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1. WO2014155317 - CONVEYOR FOR TRANSFERRING ROD-SHAPED SMOKERS' ARTICLES

Publication Number WO/2014/155317
Publication Date 02.10.2014
International Application No. PCT/IB2014/060182
International Filing Date 26.03.2014
IPC
A24C 5/32 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
CMACHINES FOR MAKING CIGARS OR CIGARETTES
5Making cigarettes; Making tipping materials for, or attaching filters or mouthpieces to, cigars or cigarettes
32Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes ; Regulating the feeding of tobacco according to rod or cigarette condition
CPC
A24C 5/326
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
CMACHINES FOR MAKING CIGARS OR CIGARETTES
5Making cigarettes; Making tipping materials for, or attaching filters or mouthpieces to, cigars or cigarettes
32Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes
322Transporting cigarettes during manufacturing
326with lateral transferring means
A24C 5/327
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
CMACHINES FOR MAKING CIGARS OR CIGARETTES
5Making cigarettes; Making tipping materials for, or attaching filters or mouthpieces to, cigars or cigarettes
32Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes
322Transporting cigarettes during manufacturing
327Construction details of the cigarette transport drum
Applicants
  • G.D S.P.A. [IT]/[IT]
Inventors
  • PASTORE, Fulvio
  • SELMI, Lorenzo
  • VISCANTI, Nicola
  • SARTONI, Massimo
Agents
  • BIANCIARDI, Ezio
Priority Data
BO2013A00013127.03.2013IT
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language Italian (IT)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CONVEYOR FOR TRANSFERRING ROD-SHAPED SMOKERS' ARTICLES
(FR) TRANSPORTEUR PERMETTANT LE TRANSFERT D'ARTICLES POUR FUMEURS EN FORME DE TIGES
Abstract
(EN)
Described is a conveyor (7) for transferring rod-shaped smokers' articles (2), provided with a plurality of elongate flutes (9) designed to receive respective smokers' articles (2) fed into the flutes (9) by axial motion and to hold them by suction applied, in each flute (9), through a plurality of suction holes (20, 21 ) having respective first ends giving onto a surface of the flute (9); there are provided at least one Venturi-effect ejector (22, 23) associated with the conveyor (7), and a source of compressed air (29) leading to one end of the internal duct (22', 23') of the selfsame Venturi- effect ejector (22, 23), and the second ends of the holes (20, 21 ) associated with the flutes (9) are connectable to a reduced cross-section zone (27, 28) of the internal duct (22', 23').
(FR)
L'invention concerne un transporteur (7) permettant de transférer des articles pour fumeurs en forme de tiges (2) comprenant une pluralité de cannelures allongées (9) conçues pour recevoir des articles pour fumeurs respectifs (2) introduits dans les cannelures (9) par un mouvement axial et pour les maintenir par une aspiration appliquée dans chaque cannelure (9) par le biais d'une pluralité de trous d'aspiration (20, 21) comprenant des premières extrémités respectives donnant sur une surface de la cannelure (9); l'invention comprenant au moins un éjecteur à effet Venturi (22, 23) associé au transporteur (7) et une source d'air comprimé (29) menant à une extrémité de la conduite interne (22', 23') dudit éjecteur à effet Venturi (22, 23), et les secondes extrémités des trous (20, 21) associées aux cannelures (9) pouvant être raccordées à une zone de section transversale réduite (27, 28) de la conduite interne (22', 23').
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