EP2111303B1 - Device and method for dosing foamed compounds - Google Patents

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EP2111303B1
EP2111303B1 EP08707180.9A EP08707180A EP2111303B1 EP 2111303 B1 EP2111303 B1 EP 2111303B1 EP 08707180 A EP08707180 A EP 08707180A EP 2111303 B1 EP2111303 B1 EP 2111303B1
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Daniel Walt
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05CAPPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05C5/00Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is projected, poured or allowed to flow on to the surface of the work
    • B05C5/02Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is projected, poured or allowed to flow on to the surface of the work the liquid or other fluent material being discharged through an outlet orifice by pressure, e.g. from an outlet device in contact or almost in contact, with the work
    • B05C5/027Coating heads with several outlets, e.g. aligned transversally to the moving direction of a web to be coated
    • B05C5/0275Coating heads with several outlets, e.g. aligned transversally to the moving direction of a web to be coated flow controlled, e.g. by a valve
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05CAPPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05C9/00Apparatus or plant for applying liquid or other fluent material to surfaces by means not covered by any preceding group, or in which the means of applying the liquid or other fluent material is not important
    • B05C9/06Apparatus or plant for applying liquid or other fluent material to surfaces by means not covered by any preceding group, or in which the means of applying the liquid or other fluent material is not important for applying two different liquids or other fluent materials, or the same liquid or other fluent material twice, to the same side of the work
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05CAPPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05C5/00Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is projected, poured or allowed to flow on to the surface of the work
    • B05C5/02Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is projected, poured or allowed to flow on to the surface of the work the liquid or other fluent material being discharged through an outlet orifice by pressure, e.g. from an outlet device in contact or almost in contact, with the work
    • B05C5/0225Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is projected, poured or allowed to flow on to the surface of the work the liquid or other fluent material being discharged through an outlet orifice by pressure, e.g. from an outlet device in contact or almost in contact, with the work characterised by flow controlling means, e.g. valves, located proximate the outlet

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    Subject and / or technical field
  • The invention relates to a device and a method for metering foamed masses. Such a device is e.g. Used in the production of a food to be consumed, especially for filling and Freidressieren of foamed, pressurized masses. In general, the foamed masses to be metered are viscous masses from the foodstuffs, adhesives, insulating agents, etc., which have been foamed in the dissolved, melted or softened state with a gas and metered at a destination via a pump and nozzle system become and solidify afterwards.
  • State of the art
  • In known filling systems, the filling quantity of such masses is time-controlled filled or open-ended via on / off valves or piston pump pumps. The supply of the mass is usually carried out via one to two pressure lines in a pressure-resistant container (collector).
  • The US 6,296,463 describes an arrangement for applying polymer fibers derived from a polymer melt (hot-melt adhesive) to a substrate. The assembly includes a plurality of juxtaposed units, each unit including a conduit section with a gear pump, a nozzle module mounted on the conduit section, and a recirculation module mounted on the conduit section. The duct sections are connected to each other and cause hot air ("process air") as well as polymer melt to reach the nozzle modules. This arrangement enables a meltblown process in which the polymer melt is blown or extruded from the nozzles into fibers by means of the high-speed process air. This allows Faservliesse or adhesive surfaces made of hot-melt adhesive. From a dosing of foamed masses at a dosing destination or from a constant hold of the pressure in the foamed mass during and after the outflow to the nozzle outlet is out of the question.
  • disadvantage
  • With piston metering pumps, on the one hand, the required speed is not reached, on the other hand, the foamed mass expands between the metering piston and the nozzle outlet. This has the consequence that the mass drips at the nozzle outlet and the filling accuracy is reduced. When dosing by means of time-controlled valves, the flow conditions in the pressure-resistant container do not allow a precisely defined pressure over the entire system up to the nozzle outlets. This also results in inaccuracies in the filling volume. Furthermore, a withdrawal and thus a well-defined demolition of the mass is not possible.
  • task
  • The object of the present invention is to develop a metering device and in particular a pump system in order to improve the filling accuracy, to increase the speed of the pumping process and of the entire filling and tempering process, to prevent dripping at the nozzle outlet and to ensure a clean tearing of the metered mass ,
  • solution
  • The object is solved by the features of claim 1 and claim 6.
  • advantages
  • Advantageous developments emerge from the dependent claims. The advantage of the invention is that the predefined pressure in the mass can be kept constant up to the nozzle outlets. The supply of each nozzle (closable with retraction) with a pump and the synchronization of all pumps increases the filling accuracy. By using a rotary pump, a gear pump or the like. An intake stroke, which is necessary in Kolbendosierpumpen and increases the total cycle time is unnecessary.
    An advantage of the invention results from the use of rotary pumps, which are coupled together and together form a pump unit. This gives for each nozzle exactly the same amount of mass (eg foamed food). The rotary pumps are supplied with a flowable mass via a pressure-resistant container.
  • Another advantage of the invention results from the use of a slip clutch, which mechanically, electromechanically or magnetically connects the drive motor with the pump unit. The drive motor can also be fixedly connected to the pump unit. In this case, the torque is controlled electronically. It is also possible to use an air or hydraulic motor and adjust the torque via the air or oil pressure. The torque at the pump unit is adjusted so that during and after the outflow process, the required pressure in the mass is kept constant until the nozzle outlet. This prevents the mass from expanding before the nozzle outlet.
  • A further advantage of the invention results from the use of retraction pistons which are integrated in the closure mechanisms of the nozzles and prevent dripping of the mass after the filling and tempering process. After closing the nozzles, the retraction pistons are retracted synchronously. As a result, part of the remaining in the nozzle outlet mass is sucked into the cylinder chamber of the retraction piston and ensures the clean tearing of the mass without dripping.
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  • The invention will be understood by way of non-limiting Embodiment, which is illustrated in the drawings, explained in more detail. Show it:
    • Fig. 1A a side view of a portion of a metering system according to the invention or pump system, which has a plurality of units connected in parallel, each with a rotary piston pump, a nozzle and a closure mechanism with a return piston;
    • Fig. 1B a sectional view taken along the plane XX in Fig. 1A through one of the units of Fig. 1A ;
    • Fig. 1C the sectional view of Fig. 1B in an enlarged view;
    • Fig. 2 a condition prior to the metering step of the filling and tempering process with the nozzle exit closed and / or just opened and the return piston in the upper position;
    • Fig. 3 a state during the metering step of the filling and casting process with the nozzle outlet open and the return piston in the lower position (zero position);
    • Fig. 4 a state after the dosing step of the filling and tempering process with the nozzle exit and retraction piston closed (or just closing) on the way back to the upper position.
    • Fig. 5 shows a sectional view of an intended for the production of so-called one-shot products unit.
    Embodiment of the invention
  • In a device for producing a consumption of a flowable, in particular foamed mass, e.g. a Confiserie-consumption, is the flowable mass in a preferably pressure-resistant formed container (1), the outlets (2) open into mutually coupled rotary lobe pump (3). By coupling the rotary lobe pumps (3), the volume flow is synchronized. The outlets (4) of the rotary lobe pumps open into nozzles (5), in front of whose outlet openings there is a respective closure mechanism (6). The shutter mechanisms (6) are opened synchronously during a defined time window. In this way, the mass can be precisely metered. Each closure mechanism (6) is provided with a retraction piston (7) which, with the closure mechanism (6) closed, allows retraction of a portion of the mass in the nozzle outlet. In this way, a dripping is prevented and ensures the clean tearing of the mass. The torque exerted by the drive (8) on the rotary lobe pump (3), can be adjusted continuously so that during the outflow of the predetermined pressure in the mass up to the nozzles (5) is maintained.
  • Fig. 2 shows a starting position of the filling / tempering process with the nozzle outlet closed and the return piston in the upper position.
  • Fig. 3 shows the opened nozzle outlet and the return piston down in the zero position. The filling-tempering process takes place.
  • Fig. 4 shows how the nozzle outlet is closed. The retraction piston pulls a part of the mass located in the nozzle outlet depending on the set retraction travel in the cylinder chamber of the retraction piston, whereby the mass tears off.
  • Fig. 5 shows in a sectional view a unit for the production of so-called one-shot products with a reservoir (9) for a second mass, an inner nozzle tube (10) for the second mass and a closure piston (11) for the nozzle (5).
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  • 1
    pressure-resistant container (collector)
    2
    Outlet channel to the pump
    3
    Rotary pump
    3a
    pumping chamber
    3b
    rotating member
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    Outlet channel to the nozzle
    5
    jet
    6
    locking mechanism
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    retreat piston
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    drive motor
    9
    Reservoir One Shot
    10
    Inner Düserohr One Shot
    11
    Locking piston One Shot

