JP2003310440A - Drink making machine - Google Patents

Drink making machine

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JP2003310440A
JP2003310440A JP2002086438A JP2002086438A JP2003310440A JP 2003310440 A JP2003310440 A JP 2003310440A JP 2002086438 A JP2002086438 A JP 2002086438A JP 2002086438 A JP2002086438 A JP 2002086438A JP 2003310440 A JP2003310440 A JP 2003310440A
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Naoto Fukushima
直人 福島
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Fukiage Fuji Jihanki Kk
Sanyo Electric Co Ltd
三洋電機株式会社
吹上富士自販機株式会社
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a drink making machine which can quickly supply drink extract to a cup without damaging scent and taste. <P>SOLUTION: A lid member 55 which is connected with a pipe 42A and a pipe 47 closes a cup 4 airtightly preventing leak of liquid and air. Then, these pipes including the cup 4 can be used as both a negative pressure channel and a drink delivery passage, and a drink of coffee is supplied directly to the cup 4 from a coffee extracting device 43 without getting into contact with air. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

Description

Detailed Description of the Invention

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a beverage manufacturing apparatus, and more particularly to a beverage manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing a cup type beverage.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a coffee supply device for providing a coffee beverage as a cup-type beverage has been known, and in particular, a coffee-extracted beverage (by extracting hot ground beans ground to a predetermined grain size with hot water) Hereinafter, there are beverage manufacturing devices such as cup-type vending machines and coffee dispensers for manufacturing coffee beverages).

Since such a beverage manufacturing apparatus is mainly used for business purposes, there is a limitation in the time until the coffee beverage is provided to the customer in response to the sales request. For this reason, as a means for realizing rapid coffee extraction, there is one that extracts a coffee beverage by forcibly filtering a mixture of ground beans and hot water with a filter.

As a beverage manufacturing apparatus for extracting a coffee beverage based on forced filtration, for example, Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 11-2211 is available.
There is one disclosed in Japanese Patent Publication No. 55.

FIG. 15 shows a schematic structure of a beverage manufacturing apparatus disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 11-221155, which is a coffee extractor 90 for extracting a coffee beverage by filtering a mixture of ground beans and hot water with a filter. Pipe 9 from coffee extractor 90
0A, a storage tank 92 for storing the coffee beverage 91, and a nozzle 92B provided at the tip of the storage tank 92 and connected to the storage tank 92.
A pipe 92A for injecting 1, an air line 94 connected to the storage tank 92, a vacuum pump 95 provided in the air line 94 for depressurizing the storage tank 92, and an air line 9
4, an air compressor 96 for sending compressed air to the storage tank 92, and air valves 97, 98 provided in an air line 94.

In this beverage manufacturing apparatus, the air valve 97 is opened, the air valve 98 is closed, and the vacuum pump 95 is started to convey the coffee beverage 91 from the coffee extractor 90 to the storage tank 92 based on the negative pressure. When injecting the coffee beverage 91 into the cup 93, the air valve 97 is closed, the air valve 98 is opened, and the air compressor 96 is started to feed the coffee beverage 91 from the storage tank 92 to the cup 93 under pressure.

According to such a structure, the structure can be simpler than the structure in which the pump is provided in the pipe for conveying the coffee beverage and the coffee is conveyed.

[0008]

However, according to the conventional beverage manufacturing apparatus, since the extracted coffee beverage is stored once and then supplied to the cup, component parts such as a storage portion are required and the apparatus cost is reduced. There is a problem that it becomes large.
Further, with the structure for storing coffee beverages, it is not possible to promptly supply the extracted beverage with excellent fresh aroma and taste to the cup.

[0009] Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a beverage manufacturing apparatus capable of promptly supplying the extracted beverage to the cup without impairing the aroma and taste.

[0010]

In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention provides a beverage forming part for forming a beverage, a pipeline for delivering the beverage from the beverage forming part, and the beverage for the pipeline. Provided is a beverage production apparatus having a supply pressure generating means for giving a supply pressure to be delivered, and a container which is airtightly connected to the pipe line and receives the beverage delivered based on the supply pressure and provides the customer with the beverage. To do.

Further, in order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention provides a beverage forming unit for forming an extracted beverage obtained by filtering a mixture of an extraction raw material and a liquid, and delivering the extracted beverage from the beverage forming unit. A pipeline, a supply pressure generating means for applying a supply pressure for delivering the extracted beverage to the pipeline, and an airtightly connected to the pipeline to receive the extracted beverage delivered based on the supply pressure. A beverage manufacturing apparatus having a container to be provided to a customer is provided.

Further, in order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention provides a beverage forming section for delivering a beverage to a pipeline based on a negative pressure, and a negative pressure generating section connected to the pipeline for generating the negative pressure. And a beverage manufacturing apparatus having a container that is airtightly connected to the pipe line and receives the beverage delivered based on the negative pressure and provides it to a customer.

In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention further comprises a beverage forming unit for delivering an extracted beverage obtained by filtering a mixture of an extraction raw material and a liquid to a pipe line based on a negative pressure, and the pipe. A negative pressure generating unit connected to a passage for generating the negative pressure; and a container airtightly connected to the pipe for receiving the extracted beverage delivered based on the negative pressure and providing it to the customer. A beverage manufacturing device is provided.

According to the beverage manufacturing apparatus described above, the pipes can be used as the supply pressure transmission route and the beverage delivery route by air-tightly connecting the container for receiving the beverage and providing it to the customer. The beverage delivered from the beverage forming unit via the pipeline based on the supply pressure is gas-liquid separated in the container.

[0015]

BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

FIG. 1 (a) shows a schematic structure of a beverage manufacturing apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention. This beverage manufacturing apparatus is obtained by extracting ground beans of coffee beans with hot water. A coffee dispenser for supplying a coffee beverage as a cup beverage, a cup tray 3 and a cup 4 arranged on the cup tray 3 for receiving the coffee beverage.
A cutting unit 5 for crushing, mixing, and stirring the coffee beverage and the auxiliary raw material received in the cup 4, an elevating mechanism unit 23 for elevating the cutting unit 5 along the columns 24A and 24B, and an elevating mechanism. The rack portion 25 provided on the back surface of the portion 23 for converting the rotational force transmitted from the pinion gear 27 into the driving force in the reciprocating direction, and the negative pressure generating portion connected to the lid portion 55 of the cutting portion 5 via the pipe 42A. 40 and a coffee extractor 43 connected to the lid 55 of the cutting unit 5 via a pipe 47.

