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1. (WO2017036731) CONTAINER TREATMENT DEVICE WITH A DEVICE FOR REPLACING RETAINING AND CENTERING UNITS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036731    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/068705
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 05 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B41J 3/407
B65B 59/04
B67C 3/22
Applicants: KHS GMBH
Inventors: MAGERSTEDT, Stefan
Title: CONTAINER TREATMENT DEVICE WITH A DEVICE FOR REPLACING RETAINING AND CENTERING UNITS
Abstract:
The invention relates to a device for treating containers, comprising a container transport path on which the containers (2) are moved in a transport direction (A) from a container inlet (1.1) to a container outlet (1.2) in order to be treated. The container transport path is made of multiple transport elements (6) which can be driven in a circular manner about a vertical machine axis. The transport elements (6) are designed to receive, support, and move retaining and centering units, by means of which the containers are retained, centered, and/or moved in a controlled manner during treatment. A storage and replacing device (20) which interacts with at least one transport element (6) is provided with a plurality of receiving areas for retaining and centering units, and the storage and replacing device (20) is designed such that a defective retaining and centering unit which is to be replaced or a retaining and centering unit which requires maintenance is discharged and in its place a replacement retaining and centering unit which is stored as a reserve is introduced.