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Title:
A MACHINERY AND RELATED METHOD FOR PROCESSING AND SELLING ICE CREAM EXTEMPORANEOUSLY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/109596
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention concerns machinery (1) for the processing of ice cream (100) and comprising: - An inlet (30) and a collection, chamber (40); - A processing chamber (40) adapted to receive the ice cream product (100) and delimited by a first actuator element (8) and a second actuator element (5) that are movable along a processing direction; - At least one baffle (6) placed inside the processing chamber (40) and that separates said chamber into two parts (40', 40"), said baffle (6) being equipped with a plurality of openings; - A control system that controls the reciprocation, of said first actuator element. (8) and second actuator element (5) in a moving away/moving closer to/from, the baffle (6) motion in such a way that the ice cream product (100) placed Inside the processing chamber (40) can be pushed one or more times from one part to the other of the baffle through the plurality of openings with which it is equipped.

Inventors:
MAZZUTO, Antonio (Via Fior d'Arancio - loc. Lama, 30 int. 9, Taranto, 74122, IT)
Application Number:
IB2016/056204
Publication Date:
June 29, 2017
Filing Date:
October 17, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MAZZUTO, Antonio (Via Fior d'Arancio - loc. Lama, 30 int. 9, Taranto, 74122, IT)
International Classes:
A23G9/04; A23G9/22; A23G9/28
Foreign References:
GB513167A1939-10-05
US20060292289A12006-12-28
DE202006008741U12007-04-05
US1607880A1926-11-23
US2101599A1937-12-07
US1482490A1924-02-05
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
EMMI, Mario (Viale Matteotti 25, Firenze, 50121, IT)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. Machinery (1) for the extemporaneous processing of ice c re m (100) and comprising :

A processing cham er (40) adapted to receive the ice cream product (100) and delimited by a first actuator element (8; 280) and a second actuato element (5; 250) movable along a processing direction;

- An opening (30) that gives access to said processing chamber (40);

At least one baffle (6/ 260) placed inside the processing chamber (40) and that separates said chamber into two part-a (40', 40''/ 240', 240''), said baffle (6; 260) being equipped with a plurality of through openings;

Characterised in that said first: acLual.-or element (8; 280) and second acr.iaator element (5; 2.50) are opposed to each other and with the baffle (6; 260) interposed therebe fcwejn ;

- And wherein there is comprised a control system that controls said first actuator element (f); 280) and second actuator element (5; 250) according to a moving away/moving closer lie/ From the baff:lc (6; 260) motion in. such, a way that the product (100) placed i side the processing chamber (40) can be pushed by said actuator elements (b, 8; 250, 280) multiple times from one part to the other of the baffle through the plural ty of openings with, which it is equipped.

2. Machine try (1), according to claim 1, wherein the e is provided an outlet (3) for the processed product and a movable third actuator element (7) adapted to push the processed product through l.,hc outlet.

Machinery (1), according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said actuator elements (5, 7, 8) are in the form of pistons, preferably of the typo chosen from:

- Elect ical

- Hydraulic:

- Pneumatic.

Machinery (I), according to one or more of the preceding claims, who coin said control system is programmed in such a way that, when the first actuator element (8) is moved forward toward the baffle (6) , forcing the product to pass through the openings of the baffle, the second actuator element (5) is moved backward in such a way as to leave the space (40'' ) for receiving the product to then operate said second actuator element o a d the baffle (6) in such a way as to again push the product through the baffle in the direction opposite, to the previous one while the first, actuator element is brought back into the backward position to generate the space (40') for receiving the p oduct .

Machinery (1), according to one or more off the preceding claims, wherein said processing chamber (Ί0) extends horizontally .

Machinery (1), according to one or raore oil "he preceding claims, wherein the outlet is formed by a conduit that extends vertically with respect to -he processing chamber (40) .

7. Machinery ( 1 ) , according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the baffle (6) is posi ioned perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the processing chamber (40) and with through holes that extend along said longitudinal direction.

Machinery O ) , according to one or more of: the preceding claims, wherein the two actuator elements

{250, 280) are integral to a Γ. rawo (200) controlled by means of a motor drive.

An extemporaneous processing method of an ice cream product according to machinery (1.) as claimed in one or more of the preceding claims from 1 to 8, ,$n.d comprising the steps of:

Preparing a predetermined amount of ice cream product (100) within the processing chamber (40) ;

Operating the two actuator elements (5, 8) so that they push the ice oroam product froia one part of the baffle to the other for a p.r«dehe rm 1ned number of times .

