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1. (WO2017032470) SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISCHARGING A TUBULAR STORAGE ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032470    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/062084
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat May 28 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65B 43/14
B65B 43/20
Applicants: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Inventors: GEBBINK, Jeroen, Gerrit, Anton
VERHOEVEN, Stijn, Antonius, Petrus
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISCHARGING A TUBULAR STORAGE ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
The application relates to a discharge system (1) for discharging a plurality of flexible containers from a tubular storage assembly, comprising: - a storage assembly support (12) configured to support the tubular storage assembly; - a discharge device (14) configured to remove the containers from the tubular storage assembly and move the containers one by one from the second end of the tubular storage assembly towards a discharge region (15), wherein the discharge device comprises: - a gripper unit (81); - a drive (82, 84) configured to cause the storage assembly and the gripper unit to rotate relative to each other; wherein the gripper unit is configured to grip dispensing spouts of containers successively passing by the gripper unit, to transport the gripped dispensing spouts and associated containers in a substantially axial direction and to collect the dispensing spouts in the discharge region.