System for feeding pairs of cigarettes with an interposed double length filter plug, directly from a maker to a packer
Automatic cigarette feed machine Patent #: 3976085
ApplicationNo. 637665 filed on 12/04/1975
US Classes:131/283, And packing53/148, Long slender articles (e.g., cigarettes)198/347.3, Auxiliary section has a reversibly driven conveyor for bidirectional article movement414/425Upending (e.g., rocking or tilting about end, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Michell, Robert W.
Assistant: Millin, V.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA24C 005/35
Foreign Application Priority Data1974-12-11 IT
AbstractA system for connecting n cigarette manufacturing machines by a cigarette container feeding apparatus to the loading mechanism of the grouping hopper of a packeting machine. Each manufacturing machine has means for filling single successive containers. Empty containers are rythmically supplied and removed, and full ones removed and supplied, by stepwise moving conveyor devices, with the aid of storage conveyor devices to compensate for output unbalances between the several machines. The speed of the packeting machine is substantially equal to the sum of the operating speed in the time unit of the n manufacturing machines and the speed of each of said n machines is equal to v/n. The system comprises, for each manufacturing machine, a transfer device group having a pair of transfer devices, for respectively transferring full and empty containers; a storage conveyor device for bidirectional intermittent movement; and a memory device connected to each manufacturing machine and to the packeting machine and arranged to control actuating means of each transfer device, once every n steps of the conveyors, to compensate for operating unbalances of the machines.
Field of SearchPlug attaching or inserting
WITH MEANS RESPONSIVE TO A SENSED CONDITION
Separate delivery of incomplete or defective package
Separate delivery of incomplete or defective contents or contents group
Concurrent control of contents and receptacle feeds
GROUP FORMING OF CONTENTS UNIT AND SUBSEQUENT OR FURTHER PACKAGING
Long slender articles (e.g., cigarettes)
Hopper with multiple channeled outlet