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1. WO2008046457 - APPARATUS FOR UNSCRAMBLING AND ORIENTING PREFORMS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL

Publication Number WO/2008/046457
Publication Date 24.04.2008
International Application No. PCT/EP2007/000532
International Filing Date 23.01.2007
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 19.06.2008
IPC
B65G 47/14 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
12from disorderly-arranged article piles or from loose assemblages of articles
14arranging or orientating the articles by mechanical or pneumatic means during feeding
CPC
B65G 47/1457
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
12from disorderly-arranged article piles or from loose assemblages of articles
14arranging or orientating the articles by mechanical or pneumatic means during feeding
1407the articles being fed from a container, e.g. a bowl
1442by means of movement of the bottom or a part of the wall of the container
1457Rotating movement in the plane of the rotating part
Applicants
  • LANFRANCHI S.R.L. [IT]/[IT] (AllExceptUS)
  • LANFRANCHI, Mario [IT]/[IT] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • LANFRANCHI, Mario
Agents
  • GUARESCHI, Antonella
Priority Data
PR2006A00009117.10.2006IT
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS FOR UNSCRAMBLING AND ORIENTING PREFORMS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL
(FR) APPAREIL POUR POSITIONNER ET ORIENTER DES PRÉFORMES OU DES OBJETS EN GÉNÉRAL
Abstract
(EN)
An apparatus (1) for unscrambling and orienting plastic preforms (5) or any object having neck lips or collars larger than the body, said preforms (5) or objects being introduced in bulk in a hopper (2) of such apparatus (1), said hopper (2) being formed of a base (2b) and vertical walls (2c) for holding the preforms (5). Within such hopper (2), an annular ring (3), rotating about an axis of rotation, has two or more rows of pockets (V) along corresponding concentric circumferences (C1, C2, ... , Cn), and an annular, object supporting surface (8), extending along an angular section under the circular ring (3) up to the predetermined object exit point. Near the end of the support surface (8), bars are provided for receiving and orienting the objects from the overlying pockets (V); such bars (15) defining at least as many paths as the rows of pockets, i.e. circumferences (C1, C2, ... Cn) of the upper ring (3).
(FR)
L'invention concerne un appareil (1) pour positionner et orienter des préformes (5) en matière plastique ou tout objet présentant des lèvres de col ou des colliers plus grands que le corps ; lesdites préformes (5) ou objets sont introduits en vrac dans la trémie (2) d'un tel appareil (1) ; ladite trémie (2) est formée d'une base (2b) et de parois verticales (2c) pour contenir les préformes (5). Dans la trémie (2), une bague annulaire (3) tournant autour d'un axe de rotation est munie de deux rangées de poches (V) ou plus, placées le long de périphéries concentriques correspondantes (C1, C2, ..., Cn), et d'une surface (8) annulaire supportant l'objet et s'étendant le long d'une section angulaire sous la bague circulaire (3) jusqu'au point de sortie d'objet prédéterminé. A proximité de l'extrémité de la surface de support (8), des barres sont prévues pour recevoir et orienter les objets provenant des poches sous-jacentes (V) ; les barres (15) définissent au moins autant de passages qu'il n'y a de rangées de poches, c'est-à-dire de périphéries (C1, C2, ..., Cn) de la bague supérieure (3).
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