ApplicationNo. 05/902413 filed on 05/03/1978
US Classes:452/38, Sizing ring138/118.1, Casing452/33Insertion on nozzle
ExaminersPrimary: Abercrombie, Willie G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA22C 11/02 (20060101)
A22C 11/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1978-03-04 DE
AbstractDisclosed is a calibrating device for expanding and controlling the draw-off speed of a shirred tubular casing 4a from the stuffing horn 1 of a stuffing machine during the filling thereof. This device comprises a hollow calibrating pipe 2 having a central bore therethrough for mounting on the stuffing horn 1 of a stuffing machine, and an enlarged circumference 8 at one end thereof which applies a frictional force to the tubular casing 4 as the casing is drawn over the pipe during filling. At least the enlarged end 8 of the pipe 2, moreover, is made of a resilient material to provide this area with a variable circumference to eliminate damage to the casing due to variations in the size thereof. Means 3 are also provided for adjusting the effective circumference of the enlarged end 8 of the pipe 2.