Image Number 11 for United States Patent #7134460.
A method and an apparatus (1) serve to place tablets (2) into pockets (3) of thermoformed bottom foil (4). The tablets (2) are accumulated as they are located in their flat position. The tablets (2) are rotated in an erecting station (9) such that they reach an approximately upright position. A plurality of lines of approximately upright tablets (2) is formed. The approximately upright tablets (2) are rotated back into their flat position by a transfer unit (24) including a plurality of channels (28). The tablets (2) are then placed into the pockets (3) of the bottom foil (4) by the transfer unit (24).