Capsule article supporter useful in split capsule filling and closing machine

Application Number: 00104030
Application Date: 2000.03.13
Publication Number: 1266802
Publication Date: 2000.09.20
Priority Information: 1999/3/13 DE 19911276.2; 1999/5/14 DE 19922228.2
International: A61J3/07;B65B7/00
Applicant(s) Name: Robert-Bosch GmbH
Inventor(s) Name: R. Wust;M. Kuhnle
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: su juan
Abstract A capsule part carrier in a filling and sealing machine for two-part capsules comprises a lower segment for capsule bottom parts and an upper segment for caps. In each of the segments, two stepped bores embodied of bore portions are provided, which form a seat for the capsule bottom part and the cap. In the bore portions of the lower segment, a plurality of longitudinal grooves are formed, which communicate via a suction bore with a vacuum source. Via the longitudinal grooves, the negative pressure applied in the lower segment can also act on the upper segment and the cap. Instead of longitudinal grooves, separate through bores can also be provided, which communicate with the suction bore.