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Title:
AN AUTOMATIC MACHINE FOR MAKING FLAT EDIBLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/141273
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
Present Automatic machine for making flat edibles (1) mainly comprises of Dispensing module (2), Kneading Module (3), Dough-arm Module (4), Pressing Module (5), Flat edible arm Module (6), Baking Module (7), Electronic Module (8), Body and Structural parts (9). Said Dispensing module (2) is provided to dispense the raw materials for preparing the flat edibles wherein said raw materials generally, but not exclusively include flour, water and oil, said Kneading Module (3) is for kneading of raw materials dispensed, said Dough-arm Module (4) transfers the dough from Kneading module (3) to Pressing Module (5), said Pressing Module (5) facilitates in pressing the dough into flat round edible, said Flat edible arm Module (6) transfers flat round edible from the Pressing Module (5) to Baking Module (7) and Baking Module (7) to outside tray, said Electronic module (8) controls the working of present Automatic machine for making flat edibles (1).

Inventors:
PALIWAL, Madanlal (Uper Ki Oden, Dist – Rajsamand,,Rajasthan State, Nathdwara 1, 313301, IN)
PALIWAL, Sushiladevi (Uper Ki Oden, Dist – Rajsamand,,Rajasthan State, Nathdwara 1, 313301, IN)
Application Number:
IN2017/050068
Publication Date:
August 24, 2017
Filing Date:
February 18, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MIRAJ BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PVT LTD (Uper Ki Oden, Dist – Rajsamand,Rajasthan State, Nathdwara 1, 313301, IN)
International Classes:
A21C1/02; A21C1/14; A21C11/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TRIVEDI, Gopi (Yagnajyot Opp Kashiram Hall, Polytechnic, Ahmedabad 5, 380015, IN)
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 14 September 2017 (14.09.2017)

CLAIMS

1. An automatic machine for making flat edible ( 1), comprises of:

• Dispensing Module (2),

• Kneading Module (3),

• Dough arm Module (4),

· Pressing Module (5),

• Flat edible arm Module (6),

• Baking Module (7),

• Electronic Module (8),

• Body and Structural Parts (9); wherein said Dispensing Module (2) is provided to dispense the raw materials in the present automatic machine for making flat edibles ( l)for preparing the flat edibles, wherein said raw materials generally, but not exclusively include flour, water and oil; Said Dispensing Module (2) further comprises of :

• Screw Conveyor Holder (2A),

• Screw Conveyor (2B),

• Conveyor Motor (2C),

• Agitator Motor (2D),

• Agitator Female Coupling A (2E),

• Agitator Male Coupling (2F),

• Agitator Female Coupling B (2G),

• Jar Locking Disc (2H),

• Flour Jar Disc (21),

51 • Flour Jar (2 J),

• Fins (2K),

• Water Jar (2 L),

• Liquid Non Return Valve (2M),

• Valve Push Pin (2N),

• Oil Jar (20),

• Peristaltic pump (2P),

• Flour Spread Stopper (2Q),

• Sensor (2R),

wherein further, said Screw Conveyer holder (2A) is made of food grade high strength plastic; which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and is mounted on a top plate (9B); a Screw Conveyer (2B) made of food grade high strength plastic which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low- Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is provided, to smoothly meter and transfer the amount of flour needed for making of flat edibles based on the input from the Controller Card PCB(8A); said Screw conveyer (2 B) is held inside the Screw Conveyer holder (2A) wherein said Screw conveyor(2B) is controlled by the Conveyor Motor (2C) which in turn is attached to a Sensor (2R); said Flour Spread Stopper (2Q) is attached to said Screw Conveyor Holder (2A) and is provided to stop extra flour spreading; said Flour Jar (2J) made up of food grade high strength plastic which

