Filling machine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9790073
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14440986

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A filling machine comprises a rotor driven by a drive around a machine axis surrounded by a pitch circle on the rotor, filling elements provided at even pitch intervals around the pitch circle, a closure-element supporting-ring surrounding and concentric with the machine axis, closure elements, a filling-material discharge opening, and a locking device. Each closure element closes a corresponding filling element on an underside thereof during cleaning or disinfection of said filling machine. Relative movement between the ring and the rotor, which is generated by the drive, moves the closure elements between a non-engaged state, in which the closure elements are between filling elements on the pitch circle, and an engaged state, in which the closure elements are on an underside of a corresponding filling element. The locking device causes this state transition by blocking co-rotation of the ring and the rotor.

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KHS GMBHDORTSMUND

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Klotz, Matthias Bad Kreuznach, DE 7 70
Niehr, Thomas Bad Münster am Stein Ebernburg, DE 17 64
Vorwerk, Jürgen Mönsdorf, DE 5 2

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