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1. WO2000043293 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING ITEMS ONTO A PALLET

Publication Number WO/2000/043293
Publication Date 27.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/001736
International Filing Date 21.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 18.08.2000
IPC
B65G 47/08 2006.01
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
02Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors
04for feeding articles
06from a single group of articles arranged in orderly pattern, e.g. workpieces in magazines
08spacing or grouping the articles during feeding
B65G 57/24 2006.01
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
57Stacking of articles
02by adding to the top of the stack
16Stacking of articles of particular shape
20three-dimensional, e.g. cubiform, cylindrical
22in layers, each of predetermined arrangement
24the layers being transferred as a whole, e.g. on pallets
CPC
B65G 47/086
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
02Devices for feeding articles or materials to conveyors
04for feeding articles
06from a single group of articles arranged in orderly pattern, e.g. workpieces in magazines
08spacing or grouping the articles during feeding
084grouping articles in a predetermined 2-dimensional pattern
086cubiform articles
B65G 57/24
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
57Stacking of articles
02by adding to the top of the stack
16Stacking of articles of particular shape
20three-dimensional, e.g. cubiform, cylindrical
22in layers each of predetermined arrangement
24the layers being transferred as a whole, e.g. on pallets
B65G 57/245
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
57Stacking of articles
02by adding to the top of the stack
16Stacking of articles of particular shape
20three-dimensional, e.g. cubiform, cylindrical
22in layers each of predetermined arrangement
24the layers being transferred as a whole, e.g. on pallets
245with a stepwise downward movement of the stack
Applicants
  • ZYGOTE AUTOMATION, INC. [US/US]; 2525 W. Evans Denver, CO 80219, US
Inventors
  • HENNES, Youssef, Y.; US
  • KARPALA, Wojciech; US
  • STEM, Thomas, R.; US
  • WILLIAMS, Jerry; US
Agents
  • MARGOLIS, Donald, W.; Margolis & Associates Suite 105 3405 Penrose Place Boulder, CO 80301, US
Priority Data
09/234,58921.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING ITEMS ONTO A PALLET
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE DISPOSER DES ARTICLES SUR UNE PALETTE
Abstract
(EN)
An item layer assembly apparatus comprises an item receiving area surface (20) for continuously receiving items (12) from a continuously moving infeed conveyor (22). At least one side plate area surface (30, 32) is adjacent and substantially horizontally planar to the item receiving area surface (20). An item layer forming plate (52) receives the items from each of the side plate area surfaces (30, 32) with the item layer forming plate (52) positioned substantially under the item receiving area surface (20). A mechanism associated with the item layer forming plate forms a substantially rectilinear package layer wherein the item layer forming plate deposits the item layer onto the pallet (14).
(FR)
On décrit un appareil formant des ensembles couches d'articles conçu pour recevoir des articles provenant d'un convoyeur d'alimentation, former une couche d'articles à partir d'une pluralité d'articles et charger la couche d'articles sur une palette. L'appareil formant des ensembles couches d'articles comprend une surface de zone de réception pour les articles qui sert à recevoir en continu les articles fournis par le convoyeur d'alimentation. Au moins une surface de zone de plaque latérale est adjacente et sensiblement horizontalement plane par rapport à la surface de zone de réception d'articles pour recevoir les articles en provenance de la surface de zone de réception des articles. Une plaque formant la couche d'articles reçoit les articles provenant de chaque surface de zone de plaque latérale, ladite plaque formant les couches d'articles étant positionnée sensiblement sous la surface de zone de réception des articles. Un mécanisme associé à la plaque formant la couche d'articles forme une couche d'emballage sensiblement rectiligne et ladite plaque formant la couche d'articles dépose ensuite la couche d'articles sur la palette.
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