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1. (WO2017153256) FILLING ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153256    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054936
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B67C 3/26
Applicants: KHS GMBH
Inventors: CLÜSSERATH, Ludwig
KRULITSCH, Dieter-Rudolf
DAMEROW, Matthias
The invention relates to a filling element (10) for filling containers with a liquid, the element comprising a filling element body (12) with a product channel (14), in which a filling valve (22) is formed, a dispensing opening (24) being formed at the lower end of the product channel (14). In addition, a retainer (28) for a container (30) is provided in the filling element below the dispensing opening (24) and the filling element (10) has a level sensor (35) extending at least partially vertically below the dispensing opening (24), the filling valve (22) being activatable in accordance with the signal of the level sensor (35). The level sensor (35) has an oscillating body (34; 46) in addition to a measuring device (38) for measuring the oscillation of the oscillating body (34; 46).