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Title:
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GRADING, BATCHING AND SELECTIVELY TRANSFERRING FOOD PARTS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/035025
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The present invention relates to an apparatus for grading and batching of food parts (304) with a scale unit adapted to determine the weights of each food part (304) with a first predetermined precision, a plurality of batch bins (340) adapted to receive a set of selected food parts (304), a weighing station (302, 500) adapted to weigh food parts (304), which have not yet been transferred into said batch bins (340), with a second predetermined precision being greater than the first predetermined precision and to associate each of the determined weights with the corresponding food part (304), a plurality of controllable second transfer units adapted to selectively transfer particular ones of said food parts (304), which have been weighed into a selected one of said batch bins (340), a control unit operatively connected with said scale unit, said weighing station (302, 500), said first transfer unit (352) and said second transfer unit, wherein said control unit is adapted to control said first transfer unit (352) and said second transfer unit in order to assemble in each of said bins a plurality of said food parts (340) to such an extent that the total weight of said food parts collected in each of said batch bins (340) corresponds to a predetermined target weight. The present invention also relates to a method for grading and batching. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for selectively transferring food parts.

Inventors:
BARNETT DOUGLAS (US)
FOLTZ RYAN (US)
O'DELL RYAN (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2020/047153
Publication Date:
April 01, 2021
Filing Date:
August 20, 2020
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Assignee:
BAADER LINCO INC (US)
International Classes:
G01G19/387; A22C17/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2005008192A12005-01-27
WO2013190297A12013-12-27
WO2014075731A12014-05-22
Foreign References:
US20110105001A12011-05-05
US5937080A1999-08-10
EP2084968A12009-08-05
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WATHEN, Douglas, L. et al. (US)
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