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1. (WO2003057460) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING OPENING DEVICES ONTO PACKAGES

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/057460    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2002/002232
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2003 International Filing Date: Dec 5, 2002
IPC: B31B 1/74
B31B 1/84
B65B 61/18
Applicants: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
BERGGREN, Göran
Inventors: BERGGREN, Göran
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING OPENING DEVICES ONTO PACKAGES
Abstract:
A system (14) and a method for applying opening devices (2) onto packages (3) of pourable food products are provided. The system comprises a package conveyor (6) for feeding the packages along a predetermined path (P) and an application apparatus (13) for applying the opening devices onto the packages on the package conveyor. The application apparatus comprises an optical detection unit (30) for detecting an application point on one of the packages (20) on the package conveyor. The application apparatus further comprises a pick and place unit (36) for receiving application information regarding the detected application point from the optical detection unit, picking one of the opening devices and placing it onto said one of the packages on the package conveyor by means of the application information.