A method, according to claim. 9r wherein operation of the v rtic l actuator (7) is envisaged o allow the discharge o£' the product once the cycle of steps though the baffle (6) has hennln«tcd.

Description:
A MACHINERY AND RELATED METHOD FOR PROCESSING AND SELLING ICE CREAM EXTEMPORANEOUSLY

Field of the invention

The present invention relates to the technical field perLainin to ice cream processing machinery.

In par icular, the invention relates to innovative ice cream processing/distribution machinery that is capable of processing and sup l ying ice cream when it; is requested by the buyer, which ice cream, in accordance with the processing of sai.d machinery, does not require em lsifiers, thickeners and preservatives.

Background of the invention

Ice cream counters for retail sales, which are formed by a aeri.es of pans with a re rigeration system to keep the ice cream at the ideal temperature ha e been known for some time. The metal ta s into which the i, e cream is placed, once it has been prepared, are removably insertabie Into the pans.

Λ plurality of pans allows the insertion of a plurality of tubs, each one intended to contain a certain type of ice cream.

When a user buys an ice cream, the ice cream vendor collects a certain amount of ice cream from the corresponding tub with the scoop and places it on a wafer or in a suitable bowl.

The ice cream, inside the tubs, must stand for all the time necessary until it is all sold. At the same time, however, it mus retain softness and oreaminess, in order to be appetising and of good quality. Obviously, when just prepared, the ice cream is creamy and soft to the righ point, but: afL'.er a certain standing time in the ref igerator inside the tub, it starts to lose its qualities. During preparation, it is therefore necessary to add various emu1s fiers and thickeners to the ice cream that help maintain the quality, consistency and creandness of ice cream ove time. The addition of these substances obviously makes the ice cream less genuine arid, in any case, artificially processed. All of this also contributes to the alteration of a natural flavour. Tn addition, once a certain period of time has elapsed, the quality of the loo cream begins to decline, despite the addition of these subs ances, losing creatininesa, and if the ice cream remains unsold for a certain period of time, it will then be necessary to discard it, with considerable product wastage and c Lated financial Loss.

In particular, in the traditional -production process, the ice cream preparation is batch frozen in a batch Creozer that operates at about -20°C, mixing the product with a mixer and the finished product, once batch fro'e-'f, is at tempera u e of approximately -6° C. When the processing process is complete, it is inserted, into the tubs and is ready for sale. The temperature of the sales re igerator is such as to keep the ice cream at about. -10 °C so th t it is scoopable while not altering the creandness thereof, and there are required complex cold ventilation systems that uniformly keep the ice cream at the aforementioned tempe ature. Nevertheless, as said, over time the Ice cream loses its quality and, at the end of the day, often has a distinctly inferior crcaminess than when i. t was produced. On the same or next day, it is then necessary o proceed with a new batch freezing of the product that has remained unsold, e.dding the base mixture in order to be able*, to regenerate and resell it. The quality of the reprocessed product is obviously worse than the original product in that these repeated batch, freezing processes cause a. loss of product volume and the need to dilute it by adding the base mixture. Moreover, these regeneration procedures :;h fc entail thermal shocks break the cold chain and are therefore inadv i.sable and in some c se,? prohibited by law.

Ultimately, the technology currently known for the preparation and the sale of Ice cream demands and require8 the use of additional chemical substances for the maintenance of the product, which, nevertheless, de l i. cs if quality over time. In the best of cases, natural substances such as carcb seed flour, which can cause allergy, can be used. Complex and costly machinery, indeed such as the re rigorator counters with venU. lation, are also required to maintain the ice cream and the creaminess thereof insofar as possible. Lastly, i i.s often necessary to have to operate multiple batch freezing cycles of -.he residual, product, all requiring additional work at the expense of a worse produci: quality.

Of the various ice cream processing machinery, the

GB513167 publication, which corresponds to the preamble of claim 1, is known.

in this , publication there is described machinery adapted to ice cream processing, in particular to the preparation of ice cream biscuits wherein a layer of ice cream is .interposed between two layers of biscuit.

The machinery envisages a Γ i, rst piston that presses the ice cream in a collection chamber, creating a layer having a predetermined thickness. A second piston, which moves in a direction perpendicular to that of the first piston, pushes the lay of: ice cream into a processing section where it is inserted between the wafers of the biscuit. In this section there is therefore present a grid through which the ice cream product can be passed so that passing through the holes of the grid, each hole de mines the formation of a portion that is laid on the underlying biscuit, placed on « collection, shelf. This ushing action through the grid is operated by means cf; a third piston parallel to the first piston.

