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1. (WO2010078106) PACKAGING MACHINE WITH PHASED SPLIT-PITCH BARREL LOADER
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/078106 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/068954
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 21.12.2009
IPC:
B65B 21/04 (2006.01) ,B65B 35/50 (2006.01) ,B65B 35/44 (2006.01) ,B65B 35/40 (2006.01) ,B65B 43/42 (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
21
Packaging or unpacking of bottles
02
into or from preformed containers, e.g. crates
04
Arranging, assembling, feeding, or orientating the bottles prior to introduction into, or after removal from, containers
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
35
Supplying, feeding, arranging, or orientating articles to be packaged
30
Arranging and feeding articles in groups
50
Stacking one article, or group of articles, upon another before packaging
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
35
Supplying, feeding, arranging, or orientating articles to be packaged
30
Arranging and feeding articles in groups
44
by endless belts or chains
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
35
Supplying, feeding, arranging, or orientating articles to be packaged
30
Arranging and feeding articles in groups
40
by reciprocating or oscillatory pushers
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
42
Feeding or positioning bags, boxes, or cartons in the distended, opened, or set-up state; Feeding preformed rigid containers, e.g. tins, capsules, glass tubes, glasses, to the packaging position; Locating containers or receptacles at the filling position; Supporting containers or receptacles during the filling operation
Applicants:
GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC. [US/US]; 814 Livingston Court Marietta, GA 30067, US (AllExceptUS)
CAIN, David, Harrison [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
CAIN, David, Harrison; US
Agent:
ISAF, Louis, T.; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC P.O. Box 7037 Atlanta, GA 30357-0037, US
Priority Data:
61/203,84129.12.2008US
Title (EN) PACKAGING MACHINE WITH PHASED SPLIT-PITCH BARREL LOADER
(FR) ENSACHEUSE AYANT UN CHARGEUR CADENCÉ À TAMBOUR À PAS FRACTIONNÉ
Abstract:
(EN) A phased split-pitch barrel loader for a packaging machine has a leading loader arm assembly and a trailing loader arm assembly. Each loader arm assembly has a loader arm that carries a loader face on one end and the loader arm is extendable and retractable on guide rails. One loader arm is driven in a downstream direction by a first set of endless chains and the other is driven by a second set of endless chains. One of the endless chains can be advanced or retarded in phase relative to the other to move the loader arms further apart or closer together as they move in the downstream direction. This moves the loader faces further apart or closer together and the loader faces have fingers that interleave when the loader faces are brought together. Thus, a composite loader face having a predetermined area can be formed by moving the loader arm assemblies closer together or farther apart. The composite loader face is sized in each case to correspond to groups of articles such as beverage cans of different sizes and/or different configurations.
(FR) La présente invention porte sur un chargeur cadencé à tambour à pas fractionné pour une ensacheuse. Ledit chargeur comprend un ensemble bras de chargeur de tête et un ensemble bras de chargeur arrière. Chaque ensemble bras de chargeur comprend un bras de chargeur qui transporte une face de chargeur sur une extrémité et le bras de chargeur est extensible et rétractable sur des rails de guidage. Un bras de chargeur est entraîné dans une direction en aval par un premier ensemble de chaînes sans fin et l’autre bras est entraîné par un second ensemble de chaînes sans fin. L’une des chaînes sans fin peut avoir une phase avancée ou retardée par rapport à l’autre pour éloigner ou rapprocher davantage les bras de chargeur à mesure qu’ils se déplacent dans la direction en aval. Ceci fait éloigner ou rapprocher les faces de chargeur et les faces de chargeur ont des doigts qui s’entrelacent lorsque les faces de chargeur sont mises ensemble. Ainsi, une face de chargeur composite ayant une zone prédéterminée peut être formée en rapprochant ou éloignant davantage les ensembles bras de chargeur. La face de chargeur composite est dimensionnée dans chaque cas pour correspondre aux groupes d’articles tels que des canettes de boisson ayant des tailles différentes et/ou des configurations différentes.
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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)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, 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)
Also published as:
EP2370318MXMX/a/2011/006867CN102272005CA2746513MX2011006867BRPI0923133
AU2009333054ES2613408