Early morning is one such paradise which always makes you feel good. Yet vacuum continues to retain the free-flowing material in pockets 16 as belt 17 travels around wheel 19. Wheel 19 blocks apertures 39, thereby preventing atmospheric pressure from relieving the vacuum applied to pockets 16. At approximately point 46, belt 17 travels beyond wheel 19 and apertures 39 are open to atmospheric pressure, relieving the vacuum.
2. A method according to claim 1 further comprising synchronizing the rates of the travel of said first and second conveyance means so that cigarette filter rod substantially all of said free flowing material is transferred from said first conveyance means onto said second conveyance means.
14. A method according to claim 11 further comprising applying vacuum to said spaces formed between said spaced apart articles along said second path of travel to assist in depositing said free flowing material released from the receptacle into said spaces.
A scion of extending the term, through the air side entrance of the air filter, through the air filter, and said through air outlet side air filter, and An adjustment of nut located on the output side air that is dedicated to this shank, said that air-filtering device and said resistant bezels are forced intimately against fascia said dashboard barring such adjuster nut in connection with that rod.
The ratio of the transmission including the gears 72, 87, 86, 86', 86" is then selected in such a way that the speed of the valving element 81 exceeds the speed of the drum body 69. This again ensures that each flute 13a which carries two coaxial cigarettes 4', 4" is relieved of its contents at the six 'clock position of the conveyor 12 because the respective suction ports 19' are then disconnected from the suction generating device and the suction ports in the oncoming flute 22 of the second conveyor 17 can attract such pair of cigarettes at the transfer station between the conveyors 12 and 17.
Dispensing device 44 also includes a cylindrical metering drum 30 that may be driven by an electric motor 6. Cylindrical metering drum 30 is provided with a series of recesses 34 running parallel to the axis of metering drum 30 and covering the outer circumferential surface of metering drum 30. As metering drum 30 turns, recesses 34 catch free-flowing material from the hopper 11 and transport it around the inner wall 35 of drum cover 41 so that the free-flowing material subsequently falls into funnel 36. Funnel 36 channels the free-flowing material onto transport tape 12. Varying the speed of rotation of metering drum 30 controls the amount of free-flowing material delivered to funnel 36. Metering drum 30 turns at sufficient speed to provide sufficient free-flowing material to funnel 36 so that this stage of operation of the device does not limit the overall speed of operation of device 10.
Another object of the invention is to provide an apparatus wherein a single magazine suffices to supply the tobacco-containing rod-shaped articles, wherein such articles are manipulated in a novel and improved way prior to assembly with filter rod sections, and which is much simpler, less expensive and less sensitive than commercially available mass-producing filter tipping machines.
7. A method according to claim 6 further comprising synchronizing the rates of the travel of said first and second conveyance means so that substantially all of said free flowing material is transferred from said first conveyance means onto said second conveyance means.