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1. (WO2017157481) DEVICE FOR RECEIVING, HOLDING AND/OR POSITIONING PLANAR WORKPIECES, IN PARTICULAR SHEETS OF GLASS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/157481    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/068408
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B66F 9/065
B66F 9/18
B65G 49/06
Applicants: KS CONTROL GMBH
Inventors: RUHLAND, Martin
HOFMANN, Tobias
Title: DEVICE FOR RECEIVING, HOLDING AND/OR POSITIONING PLANAR WORKPIECES, IN PARTICULAR SHEETS OF GLASS
Abstract:
Disclosed is a device for receiving, holding and/or positioning planar workpieces, in particular sheets of glass, comprising a preferably displaceable support platform (2) having at least one support column (3) and a preferably displaceable extension arm (4) hinged to said column. Hinged to the free end, opposing the support column (3), of said arm (4') is a holder assembly (5) comprising at least two suction gripper elements (6, 6.1 to 6.6) situated on a holding plane (E). The suction gripper elements (6, 6.1 to 6.6) can be supplied with a negative pressure in a controlled manner via at least one controllable negative pressure unit (7). The at least one controllable negative pressure unit (7) is positioned in the immediate vicinity of the suction gripper elements (6, 6.1 to 6.6) in the region of the holder assembly (5).