Patent Number: 6,170,226

Title: Capsule filling apparatus

Abstract: Disclosed is a capsule filling apparatus mainly including a capsule positioning mechanism, a powder filling mechanism, and an assembling mechanism. Both the capsule position and powder filling mechanisms include a capsule holding means formed form an upper and a lower part. The lower part of the capsule holding means is controlled to move by a motor and coupler, clutch, sensing plate mounted on the shaft of the motor. A suction hole is formed at the bottom of each capsule holding hole on the lower part of the capsule holding means to communicate with an external vacuum source. A locating means is provided below a seat of the lower part of the capsule holding means in the capsule positioning mechanism. The powder filling mechanism includes a powder tank. An air cylinder drives the powder tank to move to or away from the capsule holding means by eccentrically connecting a piston shaft to a lower outer side of the powder tank.

Inventors: Chang; William (Taipei, TW)

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International Classification: A61J 3/07 (20060101); B65B 001/04 (); B65B 057/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013