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1. (WO2017032579) A LABEL TRANSFER DEVICE FOR A LABELING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032579    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/068837
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65C 9/18
B65C 9/42
Applicants: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
Inventors: CARMICHAEL, James
Title: A LABEL TRANSFER DEVICE FOR A LABELING APPARATUS
Abstract:
There is described a label transfer device (7, 7') for conveying a label (2) along a path (Q). The label transfer device (7, 7') comprises a transfer drum (20) rotatable around a rotation axis (D) to define the path (Q) and delimited by an outer lateral surface (21) having a plurality of suction holes (30a, 30b, 30c) to retain the label (2) on the outer lateral surface (21) itself during transfer along the path (Q); a suction source (23) apt to exert a suction force on the label (2) through at least a fraction of the plurality of suction holes (30a, 30b, 30c); and a stationary distributor plate (24) rotatably supporting the transfer drum (20) and having at least one air port (25) configured to fluidically connect the suction source (23) to the plurality of suction holes (30a, 30b, 30c). The suction source (23) comprises at least one suction generation unit (35, 35' ) fluidically connected to the air port (25) and integrally mounted to the distributor plate (24) or being at least partially an integral part of the distributor plate (24') itself.