CN1239464A - Beverage dispensing appts. - Google Patents

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CN1239464A
CN1239464A CN 98801308 CN98801308A CN1239464A CN 1239464 A CN1239464 A CN 1239464A CN 98801308 CN98801308 CN 98801308 CN 98801308 A CN98801308 A CN 98801308A CN 1239464 A CN1239464 A CN 1239464A
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S·范德梅尔
S·蒂默曼斯
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/04Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers
    • B67D1/0412Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers the whole dispensing unit being fixed to the container
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67BAPPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS
    • B67B7/00Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers
    • B67B7/24Hole-piercing devices
    • B67B7/26Hole-piercing devices combined with spouts
    • B67B7/28Hole-piercing devices combined with spouts and associated with receptacle hodlers
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/04Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers
    • B67D1/0462Squeezing collapsible or flexible beverage containers, e.g. bag-in-box containers
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/08Details
    • B67D1/0829Keg connection means
    • B67D1/0831Keg connection means combined with valves
    • B67D1/0835Keg connection means combined with valves with one valve
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
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    • B67D1/0857Cooling arrangements
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/08Details
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/08Details
    • B67D1/12Flow or pressure control devices or systems, e.g. valves, gas pressure control, level control in storage containers
    • B67D1/14Reducing valves or control taps
    • B67D1/1405Control taps
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/0042Details of specific parts of the dispensers
    • B67D1/0081Dispensing valves
    • B67D2001/0087Dispensing valves being mounted on the dispenser housing
    • B67D2001/0089Dispensing valves being mounted on the dispenser housing operated by lever means

Abstract

The invention relates to a beverage dispensing apparatus comprising a housing (1) having a chamber (3) in which a beverage container (5) can be placed, which container has at least one deformable wall (16) and has an outlet (8) to which a beverage delivery line (7, 34) to a tapping device (6) can be connected, locking and sealing means (10, 12, 13) for closing a pressure space (17) in an airtight manner, which pressure space is situated between an outer wall (16) of the beverage container (5) and an inner wall (15) of the chamber (3), and pressurizing means (16) for pressurizing the pressure space (17) to force beverage out of the container via the outlet. To improve the sealing and locking and to make the apparatus convenient to operate for the user the locking and sealing means (10, 12, 13) arranged between the outer wall (16) of the beverage container and a wall of the chamber. As a result of this, the pressure chamber is disposed between the inner wall (16) of the chamber and the outer wall (15) of the container, the outlet (8) of the container (5) being situated outside the pressure space (17).

Description

Beverage dispensing device

The present invention relates to a kind of beverage dispensing device, comprise

-shell, it has a chamber that has opening, and drinking container can be put into chamber by this opening, and this drinking container has at least one deformable wall part and has an outlet, and the drink pipeline that leads to the device of releasing links to each other with this outlet,

-top cover is used to cover the opening of chamber,

-locking and sealing arrangement are used for chamber is sealed up closely so that form one at the deformable wall part of drinking container and the pressure space between the chamber inner wall, and

-pressure device is used for flowing out from container so that force beverage to pass through outlet to the pressure space pressurization.

This equipment is announced in the WO-A-95/20540 patent, and is intended being used to distribute fizz or noncarbonated beverage, particularly beer.In this known equipment, the flexible pouch that beverage is housed is placed in the chamber of a container, and chamber utilizes top cover to seal up firmly then.Space between chamber and the bag is pressurized.Article one, flexible hose carries tap to be communicated with beverage the outlet of bag.For this reason, flexible pipe passes the opening in the top cover.A shortcoming of this structure is that the flexible pipe in the opening should be sealed by efficiently and effectively, because flexible pipe to small part is arranged in pressure space.

An object of the present invention is to improve the beverage dispensing device of the sort of type defined in the preceding paragraph, so that avoid above-mentioned shortcoming, and, also to make this equipment be easy to use in addition.

For this reason, beverage dispensing device be characterised in that locking and sealing arrangement between drinking container and the chamber so that form pressure space between partly at least one deformable wall of chamber inner wall and container, container outlet is positioned at outside the pressure space.

Pressure space can not be subjected to the restriction of top cover more now.The conduit or the flexible pipe that link to each other with outlet just fully are in outside the pressure space now.According to the equipment of patent WO-A-95/20540, above-mentioned sealing problem has not just existed.The position of locking and sealing arrangement also have an advantage to be in addition, owing to now can generate pressure space more easily automatically when drinking container being put into the chamber of shell.Operation is easier for the user.

A preferred embodiment of this equipment is characterised in that blocking device comprises a plurality of spring-loaded locking slide plates, thereby they match with the flange of container container is locked among the chamber.When inserting drinking container in the chamber, the elastic force that the outer wall of container overcomes spring will lock slide plate and push back till the flange of container moves through the locking slide plate, lock the slide plate pop into position subsequently and container is locked.

An embodiment that comprises a kind of modification of above-mentioned blocking device is characterised in that on the edge of chamber opening and has an annular element.The locking slide plate is installed on the annular element so that can radially flexibly move.

A preferred embodiment is characterised in that this equipment comprises a circle that is installed on the container outlet open neck, and circle has flange to match so that container is locked in the chamber with the locking slide plate.This circle can connect together with container regularly or can be independently detachable member.Sealing arrangement comprises the seal ring between chamber inner wall and circle outward flange, and when circle is independent removable jew member, also comprises another seal ring between container neck and circle inward flange.

This equipment comprises that also is used for the unlocking mechanism that container is unclamped.Further details sees with reference to the description of accompanying drawing to an embodiment.

Another embodiment of this equipment is characterised in that pressure device comprises a pump that can utilize switch opens or cut out, and switch can activate by top cover.This equipment also comprises a reducing valve that pressure space is used, and this valve can activate by top cover.Reducing valve is closed and pump starts when top cover is closed.Pump shuts down and the reducing valve of pressure space is opened when top cover is opened, and it can be taken out from chamber after container is unblanked then.

For the purpose of health, the sealing film that the new outlet of container utilization of beverage can pierce through is housed closes.For penetrating film, container comprises a puncturing mechanism, and it links to each other with the beverage delivery hose and just automatic puncture through seal film when pressure space pressurizes for the first time.For this reason, this equipment is characterised in that, when drinking container places chamber and locks, between the flange of container and the locking slide plate segment distance arranged, thereby makes when pressure space pressurizes can move up described distance and thereby pierce through film of container.

A kind of structure that is used for the puncture through seal film sees patent WO-A-95/20540.Yet, pierce through action in the described structure and must finish with hand.

In the another one preferred embodiment, the device of releasing comprises two parts, bottom wherein connects together with shell regularly and wherein top is hinged through the hinge to the bottom, the drink pipeline part is made of the flexible hose that can be clamped between the upper and lower, its middle and upper part has a bar handle and the bottom has a shut-down mechanism, and shut-down mechanism and bar handle connect together and can open or turn-off the beverage delivery hose.This has just produced a kind of user-friendly mechanism, is used for the beverage delivery hose is installed on the position that beverage remains to be released.When the beverage delivery hose with after the bottom is connected, top and bottom are secured together, flexible pipe is clamped in place and be turned off simultaneously.When bar handle was opened, flexible pipe no longer was turned off, thereby beverage flows out by flexible pipe under the effect of pressure space.

This equipment also has and is used to prevent the pressure accident to open a plurality of safety devices of emitting with the beverage accident.

Because these constructional features of having taked, the operation of this equipment are highly susceptible to using and are safe and reliable.