It is obvious that this machinery, although useful for preparing ice c eam bisc ts, is not capable of producing a .cone ice cream extemporaneously and of qood quality, without therefore requiring preservatives, emulsifiers , etc.

The grid and the third piston are in fact, arranged to allow a single and lnique passage of; the ice cream through, the grid for the sole purpose of being able to cut a portion of ice orream to a cange on the underlying biscuits. he system is not able to operate multiple passages between the grid and the grid has holes sized to create precise portions of ice cream that reproduce the shape of ' the underlying biscuit.

-Summary of the invention -

It is therefore object of the present invention to provide machinery that allows the afo rernen I, i cried technical drawbacks to be overcome.

In particular it is object of ' the present invention to provide machinery which allows an extemporaneous and quick preparation of " a prede ermined amount of ice cream, which maintains creaminess and consistency without, the need to have to add synthetic chemical substances, such as emulsifiers and thickeners.

T. I, is also objec of the present invention to provide a particularly simple and economical machinery that eliminates the need to have to batch fr eze the product itself multiple times and that, does not require complex cooling systems. These and other objects are achieved with the present machinery for the e temporaneous processing of ice cream, acco rd i.ng · to claim 1.

This machinery (1) comprises:

- Λ processing chamber (40)· adapted to receive the ice cream product (100) and. delimited by a first actuator element (8; 280) and a second actuator element (5; 250) movable along a processing direction;

An opening (30) that gives access to said processing chamber (40) ;

At least one baffle (6/ 260) placed inside this processing chamber (40) and that separates said chamber into two pacta (40', 40"; 240', 240''), said baffle (6; 260) being equipped with plurality of through openings; i\ceording to the invention, the first actuator element (8; 28C) and the second actuator element (5; 250) are opposed to each other, i. ,e. placed one opposite the other along a processing direction, and with the baffle (6; 260) interposed th ebetween;

There is also comprised a control system that controls said fi st actuator element (8; 280) and second actuator element (5; 2 0) according to a moving away/moving closer to/from the baffle (6; 260) (notion in such a way that the ice cream product (100) placed inside the process i. ng chamber (40) can be pushed m l iple times from one part to the other: of the baffle through the plurali y of openings with which it s equipped.

All the af rementioned technical problems are thus eas I I. y overcome.

In particular, it has been surprisingly found that, contrary to what the machinery described in -he aforementioned GB513167 publication can perform, ^he passage, repeated multiple times, from one part and Irom the other through the baffle gives the product a considerable softness and creaminess, without the ncod to U3e specific additives.

'.the machinery described in GB513167, by virtue of the single pusher with which it is provided in front of the grid, cannot perform multiple product passages but one a 1 otic and for the purpose of pla ing the portion on the. biscuit .

The product can therefore be initially prepared in the traditional way in single doses but without any preservative, emuls i f: i e r or the like and preserved i.n a ref igerator (generally up to six tnontha ) . At this point, ■the processing process that the . machinery erfo m before discharging it to sell it make. it. very soft and creamy, although no additives of any kind aire present. The passage through the holes of the baffle in fact breaks the structure of the ice cream body and. the fractional heat in the passage that develops further contributes to the softness .

It is therftfore no longer necessary to operate new unsold product ba tch l!ree¾ ing cycles in that the product is prepared just once in single, portions and preserved in special loaders placed on the machinery and maintained at the required temperature. When a customer requests an ice • cream having one or iao.ro flavours, it is su tic.lent to operate the machinery and the . individual single-dose/s is/are each inserted into the machinery and processed as described.

A perfectly creamy product that is ready to be scooped onto a wafer or other container/support, is ready in a few second .

In addition, the single doses prepared and arranged in tho loaders never suffer a breakage of the cold chain.

Complex cooling systems are also no longer required. Essentially, the machinery brilliantly replaces traditional counters for the sale of ice cream with an economical and C ' un.cLl ona I soLution. Further advantages are inferable from the dependent claims ,

Brie f_ _descri t i.on of the drawings

Further characteristics id advantages of the present machinery, according to the invention, shall, be xuore apparent with the following description of some embodiments thereof, provided by way oC non-limiting example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in wh i.o :

-- Figures 1 to 3 show an axonometric view of a first possible construction solution;

- Figure 4 describes the configuration of a baffle ;

- figures 5 to 12 outline an operating cycle;

- Figures 13 and 14 outline variants of the invention.

