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Title:
APPARATUS FOR THE ASSEMBLY OF SANDWICH PRODUCTS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO1999022602
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
In one embodiment, the present invention relates to an apparatus for the sequential assembly of a sandwich-type comestible product, such as an ice cream sandwich, and comprises an essentially horizontal conveyor (14), sequentially placed wafer dispensing assemblies (26) and an extrusion assembly (90) for the dispensing of a regulated amount of a comestible material. Wafer dispensing is controlled by a screw drive. Extrusion is accomplished by a front-loadable rotary head extruder. The wafer dispensing assemblies and the extruder are mounted in cantilevered fashion on a vertical wall (12), thereby facilitating the ease of repair, removal for retrofitting and cleaning. In addition, the extruder and the wafer dispensing assemblies are individually removable and may be replaced with like components of differing internal diameter, to accommodate the preparation of sandwich-type comestible products of differing size and shape.

Inventors:
KENNEDY CORY R
GRUBZAK YANCEY
Application Number:
PCT/US1998/023504
Publication Date:
July 15, 1999
Filing Date:
November 04, 1998
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
INTERBAKE DAIRY INGREDIENTS (US)
International Classes:
A23G9/28; (IPC1-7): A23G9/28
Domestic Patent References:
WO1996010923A21996-04-18
Foreign References:
CA1006400A1977-03-08
US5178677A1993-01-12
FR1566800A1969-05-09
US4172480A1979-10-30
US3909340A1975-09-30
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