The present invention will make a more detailed description with reference to embodiment as shown in drawings by embodiment now.In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is the perspective schematic view of beverage dispensing device of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is the schematic cross sectional view of equipment shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 has illustrated the lockout mechanism and the sealing arrangement of the drinking container of this equipment with the section-drawing along III-III line intercepting among Fig. 4;

Fig. 4 shows the lockout mechanism and the unlocking mechanism of drinking container,

Fig. 5 is another embodiment but not the drinking container lockout mechanism of this equipment shown in Fig. 3 and the section-drawing of sealing arrangement;

Fig. 6 is the section-drawing of equipment, show drinking container sealing film pierce through principle;

Fig. 7 is the lateral plan of device of releasing;

Fig. 8 is the birds-eye view of device of releasing;

Fig. 9 is the front elevation of device of releasing;

Figure 10 is the front elevation of the opened device of releasing shown in Figure 9.

Beverage dispensing device shown in Fig. 1 comprises shell 1, and shell 1 has an opening 2 that can enter chamber 3 thus.Be connected on the shell 1 so that open or close chamber top cover 4 radial types.Drinking container, can put into chamber 3 by opening 2 as beer container.The device 6 of releasing also is housed on the shell.One end of drink pipeline 7 links to each other with the outlet 8 of drinking container and the other end links to each other with the device 6 of releasing.

Fig. 2 schematically shows the beverage dispensing device that drinking container 5 wherein is housed, and is installed on locking and the sealing arrangement that drinking container 5 is housed on the annular element on the edge 9 on the shell 1 around opening.The blocking device that is used for drinking container is locked in chamber 3 comprises the spring-loaded locking slide plate 10 of polylith, and they can radially move.Drinking container has a circle 11, and it links to each other with the wall of container regularly and has the flange 12 that matches with locking slide plate 10.Seal ring 13 is installed on the annular element 9, is used for the container of sealed chamber.When drinking container was inserted in the chamber, locking slide plate 10 was outwards promoted by the elastic force that the flange of container overcomes spring 14.After flange moved past slide plate, slide plate radially moved inward under the spring force effect again, thereby container is locked in the chamber.Seal ring 13 withstands on the flange 12 of the inwall 15 of chamber and container (please refer to Fig. 3 in addition) then.By this sealing means, between the outer wall 16 of the inwall 15 of chamber and container, formed airtight space 17.This space 17 links to each other with pump 19 by pipeline 18.Pressure in the space 17 can utilize pump to increase.Pressure medium is preferably air.The increase of pressure is to the deformable wall 16 of drinking container, applied external pressure to beverage then in this pressure space.When the tap of the device 6 of releasing was opened now, beverage was extruded by the beverage delivery hose and useable glass cup or teacup collection.

Now with reference to the detailed view among Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 sealing and blocking device (and unlocking apparatus) are described in more detail.The annular element 9 that lockout mechanism and sealing arrangement are housed is installed on the upper limb 20 of shell 1.This annular element 9 comprises the upward ring 9b that encircles 9a down and separate with it, and locking slide plate 10 places between the upper and lower ring.For this reason, have pin 21 on the following ring 9a, it embeds the hole 22 interior (Fig. 4) on the locking slide plate, and the locking slide plate is inwardly held by the application force of coil spring 14.Thereby the inner of locking slide plate be nose make its upper surface 23 and lower surface 24 radially inside be directed downwards inclination.In the process that container is placed chamber, bevelled upper surface 23 helps to utilize the flange 12 of the circle 11 of container 5 that slide plate 10 is pushed open.The oblique angle 37 of flange also helps this.Seal ring 13 is sandwiched in the part of shell upper limb 20 and encircles between the 9a down.Seal ring has a flexible lips limit 25 of inwardly pointing to, and it also has a downward inclined-plane.The flexible seal lip with place the container flange 12 of chamber to be sealed and matched.Pressure space 17 can be by pump 19 pressurizations.Preferably, used for this reason is air.Air pressure guarantees that sealing lip 25 is pressed on the flange more securely thereby makes pressure space 17 obtain more efficiently sealing.Pressure in the pressure space applies application force on container.Thereby make container energy upward movement.Locking slide plate 10 prevents that container 5 from moving up.