The cutting part 5 is mounted on the tip of the drive motor 50 that rotates based on the supply of electric power, the drive motor 50, the rotation shaft of the drive motor 50, and the rotation of the shaft 52. A cutter 53 made of a metal material that mixes and stirs the coffee beverage and the auxiliary raw material, a drive motor support portion 54 that detachably supports the drive motor 50 on the elevating mechanism portion 23, and a length of the shaft 52 formed of a resin material. A lid 55 movably provided in the vertical direction, and a lid part support that detachably supports the lid 55 and is movably supported in the longitudinal direction of the columns 24A and 24B in cooperation with the elevating mechanism 23. A connecting portion 550 having a member 56 and connecting the pipe 47 to the lid portion 55.
And a connecting portion 551 for connecting the pipe 42A, and a connecting portion 55a for connecting the pipe 9 are provided. In addition, a spring 57 is provided coaxially on the column 24A between the lifting mechanism 23 and the lid support member 56, which gives an elastic force for urging the lid support member 56 downward in FIG. Has been.

The cutter 53 is a blade formed of a metal material and bent to have a shape capable of mixing liquids and crushing solids, and is detachably attached to the tip of the shaft 52. The cutter 53 may have an optimum shape according to the type of beverage and the size and shape of the cup 4, for example, a propeller-shaped cutter having a plurality of blades. be able to.

The negative pressure generating section 40 is for depressurizing the inside of the cup 4 and the pipe 47 via the pipe 42A to generate a negative pressure as a supply pressure for delivering the coffee beverage to the pipe 47, as shown in the drawing. A vacuum pump 41 driven by a motor, a trap 42 provided upstream of the vacuum pump 41 for separating a liquid component contained in the sucked air, and a liquid component gas-liquid separated by the trap 42 are not shown. It has a waste liquid pipe 42B for discharging to a waste liquid bucket.

The coffee extractor 43 uses ground beans formed by crushing coffee beans as an extraction raw material to a predetermined particle size, and exposes the coffee beans to hot water to extract the coffee beverage based on negative pressure. And a cylinder 44 movably provided based on an elevating mechanism to be described later, a chamber portion 45 that closely adheres to the cylinder 44 to form a coffee brewing portion, and is sandwiched by the cylinder 44 and the chamber portion 45. It is formed by winding up a paper filter 46 for filtering the mixture of hot water and ground beans that has been received by the coffee extraction unit, a paper roll 46A composed of an unused paper filter 46, and a used paper filter 46. The paper roll 46B, the transport roller 46C that transports the paper filter 46, and the coffee extraction unit A pipe 47 formed of an elastic material such as a fluororesin tube for sending the heating liquid, a cam driven by a motor, and a closing member for deforming the pipe 47 based on the eccentricity of the cam are provided. Cock 47 that is closed by elastic deformation
A and a slag receiving bucket 48 for receiving the slag after the coffee extraction.

Further, the coffee extractor 43 has a structure (not shown), which forms ground beans having a roughness corresponding to the coffee beverage and supplies the ground beans to the cylinder 44, and a high-temperature hot water to the cylinder 44. It has a hot water supply.

FIG. 1 (b) shows a cross section of the lid portion 55, in which a hollow portion for allowing the shaft 52 to penetrate is formed in the center, and a flow formed from the connecting portion 550 to the lower end surface of the lid portion 55. The passage 550A, the nozzle 553 provided on the delivery side of the passage 550A, the passage 55b formed from the connecting portion 551 to the lower end surface of the lid 55, and the passage 55b.
Has a pipe portion 554 provided on the suction side thereof, and the pipe portion 554 allows the liquid adhering to the surface of the lid portion 55 to flow through the flow channel 55b.
It is provided with a protruding length that is not sucked into. The flow path 550A is also connected to a connection part 55a formed on the upper side surface of the lid part 55 for supplying wash water. This is used for sucking the beverage into the cup 4 and for supplying the wash water supplied through the pipe 9. The pipe 9
A solenoid valve (not shown) that prevents backflow of wash water is mounted and connected to a wash water supply unit (described later). Further, a seal ring 552 that prevents airtight leakage between the hollow portion and the shaft 52 is provided on the upper end surface of the lid portion 55.

The lid 55 is formed to have an outer diameter that is inscribed in the cup, and the cup contact portion is formed in a tapered shape in order to enhance the contact with the inner wall of the cup. Further, the surface is coated with fluorine in order to suppress the adhesion of the beverage.

FIG. 2 partially shows the coffee extractor 43, and the paper filter 46 is arranged between the chamber 45A and the cylinder 44 provided in the chamber portion 45 by the two rolls R as shown in FIG. To be done. The chamber 45A has a modified V-shaped upper portion.
Cylinder 44 has guide grooves 44A and 44 shown.
The chamber 45 is formed to be movable up and down along B.
It is formed in an inverted triangular shape that can be in close contact with the upper part of A. Further, a lifting mechanism is provided on the back surface. In the figure, the cock portion 47A shows a state in which the pipe 47 is closed,
In this state, the coffee liquid is not delivered downstream of the cock portion 47A.

FIG. 2B shows an elevating mechanism of the cylinder 44 from the rear side of the cylinder 44. On the rear side of the coffee extractor 43, a base 440 supporting the cylinder 44 and a driving force for elevating the base 440 are provided. A raising / lowering motor 441 to be generated, a drive gear 442 attached to a rotation shaft of the raising / lowering motor 441, a rotation amount detection plate 443 having a notch-shaped detection unit 443A for detecting the rotation amount of the rotation shaft of the raising / lowering motor 441, and a drive The gear 444 has a gear 444 that meshes with the gear 442 to rotate, and the gear 444 is formed with an engagement protrusion 444A that engages with the base 440.
A is accommodated in a guide groove 440A formed in the base 440.

The detecting section 443A is detected by an optical sensor (not shown) including a pair of a light emitting element and a light receiving element. In the detection unit 443A, light is incident on the light receiving element from the light emitting element, and an output pulse is generated by being shielded at other portions, so that the rotation amount of the gear 444 can be known based on the pulse count value.

In FIG. 2B, the gear 444 rotates clockwise based on the counterclockwise rotation of the lift motor 441, which causes the engaging protrusion 444A to move rightward in the guide groove 440A. By base 44
Increase 0. Further, it rotates in the counterclockwise direction based on the clockwise rotation of the elevating motor 441, which causes the engaging projection 444A to move leftward in the guide groove 440A, thereby lowering the base 440.

FIG. 3 shows a control block of the beverage manufacturing apparatus, which includes a cup dispenser 6 for supplying a cup 4 of a size suitable for a beverage to be sold to the cup tray 3 and an ice making section 7 for supplying ice made in the cup 4. And an auxiliary raw material supply unit 8 for supplying auxiliary raw materials such as sugar and cream to the cup 4, a cleaning water supply unit 10 for supplying cleaning water through a part of the pipe 9 and the cutting unit 5, and each unit. A drive unit 11 for supplying electric power to a motor and a solenoid valve, a sales request signal input unit 12 for inputting a sales request signal corresponding to a sales request input by an operator, and a sales request signal input from the sales request signal input unit 12 A control unit 13 that controls each unit based on the above is connected by a bus 14.

