(19)
(11)EP 1 532 873 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
03.08.2005 Bulletin 2005/31

(43)Date of publication A2:
25.05.2005 Bulletin 2005/21

(21)Application number: 04105862.9

(22)Date of filing:  18.11.2004
(51)Int. Cl.7A24C 5/00
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL HR LT LV MK YU

(30)Priority: 21.11.2003 IT BO20030704

(71)Applicant: G.D Societa' Per Azioni
40133 Bologna (IT)

(72)Inventors:
  • Draghetti, Fiorenzo
    40059, MEDICINA (IT)
  • Falchieri, Mauro
    40050, MONTEVEGLIO (IT)

(74)Representative: Jorio, Paolo, Dr. Ing. et al
Studio Torta S.r.l., Via Viotti, 9
10121 Torino
10121 Torino (IT)

  


(54)Automatic machine for processing tobacco articles


(57) In an automatic machine (2) for processing tobacco articles, and having a supporting frame (4) having a vertical front wall (5), at which are located a number of operating devices (6) located along a production line for processing a succession of articles, an inner first casing (12) is provided which can be opened and covers at least some of the operating devices (6), and an outer second casing (13) is provided which can be opened, is independent of the inner first casing (12), and covers at least part of the inner first casing (12) in the form of a shell; the outer second casing (13) has a front panel (14) facing the vertical front wall (5) of the frame (4) and movable, with respect to the frame (4), between a closed or bottom limit position, in which the front panel contacts the floor supporting the frame (4) and is separated from the inner first casing (12) by a distance defining the depth of a soundproofing air chamber, and an open or top limit position, in which the front panel exposes and permits access to the vertical front wall (5) of the frame (4) and the inner first casing (12).