Patent Number: 6,308,501

Title: Packaging apparatus

Abstract: A packaging apparatus for packaging a product, said apparatus having a bag magazine containing a number of preformed bags from which bags are separated by a lifting member which lifts each bag at or adjacent to its sealed end; a support device for separating a bag from the magazine and presenting it for opening by a movable gripping and opening device; means for opening the inlet region of the bag by said gripping and opening device, said gripping and opening device transporting the bag onto an outlet, said outlet being configured to grip the inlet region of the bag such that a product can then be ejected into the bag.

Inventors: Brinkman; Jacob (Hamilton, NZ)


International Classification: B65B 31/00 (20060101); B65B 25/06 (20060101); B65B 43/18 (20060101); B65B 5/00 (20060101); B65B 5/04 (20060101); B65B 43/26 (20060101); B65B 43/00 (20060101); B65B 43/30 (20060101); B65B 43/12 (20060101); B65B 25/00 (20060101); B65B 003/00 (); B65B 043/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018