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1. (WO1998050298) DEVICE FOR FORMING A BUFFER STOCK OF MUTUALLY ORIENTED ARTICLES
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/050298 International Application No.: PCT/NL1998/000248
Publication Date: 12.11.1998 International Filing Date: 05.05.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 07.12.1998
IPC:
B65B 7/28 (2006.01) ,B65G 47/08 (2006.01) ,B65G 47/51 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
B
MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
7
Closing containers or receptacles after filling
16
Closing semi-rigid or rigid containers or receptacles not deformed by, or not taking-up shape of, contents, e.g. boxes, cartons
28
by applying separate preformed closures, e.g. lids, covers
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
02
Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyers
04
for feeding articles
06
from a single group of articles arranged in orderly pattern, e.g. workpieces in magazines
08
spacing or grouping the articles during feeding
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
34
Devices for discharging articles or materials from conveyers
46
with distribution, e.g. automatically, to desired points
51
according to unprogrammed signals, e.g. influenced by supply situation at destination
Applicants:
CAN SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE B.V. [NL/NL]; Oude Holterweg 10 NL-7416 WG Deventer, NL (AllExceptUS)
ZWAANS, Marianus, Hermanus, Johannes, Maria [NL/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
Inventors:
ZWAANS, Marianus, Hermanus, Johannes, Maria; NL
Agent:
SCHUMANN, Bernard, Herman, Johan; Arnold & Siedsma Sweelinckplein 1 NL-2517 GK Den Haag, NL
Priority Data:
100597806.05.1997NL
Title (EN) DEVICE FOR FORMING A BUFFER STOCK OF MUTUALLY ORIENTED ARTICLES
(FR) DISPOSITIF POUR FORMER UN STOCK TAMPON D'ARTICLES AYANT UNE CERTAINE ORIENTATION RELATIVE
Abstract:
(EN) Device (1) for forming a buffer stock of mutually oriented articles, for instance stackable or nestable articles, such as beakers, or plate-like or disc-like objects, comprising: supply means (4) for supplying a flow of mutually oriented articles; a number of at least more or less vertical storage sleeves (8) for accommodating a stack of articles; discharge means (5) for discharging a flow of mutually oriented articles, wherein the top and bottom sides of the storage sleeves (8) are open and are selectively connectable to the supply means and/or the discharge means (5); supporting means which are present on the underside of each of the storage sleeves and which are displaceable between an open position, in which the articles can be moved out of a sleeve, and a closed position, in which the supporting means can support a stack of articles present in this sleeve; at least one endless, flexible transporting member (6, 7) for suspended transport of the sleeves (8); and a drive for the transporting member, which device comprises a main frame (2) and a sub-frame (3) placed guidably in the main frame, wherein at least the supply means (4) and the discharge means (5) are arranged on the main frame (2) and wherein at least the transporting member and the storage sleeves are arranged on the sub-frame (3).
(FR) Ce dispositif (1), qui sert à former un stock tampon d'articles ayant une certaine orientation relative, par exemple des articles empilables ou emboîtables tels que des gobelets ou des objets en forme de plaques ou de disques, comprend: un moyen d'alimentation (4), servant à acheminer un flux d'articles ayant une certaine orientation relative; un certain nombre de manchons de stockage plus ou moins verticaux (8), dans lesquels vient se loger une pile d'articles; un moyen de décharge (5) servant à décharger un flux d'articles ayant une certaine orientation relative, les côtés supérieur et inférieur de ces manchons de stockage (8) étant ouverts et sélectivement raccordables au moyen d'alimentation et/ou au moyen de décharge (5); un moyen de support qui est placé sur le côté inférieur de chacun des manchons de stockage et qui est déplaçable entre une position ouverte, dans laquelle les articles peuvent être sortis d'un manchon, et une position fermée, dans laquelle le moyen de support retient une pile d'articles dans le manchon en question; au moins une bande transporteuse flexible sans fin (6, 7), servant au transport suspendu des manchons (8); et un moyen d'entraînement pour cette bande transporteuse. Le dispositif faisant l'objet de cette invention comprend en outre un cadre principal (2) et un cadre secondaire (3), placé de façon guidable dans le cadre principal, où le moyen d'alimentation (4) et le moyen de décharge (5) sont disposés sur le cadre principal (2) et au moins la bande transporteuse et les manchons de stockage sont disposés sur le cadre secondaire (3).
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: Dutch (NL)