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1. (WO2017055832) INGREDIENT PROCESSING SYSTEM & METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/055832    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/053005
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 28 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A23P 30/00
A47J 44/00
A21C 1/00
Applicants: OLYMPUS AUTOMATION LIMITED
Inventors: NORMAN, Harry
WOOLNER, Paul
Title: INGREDIENT PROCESSING SYSTEM & METHOD
Abstract:
An ingredient processing system, including: at least one moveable receptacle (5) including a lifting bracket (17); at least one moveable processing device (7); and a transfer system including at least one robotic arm (9) and a control system for controlling operation of the robotic arm (9); wherein: the robotic arm (9) includes an engagement tool (19), which is operable to selectively engage and release the lifting brackets (17), the robotic arm (9) is arranged to lift and move at least one receptacle (5) via the lifting bracket (17); the robotic arm (9) is arranged to move a least one processing device (7) from a storage location (35) to at least one receptacle (5); the processing device (7) is operable to process ingredients located within the receptacle (5); and the robotic arm (9) is arranged to remove the processing device (7) from the receptacle (9).