US 9,808,025 B2
Film-coating apparatus
Michael Lothar Wolf, Lemgo (DE); and Jorg Kutschke, Lage (DE)
Assigned to Lothar A. Wolf Spezialmaschinen GmbH, Bad Salzuflen (DE)
Appl. No. 14/116,926
Filed by Michael Lothar Wolf, Lemgo (DE); and Jorg Kutschke, Lage (DE)
PCT Filed May 3, 2012, PCT No. PCT/EP2012/058069
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Jan. 27, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/152636, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 15, 2012.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2011 075 535 (DE), filed on May 9, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2016/0309735 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. A23G 3/26 (2006.01); B05C 13/02 (2006.01); A23G 3/20 (2006.01); B05B 12/00 (2006.01)
CPC A23G 3/2092 (2013.01) [A23G 3/26 (2013.01); B05B 12/00 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A film-coating apparatus for coating a food with a coating material, comprising:
a housing;
a coating chamber within the housing, the coating chamber configured to receive the coating material; and
a circulating belt including a plurality of sections with a plurality of cross struts extending from a first side of the circulating belt to a second side of the circulating belt and a plurality of gas ports configured to accelerate solidification of the coating material, the sections partially forming walls of the coating chamber and providing a bearing surface for the food,
wherein each gas port extends continuously between two adjacent cross struts over an entire width of the coating chamber from the first side of the circulating belt to the second side of the circulating belt.