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1. EP2729395 - CONVEYOR

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 12725330
Application Date 02.06.2012
Publication Number 2729395
Publication Date 14.05.2014
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B65G 17/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
17Conveyors having an endless traction element, e.g. a chain, transmitting movement to a continuous or substantially-continuous load-carrying surface or to a series of individual load-carriers; Endless-chain conveyors in which the chains form the load-carrying surface
B65G 47/84
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
84Star-shaped wheels or devices having endless travelling belts or chains, the wheels or devices being equipped with article-engaging elements
B65G 47/86
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
84Star-shaped wheels or devices having endless travelling belts or chains, the wheels or devices being equipped with article-engaging elements
86the article-engaging elements being grippers
CPC
B65G 17/005
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
17Conveyors having an endless traction element, e.g. a chain, transmitting movement to a continuous or substantially-continuous load-carrying surface or to a series of individual load-carriers; Endless-chain conveyors in which the chains form the load-carrying surface
005comprising individual load carriers which are movably mounted
B65G 47/841
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
84Star-shaped wheels or devices having endless travelling belts or chains, the wheels or devices being equipped with article-engaging elements
841Devices having endless travelling belts or chains equipped with article-engaging elements
B65G 47/842
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
84Star-shaped wheels or devices having endless travelling belts or chains, the wheels or devices being equipped with article-engaging elements
841Devices having endless travelling belts or chains equipped with article-engaging elements
842the article-engaging elements being grippers
Applicants KHS GMBH
Inventors NIEHR THOMAS
VORWERK JÜRGEN
Designated States
Title
(DE) TRANSPORTEUR
(EN) CONVEYOR
(FR) CONVOYEUR
Abstract
(DE)
Transporteur zum hängenden Transportieren von Behältern (2) entlang einer zumindest teilweise linearen Transportstrecke (3) in einem zumindest einspurigen Behälterstrom und in einer Transportrichtung (A), mit mehreren jeweils wenigstens eine Behälteraufnahme (8)aufweisenden Behälterträger (6) die von wenigstens einem Antrieb oder Transportelement (7) in der Transportrichtung (A) schrittweise oder getaktet bewegbar sind, wobei die Behälteraufnahmen (8) jeweils von die Behälter (2) an einem Behälterbereich (2.2) unterhalb ihrer Behältermündungen (2.1) aufnehmenden Ausnehmungen oder Nuten (9) gebildet sind.

(EN)
The invention relates to a transporter for transporting containers (2) along an at least partially linear transport path (3) in an at least single-lane container flow and in a transport direction (A), comprising a plurality of container carriers (6), each having at least one container holder (8), which can be moved incrementally or in a timed manner in the transport direction (A) by at least one drive or transport element (7), wherein each container holder (8) is formed by recesses or grooves (9) receiving the containers (2) at a container region (2.2) beneath the container mouths (2.1) of said containers.

(FR)
L'invention concerne un convoyeur conçu pour transporter des récipients (2) de manière suspendue le long d'une trajectoire de transport (3) au moins en partie linéaire en un flux de récipients, disposés au moins en une seule rangée, et dans un sens de transport (A), ledit convoyeur comprenant plusieurs supports de récipients (6) présentant respectivement au moins une cavité de réception (8) de récipient, qui peuvent être déplacés de manière progressive ou cadencée dans le sens de transport (A) par au moins un élément d'entraînement ou de transport (7). Les cavités de réception de récipient (8) se composent respectivement d'évidements ou de rainures (9) recevant les récipients (2) au niveau d'une zone (2.2) située en-dessous de l'embouchure (2.1) de chaque récipient.