52 includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High- Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is provided to facilitate easy lift out without spilling the flour inside the said machine with the lid to load the dry flour for making flat edibles, further where said Flour Jar (2J) is attached to the Flour Jar Disc (21) said Flour Jar disc (21) is attached to jar locking disc (2H), wherein bottom side of Jar locking disc (2H) is attached to the Screw Conveyer Holder (2A); and said Flour jar (2 J) is mounted on a Top Plate (9B); Fins(2K), an Agitator Female Coupling A(2E), an Agitator Male Coupling (2F) and an Agitator Female Coupling B(2G) are attached to a Agitator Motor (2D) in the center of said Flour Jar (2J) wherein said Agitator motor (2D) is regulated by Controller Card PCB (8A) to regulate the process of dispensing; furthermore a Water Jar (2L) made up food grade high strength plastic which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS is provided for storing of water required in the process of making of flat edibles wherein said Water jar (2L) is mounted on a Top Plate (9B); an Oil Jar (20) made up food grade high strength plastic which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is provided for storing of oil, molten butter, molten ghee or required in the process of making of flat edibles wherein said Oil Jar (20) is mounted on a Top Plate (9B); a Liquid non-return Valve (2M )is activated by the Valve Push Pin (2N) when said Water Jar (2L) or Oil Jar (20) is mounted on Top Plate (9B);a pair of Peristaltic Pump (2P) made of food grade material which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS is provided for dispensing of water and oil from the said Water jar (2L) and Oil jar (20), said Dispensing Module (2) is mounted on a top plate (9B); said Kneading Module (3) is provided for mixing and kneading of raw materials dispensed in said module (3) through dispensing module (2) and further facilitates in making of spherical shape dough in the present automatic machine for making flat edibles (1) wherein said raw materials generally, but not exclusively include flour, water and oil; Said Kneading Module (3) is further comprised of:

• Up-Down Platform (3A),

• Lead Screw (3B),

• Coupling (3C),

• Sheet Metal Bracket (3D),

• Up-Down Motor (3E),

• Pressure Pad (3F),

• Dough Base Motor (3G),

• Dough Swivel (3H),

• Dough Base (31),

• Dough Cup (3J),

• Kneader (3K1),

• Magnet 1 (3K2),

• Dough Cup Holder (3L),

• Kneader Holder (3M 1),

• Magnet 2 (3M2),

• Motor Base (3N), • Motor (30),

• Upper Limit Switch (3P1),

• Lower Limit Switch (3P2);

Wherein further, said kneader (3K1) is provided with magnet 1 (3K2) that facilitates the rotation and mixes the said raw materials into spherical dough; further where said raw materials generally, but not exclusively include flour, water and oil; said Kneader (3K1) is attached to Kneader holder (3M 1) and Magnet (3M2), controlled by a Motor (30) which in turn is controlled by the said Controller card PCB (8A)wherein said Kneader (3K1) is a specifically designed finger like structure, further said Kneader (3K1) and magnet (3K2) rotates inside the Dough cup (3J) having four holding bosses and is open from the top as well as the bottom side which in turn is attached to the Dough cup Holder (3L), said dispensed raw materials are held inside the Dough cup (3J)and Dough Base (31); said Dough Base (31) having a ribbed surface on the top face and grooves on cylindrical face is attached to the Dough base Motor (3G) and said Dough swivel (3H) which in turn is attached to the Up-down Platform (3A); said Up-down Platform (3 A) is attached to the Dough base Motor (3G), said Dough Base Motor (3G) is controlled by the said Controller card PCB (8A) further where a Lead Screw (3B) driven by the Up -down motor (3E) is provided to facilitate the up down movement of the said Up - Down Platform (3A); Coupling (3C) is provided for absorbing shocks and jerks during up and down movements of the said up down platform (3A) and during Kneading operations wherein said Kneader (3K1), Dough cup (3J), Dough Base (31) and Dough swivel Base (3H) have been designed such that it can be detached easily and thereby ease the process of cleaning of the said component parts thus, maintains hygienic conditions;

55 said Dough-arm Module (4) is provided to transfer the said spherical dough at a position that ease the process of making flat edibles and then returns back to the home position of said dough arm module; said module is further comprised of:

