Method and device for removing foreign particles from a tobacco stream

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PATENT NO 8893723
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12683675

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Method and device for removing foreign bodies from a first tobacco stream that is conveyed via an air flow in a region of a first foreign body detection device. Method includes detecting, with a first foreign body detection device, the foreign bodies in the first tobacco stream based on at least one property, and removing, with a jet of compressed air, the foreign bodies from the first tobacco stream. In this manner, a foreign body freed tobacco stream and a second tobacco stream including tobacco particles and the foreign bodies entrained by the jet of compressed air are formed. Method also includes at least one of: accelerating the second stream at a distance from the first tobacco stream; and detecting, with a second foreign body detector, foreign bodies in the second stream based on at least one property and removing the detected foreign bodies with a second jet of compressed air.

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HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBHHAMBURG GERMANY

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dierken, Hans Amelinghausen, DE 5 26
Drewes, Harry Hamburg, DE 11 64
Erinkveld, Jeroen TD Nijmegen, NL 1 1
Felts, David Knoxville, US 13 293
Grigutsch, Torsten Hamburg, DE 6 10
Jahnke, Matthias Hamburg, DE 7 24
van, Klaarbergen Diederick ED Ochten, NL 1 0

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