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1. (WO1998051598) DEVICE FOR HANDLING FREIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN PARCELS, WHEN LOADING AND UNLOADING A CALE

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051598    International Application No.:    PCT/DE1998/001221
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Tue May 05 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: B65G 59/02
B65G 67/08
Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
HOCH, Andreas
HOFER, Thomas
SCHMIERER, Gernot
HERKOMMER, Thomas
Inventors: HOCH, Andreas
HOFER, Thomas
SCHMIERER, Gernot
HERKOMMER, Thomas
Title: DEVICE FOR HANDLING FREIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN PARCELS, WHEN LOADING AND UNLOADING A CALE
Abstract:
The invention pertains to a device and method for handling freight, especially in parcels, when loading and unloading a cale where the parcel freight is stacked so as to be accessed on a horizontal plane, involving a conveying system for transporting freight to of from the cale. The invention is characterized in that at least one suction crampon device (12), which can be positioned in the horizontal plane on a freight parcel so as to be solidly and detachably gripped due to a sub-pressure exerted on one of its sides to be moved mainly in a horizontal plane; that a conveying system (7) is provided to enable parcel freight to be transferred to or from the transport unit (1) and that the suction crampon device (12) moves each parcel individually, directly from the conveying system to the cale or directly from the cale to the conveying system.