The auxiliary raw material supply section 8 is a feeder for supplying the powdery or solid auxiliary raw material by a feeding and separating material such as an auger, and a melting means for receiving the auxiliary raw material supplied from the feeder and melting it with a small amount of hot water. The auxiliary raw material liquid melted in the melting device is supplied to the cup 4.

The control unit 13 controls the size of the cup 3 (large,
Storage for storing programs such as vertical movement amount of the lifting mechanism unit 23 according to (medium and small), rotation speed data of the cutter 53 that is provided so that the speed can be changed, and a lifting drive pattern of the lifting mechanism unit 23 during beverage manufacturing. And a controller (both not shown) capable of changing the above-described data and program by manual operation or the like.

FIG. 4 shows the beverage manufacturing section 1 including the cutting section 5 with its side surface opened, and the main body 2 is composed of an upper portion 20, a front surface portion 21A, a side surface portion 21B, a rear surface portion 21C, and a base portion 22. Top 20 and base 22
Supports the lifting mechanism 23 so as to be vertically movable 2
It supports the columns 24A and 24B of the book. Base 22
Accommodates a drip tray 22A that receives the liquid dropped through the cup tray 3, and the drip tray 2A
2A has a discharge port 22B for discharging the received liquid such as waste liquid to the outside, and the discharge port 22B is controlled to be opened and closed by a solenoid valve or the like not shown.

The lifting mechanism 23 has a rack 25 on the back.
A pinion gear 27 that rotates by driving a drive motor 26 is meshed with the rack portion 25. The pinion gear 27 is fixed to the support portion 29 together with the speed reducer 28 that reduces the rotational torque of the drive motor 26 to a predetermined reduction ratio and transmits the rotation torque, and the side surface portion 21B includes the rack portion 25.
The support portion 29 is fixed so that the pinion gear 27 and the pinion gear 27 are in a predetermined meshing state.

The support portion 29 has vertical position detection sensors 30A, 30B, and 30C such as an optical sensor including a pair of a light emitting element and a light receiving element for detecting a predetermined position of the elevating mechanism portion 23. The vertical position detection sensor 30A detects the upper limit position of the elevating mechanism 23, and the vertical position detection sensor 3A
0B detects the lower limit position of the lifting mechanism 23, and the vertical position detection sensor 30C detects the cleaning position of the cutter 53. The lower limit position of the elevating / lowering mechanism portion 23 is a depth position at which the cutter, which will be described later, does not contact the bottom portion of the cup 4 when the cup 4 is placed on the cup tray 3.

The elevating mechanism section 23 elevates and lowers the cutting section 5 based on the electric power supplied from the drive section 11 in accordance with the beverage manufacturing operation. Further, the elevating mechanism unit 23 also moves the cutting unit 5 to a position corresponding to the cleaning position based on the electric power supplied from the drive unit 11 even in the cleaning operation for cleaning the dirt attached to the tip of the cutting unit 5.

The cup tray 3 is detachably attached to the main body 2 and is formed in a lattice shape so that a liquid such as a beverage spilled from the cup 4 can be received by a drip tray (not shown) provided below. ing.

FIG. 5 shows the beverage manufacturing section 1 from the rear side, and the lifting mechanism section 23 has a detection protrusion 23A for shielding the vertical position detection sensor from light, and the lifting mechanism section 23 supports the support column 2.
4A and 24B, the vertical position detection sensors 30A, 30B, and 30 are moved according to their vertical positions.
It is configured to block the optical path of C. The vertical position detection sensors 30A, 30B, and 30C include the detection protrusion 23A.
When the light is shielded by the light, the light is turned off, and the control unit 13 stops the energization of the drive motor 26 based on the OFF of the vertical position detection sensor. The front surface portion 21A is formed with an opening portion 21D for passing the drive motor support portion 54 and the lid portion support member 56 (not shown). Drive motor 26
Includes an encoder 26A that generates an output pulse according to the amount of rotation of the drive shaft.

The control unit 13 drives the drive motor 26 when the power of the beverage production unit 1 is turned on to move the elevating mechanism unit 23 to the upper limit position. When the lifting mechanism 23 reaches the upper limit position,
The vertical position detection sensor 30A is shielded by the detection protrusion 23A and turned off, and the control unit 13 causes the drive motor 26
The power supply stop signal is output to the drive unit 11. Drive unit 11
Stops the energization of the drive motor 26, which stops the drive motor 26. The control unit 13 resets the output pulse input from the encoder 26A in accordance with the rotation of the drive motor 26 and enters the sales standby state.

FIGS. 6A to 6F show the operation of each part of the coffee extractor 43. FIG. 6A shows a standby state for sale, in which the cylinder 44 is arranged at the upper limit position and the unused portion of the paper filter 46 is the chamber portion 45A.
It is provided so as to be located at. Piping 4 for the cock 47A
7 is open.

FIG. 6B shows the lowering operation of the cylinder 44. When a coffee drink sales request signal is input, the cylinder 44 is lowered in the direction of the arrow and the paper filter 46 is moved.
It is closely attached to the chamber 45A with the chamber sandwiched therebetween. This forms the coffee extractor.

FIG. 6 (c) shows the operation of supplying the raw material, and when the coffee extracting portion is formed, the cock portion 47A rotates to close the pipe 47. Next, ground beans are supplied to the cylinder 44 from the ground bean supply unit. Subsequently, high-temperature hot water is supplied to the cylinder 44 from the hot water supply section. The amount of hot water supplied here is such that water penetrates into the ground beans, and the supply of hot water is stopped when a predetermined amount of hot water is supplied.

FIG. 6 (d) shows the operation of delivering the coffee liquid, in which the cock 47A is rotated to open the pipe 47, and the mixture of ground beans and hot water received in the coffee extracting part is pipe 4
Suction based on the negative pressure acting on 7. As a result, the coffee liquid filtered by the paper filter 46 in the coffee extraction section is delivered in the direction of the arrow through the pipe 47. When the pipe 47 is opened, the hot water supply unit intermittently supplies hot water to the coffee extraction unit, thereby performing the extraction operation so that the coffee extraction proceeds with an appropriate amount of hot water.

FIG. 6 (e) shows the ascending operation of the cylinder 44, and the cylinder 4 is operated while the negative pressure is acting on the pipe 47.
4 is raised in the direction of the arrow. The chamber 45A causes the paper filter 46 to adsorb the ground bean extraction slag on the basis of the negative pressure, thereby promptly separating the cylinder 44 and the extraction slag.

