Global patent index - EP 1012529 A1

EP 1012529 A1 2000-06-28 - METHOD FOR MEASURING THE DIAMETER OF A GUT TO BE USED IN SAUSAGE PRODUCTION

Title (en)

METHOD FOR MEASURING THE DIAMETER OF A GUT TO BE USED IN SAUSAGE PRODUCTION

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM MESSEN DES DURCHMESSERS EINES FÜR DIE HERSTELLUNG VON WURST BESTIMMTEN DARMES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE POUR MESURER LE DIAMETRE D'UN BOYAU CONVENANT A LA PREPARATION DE SAUCISSES

Publication

EP 1012529 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98920538 A

Priority

  • DE 19717001 A
  • EP 9802309 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19717001C1] The invention relates to a method for measuring the diameter of a gut (2), in particular natural gut, to be used in sausage production. One section (19) of the gut (2) is filled with water or compressed air, and is placed between the bearing surface (6) and the measuring finger (7) of a device (1). In this way, the diameter of the gut is measured. The invention is characterized in that the entire length of the gut (2) is moved past the bearing surface (6) and the measuring finger (7). The latter are arranged on a test bench (3) on a carriage (4) in such a way that they can freely move transversely to the movement of the gut (2), whose transverse movements they follow. The water or compressed air in the section (19) is maintained near the measuring finger (7) by a definite narrowing of the cross-section of the gut (2) on both sides. The diameter of the gut (2) is measured continuously, regardless of its changes in position. As a result of this method, the measuring process is simplified and considerably accelerated.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01B 5/10; A22C 11/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A22C 11/02 (2006.01); G01B 5/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01B 5/10 (2013.01); A22C 11/0245 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9848240A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DK ES IT NL PT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19717001 C1 19981001; EP 1012529 A1 20000628; WO 9848240 A1 19981029

INPADOC legal status

2001-11-14 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20010919

2001-07-11 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010528

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991124

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DK ES IT NL PT