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1. (WO2018122326) HOPPER FOR ROD SHAPED ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING ROD SHAPED ARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/122326    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/084736
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A24C 5/32
B65B 19/04
Applicants: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
Inventors: VEZZANI, Marcello
Title: HOPPER FOR ROD SHAPED ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING ROD SHAPED ARTICLES
Abstract:
The invention relates to a hopper (10) for rod shaped articles (100) having a longitudinal axis, the hopper (10) including: a chamber (20) to hold the rod shaped articles (100); a distributor device (30) adapted to distribute the rod shaped articles (100) with substantially parallel axes, the distributor device (30) including a plurality of walls (50) defining adjacent channels (40) distributing the rod shaped articles (100) with their longitudinal axes aligned along a first direction of alignment, at least one of the walls (50) of the plurality having a free end (52) defining a first and a second opposite surfaces (60, 61), at least one of which facing toward a channel (40), and a connecting border surface (56), connecting the first and the second surface (60, 61), the connecting border surface (56) facing said chamber (20) and including an inclined portion forming a slope (57) with respect to the first direction of alignment (80) leading away from said chamber (20) so as to form an auxiliary channel (58) to channel misplaced rod shaped articles with their longitudinal axes aligned along a second direction of alignment (81) not parallel to the first direction of alignment (80).