Claims (9)

  1. A device for dosing compositions and foamed compositions at a dosage target location, the device having at least one unit (3, 5) comprising a pump (3) and a nozzle (5) that are in fluidic connection with each other, the pump being a rotary pump (3) that has at least one rotatable rotary element (3b) disposed in a pump chamber (3a), at least one unit (3, 5) or a plurality of mutually coupled units (3, 5) being connected to a drive motor (8), and the rotational speed and the torque of the drive motor being controllable, the nozzle (5) having a closure mechanism (6), characterised in that the closure mechanism has a pull-back ram (7) which is disposed in the nozzle (5) and which is displaceable relative to the nozzle outlet.
  2. A device according to claim 1, characterised in that it has a plurality of units (3, 5) connected in parallel, the rotary pumps (3) of which are coupled to one another.
  3. A device according to claim 2, characterised in that the drive motor (8) is connected to the at least one unit (3, 5) or to the plurality of mutually coupled units (3, 5) via a non-rigid connection for transmitting torque to the rotary element (3b).
  4. A device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterised in that the closure mechanisms (6) of the respective nozzles (5) are coupled to one another.
  5. A device according to any one of claims 2 to 4, characterised in that it is assigned to a conveying unit by means of which articles disposed next to one another may be transported parallel to one another along a transport path, the units (3, 5) that are connected in parallel being disposed in a transverse direction relative to the transport paths in such a manner that the dosage target location of a respective unit (3, 5) is a respective article on a respective transport path.
  6. A method for dosing compositions and foamed compositions using a device according to any one of claims 1 to 5, the method having the following steps: a) driving a rotary pump (3) by supplying torque to a rotary element (3b) of the rotary pump and building up and maintaining pressure in the foamed composition; b) bringing the units (3, 5) to their respective dosage target location; c) opening the nozzles (5) when the units (3, 5) are situated at their dosage target location, so that foamed composition issues from the nozzles (5) and reaches the respective dosage target location; d) closing the nozzles (5), wherein during the operation of driving the rotary pump the torque and/or the rotational speed of the drive are controlled,
    and wherein upon closing of the nozzles (5) their respective pull-back ram is pulled back into the nozzle (5).
  7. A method according to claim 6, characterised in that the operation of bringing the units (3, 5) to their respective dosage target location is effected by moving the units (3, 5) and/or the dosage target location.
  8. A method according to claim 7, characterised in that the dosage target locations are situated on articles that are disposed next to one another and that are transported parallel to one another along a transport path.
  9. A device according to claim 1 to 5, characterised in that by two or more rows of pumps containing two or more different compositions, especially at least one foamed and one non-foamed composition, so-called one-shot products can be produced in one operating cycle by means of an inner nozzle tube (10) and the closure ram (11) which controls the quantity of the foamed composition.
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