• Dough Fixed Arm (4A),

· Roller Arm (4B),

• Long Roller (4C),

• Short Roller (4D),

• Dough Arm Motor (4E ),

• Dough Arm Motor Cover (4F),

· Roller Motor (4G); wherein further, said Dough fixed arm (4A) is provided to facilitate the transfer of spherical dough to the Pressing Module (5) which further rotates at an angle in the range of 0 - 200°further said Dough fixed arm (4A) is attached to the Dough arm Motor (4E) which in turn is attached to the Dough arm Motor Cover (4F) wherein said Dough arm Motor Cover (4F) consists of a sensor for sensing the home position of the Dough fixed Arm(4A); a Roller arm (4B) is attached to the said Dough fixed arm (4A) which consist of a Long Roller (4C) and Short Roller (4D) made up of food grade plastic which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High- Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) which is provided in a specific "L" shaped arrangement to facilitate the smooth transfer of the spherical dough further said specific "L" shaped arrangement further facilitates the movement of the said rollers and guides the dough during the transfer; said Roller motor (4G) is provided

56 to facilitate the rollers to rotate and aid in the process of transferring the spherical dough wherein said Roller Motor (4G)is attached to Long roller (4B) and Dough fixed arm (4A); said Pressing Module (5) is provided which facilitates in the complete process of making of flat edibles in the present automatic machine for making flat edibles ( 1), by pressing the spherical dough transferred by the said Dough Arm Module (4) into a flat round edible; said module is further comprised of:

• Guide Rail (5A),

• Guide Block (5B),

• Pressing Lower Tawa Assembly (5C),

• Pressing Upper Tawa Assembly (5D),

• Pressing Actuator Assembly (5E),

• Upper Tawa Temperature Sensor (5F1),

• Lower Tawa Temperature Sensor (5F2),

• Pressing Motor (5G),

• Pressing Motor Base (5H),

• Sheet Metal Bracket (51),

• Sheet Metal Bracket (5J),

• Sensor (5K1),

• Sensor (5K2); wherein further, said Pressing Module (5) comprises of a pair of tawas, Lower Tawa Assembly (5C) and Pressing Upper Tawa Assembly (5D) wherein surfaces of said pair of tawas coming in contact with the said spherical

57 dough are smooth and coated with heat resistant non-stick food grade material; which includes Polytetra fluroethylene (PTFE) further where said Pressing Lower Tawa Assembly (5C) is a fabricated box shape structure having heat source located inside wherein said Heat source is attached to top surface of the said Pressing Lower Tawa Assembly (5C)where said Pressing Upper tawa Assembly does not consists of heat source; the bottom side of the said heat source is surrounded with heat resisting material which includes Polytetra fluroethylene (PTFE) to minimize heat losses due to convection wherein said heat source can be in varied range of shapes more preferably in a zig -zag, z type or circular shape; said Pressing lower Tawa Assembly (5C) is attached to a Guide Block (5B), which further slides inside Guide Rail (5 A) which in turn is attached to a Bottom Plate (9C) further said Pressing Upper tawa Assembly (5D) is attached to the Pressing Actuator Assembly (5E), which in turn is attached to the Pressing Motor (5G) wherein said Pressing Motor (5G) is attached to the

Pressing Motor Base (5H) and is mounted on a top plate (9B); sheet Metal Bracket (5I)attached at the bottom side of a Top Plate (9B) and Sheet Metal Bracket (5J) are provided to hold the sensors, said sensors, Sensor (5K1) and Sensor (5K2) are held inside the Sheet Metal Bracket (51) further said Sheet Metal Bracket (5J) is attached to the Pressing Upper tawa Assembly (5D); said Upper Tawa Temperature Sensor (5F1) and Lower Tawa Temperature Sensor (5F2) are attached to the said Pressing Upper tawa Assembly (5D) and Pressing Lower Tawa Assembly (5C)respectively; said Flat edible arm Module (6)is provided to transfer the said flat round edible from the

Pressing Module (5)to the Baking Module (7), to transfer the baked edible from the Baking Module (7) to a outside tray and thus facilitate

