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1. (WO2018219970) APPARATUS FOR SEALING THE TOP OF A PACKAGE FOR A FOOD PRODUCT AND SYSTEM FOR FORMING AND FILLING A FOOD PACKAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219970    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/064106
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B29C 65/02
B29C 65/78
B65B 51/14
B65B 7/18
B29C 65/18
Applicants: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
Inventors: KEIKHAEE, Manoochehr
RIIS MÖRK, Jörgen
LUNDMARK, Dennis
REGNER, Lars
Title: APPARATUS FOR SEALING THE TOP OF A PACKAGE FOR A FOOD PRODUCT AND SYSTEM FOR FORMING AND FILLING A FOOD PACKAGE
Abstract:
An apparatus (10) for sealing the top of a package (30) for a food product is disclosed. The apparatus (10) comprises a pair of oppositely disposed first and second sealing jaws (12, 14) configured for reversibly engaging each other over the top of the package (30), at least one wedge (26) on the first sealing jaw (12) configured for contacting a first top portion of the package (30) to form a first gable panel (32), a key (22) on the second sealing jaw (14) configured for contacting a second top portion of the package (30) to form a second gable panel (33), at least one lug (24) on the key (22) configured for reducing skewing of the package (30) prior to sealing, and a rubber dolly (20) on either the first or the second sealing jaw (14), the rubber dolly (20) and the opposing sealing jaw (12) being configured to form and seal a fin (34) between the rubber dolly (20) and the opposing sealing jaw (12) thereby sealing the top of the package (30). A system (60) for forming, filling, and sealing a package containing a food product comprising the apparatus (10) is also disclosed.