Description of some preferred embodiments

Figure 1 describes, in an axonometric view, the present machinery according to the invention.

TU' envisages a loader 2 through which a certain amount of ice cream preparation can be placed inside the m ch. i.aery itself.

The loader 2 can for example be produced in the form of a plurality of rotating rollers or conveyor belt in such a way that, the portion of ice cream product (for example in cube fi ' ortn, as better clarified below) can be moved toward the inside of the machinery and therefore processed.

'I'he loader 2 thus ends on an opening 30 (visible in figure 2) that grants access to a processing chamber 40 (more visible in the cross secti n of figure 5) .

Loading, through the opening, can also take place manually by dropping the ic cream by gravity through the open i. ncj 30.

The machinery thus forms a collection chamber for the product which is, as said, « processing chamber for the product.

As shown in fiqures 1 to 3, the chamber has a square cross section, in that the frame 20 of the machin extends according to this shape. Other sha es could obviously be produced .

For example, as better clar fi d below, a circular cross sectional shape is preferred in that the other components are more functional.

As therefore better 3hown in the longitudinal cross section of figure 5, the processing chamber 40 is in the shape of a duct having a pred tminod cross section (foe example square as in the drawings or circular) and delimited at its two ds by a first 0 and a second actuator elemert 5 (or pushing elements, however you may refer to them], wh i.oh are slidable along the chamber according to the double direction of travel indicated by the arrows shown figure 5. The actuator elements are therefore pushing surfaces.

These actuator elements can be in the form of electric, pneumatic or hydraulic pusher3 depending on requiremen s .

The pusher, as can be seen from the drawings, thus forms a flat push surface (8' f b' , Ί' ) and is provided with a rear rod that, connects to the movement motor. The thrust surface, along its lateral perimeter (hence the part that slides on contact with ' the frame), can be accompanied by a suitable gasket so that the sliding with the wall o the chamber 40 occurs wi hout the risk of roduct leakages .

As always shown in figure 5, and also visible in. figure 4 and in figures 1 to 3, inside said chamber 40 there \ g provided a baffle 6 that physically separa es said chamber into two parts, i.e. a l : i. st part (40' ) d limited by the baffle and by the actuator 8 and a second part. (40'' ) delimited by the baffle 6 and by the actuator 5. A first part of the chamber (40') therefore has a space delia.i eel by the frame 20, the piston 8 and the baffle 6, The second part of the chamber (40'') has a space delimited by the frame 20, baffle 6 and piston 5.

The actuators can thus slide long the chamber in such a way as to move closer to the baffle or move away the re F rotfi .

The two actuator elements are therefore opposed one agains another according to a same work direction but with opposite directions.

The baffle, then then shown in figure 4, is in the form of a grid equipped with, a plurality of through holes, exactly like a sort of sieve. It is transversely arranged in the chamber so as to physically divide it into said twoparts (40', 40") and with the holes that extend along the direction of motion of said actuators (5, 8; . The baffle is thus a dividing wall of the cham er 40 but provided with a plurality of through holes through which a fluid element can pass from one side to the other of the baffle.

Then ' at: the second part (40'') of the chamber, thsre i.s provided a third actuator element (7) , which is arranged in such a way a3 to move along a direction pe pendicular to . the longitudinal axis of the chan cr (40) , thus a direction perpendicular to the direction of motion of the t o actuators (8, 5) .

Above the chamber 40, in line with the direction of motion of the third actuator element 7 and thus above the second part (40''), there i provided an outlet channel for the expulsion of the finished product that is pushed out thanks to the lifting of: said third actuator element.

At the end of this outlet conduit there can be arranged a further baffle with an opening for the outlet of the product. This baffle can have a single opening' shaped with different shapes so that the product that is discharged adoprs this decorative shape. A control system controls, through special motors, the correct: movement of the actuators and the correct synchronism thereof .

Approach speed, maximum distance and thrust force arc calibrated.

In unison., the system can control the movement of the conveyor bell...

The entire machinery is preferably maintained, for example through a refrigerated container, at a temperature of about -20 °c or below this temperature, so that the processing occurs at these temperatures, in accordance with regulations on maintaining the ice cream at temperature during storage.

Although the standing time of the single-dose remains in the machinery is very brief: and the order of seconds, maintaining the machinery at a predetermined temperature nevertheless contributes to not breaking the cold chain .

