Global Patent Index - EP 1046349 A1

EP 1046349 A1 2000-10-25 - Straightlayer for manufacture of tobacco

Title (en)

Straightlayer for manufacture of tobacco

Title (de)

Ausrichtanlage zur Herstellung von Tabak

Title (fr)

Dispositif d'orientation pour la fabrication du tabac

Publication

EP 1046349 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00850067 A

Priority

NO 991914 A

Abstract (en)

The straight laying apparatus comprises of a feed conveyor (1) and a perpendicularly running belt conveyor (6). Tobacco leaves (7) are transferred to from the feed conveyor to the belt conveyor via a series of projecting partitions (5) mounted to a frame assembly (4). The partitions are arranged parallely and form a series of channels that orientate the leaves as they pass. An independent claim is included for a method of straightlaying tobacco leaves using the described apparatus.

A straightlayer (8) for orientation of tobacco leaves (7) prior to a cutting operation is disclosed. The straightlayer (8) comprises a lower belt conveyor (6) having an output direction (R), a number of, in respect of the belt conveyor (6), vertically projecting, channel forming partitions (5) that extend in the output direction (R) of the belt conveyor (6) and have some distance from the belt conveyor (6), and a feeding apparatus (1) that supplies from above tobacco leaves (7) down onto the straightlayer (8). Further, the straightlayer (8) comprises a vibrating unit (2) that is lying above the partitions (5) and that is able to shake down into the channels (10) those tobacco leaves (7) that lay down onto the vibrating unit (2) and orient the leaf stems in the longitudinal direction of the belt conveyor (6). <IMAGE>

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

A24B 3/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A24B 3/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A24B 3/16 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Citation (search report)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1046349 A1 20001025; EP 1046349 B1 20040303; AT 260577 T 20040315; DE 60008617 D1 20040408; DE 60008617 T2 20050303; DK 1046349 T3 20040705; NO 309222 B1 20010102; NO 991914 A 20001023; NO 991914 D0 19990421

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