FIG. 6 (f) shows the operation of discarding the slag,
The negative pressure in the pipe 47 is released to drive the transport roller 46C to drive the used paper filter 4 from the chamber portion 45.
Remove 6 along with the slag. The extracted slag is discharged to an adjacent slag receiving bucket 48 based on the movement of the paper filter 46. The used paper filter 46 is wound around a paper roll 46B.

Next, the operation of supplying the coffee beverage (hot beverage) by the beverage manufacturing apparatus of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings described above.

7 (a) to 7 (d) show the manufacturing process of the beverage in the cup 4. As shown in FIG. It should be noted that, in FIG. 7, illustration of portions other than the operation-related portions is simplified for ease of explanation.

In FIG. 7A, the operator operates the sales request signal input section 12 to input a coffee drink sales request signal to the control section 13. Control unit 13
Outputs a control signal to the auxiliary raw material supply unit 8 when the coffee beverage requested to be sold contains auxiliary raw materials such as sugar and cream. The auxiliary raw material supply unit 8 previously supplies the auxiliary raw material liquid (sugar liquid and cream liquid dissolved in hot water in the figure) according to the type of coffee beverage to the cup 4.

Further, the control unit 13 drives the cock portion 47A of the coffee extractor 43 based on the input of the sales request signal to close the pipe 47 and execute the coffee beverage extracting operation. The coffee extractor 43 is managed so that the contact state between the ground beans and the hot water is constant and appropriate by the hot water intermittently supplied from the hot water supply unit to the coffee extraction unit.

FIG. 7 (b) shows a state in which the cup 4 is sealed by the lid 55, and the controller 13 supplies the auxiliary raw material liquid and then
When a certain period of time has passed, an energization start signal is output to the drive unit 11. The drive unit 11 energizes the drive motor 26 based on the energization start signal to lower the elevating mechanism unit 23 from the sales standby position shown in FIG. The lid support member 56 receives a downward elastic force by the spring 57 when the elevating mechanism 23 descends. As a result, the elevator mechanism 23 descends together.
When the lid portion 55 comes into contact with the cup 4 due to the lowering of the lid portion supporting member 56, the lid portion 55 comes into close contact with the inner wall surface of the cup 4 due to the elastic force of the spring 57, thereby holding the cup 4 so that it does not move. At the same time, the center of the cup 4 is positioned so that the rotation center of the cutter 53 and the center axis of the cup coincide with each other.

FIG. 7C shows a state of supplying coffee drink to the cup 4, and the control unit 13 controls the vertical position detecting sensor 3
After a lapse of a certain time from the input of the 0B detection signal, the drive command of the vacuum pump 41 provided in the negative pressure generation unit 40 is output to the drive unit 11. The drive unit 11 drives the vacuum pump 41 by energizing the motor of the vacuum pump 41 based on the drive command. The control unit 13 outputs a drive command for the cock unit 47 </ b> A to the drive unit 11 after a predetermined time has elapsed since the vacuum pump 41 was driven. The drive unit 11 energizes the motor of the cock unit 47A based on the drive command to rotate the cam and open the pipe 47. Cock part 47A
Is released, the cup 4 and the pipe 47 are depressurized to generate a negative pressure. The cup 4 sealed with the lid 55 is filled with the coffee beverage sucked from the coffee extractor 43 based on the negative pressure. When the coffee drink is sucked into the cup 4, the trap 42 gas-liquid separates the water vapor sucked together with the air from the cup 4 through the pipe 42A, and releases only the air into the atmosphere via the vacuum pump 41. In addition, the liquid component separated into gas and liquid is discharged to a waste liquid bucket via the waste liquid pipe 42B.

The control unit 13 outputs a drive command for the drive motor 50 to the drive unit 11 after a predetermined time has elapsed from the start of driving the vacuum pump 41. The drive unit 11 energizes the drive motor 50 based on the drive command to drive the drive motor 50.
To drive. In the cup 4, the coffee beverage and the auxiliary raw material liquid are mixed by the cutter 53 driven via the shaft 52 of the cutting unit 5. In addition, the drive unit 11
Energizes the drive motor 26 of the elevating mechanism section 23 in an energizing pattern according to the beverage, thereby moving the elevating mechanism section 23 back and forth a predetermined number of times along the columns 24A and 24B. The cutter 53 stirs the coffee beverage in the depth direction of the cup 4 based on the reciprocating motion of the lifting mechanism 23.
The lid portion 55 prevents the raw material concentrated on the peripheral portion of the cup from leaking out of the cup 4 as the cutter 53 rotates.

FIG. 7D shows a state where the supply of the coffee beverage is completed, and when the control unit 13 finishes stirring the coffee beverage in the cup 4, it outputs a drive command for the elevating mechanism unit 23 to the drive unit 11. The drive unit 11 energizes the drive motor 26 of the lift mechanism unit 23 based on the drive signal to rotate the pinion gear 27 so that the lift mechanism unit 23 moves toward the sale standby position. When the elevating mechanism 23 reaches the upper limit position, the vertical position detection sensor 30A is shielded from light by the detection protrusion 23A and is turned off.
3 outputs an energization stop signal for the drive motor 26 to the drive unit 11. The drive unit 11 stops energizing the drive motor 26, which stops the drive motor 26. The control unit 13 causes the encoder 2 to rotate as the drive motor 26 rotates.
The output pulse input from 6A is reset to enter the sales standby state. The coffee beverage produced in this way is provided to the customer.

FIG. 8 shows the washing operation after the coffee beverage is manufactured, and the drip tray 22A is shown in a cut state for ease of explanation. Hereinafter, a cleaning operation using the drip tray 22A as a cleaning tank will be described. Drip tray 22
After draining the waste liquid in A through the drain port 22B, the drain port 22B is closed, the cup tray 3 is removed, and the drip tray 22A is filled with the wash water W from the wash water supply unit 10 through the pipe 9. The attached raw material is washed away by immersing the cutter 53 and the lid 55 in the drip tray 22A filled with the cleaning water W.

When the controller 13 inputs a washing command from the controller, the controller 13 outputs an energization start signal to the drive unit 11.
The drive unit 11 drives the drive motor 26 based on the energization start signal.
The lifting mechanism 23 is lowered to the cleaning position by energizing. When the elevating mechanism 23 reaches the cleaning position, the vertical position detection sensor 30C is shielded by the detection projection 23A and turned off, and the control unit 13 outputs an energization stop signal of the drive motor 26 to the drive unit 11. The drive unit 11 is
The energization of the drive motor 26 is stopped, which stops the drive motor 26. At this time, the cutter 53 and the lid 55 are arranged inside the drip tray 22A.