The shape of the collection chamber 40 with circular cross section, as mentioned, is preferred in that pistons (or pushers or however you may refer to them) are mure easily produced and functional. The sliding thereof is in fact much mo o uniform and the interposition of gaskets that prevent lateral leakages is facilitated.

In the preferred configuration of the invention, as shown in the accompanying drawings, the inlet of the product takes place upstream of the baffle through he opening 30 whi " .e the expulsion of the processed product takes place downst eam, of the baffle where there is placed the third actuator element 7 that pushes out the product thcoigh the opening 3.

Nothing however would prohibit a solution with dropping by gravity of the finished product, without the need for the third actuator element, although obviously the preferred solution, is much more functional. In addi ion, if desired, tho third piston 7 could foe arranged at the first part (40')/ thus also exploiting the opening 30 as output for the finished product.

The baffle has a shape, rectangul r or circular for examp1.6, with diametrical dimension of about 5cm or 6cam.

Holes can be provided with diametrical dimensions ranging from about 3mm to 0mm and with a variable nunibor of holes, for example 12 to 40.

A variant of the invent., i on is described with reference to- figures 13 and 14.

I this cas i.he two actuator elements 250 and 200 are fixed and made integral to a frame 200, for example a metal frame, thus (forming a single integral body.

The frame is connected to a shaft and from here to a mol ' - K drive that moves this frame with respect to the fixed baffle 260.. For clarity, figure 1.4 shows, by way of example, step A and step B wherein said frame 200 slides vertically with respect to the baffle so as to move away/movo closer the two surfaces 250 and 2. SO cons ituting the two actuator elemen s . Thus , with a downward movement of the frame, as per step Λ, the actuator element 2.50 .moves closer to the baffle, thereby reducing the chamber 240'' and forcing the product being processed to pass through the baffle toward the chamber 240' . Subsequently an inverse movement as per step B, in which the frame is raised, forces the product to pass through the baffle from the chamber 240' toward the chamber 240'' in that the actuator element 280 moves closer no the b ffle while the actuator element 250 moves away. The concept is thus identical to the previous con igurations, with the only diffe nce being that through this frame 200, made integral to the two actuator: elements, it is possible to control, the movement thereof through a single motor drive connected to the shaft 201, There is thus a constructively simpler and more economical solution. For completeness, figure 13 then shows a Fu ther actuator eleme. t 290 that serves to push the product, first onto the baffle 260, and then, once, processed, it continues to push it toward the actuator element 207 that directs it towax'd the on I:, let . Although not represented in ligu.ee 13, the actuator element 290 is shaped so as to delimit the product so as to contain it without laterally covering it during the pushing act-ion .

This so 1. Lit ion with frame 200 can be applied to al i the described configurations, i.e. to all those relating to Figures 1 to 12, wherein the machine extends with a horizontal processing chamber or, as in the case of figure 3, with a machine wherein the processing chamber is vertical .

Having structurally described the invention, let us now mo e n to a description of the operation thereof, with reference to Figures 5 to .12 and cquivalently figures 13 and 14.

With re reo.ee to figure 5, there is shown a cube of ice cream 100 that is introduced into the collection chamber 40, through the conveyor belt 2 for example. The belt carries it to the mouth 30 where it. falls by gravity into the chamber 40.

A plurality of single-portion cubes, of various F la νυυ s , arc prepared beforehand. For each (' .Lavour, no proceeds with normal batch freezing of the product, however without the need to have l:o add any chemical additive, given that the processing process of the present machine allows, as has been c 1 a r i. fied, a delicious and creamy product to be obtained.

The batch froz n product is then portioned in the form of cubes, balls or other sing_e-dose shapes t can be stored at a storage temperature of about -20°C or below this temperature. They can be arranged wi hin loaders that can be placed ove the conveyor belt or directly on the opening 30 (thus without the need for a belt) and machinery can be provide as described for each flavour. Essentially here can be envisaged a loader containing cubes of a single flavour arranged on the belt of the respective machine or on the mouth 30.

This machinery thus in pa allel constitute an apparatus For the reta i i. sale of ice cream in multiple flavours.

When, a user requests a flavour, it is possible to select the corresponding loader that will drop the cube/cubes onto the corresponding conveyor bolt 2 (or directly into the mouth) .so that the cube 10O falla into the chamber 40 of the corresponding machine, as per figure 6.

