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1. (WO2001002275) APPARATUS FOR STACKING OR DESTACKING CONTAINERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/002275    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/002374
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 04 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B65G 57/30
B65G 59/06
B65G 59/10
Applicants: KENSAL LIMITED
OAKES, Frank
Inventors: OAKES, Frank
Title: APPARATUS FOR STACKING OR DESTACKING CONTAINERS
Abstract:
Apparatus for stacking or destacking containers (17) comprises a stacking or destacking assembly (1), means (21) for positioning a stack of at least one container (23) within said stacking or destacking assembly, the assembly including means (14, 15) for raising the stack (17) such that the base of the lowermost container of the stack (17) is at a height greater than the height of the container, means (13, 14, 15, 19) for locating a container directly below the raised stack, and means (14, 15) for adding said located container to the bottom of the stack or (13) for removing said located container from below said stack.