If empty receptacle is shifted out from chamber, the pressure in should first hold-off pressure space.In case after pressure is eliminated, the elastic force that just can overcome spring 17 will lock slide plate 10 and push back, promptly outwards promote or pulling.For this reason, provide a kind of unlocking mechanism that constitutes by unlocking link 26 with inclined cam surface 27.Unlocking link 26 can rotate around axis 28.Respectively have the pin 29 of unblanking on the locking slide plate 10, the pin of unblanking matches with the inclined-plane 27 of unlocking link 26.For rotating unlocking link, a miniature lever 30 is arranged on the unlocking link, it stretches out (the also not shown ring 9b that goes up among Fig. 4) by the opening 31 of last ring 9b.On encircle in addition another miniature lever 32.Green phase can make unlocking link 26 rotate in the counterclockwise direction to driving handle 30 and 32.A result who does like this is, oblique cam face 27 promote to unblank pin 29 and promote locking slide plate 10 then and outwards move, thus flange 12 no longer is locked in place thereby can be with empty receptacle 5 taking-ups.When still existing pressure, pressure space 17 can not from chamber, take out container.As long as also have pressure in the space 17, flange 12 just is pressed against the inclined lower surface 24 of slide plate 10.Because in fact inclined lower surface 24 can not push back slide plate 10.

Can use " independently detachable circle ", and not adopt regularly the circle 11 that connects together with the container wall, as shown in Figure 5, in the chamber 3 of container 5 insertion apparatus after, with circle 11 ' be placed on the neck 88 of container outlet 8.A seal ring 13 of outward flange 12 ' be provided with ' be used to seal up the inwall 15 of chamber 3, and inward flange 12 " on have a seal ring 13 " are used to seal up the neck 88 of container.As the mode of operation of embodiment among Fig. 3, flange 12 ' match so that container is locked in the chamber of equipment with locking slide plate 10.

For the purpose of health, drinking container tight seal before place in operation is lived.For this reason, sealing film 33 covers in outlet 8 and the (see figure 6) that links to each other with outlet 8 edge.Drink pipeline 7 is made of the flexible pipe 34 that its inner has a right angle entry conductor 35, and this entry conductor stretches in the adaptor union 36 of circle to the position that just is positioned at film 33 tops.When inserting container 5 in the chamber 3, the lower surface 37 of flange 12 is pressed against on the marginal portion 38 of chamber inner wall 15.The upper surface of flange 12 is positioned at apart from locking one segment distance A place, slide plate 10 belows.When top cover 4 sealings, the upper end 39 of right angle entry conductor just is positioned at the below of closed roof 4.After pump 19 started, air was drawn in the pressure space 17, and pressure increases gradually.Therefore, container 5 slowly upward movement up to flange 12 lean the locking slide plate 10 on till.In the process of container upward movement, film 33 is pierced through in the end 40 of entry conductor 35, flows to the device 6 of releasing thereby make beverage flow into flexible pipe 34 from container.

