Budny, Piotr Hamburg, DE 7 24
Horn, Matthias Ahrensburg, DE 77 743
Knabe, Michael Geesthacht, DE 7 29
Müller, Thomas Hamburg, DE 122 378
Meier, Arnd Beckdorf, DE 4 12

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