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1. (WO2013148322) ULTRASONIC ROTARY MOLDING

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148322    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/032148
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A23G 3/20
B26D 7/08
A23G 1/20
A22C 17/00
A21C 15/04
Applicants: MARS, INCORPORATED
Inventors: NAGEL, Robert
CAPAR, Paul
CAMPORINI, Alfred
FYOCK, David
PONTZER, David
STOUGH, John
KNEPPER, Curt
FRANTZ, Jeffrey
MASSIE, Joseph Edward
APONTE, Carlos
MCQUILKIN, Gary Lee
Title: ULTRASONIC ROTARY MOLDING
Abstract:
The present disclosure describes an ultrasonic rotary molding system that is used to form edible compositions or food products as they move along a conveyor belt. The food products are formed by an ultrasonic rotary wheel that includes one or more cutting tools that cut, and perhaps three dimensionally mold, food product strips. The system may include a movable backing plate that is located below the point where the ultrasonic rotary wheel cuts the food product strips. The movable backing plate may be spring loaded and it may exert force upwards against the conveyor belt and in turn against the food product.