The device 6 of releasing is shown in greater detail among Fig. 7-Figure 10.The device of releasing comprises regularly and shell 1 bottom 41 that connects together and the top 42 that links to each other with the bottom by hinge 43 radial types (Fig. 8 and Figure 10).Two parts respectively have groove 44 and 45 (Figure 10), and beverage delivery hose 34 can be placed on wherein.The exit end of flexible pipe has a right angle delivery channel 46.The release bottom of device has a Vertical Channel 47, and delivery channel can pass wherein.For the purpose of health, all stretch out from passage 47 end 46 of delivery channel, so that beverage can not contacted with the bottom 41 of the device of releasing.For easy to operate, delivery channel 46 has a handle 48, can indicate beverage types on handle.The device of releasing also comprises a shut-down mechanism, utilizes shut-down mechanism with flexible hose shutoff or open-minded.This shut-down mechanism comprises a briquetting 48, and the elastic force that it can overcome spring 50 vertically moves.Briquetting has two straight press rods 51, and the flexible pipe pressing plate 52 that is made of the V-arrangement pressure member places between two press rods 51.Flexible pipe 34 extends through this V-arrangement pressure member top.Shut-down mechanism also comprises a bar 53, and it is arranged in the top 42 of the device of releasing and can rotates around pivot 54.In a side of pivot, this root bar has a yoke 55, matches with the press rods 51 of briquetting 49 in its end 56.Another side lever 53 at pivot 54 has an arm 60.The release top 42 of device comprises a bar handle or tap 57, and it can rotate around tap axle 58.Have an eccentric cam 59 on the tap axle 58, it matches with the arm 60 of bar.Represented that with solid line the end 56 of yoke 55 just leaves press rods 51 among Fig. 7, thereby made spring 50 upwards promote briquetting 49 and thereby flexible pipe 34 situation of turn-offing fully as much as possible by flexible pipe pressing plate 52.When tap 57 when clockwise rotating, eccentric cam 59 leans on arm 60 thereby bar 53 rotates counterclockwise around pivot.The end 56 of arm 55 is with press rods 51 and then flexible pipe is pressed down.Therefore, flexible pipe 34 is opened thereby beverage can flow to delivery channel 46 by flexible pipe.When tap went back to, flexible pipe turn-offed immediately thereby stops to flow out.The release top 24 of device can lock onto on the bottom 41 by lockout mechanism 61.

The shell 1 of this equipment has double wall, and thermal insulating material 63 is between the inwall 15 of the locular wall of outer wall 62 and formation chamber 3 (Fig. 2).Also be equipped with in the shell 1 with lower member:

-cooling mechanism 64 as the Peltier device, is used for cooled containers 5.Cooling mechanism has a cooling surface 65, and it directly keeps heat conduction to contact with the inwall 15 of chamber,

-above-mentioned pump 19,

-cooling fan 66 is used to cool off the radiating gill of cooling mechanism and other electronic unit, as printed circuit board (PCB) 67,

-pressure controller is used for the pressure in control presssure space 17,

-temperature controller 69 is used to control the temperature of cooling mechanism,

-switch pump 70 is used to turn on and off pump 19, and

-reducing valve 71 is used for eliminating the pressure of pressure space 17.This equipment also comprises one in order to collect the drain pan of unrestrained beverage.

The opening and closing of the top cover 4 on the manipulation of switch pump 70 and reducing valve 71 and the shell 1 are associated.Pipeline 73 is communicated with pressure controller 68 with pipeline 18 between pump 19 and the pressure space 17.Pipeline 74 extends to reducing valve 71 from pressure controller 68.Top cover 4 one is opened, and reducing valve just is opened, thereby pressure space 17 just is communicated with outside (atmosphere) by pipeline 18,73 and 74.Pressure in the pressure space is eliminated.Top cover 4 one is opened, and switch pump 70 just turn-offs pump 19, and top cover is connected pump once closing.

As previously mentioned, the release 42 radial type ground, top of device 6 link to each other with bottom 41 and can utilize lockout mechanism 61 to be fixed on the bottom.When beverage dispensing device just in use, promptly can divide timing when beverage, do not allow to rotate top 42 and leave bottom 41 because otherwise will make beverage delivery hose 34 again can not turn-off and thereby beverage will flow out.Because the edge 75 of top cover 4 covers on top under closed situation, thereby can prevent top upwards to put.A groove 76 is arranged on the edge 75, and it covers (see figure 1) on top.Top 42 can not upwards have been put up to top cover release and till opening.On the contrary, when top 42 as yet not when the bottom is fallen on the bottom 41, top cover 4 can not be closed.When the sidewall 77 on the top that pendulum is put to the upper part leans on top cover edge 75, can prevent this situation.

