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Device for manufacturing chewing gum

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Eberhard Lipp

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A device for making chewing gum with a mixer, in which gum base is kneaded and mixed with sugar and liquid components, such as glucose flavoring and/or coloring agents. Whereas this has been done until now using mixers that operate essentially in batches, now it is proposed according to the invention to use as a mixer a high-speed shearing mixer that is flowed through in the axial direction, in which many ring-shaped stator parts are arranged projecting radially to the inside on the inner wall of an essentially cylinder-shaped housing, with which the radial outside ends of circumferential mixing blades mesh to form grinding gaps. This device has the advantage that it is small, cost-effective and continuously productive.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

Additional advantages and characteristics of the invention are given in the following description of an embodiment example.

FIG. 1 is a schematic view of a device according to the invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of a high-speed shearing mixer, provided according to the invention, which is flowed through in the axial direction.

Claims

1. A system for making chewing gum comprising:

2. The system of claim 1, each of said ring-shaped stator elements having teeth projecting inwardly therefrom.

3. The system of claim 1, said shearing mixer means having a length dimension extending from one end to an end thereof and a diameter dimension extending from a radial outer end of one of said mixing blades to an opposite radial outer end of an opposite one of said mixing blades, said length dimension being no more than four times said diameter dimension.

4. The system of claim 1, said feeding means comprising a feed area positioned upstream of said shearing mixer means.

5. The system of claim 4, said feeding means further comprising a supply line means opening to said feed area for passing the flavoring or coloring agents into said feed area.

6. The system of claim 1, said shearing mixer means having an outlet, the system further comprising:

7. The system of claim 6, further comprising:

8. The system of claim 1, said shearing mixer means having an outlet further comprising:

9. The system of claim 8, said cooling means comprising a cooling roller.

10. The system of claim 8, said cooling means comprising a cooled shaping extruder.

11. The system of claim 1, further comprising: