Patent Number: 6,309,293

Title: Method and vacuum filler for filling a pasty filling material

Abstract: A method and a vacuum filler for filling a pasty filling material, in particular sausage meat, with the sausage meat being filled into a vane-type conveying mechanism by means of rotatably supported vane cells and a negative pressure being produced in a region of the vane-type conveying mechanism for supporting the intake of sausage meat into the vane-type conveying mechanism. The production of negative pressure is efficient in that it is substantially produced while the vane cells are rotating, which is made possible by installing a closure element for the at least partial opening and closing of a vacuum opening in the housing of the conveying mechanism.

Inventors: Zinser; Georg (Winterstettenstadt, DE), Pick; Georg (Biberach, DE)

Assignee: Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik

International Classification: A22C 11/00 (20060101); A22C 11/08 (20060101); A22C 011/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018