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1. (WO2007093400) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ORIENTING ARTICLES
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/093400    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2007/001279
Publication Date: 23.08.2007 International Filing Date: 14.02.2007
IPC:
B65B 35/58 (2006.01), B65G 47/244 (2006.01)
Applicants: AETNA GROUP S.P.A. [IT/IT]; Strada Statale Marecchia 59, I-47827 Villa Verucchio (RN) (IT) (For All Designated States Except US).
MALINI, Massimo [IT/IT]; (IT) (For US Only)
Inventors: MALINI, Massimo; (IT)
Agent: CRUGNOLA, Pietro; Luppi & Associati S.R.L., Via Arienti, 15/2A, I-40124 Bologna (IT)
Priority Data:
MO2006A000054 16.02.2006 IT
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ORIENTING ARTICLES
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE D'ORIENTATION D'ARTICLES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An apparatus comprises moving means (7, 27) for supporting and moving along an advance direction (A) a plurality of articles (2), and orienting units (20) movable along said advance direction (A) and such as to contact and orient said articles (2) by displacing angularly each article (2) around an axis (X) thereof so as to position said articles (2) in respective output positions, said orienting units (20) being such as to maintain said articles (2) in contact with said moving means (7, 27), a detector (44) being provided for each orienting unit (20) for detecting an initial angular position of a respective article (2) associated thereto and promoting a desired angular displacement such that each article (2) is brought in said output position.
(FR)L'invention concerne un appareil, comprenant des moyens mobiles (7, 27) servant à soutenir et à déplacer dans une direction d'avancement (A) une pluralité d'articles (2) ; et des modules d'orientation (20) mobiles dans ladite direction d'avancement (A) de manière à venir au contact desdits articles (2) et à les orienter par déplacement angulaire de chaque article (2) par rapport à un axe (X) de celui-ci afin de placer lesdits articles (2) dans des positions de sortie respectives, lesdits modules d'orientation (20) étant conçus pour maintenir lesdits articles (2) au contact desdits moyens mobiles (7, 27). Un détecteur (44) est affecté à chaque module d'orientation (20) pour détecter une position angulaire initiale d'un article (2) respectif qui lui est associé et occasionner un déplacement angulaire adéquat amenant chaque article (2) dans ladite position de sortie.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (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)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)