Another safety measure is that switch pump 70 can not start when the drinking container 5 that does not have to comprise drink pipeline 7 places equipment.For this reason, a kind ofly be used for the inboard that detection agency 78 that whether exploration vessel exist places top cover 4.This mechanism comprises a L shaped feeler lever 79.Axle 78 laterally is installed on the bar 79.This axle is rotatably installed in the top cover 4.Feeler lever 79 can be done minor rotation around axle 80.For this reason, carriage 81 reaches feeler lever 79 tops with sufficient gap and is fixed in the inboard of top cover 4.Gap between carriage and the feeler lever defines the rotation of bar.The end of axle 80 has an actuator lever 82.Actuator lever 80 primer pump switches 70.When having the container 5 that comprises drink pipeline 7 and top cover in the equipment when closing, the galianconism of feeler lever 79 leans on drink pipeline 7, thereby prevents that axle from rotating and actuator lever 80 acts on the switch pump 70, thereby connects pump.Yet when the container that does not have the container of drink pipeline in the equipment or insert was not with drink pipeline, axle 80 rotated with feeler lever 79, so actuator lever 81 can not apply effect thereby this switch can not be activated to switch pump 69.

The beverage dispensing device operation is as follows.Supposing does not have container in the equipment, top cover 4 is opened and will be equipped with the container of beverage and insert in the chamber 3.Locking slide plate 10 is pulled to a side subsequently.Slide plate 10 moves inward again and container is locked when container falls into chamber fully.Release that the top 42 of device 6 is upwards lifted and with flexible pipe 34 be put on the bottom 41, on flexible pipe pressing plate 52, and delivery channel 46 inserted in the passage 47 of the device of releasing.Drop down onto top 42 pendulum on the bottom and utilize lockout mechanism 61 to lock itself on the bottom.Flexible pipe 34 is turned off now.Close top cover, thereby switch pump 69 is connected automatically.And cooling mechanism 64 and cooling fan 66 are also all connected and are started.Pressure space 17 pressurizes gradually, so container 5 moves up.Sealing film be pierced and thereby beverage be pressed into drink pipeline (flexible pipe).Opening the back beverage at tap 57 can emit.When all beverages exhaust from container and the container sky time, top cover is opened.Switch pump immediately pump is turn-offed and reducing valve 71 is opened, and the result makes the pressure in the pressure space 17 emit.Utilize handle 30,31 locking slide plate 10 can be unclamped and thereby can take out in the container slave unit with sky.

Embodiment described herein utilizes air as the medium to the container pressurization.Also can utilize in addition as liquid pressure medium.In addition, described container flange 12 is installed on the circle 11 that is fixedly linked with container.Obviously, this flange can directly constitute the part of container wall, promptly with its formation one.In an illustrated embodiment, utilize the sealing function of seal ring 13 on flange 12.Yet, also can directly be sealed on the wall of container self.In equipment of the present invention, also can use the drinking container of other type, as long as they have at least one flexible deformable wall, and do not adopt ampuliform drinking container with compressible bottle wall.For this reason, can consider to use a kind of wall of film like.This type of drinking container at the title that is proposed simultaneously by Heineken Technical Services B.V. is ... two patent applications in carried out more detailed description, these two patent applications are hereby incorporated by.

