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1. (WO2018104720) CAPSULE FILLER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/104720    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/053658
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Dec 06 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61J 3/07
B65B 1/46
Applicants: 3P INNOVATION LIMITED
Inventors: BAILEY, Thomas
CLEALL, Andrew
Title: CAPSULE FILLER
Abstract:
There is described apparatus for filling a material into a receptacle, said apparatus comprising: (i) a material; (ii) a receptacle handling unit comprising a pair of axially aligned bushes for collecting a receptacle; and (iii) a bush pair handling system comprising: (a) a means for separating the receptacle into a receptacle body and a receptacle closure; (b) means for temporarily attaching and detaching the one or both of the bushes from the bush pair handling system; (c) means for transporting the receptacle body to the filling station and aligning the receptacle body with a filler nozzle at the filling station; (d) means for transporting the filled receptacle body from the filling station to a closure unit for refitting the receptacle closure; and e) means for segregating compliant receptacles from non-compliant receptacles.