US 9,810,307 B2
Filler cam apparatus
Michael Fogg, Holland, MI (US); George Herrala, Muskegon, MI (US); and Larry Rillema, Zeeland, MI (US)
Assigned to Fogg Filler Company, Holland, MI (US)
Filed by Michael Fogg, Holland, MI (US); George Herrala, Muskegon, MI (US); and Larry Rillema, Zeeland, MI (US)
Filed on Apr. 2, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/242,950.
Prior Publication US 2015/0284121 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. F16H 53/02 (2006.01); B67C 3/24 (2006.01)
CPC F16H 53/025 (2013.01) [B67C 3/246 (2013.01); Y10T 74/2101 (2015.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A filler cam apparatus structurally configured to direct a bottle to be filled in a filler, the filler cam apparatus comprising:
an upwardly directed portion including:
a main body having defining a generally circular configuration with an arcuate length, the main body having an upper cam surface; and
at least one insert slot defined in the main body, the insert slot defining a break in the upper cam surface, the insert slot having a base; and
at least one insert member, the at least one insert member including an upper cam surface and a base surface opposite the upper cam surface, the at least one insert member positionable within the at least one insert slot in at least two operable orientations, wherein, in a first orientation, the upper cam surface of the at least one insert member corresponds to the upper cam surface of the main body, and wherein in a second orientation, the base surface of the at least one insert member corresponds to the upper cam surface of the main body, with the at least one insert attachable to the main body in either one of the first configuration and the second configuration, to impart a different motion on the bottle.