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1. (WO2017032553) DIRECT PRINTING MACHINE, AND METHOD FOR PRINTING CONTAINERS USING DIRECT PRINTING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032553    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/068277
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B41J 3/407
B65B 61/26
G01N 21/952
Applicants: KRONES AG
Inventors: GERTLOWSKI, Georg
LINDNER, Peter
Title: DIRECT PRINTING MACHINE, AND METHOD FOR PRINTING CONTAINERS USING DIRECT PRINTING
Abstract:
The invention relates to a direct printing machine (1) for printing containers (2), comprising a conveyor (3) for transporting the containers (2) in container receptacles (4) along a transport path (T), and a plurality of printing stations (5) respectively assigned to the container receptacles (4). Said printing stations each have a plurality of direct printing heads (51) that can be adjusted separately for printing a container (2) with a plurality of partial printings (21) of a direct printing. The direct printing machine is characterized in that to each of the printing stations (5), a dedicated inspection device having at least one camera is assigned in order to control the position of the partial printings (21) on the container (2).