58 in the completing the process for making of flat edibles; Said Flat edible-arm Module (6) is further comprised of:

• Pusher (6A),

• Horizontal arm (6B),

• Dough Locator (6C),

• Vertical arm (6D),

• Pulley A (6E),

• Pulley B (6F),

• Wire Rope (6G),

• Flat edible arm Motor (6H),

• Guide Block (61),

• Rail Guide (6J),

• Flat edible arm Body (6K),

• U Clip (6L),

• Sensor 1 (6M 1),

• Sensor 2 (6M2); wherein further said Pusher (6A) made up of food grade material which includes Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polycarbonate (PC), Nylon, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Dough Locator (6C) are mounted on the Horizontal arm (6B) wherein said Horizontal arm (6B) is attached to the Vertical Arm (6D) which facilitates the motion in the transfer of flat edibles, said Vertical Arm (6D) is connected to the U Clip (6L) which in turn is attached to the Guide Block (61) further which is attached to the Wire Rope (6G) and Wire Rope (6G) is attached to Pulley A (6E) and Pulley B (6F); Wire Rope (6 G) facilitates

59 the linear motion of Guide Block (61) guided in Rail Guide (6J);Rail Guide (6 J) fixed upon the Flat edible arm Body (6K);a pair of sensors, Sensor (6M 1) and Sensor (6M2) are attached to the side ends of the Flat edible arm Body (6K) which are further regulated by the Controller Card PCB (8A), said Flat edible arm Motor (6H) is attached to the Pulley A (6E) said entire Flat edible arm Module (6) is held- above the Bottom Plate (9C) through a pair of Pillars (9D); said Baking Module (7) is provided that facilitates the process of uniform baking of the said flat edibles;

said Baking Module (7) is further comprised of :

• Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7A) ,

• Baking Upper Tawa Assembly (7B),

• Baking Actuator Assembly (7C),

• Baking Motor (7D),

• Upper TawaTemperature Sensor (7E 1),

• Lower TawaTemperature Sensor (7E2),

• Guide Block (7F),

• Sensor (7G1),

• Sensor (7G2),

• Sheet Metal Bracket (7H),

• Sheet Metal Bracket (71); wherein further,

Baking Module (7) comprises of a pair of Tawa assemblies which includes Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7 A) and Baking Upper Tawa Assembly (7B) wherein surfaces of said pair of tawas coming in contact with the said flat edibles are smooth and coated with heat resistant

60 non-stick food grade material includes Poly tetra fluroethylene (PTFE) ; said Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7 A) and Baking Upper Tawa Assembly (7B) are a fabricated box shape structure having heat source located inside wherein said Heat source is attached to top surface of the said Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7 A) and the bottom side of the said Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7A) is enclosed by the heat resistant material which includes glass wool, ceramic wool, mineral wool, ceramic cloth, to minimize the heat loss further said heat source is attached to the bottom side of said Baking Upper Tawa Assembly (7B) and the top side of the said Baking Upper Tawa Assembly (7B)is enclosed by the heat resistant material which includes glass wool, ceramic wool, mineral wool, ceramic cloth, to minimize the heat loss wherein said heat source can be in varied range of shapes more preferably in a zig -zag, z type or circular shape; said Baking lower Tawa Assembly (7 A) is attached to a Guide Block (7F), which further slides inside Guide Rail (5A) attached to a Bottom Plate (9C), said

Baking Upper tawa Assembly (7B) is attached to the Baking Actuator Assembly (7C), which in turn attached to the Baking Motor (7D) mounted on a top plate (9B) , Sheet Metal Bracket (7H) and Sheet Metal Bracket (71) are provided to hold the sensors, said Sheet Metal Bracket (7H) is attached at the bottom side of a Top Plate (9B) wherein said sensors, Sensor (7G1) and Sensor (7G2) are held upon the Sheet Metal Bracket (7H) further said Sheet Metal Bracket (71) is attached to the Baking Upper tawa Assembly (7B) furthermore said Upper Tawa Temperature Sensor (7E 1) and Lower Tawa Temperature Sensor (7E2)are attached to the said Baking Upper tawa Assembly (7B) and

Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7 A) respectively;

61 said Electronic Module (8), is provided for the automated control of the present automatic machine for making flat edibles ( 1); said module is further comprised of :

• Controller Card PCB (8A)

• Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) (8B)

• Display LCD (8C)

• Keyboard (8D) wherein further, said Controller Card PCB (8A), Display card (8C) and Keyboard (8D) are mounted on enclosure panels (9A); said Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) (8B) is mounted on bottom plate (9B); said Controller Card PCB (8A) is provided that controls the entire process of making flat edibles in the present automatic machine for making flat edibles ( 1) further where the functions of the said Controller Card PCB (8 A) includes:

Controls Selection of size of flat edibles,

Controls the activation and deactivation of said temperature sensors Upper Temperature Sensor (5F1), Lower Temperature Sensor (5F2), Upper Temperature Sensor (7E 1), Lower Temperature Sensor (7E2),

Monitors and maintains temperature of said tawas Pressing Lower Tawa Assembly (5C), Pressing Upper Tawa Assembly (5D), Baking Lower Tawa Assembly (7 A), Baking Upper Tawa Assembly (7B),

62 · Controls the activation and deactivation of said motors including

Conveyor Motor (2C), Agitator motor (2D), Up- down Motor(3E), Motor (30), Dough base Motor (3G), Dough arm Motor (4E), Roller motor (4G), Pressing Motor(5G ), Flat edible arm Motor (6H), Baking Motor (7D),

· Controls the activation and deactivation of said Peristaltic pumps

(2P);

Said Display LCD (8C) facilitates automatic operation of the said machine by enabling the parameters such as number of flat edibles to make, thickness of the flat edibles, entered by the user through

Keyboard (8D), said Body and Structural parts (9), consist of the entire present Automatic Machine for Making edibles (l);said module is comprised of:

• Enclosure Panels (9 A)

• Top Plate (9B)

• Bottom Plate (9C)

• Pillars (9D)

• Sheet Metal Cage (9E) Wherein further, said Dispensing module (2) is mounted on top plate (9B); said Sheet metal bracket (3D) of Kneader module (3)and Dough Arm Motor Cover (4F) is mounted on Bottom Plate (9C) further said Pressing Motor (5G) is attached to the Pressing Motor Base (5H) and is mounted on a top

63 plate (9B); said Guide rail (5A) of said Pressing module (5) is mounted on Bottom plate (9C); further said entire Flat edible arm Module (6) is held inside the Bottom Plate (9C) through a pair of Pillars (9D); said Baking Motor (7D) is mounted on Top Plate (9B); said Sheet metal bracket (7H) is attached to Top Plate (9B), further said Controller Card PCB (8A), Display card (8C) and Keyboard (8D) are mounted on enclosure panels (9A);said Switched-Mode Power Supply (8B) is mounted on Bottom plate (9B) .

2. Automatic machine for making flat edibles (1), as claimed in claim 1 , wherein said kneader (3K1) of Kneading Module (3) is a finger like structure more preferably 5 fingers or 4 fingers or 3 fingers like structure.

3. Automatic machine for making flat edibles (1), as claimed in claim 1 , wherein said Dough fixed arm (4 A) of the Dough arm Module (4) is rotatable at an angle in the range of 0 - 200° to facilitate the transfer of spherical dough to the Pressing module (5) .

4. Automatic machine for making flat edibles ( 1), as claimed in claim land claim 3, wherein said Long Roller (4C) and Short Roller (4D) of the Dough arm Module (4) are provided in a specific "L" shaped arrangement to facilitate the smooth transfer of the spherical dough.

Automatic machine for making flat edibles (1), as claimed in claim 1 , wherein no separate heat source is provided for Upper Tawa assembly (5D) of the said Pressing Module (5) .

64 utomatic machine for making flat edibles (1), as claimed in claim

1 , wherein said Heat source of the Pressing Module (5) and Baking Module (7) is in varied range of shapes more preferably in a zig-zag, z type or circular shape.

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