Next, the control unit 13 outputs a wash water supply signal to the wash water supply unit 10. The wash water supply unit 10 sends the wash water W to the pipe 9 based on the wash water supply signal. The cleaning water W is supplied from the pipe 9 into the drip tray 22A through the flow path 550A. The control unit 13 outputs a wash water stop signal to the wash water supply unit 10 after a lapse of a certain time. The wash water supply unit 10 sends the wash water W to the wash water stop signal.
Stop sending. Then, the control unit 13 controls the drive unit 11
An energization start signal is output to. The drive unit 11 energizes the drive motor 50 based on the energization start signal to rotate the cutter 53 at a low speed. As a result, the cleaning water W in the drip tray 22A is agitated, and the cutter 53 and the lid 55 immersed in the cleaning water are cleaned.

The control unit 13 outputs an energization stop signal to the drive unit 11 after a lapse of a fixed time. The drive unit 11 stops the power supply to the drive motor 50 based on the power supply stop signal.
This stops the drive motor 50. Control unit 13
Discharges the cleaning water W by opening the electromagnetic valve of the discharge port 22B. In addition, an energization start signal is output to the drive unit 11 to supply power to the drive motor 26. The drive motor 26 raises the lifting mechanism 23 based on the energization. When the lifting mechanism 23 reaches the upper limit position, the vertical position detection sensor 30A
Is shielded by the detection protrusion 23A and turned off, and the control unit 13 sends an energization stop signal of the drive motor 26 to the drive unit 1.
Output to 1. The drive unit 11 stops energizing the drive motor 26, which stops the drive motor 26. The control unit 13 resets the output pulse input from the encoder 26A in accordance with the rotation of the drive motor 26 and enters the sales standby state.

In the above-mentioned cleaning operation, the operator needs to remove the cup tray 3 in advance. For example, the cup tray 3 is constructed by a shutter mechanism or the like that can be mechanically stored, and the cup tray 3 is formed after the beverage is manufactured. After the tray 3 is stored and the cleaning process is performed, the cleaning water W may be drained, the elevating mechanism 23 may be returned to the selling standby position, and the cup tray 3 that has been stored may be restored to the state before the storage. . Further, in addition to performing the washing operation continuously with the beverage manufacturing operation, only the washing operation can be executed if necessary.

FIG. 9 shows another cleaning operation in which the cup 4 is used as a cleaning tank, and the cup 4 is shown by being cut for ease of explanation. The cup 4 is supplied from the cup dispenser 6 to the cup tray 3, the elevating mechanism 23 is lowered, and the opening is sealed by the lid 55, and the washing water W is introduced into the cup 4 through the pipe 9 and the flow path 550A. To supply. Next, the drive motor 50 is driven to rotate the cutter 53, thereby stirring the cleaning water W and stirring the cutter 53.
Alternatively, the inside of the cup of the lid 55 may be washed. After the cleaning process is completed, the lifting mechanism 23 is moved to the sales standby position and the cup 4 filled with the cleaning water W is removed from the cup tray 3.

According to the above-described first embodiment, the cup portion 4 is covered by the lid portion 55 to which the pipe 42A and the pipe 47 are connected.
Since air and liquid are hermetically sealed so as not to leak from the pipe, these pipes including the cup 4 can be shared as a negative pressure transmission path and a beverage delivery path.
As a result, the number of pipes installed can be reduced and the structure of the beverage supply system can be simplified. Further, the coffee beverage can be directly supplied from the coffee extractor 43 to the cup 4, and since it is not exposed to the outside air, it can be rapidly supplied without losing the aroma and taste.

Further, since the cup 4 is sealed by the lid 55, it is possible to prevent the coffee beverage from spilling to the outside when sucking the cup of the coffee beverage due to the negative pressure. Further, since the lid portion 55 is formed so as to be inscribed below the drinking mouth of the cup 4, the coffee beverage does not adhere to the drinking mouth portion when served to the customer, and is provided as a good-looking cup-type beverage. be able to.

Further, since the lid 55 is so constructed that it can be washed by immersing it in the washing water stored in the drip tray 22A or the cup 4, it is possible to suppress the stains caused by the adhering coffee beverages and auxiliary raw materials and maintain them sanitarily. be able to.

Since the surface of the lid portion 55 is coated with fluorine, the washing property of the lid portion 55 can be improved at the time of washing after the beverage is manufactured.

Further, since the lid portion 55 which can be moved up and down together with the cutting portion 5 is provided coaxially with the shaft 52, the central axis of the cup 4 becomes the rotation axis of the cutter 53 when the lid portion 55 is inscribed in the cup 4. Positioned so as to form a straight line. As a result, the cup 4 can be prevented from falling or becoming unstable when the cutter 53 rotates, and a uniform stirring effect can be obtained.

At the time of sealing the cup 4 by the lid portion 55, the center of rotation of the cutter 53 and the center axis of the cup may be displaced from each other, and this occurs inside the cup 4 based on the rotation of the cutter 53. It is also possible to give different stirring properties by changing the formation state of vortices.

By forming the upper portion of the chamber 45A provided in the coffee extractor 43 into a modified V-shape,
The paper filter 46, which was in close contact with the upper portion of the chamber 45A when the extraction residue was discarded, was stretched to promote separation of the extraction residue. As a result, the residue on the paper filter 46 can be reduced, and the paper filter transport system can be prevented from being damaged.

In addition to the above-mentioned coffee beverages, tea beverages such as black tea, oolong tea, and green tea may be used as the extracted beverages.

As a beverage forming part other than the coffee extractor, a beverage may be produced by mixing a syrup raw material and diluting water or carbonated water at a constant dilution ratio. It may be applied to those that supply cold beverages.

The structure for applying the supply pressure for delivering the coffee beverage to the cup 4 is not limited to the negative pressure generating section 40 described above, and for example, a pressurizer for pressurizing the coffee extracting section of the coffee extractor 43. Is provided, and the coffee beverage extracted under pressure is pressure-fed to the cup 4 sealed with the lid 55 via the pipe 47 so that the air separated from the liquid in the cup 4 is released to the atmosphere via the pipe 42A. May be. Alternatively, the pipe 42A may be connected to a pressurizer to circulate air.

