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1. (WO2017148557) SECTION OF A PACKAGING LINE FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINERS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING BEVERAGE CONTAINERS DURING THEIR TRANSPORT ALONG A PACKAGING LINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/148557    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/082098
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B65B 53/06
B65B 65/00
B65B 61/28
B65G 47/90
Applicants: KRONES AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: LUBER, Hans
KOCH, Peter
WERNER, Jürgen
SPINDLER, Herbert
HOFSTETTER, Roland
Title: SECTION OF A PACKAGING LINE FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINERS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING BEVERAGE CONTAINERS DURING THEIR TRANSPORT ALONG A PACKAGING LINE
Abstract:
Disclosed is a section (1) of a packaging line for beverage containers (3). The section (1) comprises a shrink tunnel (13), by means of which tunnel (13) thermoplastic packaging material can be shrunk onto groups of beverage containers (3) to form packaged units (5). The section (1) also comprises at least one manipulator (20), designed to receive and handle, preferably by gripping and/or interlocking engagement, packaged units (5) produced by means of the shrink tunnel (13). The at least one manipulator (20) is positioned directly downstream of the shrink tunnel (13).