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Pub. No.:    WO/2017/157544    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/051148
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B67C 3/30
B08B 9/08
B67C 7/00
Applicants: KHS GMBH
Inventors: MATHEYKA, Thomas
FRÖHLICH, Heinrich-Dieter
The invention relates to a container handling machine (10; 70; 80; 90), comprising at least two handling stations (20-48; 82-88; 94-114) for containers (18), such as in particular large cans, small casks, keg containers having valve closures, so-called fittings, etc., comprising a first transport device (14) for the containers, a second transport device (16) for the containers, which is arranged at least approximately parallel to the first transport device, wherein the handling stations (20-48; 82-88; 94-114) are arranged between the first and the second transport device (14, 16), and wherein intermediate conveyors (52) are associated with at least some of the handling stations (20-48; 82-88; 94-114) in order to feed the containers to the associated handling stations, which intermediate conveyors (52) extend, in particular transversely, between the first and second transport devices (14, 16); wherein at least some of the handling stations (20-48; 82-88; 94-114) are designed as handling modules and the container handling machine has a frame (12) in which the handling modules (20-48; 82-88; 94-114) are retained so as to be removable from an operating position.