TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2010, 64, abstr. 70

Study of the determination of loss of tobacco from the cigarette ends using vibration

FENG QIAN; WU XIAOSONG; LIANG WEI; ZHAO LIJUN; ZHANG LONG; LI ZHI-GANG; LIU YONG
Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of CNTC, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

The loss of tobacco from the cigarette ends is an important quality index characterising the stability of the cigarette end. The two methods described in IS03550 reflect the loss of tobacco from the cigarette ends in the different processes, but they can nos fully reflect the current actual situation during the cigarette manufacturing, packaging processes, the distribution network, in the smoker's pocket and the quality of cigarette. Through the observation and analysis of the cigarette's state of motion in each section, this paper presents a new method of determination the loss of tobacco from the cigarette ends based on the vibration that can simulate the cigarette's motion state in the manufacturing, packaging, transportation and consumption process, reflect synthetically the situation of the loss of tobacco from the cigarette ends. This paper describes the schematic diagram and the technical parameters design of the device of determination the loss of tobacco from the ends using a vibro-bench, it was verified the effectiveness of the method of vibration by the test of blending design, the distribution process and the collaborative test.