Global Patent Index - EP 1048568 A1

EP 1048568 A1 2000-11-02 - Method and device for checking cigarettes

Title (en)

Method and device for checking cigarettes

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Prüfen von Zigaretten

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif pour contrôler des cigarettes

Publication

EP 1048568 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00104767 A

Priority

DE 19919207 A

Abstract (en)

The cigarette testing method has a respective push-rod (35) brought into contact with the end of each tested cigarette by ax displacement, with an electrical, magnetic or electromagnetic field sensor (32) providing a signal dependent on the push-rod position, for comparison with a signal corresponding to the ideal push-rod position. An Independent claim for a cigarette testing device is also included.

Abstract (de)

Die Erfindung betrifft ein Verfahren und eine Vorrichtung zum Prüfen von Zigaretten (12) beim Herstellen oder Verpacken der Zigaretten (12), wobei ein Stößel (35) axial in Richtung eines Zigarettenendes verschoben wird, so daß bei unkorrekter Ausbildung oder Fehlen einer Zigarette (12) der Stößel (35) eine von einer Idealposition abweichende Position einnimmt. Der Erfindung liegt das Problem zugrunde, daß Prüfen von Zigaretten zu verbessern und weniger störungsanfällig zu gestalten. Dieses Problem wird durch ein erfindungsgemäßes Verfahren dadurch gelöst, daß in Abhängigkeit der Position des Stößels (35) ein einem Sensor (32, 53) zugeordnetes elektrisches, magnetisches oder elektromagnetisches Feld beeinflußt wird, wobei aus der Beeinflussung ein der Stößelposition entsprechendes Signal erzeugt wird. Ferner betrifft die Erfindung eine Vorrichtung zum Durchführen dieses Verfahrens. <IMAGE>

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

B65B 19/30; B65B 19/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01B 7/00 (2006.01); A24C 5/343 (2006.01); B65B 19/30 (2006.01); B65B 19/32 (2006.01); B65B 57/16 (2006.01); G01D 5/14 (2006.01); G01D 5/20 (2006.01); G01R 15/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 19/30 (2013.01); B65B 19/32 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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CH DE FR GB IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

EP 1048568 A1 20001102; EP 1048568 B1 20040609; BR 0002259 A 20001107; CN 1211253 C 20050720; CN 1271677 A 20001101; DE 19919207 A1 20001102; JP 2000350570 A 20001219; US 6508138 B1 20030121

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