An apparatus (10) for orienting and loading solid compact medicaments, such as solid compact medicaments (A), into a carrier device (C) comprises a feeder (12) having a plurality of elongated first channels (20) through which the solid compact medicaments travel with an acute angle relative to a predetermined orientation of the carrier device (C). An orienting member (32) cooperating with the feeder (12) reorients the solid compact medicaments to the predetermined orientation as they exit the feeder (12). In an alternative embodiment, a pitch changing means (42) in fluid communications with the orienting means (32) provides for final orientation of the solid compact medicaments prior to loading in the carrier device (C).

Title
Appareil pour orienter et charger des medicaments compacts
Apparatus for orienting and loading compact medicaments
Publication Number
2198604
Application Date
June 27, 1995
Publication Date
January 16, 1997
Inventor
Reiter Thomas C
Pastecki Peter A
Revelle David J
Agent
GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON
Assignee
Bayer Corporation
Assignee
Bayer Corporation
IPC
B65G 47/14
A61J 03/06
B65G 47/24
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