FIG. 10 shows, as a second embodiment, the beverage production section 1 in which the cutting section 5 is provided with a double lid for sealing the cup 4, and the lid section 55 has an outer diameter inscribed in the cup 4. The disk-shaped lower lid 55A formed by the above, the disk-shaped upper lid 55B that seals the upper part of the cup 4, and the disk-shaped upper lid 55A that is provided coaxially with the lower lid 55A and presses the upper lid 55B downward in the drawing. It has a spring 55D, a lower lid 55A and an upper lid 55.
B and B are arranged coaxially in series with the shaft 52. The lower lid 55A has a cup contact portion formed in a tapered shape in order to enhance the contact with the inner wall of the cup 4, and is provided with the nozzle and the pipe portion (reference numeral omitted) described in the first embodiment. There is. The upper lid 55B is the lower lid 55A.
Is slidably supported along the tubular portion of the. Also,
The surfaces of the lower lid 55A and the upper lid 55B are coated with fluorine in order to suppress the adhesion of the beverage.

In the lid 55, a connecting portion 55a for connecting the pipe 9 is formed in the tubular portion 55C. The other configurations and functions are the same as those of the beverage production section 1 described in the first embodiment, and thus redundant description will be omitted.

11 (a) to 11 (d) show the operation of the lid portion 55 for sealing and separating the cup 4, and the illustration of portions other than the operation-related portion is simplified for ease of explanation. There is. When the cup is unsealed as shown in FIG. 11 (a), the upper lid 55B is attached to the lower lid 55A by the spring 55D.
It is pressed to the side. The shaft 52 has a fixing pin 51A in a small diameter portion 51 provided at the tip thereof, and by fixing the fixing pin 51A in a fixing groove 53A of the cutter 53, the cutter 53 is fixed so as not to fall off during rotation. .

FIG. 11B shows a state in which the lid 55 is lowered and the upper lid 55B is in contact with the upper portion of the cup 4, and the lid 5
When 5 descends in the direction of the arrow, first, the lower lid 55A is inserted into the cup 4, and then the upper lid 55B contacts the upper portion of the cup 4.

FIG. 11C shows a state in which the lid 55 is further lowered in the direction of the arrow and the lower lid 55A is in contact with the inner wall of the cup 4, and the lower lid 55A is in close contact with the inner wall of the cup 4 to form a gap. The liquid is prevented from leaking to the spout side (cup peripheral portion) by sealing. At this time, the lower lid 55A positions the cup 4 so that the center of the cup 4 and the center of rotation of the cutter 53 coincide with each other. Further, when the lid 55 is lowered, the spring support 55E compresses the spring 55D, so that the upper lid 55B is pressed against the upper portion of the cup 4. As a result, the cup 4 is stably placed on the cup tray (not shown).

FIG. 11D shows a state in which the lid portion 55 is separated from the cup 4, and when the lid portion 55 rises in the direction of the arrow, the upper lid 55B moves upward from the cup 4 based on the elastic force of the spring 55D. By pressing downward, a force in the direction of promoting the separation of the lower lid 55A is applied to the cup 4 by its reaction. On the other hand, the lower lid 55A moves in the direction indicated by the arrow, so that the cup 4 and the lower lid 55A are separated.

According to the above-described second embodiment, since the cutting portion 5 is provided with the lid portion 55 including the lower lid 55A and the upper lid 55B, when the coffee beverage is sucked into the cup 4, and when the mixing and stirring are performed. The lower lid 55A prevents the coffee beverage from leaking to the outside, and the upper lid 5A
The cup 4 is stably held from above by 5B.
Further, when the cup 4 and the lid 55 are separated, the upper lid 55B is moved to the lower lid 55A based on the repulsive force of the spring 55D.
By pushing the cup 4 in a direction opposite to the separating direction of the lower lid 55A, the lower lid 55A can be easily removed from the cup 4, so that the separability between the cup 4 and the lid portion 55 can be improved.

FIG. 12 shows, as a third embodiment, a cup-type beverage vending machine provided with a negative pressure generating unit 40 and a coffee extractor 43 that enable negative pressure extraction into the cup 4, and cooking. The section 60 includes a transport mechanism 61 that extends in the horizontal direction.
And a cup supply device 62 for supplying the cup C, and raw material storage units 63A, 63B, and 63 for supplying auxiliary raw materials (powder) such as cream, coffee, and sugar to the cup C.
A canister 63 provided with C, a syrup supply device 64 for delivering syrup such as lemon syrup and fresh cream to the cup C from the delivery pipe 64B based on the delivery operation of the syrup pump 64A, and a hot water tank for supplying hot water to the cup C. 65
And a rotatable cutter portion 66A and lid portion 66B for stirring (cooking) powder raw material and hot water and crushing solid components such as ice
A stirring mechanism 66 having an ice making machine, an ice making machine 67 for making ice water used for cooking iced beverages and storing the water, coffee, tea,
It has a coffee extractor 43 that produces an extracted beverage such as green tea, and a negative pressure generating unit 40 that depressurizes the inside of the cup C sealed by the lid 66B to form a negative pressure space. The coffee extractor 43 is the coffee extractor 4 described in the first embodiment.
3 has the same configuration.

The transport mechanism 61 includes a support frame 68 that extends horizontally in the left-right direction (with respect to FIG. 12), a drive pulley 69A and a driven pulley 69B that are rotatably supported at both ends of the support frame 68, and a drive mechanism. Pulley 69
An endless conveyor belt 70 hung between A and the driven pulley 69B, a conveyor motor 71 for operating the drive pulley 69A, and a main conveyor section 73 composed of a sub-frame 72 provided in parallel with the support frame 68. , A support frame 75 having one end fixed to the conveyor belt 70, the other end placed on the sub-frame 72, and a drive pulley 74A and a driven pulley 74B rotatably supported at both ends. The endless conveyor belt 76 stretched between the pulley 74A and the driven pulley 74B, the conveyor motor 77 that operates the drive pulley 74A, and the support frame 75 that causes the support frame 75 to move as the conveyor belt 70 operates.
Roller 78 provided so as to transfer on eight surfaces, and roller 79 provided so as to transfer on subframe 72 surface
Has a cup holding mechanism transport unit 80 configured by
The cup holding mechanism transport unit 80 has a cup holding mechanism 81 fixed to the transport belt 76.

In the cup holding mechanism carrying section 80, when the carrying motor 71 is rotated to drive the carrying belt 70, the roller 78 is supported by the supporting frame 68 and the roller 79 is carried by the sub-frame 7.
By rolling on the respective surfaces of No. 2, it smoothly moves in the left-right direction shown.

The cup holding mechanism 81 has a roller 82 so that the cup holding mechanism 81 can roll on the support frame 75 in accordance with the carrying operation of the carrying belt 76. When the transport motor 77 is rotated to drive the transport belt 76, the roller 82 rolls on the surface of the support frame 75 to smoothly move in the front-back direction shown in the figure.

The carrying motor 71 and the carrying motor 77 are
It rotates in the forward rotation direction or the reverse rotation direction based on a drive signal output from a control unit (not shown), which causes the cup holding mechanism 81 to freely move in the front-rear direction and the left-right direction in FIG.

