AUTOMATED INJECTION STATION
Donuts pass from the indexing conveyor to the automated injection station. For top injection, donuts are positioned under a stationary stripper plate to hold the donuts in place. The injection assembly advances vertically down onto the donuts and filling is injected as the needles are withdrawn. For side injection, donuts are positioned in front of the needles. The injection assembly advances onto needles with a pneumatically operated pusher. Filling is injected as the needles are withdrawn leaving perfectly filled donuts and no mess.