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1. (WO2017021189) EMPTYING MAGAZINE AND METHOD FOR EMPTYING TRAYS FILLED WITH ROD-LIKE ARTICLES IN THE TOBACCO-PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/021189    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/067663
Publication Date: Fri Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A24C 5/356
Applicants: HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH
Inventors: KNABE, Michael
HORN, Matthias
BUDNY, Piotr
Title: EMPTYING MAGAZINE AND METHOD FOR EMPTYING TRAYS FILLED WITH ROD-LIKE ARTICLES IN THE TOBACCO-PROCESSING INDUSTRY
Abstract:
The invention relates to an emptying magazine (10) for a tray-emptying station for emptying trays filled with rod-like articles in the tobacco-processing industry, comprising an accommodating space (11) for the articles flowing out of the tray, wherein the accommodating space (11), which is bounded at least on the sides (13, 14) and the rear side (15), is open upwards in the direction of the tray which is to be emptied and is bounded in the downward direction by a conveying element (17), which forms a channel (16) and is intended for transporting the articles away, and also comprising at least one displacement body (18), which acts as a flow-regulating element and is arranged in the region where the articles are transferred from the accommodating space (11) into the channel (16), wherein each displacement body (18) has a main body (19) and a roof element (20), which is arranged resiliently in relation to the main body (19) and is directed towards the accommodating space (11), this being distinguished in that each displacement body (18) is assigned a resilient means (22) which can be regulated by means of a compressed-air-regulating valve (21), such that at least the roof element (20), which is directed towards the accommodating space (11), can have its resilient behaviour in relation to the main body (19) regulated in a product-dependent manner. The invention further relates to a corresponding method.