Further, the cup holding mechanism 81 is provided with a cup holder 8 for receiving the cup C supplied from the cup supply device 62.
3 and a cup holding arm 84 for holding the body of the cup C
The cup pedestal 83 has a size (large, medium, small) of the cup C by a cup pedestal elevating mechanism (not shown) that converts a rotation amount into a momentum in a reciprocating direction using a motor as a drive source.
Move in the cup height (up and down) direction according to. Further, the cup gripping arm 84 grips the cup C received by the cup receiving base 83 by opening and closing a pair of arms at an arm interval corresponding to the size of the cup C by an arm opening / closing mechanism (not shown).

FIGS. 13A and 13B show the stirring mechanism 6.
6 shows a lid portion 66B provided coaxially with the cutter 66A. This lid portion 66B is provided with a spring 66C provided coaxially with the cutter 66A as shown in FIG. It is formed so as to be in close contact with the inner wall surface of the cup C which is held and conveyed by 81. Further, the lid portion 66B is used for the coffee extractor 4
3, a connecting portion 660 for connecting the pipe 47 for supplying the extracted beverage extracted in 3, and a pipe 42 for connecting to the negative pressure generating portion 40.
A connecting portion 661 for connecting A is provided. Cup C
Are arranged at a predetermined height position to prevent contact during transportation. The raw material received and conveyed in the cup C is crushed and mixed based on the rotation of the cutter 66A, and
As shown in FIG. 13 (b), stirring is performed in the depth direction from the surface portion to the bottom portion inside the cup based on the vertical movement of the cup holder 83. At this time, the lid portion 66B comes into close contact with the inner wall surface of the cup C based on the elastic force of the spring 66C, and prevents the raw material from spilling from the cup C.

The operation of producing a coffee beverage as a brewed beverage with the above-mentioned cup-type beverage vending machine will be described below.

When a beverage selection button (coffee beverage containing sugar or cream) (not shown) is pressed by the customer, the control section causes the cup supply device 62 to execute the cup supply operation. The cup supply device 62 supplies the cup C to the cup holding mechanism 81. The cup holding mechanism 81 includes a cup holder 8
The cup C is received at 3, and the cup grasping arm 84 holds and fixes the cup C. Next, the control unit drives the carry motor 71 and the carry motor 77 to sequentially move the cup holding mechanism 81 to the supply position of sugar and cream as the auxiliary raw material, so that the auxiliary raw material is supplied to the cup C.

Next, the control section moves the cup holding mechanism 81 to the position where the stirring mechanism 66 is located. The control unit energizes the motor of the cup pedestal lifting mechanism to hold the cup C held by the cup holding arm 84.
At the same time, it is raised in the direction of the cutter 66A. Lid 66
B is inscribed in the cup C based on the rise of the cup holder 83, thereby sealing the cup C. The negative pressure generator 40 decompresses the inside of the cup C via the pipe 42A to form a negative pressure space. Coffee extractor 43
Based on the negative pressure generated by the negative pressure generation unit 40, the pipe 47
Deliver coffee beverage to cup C via. The controller energizes the stirring mechanism 66 to rotate the cutter 66A, and energizes the motor of the cup pedestal lifting mechanism to move the cup pedestal 83 up and down. In this way, the coffee beverage in cup C is stirred in the depth direction.

When the coffee beverage manufacturing process is completed, the control unit drives the cup holding mechanism transporting unit 80 to move the cup holding mechanism 81 to a sales port (not shown). The cup gripping arm 84 separates the gripped cup C at the selling port. The control unit moves the cup holding mechanism 81 to the standby position. In this way, coffee drinks are sold to buyers.

According to the third embodiment described above, the cup C held by the cup holding mechanism 81 is moved up and down with respect to the cutter 66A, so that the cup C serves as a negative pressure transmission path and a beverage delivery path. Can be used
Even in an automatic vending machine for cup-type beverages, which has restrictions on the accommodation space in the machine and the installation of piping, it is possible to quickly supply a coffee beverage excellent in aroma and taste to the cup C without complicating the structure.

In the structure shown in FIG. 12, the cutter 6
Although 6A is provided as a fixed system, it may be configured so that it can be moved up and down by the elevating mechanism section described in the first embodiment, depending on the elevating operation of the cup C placed on the cup holder 83. The cutter unit 66A may be moved up and down. According to this structure, the cup holder 83
As compared with the structure in which only the cup is moved, the vertical movement amount of the cup holder 83 can be halved without impairing the stirring property of the cup C in the depth direction.

The lid portion for sealing the cup C may be an inscribed lid portion which covers and seals the upper portion of the cup C, in addition to the inscribed lid portion described above. In this case,
Even in the case where the vending machine for a cup-type beverage in which a plurality of sizes of the cup C are used, the sales amount is increased or decreased depending on the kind of the beverage or the customer's request, it becomes possible.

FIG. 14A shows, as a fourth embodiment, a schematic structure of a beverage manufacturing apparatus in which a cutting portion 5 is provided with a circumscribing lid 55F for covering and sealing the upper portion of the cup 4, The lid 55F is formed to have a diameter capable of sealing even when the opening diameter varies depending on the size of the cup 4. Since other configurations are the same as those of the beverage manufacturing apparatus described in the first embodiment, duplicated description will be omitted.

FIG. 14B shows a state in which the lid 55F seals the cup 4. In this state, the inside of the cup 4 and the pipe 47 are decompressed through the pipe 42A, and the coffee beverage is sucked from the coffee extractor 43 into the cup 4 through the pipe 47.

According to the above-mentioned fourth embodiment, since the lid 55F for covering and sealing the upper portion of the cup 4 is provided,
A plurality of cup sizes can be accommodated without the need to replace the lid 55F, and extracted beverages such as coffee and tea can be prepared, for example, S, M, L without impairing the extractability due to negative pressure.
The cup 4 can be quickly supplied according to the sales volume desired by the customer.

In each of the above-mentioned embodiments, the inner contact type lid portion for sealing the cup has a tapered cup contact portion in order to improve the contact with the inner wall of the cup. An annular seal ring made of an elastic material such as fluororubber may be provided at the cup contact portion. Also, for both the inscribed type and the circumscribed type, the bottom part (cup side) of the lid part is thinned out so that the cutter can be stored in the cross section, so that the cutter can be prevented from being exposed and careless It is possible to prevent accidents due to contact.

[0093]

As described above, according to the beverage manufacturing apparatus of the present invention, the cup for receiving the coffee beverage and providing it to the customer is hermetically connected to the pipe as the supply pressure transmission path and the beverage delivery path. Therefore, the extracted beverage can be promptly supplied to the cup without impairing the aroma and taste.