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1. a beverage dispensing device comprises
-shell, it has a chamber that has opening, and drinking container can be put into chamber by this opening, and this drinking container has at least one deformable wall part and has an outlet, and the drink pipeline that leads to the device of releasing links to each other with this outlet,
-top cover is used to close the opening of chamber,
-locking and sealing arrangement are used for chamber is sealed up closely so that form one at the deformable wall part of drinking container and the pressure space between the chamber inner wall, and
-pressure device is used for pressurizeing so that forcing beverage to pass through outlet flows out from container to pressure space, it is characterized in that,
Locking and sealing arrangement between drinking container and the chamber so that form pressure space between partly in this deformable wall at least of chamber inner wall and container, container outlet is positioned at outside the pressure space.
2. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1 is characterized in that blocking device comprises a plurality of spring-loaded locking slide plates, and they match with the edge of chamber opening.
3. the beverage dispensing device of claim 2 is characterized in that the edge of chamber opening has an annular element, thereby the locking slide plate is installed on this annular element and can radially moves.
4. the beverage dispensing device of claim 3, it is characterized in that container have one in order to match with the locking slide plate so that container is locked in flange in the chamber.
5. the beverage dispensing device of claim 3 is characterized in that described equipment comprises a circle that is installed on the container outlet, and circle has one in order to match so that container is locked in flange in the chamber with the locking slide plate.
6. claim 4 or 5 beverage dispensing device is characterized in that, seal ring is installed between annular element and the chamber inner wall and has a flexible lips limit, and the flexible lips edge radially inwardly stretches out so that form sealing with the flange of container or circle.
7. the beverage dispensing device of claim 5 is characterized in that circle is fixedly connected to the container wall.
8. the beverage dispensing device of claim 5 is characterized in that circle by a component set-up independently, and seal ring places between circle outward flange and the chamber inner wall and between circle inward flange and the container.
9. the beverage dispensing device of claim 5 is characterized in that circle links to each other with the shell of equipment rotationally.
10. the beverage dispensing device of claim 3 is characterized in that locking slide plate and has and radially inwardly stretch out so that the downward-sloping surface of matching with flange.
11. the beverage dispensing device of claim 2 is characterized in that having one and is used for unlocking mechanism that container is unblanked.
12. the beverage dispensing device of claim 11, it is characterized in that unlocking mechanism comprises is arranged at the unblank pin of every locking on the slide plate, and unlocking mechanism also comprises a rotating unlocking link, and unlocking link has the inclined cam surface that matches in order to the pin of unblanking.
13. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1 is characterized in that described equipment comprises a cooling mechanism that is used for the cooled beverage container, cooling mechanism has a cooling surface, and it directly keeps heat conduction to contact with the inwall of pressure space.
14. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1, it is characterized in that pressure device comprises a pump and a switch, switch can utilize top cover to activate so that turn on and off pump, and pump is switched on when the top cover closure is on the opening of chamber, and pump is turned off when top cover is opened.
15. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1 is characterized in that described equipment has a reducing valve that pressure space is used, when top cover is opened reducing valve open and when top cover is closed reducing valve close.
16. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1 is characterized in that exporting and has the sealing film that can pierce through, container comprises a puncturing mechanism, and this puncturing mechanism links to each other with drink pipeline and just sealing film pierced through automatically when pressure space pressurizes for the first time.
17. the beverage dispensing device of claim 16 is characterized in that when inserting drinking container in the chamber, container flange and locking have a segment distance between the slide plate, thereby it makes that container can upwards move past described distance when pressure space is pressurized and pierces through film.
18. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1, the device that it is characterized in that releasing comprises two parts, and bottom wherein links to each other with shell regularly and wherein top links to each other with the lower hinge formula.The drink pipeline part is made of one section flexible hose that can be clipped between the upper and lower, and this top has a bar handle and the bottom has a shut-down mechanism, and the beverage delivery hose can be opened or turn-off to this shut-down mechanism and bar handle gang.
19. the beverage dispensing device of claim 18 is characterized in that the top that has bar handle may be locked on the bottom.
20. the beverage dispensing device of claim 18 is characterized in that the top that has bar handle can only be swung away from the bottom when top cover is opened.
21. the beverage dispensing device of claim 18 is characterized in that just closing when top cover only places on the described bottom on the top that has bar handle.
22. the beverage dispensing device of claim 1 is characterized in that described equipment comprises the detection agency whether a drink pipeline that is used for exploration vessel exists.
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