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1. (WO2018087041) APPARATUS FOR JOINING PRODUCT CAPSULES AND CAPSULE LIDS TO EACH OTHER, AND CAPSULE UNIT CONSISTING OF A PRODUCT CAPSULE AND A CAPSULE LID

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/087041    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/078332
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B65B 29/02
B65B 7/28
B65B 43/50
B65B 59/04
A47J 42/40
B65D 85/804
Applicants: ORTNER CONSULTING & TRADING GMBH
Inventors: ALESSI, Mario
Title: APPARATUS FOR JOINING PRODUCT CAPSULES AND CAPSULE LIDS TO EACH OTHER, AND CAPSULE UNIT CONSISTING OF A PRODUCT CAPSULE AND A CAPSULE LID
Abstract:
In known hot beverage preparation machines, hot water is used to brew the beverage from a product powder that can be purchased in a capsule. However, these capsules are expensive and generate a considerable amount of waste. Furthermore, there is lack of flexibility insofar as only products provided by specific manufacturers can be brewed in said machines. Hence, the invention relates to an apparatus for sealing product capsules and to an associated capsule system which provide a user-friendly alternative to the known capsules and in particular reduce the amount of waste because reusable capsules are used. For this purpose, a product capsule and a capsule lid are retained between a ram and a supporting bolt within a multi-part housing, and the housing parts are pressed together against the force of a housing spring in such a way that the product capsule and the capsule lid are sealed together to form a capsule unit.