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1. (WO2007005589) CARTON MAGAZINE WITH CONTROL SENSOR
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/005589 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/025543
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 30.06.2006
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 27.04.2007
IPC:
B65B 43/14 (2006.01) ,B65H 1/24 (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
43
Forming, feeding, opening, or setting-up containers or receptacles in association with packaging
12
Feeding flexible bags or carton blanks in flat or collapsed state; Feeding flat bags connected to form a series or chain
14
Feeding individual bags or carton blanks from piles or magazines
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
H
HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
1
Supports or magazines for piles from which articles are to be separated
08
with means for advancing the pile to present the articles to a separating device
24
with means for relieving or controlling pressure of the pile
Applicants:
MEADWESTVACO PACKAGING SYSTEMS LLC [US/US]; 11013 West Broad Street Glen Allen, Virginia 23060, US (AllExceptUS)
FLAGG, Michael, F [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CASH, John, W., III [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
PATTERSON, Rafe, T. [--/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
FLAGG, Michael, F; US
CASH, John, W., III; US
PATTERSON, Rafe, T.; US
Agent:
BOSHINSKI, Thomas, A. ; MeadWestvaco Corporation Law Department 4850D North Church Lane Smyrna, GA 30080, US
BALDWIN, Mark; c/o Coulson & Associates 5 Newbold Road Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2LQ, GB
Priority Data:
60/696,37901.07.2005US
Title (EN) CARTON MAGAZINE WITH CONTROL SENSOR
(FR) MAGASIN DE CARTONS A CAPTEUR DE COMMANDE
Abstract:
(EN) A packaging machine has an infeed station (100) for conveying and positioning a stack of carton blanks (C) for sequential removal by a carton feeder (116), for automatically adjusting the rate of advancement of the carton blanks (C) to compensate for excessive tilting and gaps between the carton blanks (C), and for providing alerts to signal the need for operator intervention or automatic shutdown. The infeed station (100) includes a hopper (102) and a magazine (104) for receiving carton blanks (C) from the hopper (102). The magazine (104) includes a sensing mechanism including a control sensor (114) and a warning sensor (112) mounted in proximity to the carton blanks (C) in the infeed station (100), and a processor (200) that, according to a condition signaled by the sensing mechanism, controls the rate at which advancing belts (110) advance a queue (Q) of carton blanks (C) toward the magazine (104) to close gaps between of carton blanks (C) in the hopper (102). The processor (200) also triggers a corresponding alert to notify an operator of a prevailing condition.
(FR) La présente invention concerne une machine d'emballage comportant un poste d'alimentation (100) permettant d'acheminer et de positionner une pile d'ébauches de cartons (C) afin qu'elle soit enlevée séquentiellement par une unité d'alimentation de cartons (116), de régler automatiquement la vitesse de progression des ébauches de cartons (C) pour compenser l'inclinaison excessive et les espaces entre les ébauches de cartons (C), et d'émettre des signaux d'alerte indiquant la nécessité d'une intervention de l'opérateur ou d'un arrêt automatique. Le poste d'alimentation (100) comprend une trémie (102) et un magasin (104) conçu pour recevoir les ébauches de cartons (C) de la trémie (102). Le magasin (104) comprend un mécanisme de détection comprenant un capteur de commande (114) et un capteur d'avertissement (112) montés à proximité des ébauches de cartons (C) dans le poste d'alimentation (100) et un processeur (200) qui, conformément à un état signalé par le mécanisme de détection, commande la vitesse à laquelle les courroies en progression (110) font avancer une file (Q) d'ébauches de cartons (C) en direction du magasin (104) pour combler les espaces entre les ébauches de cartons (C) dans la trémie (102). Le processeur (200) déclenche également une alerte correspondante pour que l'attention d'un opérateur soit attirée sur un état courant.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1910170CA2613445