The access opening 30 drops the cube in part 40' of the chamber. The corresponding piston 8 is hen operated so that it moves toward the baffle 6 pushing and forcing the cube to pass through the baffle while the other piston is in a backward position leaving a space that indeed forms the chamber 40'' (see figure 7) .

The pistons, preferably, are pushed with a force of about. 200-250kcj and the entire cycle described completes in a r.inie of about 8-1,0 sec.

As per figure 6 and 7, the piston that pushes the product through the sieve ensures that the product flakes in the form of filaments in that, it is forced to pass through the holes, until it has fully passed into pa t 40'', as pec figure fi.

The piston 5, which is in a backward position precisely to create the space 40'' for rec iving the product, now moves forward toward the baffle while the other piston moves backward into tho initial position to generate the space 40' for receiving the product. In this way, the piston 5 also again forces the passage of the product through the sieve and this passage is shown in the sequence of Ciquto 9 and " 10.

This passage cycle from one part to the other of the sieve can occur a variable number of times, Cor example two or more times, preferably three times or more than three. In. any case, the number of passages must be such that at the end the processed product is placed in the pari: of; the processing chamber where there is provided the outlet for the finished product. Therefore according to the figures, for example, processings can be performed with a number of passages of three five, seven, etc. when the vertical piston 7 is placed on the part opposite to the inlet for the product. If, on the other hand, there if? provided an outlet on the same part as the inlet for the product, then there could be provided an equal number of passage cycles through the baffle, for example two, four, tc .

Generally, although possible, only one passage from the first part, of the chamber 40' to the second is insuff cient to obtain a desired oroaminess value. However, the thrust, intensity and the number of passages can be adjusted as desired, in order to find a compromise that is deemed optimal.

The last passage is obviously the one in which the product is released into the part 40'' of the chambe where there is the vertical piston 7 that is operated to discharge the product from the vertical conduit.

Figures from 9 to 11 show a series of passage steps until the product is ready to be expelled.

The machinery operales at a temperature of about ~20°C with a pre-dosod cube that is also maintained at about -20 n C. However, this forced passage through the baffle causes « breakage of the structure of the frozen product, which softens, and the heat that develops due to friction in. the passage on the whole also contributes to further softening the product making it perfectly creamy and soi!t and with an even greater level of: softness and creaminess than the aditional product, prepared with he chem i ca I additives .

Thanks to this machinery, it is no longer necessary to add any chemical product and there is no risk f. ' product wastage .

The product prep red In the form of multiple sinq!e- dose portions, without additives, can be preserved for as long as desired (gene tally up to six months) i.n Loaders at the correct temperature and the described processing process, w ich lasts in the order ol! ' seconds, allows a soft ice cream, genuine and creamy ice cream to be served right away. h s processing passage through the baffle in fact restores an even greater creaminess to the treated product.

The cubes are then prepared in the adition l, way without additives and can then bo distributed and sold to the owners of the present machine, without the cold chain ever breaking.

Therefore when a user requests a flavour for example, the owner operates the machine corresponding to the flavour selected and the described processing process starts with a series of product passages through the sieve.

On completion of a certain number of; passages, the product, ready for sale, is located above the vertical actuator 7, which pushes it along the outlet conduit, precisely toward the output 3, as per figure 12.

At this point the product is collected with a normal spatula and served in the classical way on a w fer or in a tub. According to this solution, a further advantage off the machinery is that it allows, once the finished product has been expelled, the addition, thereon of fresh. I uit, almonds or anything else that may be de ired to enrich the flavour . On com letion of a certain, number of passages, the product, ready for sales, is located above the vertical actuator 7 , which pushes it along the ou::l.et conduit, precisely toward the output 3, as per figure 12.

At this point the product is collected with a normal spatula, and served in the,- classical way on a w er or in a tub. According to this solution, a further advantage of the machinery is that it allows, or.ee the finished product has been expelled., the addition thereon of fresh fruit, almonds or anything else that may be desired to enrich the flavour.

If the baffle at. the toxn has an opening having a predetermined shape (lor example having a 1 ' !ower or star cross section) , the creamy product will take this form, all to the benefit of a beautiful decoration.

The dimensions of this machinery are thus very contained, in that placea le as a direct sales counter and it is possible to arrange multiple such machinery Lri series, thus creating a battery, each one dedicated to processing and distributing (selling) the individual flavour. It therefore effect!vsly and economically replaces the current counters of ad tional ice cream pa lou s .