Patent Number: 6,168,045

Title: Unit for orienting and supplying bottom shells of medicinal capsules

Abstract: A unit for orienting and supplying bottom shells, the unit having a drum rotating about a vertical axis and in turn having a number of seats, each for housing one bottom shell at a time; the unit also having a hopper for successively feeding a bottom shell into each seat on the drum; and an ejecting pin for successively ejecting each bottom shell from the respective seat so that the bottom shell drops inside an unloading conduit connected to the seat; the bottom shell being positioned indifferently, inside each seat, with the concavity facing inwards or outwards of the seat; and each seat being so formed that the bottom shell transferred into the unloading conduit is always oriented the same way; a pocket conveyor also being provided to pick up the succession of equioriented bottom shells issuing from the unloading conduits.

Inventors: Ansaloni; Angelo (Crespellano, IT)

Assignee: MG2 S.p.A.

International Classification: A61J 3/07 (20060101); B65G 47/14 (20060101); G07F 11/02 (20060101); G07F 11/44 (20060101); G07F 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018