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1. (WO2016058755) FEEDING UNIT FOR FEEDING SEALED PACKS OF POURABLE FOOD PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/058755    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/070587
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 10 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: B65B 35/24
B65B 9/08
Applicants: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
Inventors: PEDRETTI, Richard, John
MATTIOLI, Giorgio
NERI, Dino
Title: FEEDING UNIT FOR FEEDING SEALED PACKS OF POURABLE FOOD PRODUCTS
Abstract:
A feeding unit for receiving sealed packs (4) from a forming unit (60) arranged to form said packs (4) and feed said packs (4) to a folding unit (2) arranged to fold said packs (4) so as to obtain folded packages comprises a feeding conveyor (6) having at least one carrying element (9) arranged for delivering said packs (4) to said folding unit (2) at an outlet region (12b) of said feeding unit, said feeding unit further comprising a braking conveyor (17) arranged for slowing down said packs (4) so that said packs (4) are kept in contact with said at least one carrying element (9) at said outlet region (12b).