[Brief description of drawings]

FIG. 1A is a schematic configuration diagram of a beverage manufacturing apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 1B is a sectional view of a lid portion.

FIG. 2 (a) is a front view of a coffee extractor. (B) is a rear view of the coffee extractor

FIG. 3 is a control block diagram of the beverage manufacturing apparatus.

FIG. 4 is a side view in which one side of the beverage manufacturing unit is opened.

FIG. 5: Rear view with one side of the beverage production department open

6 (a) to (f) are explanatory views of the operation of the coffee extractor.

7 (a) to 7 (d) are operation explanatory views showing a manufacturing process of a coffee beverage in a cup.

FIG. 8 is a partial cross-sectional view showing the cleaning process of the beverage manufacturing department.

FIG. 9 is a partial cross-sectional view showing another cleaning process of the beverage production department.

FIG. 10 is a schematic configuration diagram of a beverage manufacturing apparatus according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

11 (a) to (d) are operation diagrams showing an operation of the lid portion sealing the cup and an operation of separating the cup in the second embodiment.

FIG. 12 is a schematic configuration diagram of a cup-type beverage vending machine according to a third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 13 is a schematic configuration diagram of a stirring mechanism according to a third embodiment.

FIG. 14A is a schematic configuration diagram of a beverage manufacturing apparatus according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 14B is a sectional view of a lid portion.

FIG. 15 is a schematic configuration diagram of a conventional beverage manufacturing apparatus.

[Explanation of symbols]

1, Beverage Manufacturing Department 2, Main Body 3, Cup Tray 4, Cup 5, Cutting Section 6, Cup Dispenser 7, Ice Making Section 8, Auxiliary Raw Material Supply Section 9, Piping 10, Wash Water Supply Section
11, drive unit 12, sales request signal input unit 13, control unit 14, bus 20, upper portion 21A, front surface portion 21B, side surface portion 21C, rear surface portion 2
1D, opening 22, base 22A, drip tray 22B, outlet
23, elevator mechanism 23A, detection protrusion 24A, support 25, rack 2
6, drive motor 26A, encoder 27, pinion gear 28, speed reducer 29, support portion 30A, vertical position detection sensor 30B,
Vertical position detection sensor 30C, vertical position detection sensor 40, negative pressure generation unit 41, vacuum pump 42, trap 42A, pipe 42B, waste liquid pipe 43, coffee extractor 44, cylinder 45, chamber unit 45A, chamber 46, paper filter 46
A, paper roll 46B, paper roll 46C, transport roller 4
7, pipe 47A, cock portion 48, slag receiving bucket 50, drive motor 51, small diameter portion 51A, fixing pin 52, shaft 53, cutter
53A, fixing groove 54, drive motor support 55, lid 55A, lower lid 5
5B, upper lid 55a, connecting portion 55b, flow path 55C, tubular portion 55
D, spring 55E, spring support portion 55F, lid portion 56, lid portion support member 57, spring 60, cooking portion 61, transport mechanism 6
2, cup feeder 63, canister 63A, raw material storage 64, syrup feeder 64A, syrup pump 64B, delivery pipe 65, hot water tank 66, stirring mechanism 66A, cutter 66B, lid 6
6C, spring 67, ice maker 68, support frame 69A, drive pulley 69B, driven pulley 70, transfer belt 71, transfer motor 72, subframe 73, main transfer section 74A, drive pulley 74B, driven pulley 75, support frame 76, Transport belt 77, transport motor 78, roller 79, roller 80, cup holding mechanism transport unit 81, cup holding mechanism 82, roller 83, cup holder 84, cup gripping arm 90, coffee extractor 90
A, piping 91, coffee drink 92, storage tank 92A, piping 92B, nozzle 93, cup 94, air line 95, vacuum pump 96, air compressor 97, air valve 98, air valve 550, connection part 550A, flow path 551, connection part 5
52, seal ring 553, nozzle 554, pipe part 660, connection part
661, connection part

Claims (12)

[Claims]
1. A beverage forming unit for forming a beverage, a pipeline for delivering the beverage from the beverage forming unit, a supply pressure generating means for applying a supply pressure for delivering the beverage to the pipeline, and the pipe. A beverage manufacturing apparatus comprising a container which is airtightly connected to a passage and receives the beverage delivered based on the supply pressure to provide the beverage to a customer.
2. A beverage forming unit for forming an extracted beverage obtained by filtering a mixture of an extraction raw material and a liquid, a pipeline for delivering the extracted beverage from the beverage forming unit, and the extraction for the pipeline. A supply pressure generating means for applying a supply pressure for delivering a beverage; and a container which is hermetically connected to the pipe line and receives the extracted beverage delivered based on the supply pressure and provides the customer with the extracted beverage. Characteristic beverage manufacturing equipment.
3. A beverage forming section for delivering a beverage to a pipeline based on a negative pressure, a negative pressure generating section connected to the pipeline for generating the negative pressure, and airtightly connected to the pipeline. And a container for receiving the beverage delivered based on the negative pressure and providing the beverage to a customer.
4. A beverage forming unit for delivering an extracted beverage obtained by filtering a mixture of an extraction raw material and a liquid to a pipeline based on a negative pressure, and a negative pressure connected to the pipeline to generate the negative pressure. A beverage manufacturing apparatus comprising: a negative pressure generating unit; and a container that is airtightly connected to the pipeline and receives the extracted beverage delivered based on the negative pressure and provides it to a customer.
5. The beverage forming unit extracts a coffee beverage by filtering a mixture of ground beans and hot water formed by grinding coffee beans as the extraction raw material. Item or the beverage manufacturing apparatus according to Item 4.
6. The beverage production according to claim 2 or 4, wherein the beverage forming unit extracts the tea beverage by filtering a mixture of tea leaves and hot water as the extraction raw material. apparatus.
7. The beverage manufacturing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the pipeline has a lid portion that hermetically seals the container.
8. The beverage manufacturing apparatus according to claim 7, wherein the lid portion includes a stirrer that stirs the received beverage in a state where the container is sealed.
9. The beverage manufacturing apparatus according to claim 7, wherein the lid is hermetically sealed by being inscribed in the container.
10. The beverage manufacturing apparatus according to claim 7, wherein the lid portion hermetically seals by covering an upper portion of the container.
11. The first lid is inscribed in the container.
The beverage manufacturing apparatus according to claim 7, wherein the beverage manufacturing apparatus is configured by a lid and a second lid that circumscribes the container.
12. The container according to claim 1, wherein the container is a cup for providing the beverage to a customer.
The beverage manufacturing apparatus according to any one of item 1.
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