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1. (WO2017190853) METHOD FOR SUPPLYING CONTAINERS AND CONTAINER INFLOW

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/190853    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/052083
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B65C 9/02
B65G 47/84
B67C 7/00
Applicants: KRONES AG
Inventors: BAUER, Sascha
SEMMELMANN, Holger
ZEITLER, Felix
Title: METHOD FOR SUPPLYING CONTAINERS AND CONTAINER INFLOW
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for supplying and distributing a container flow at a machine division and a corresponding container inflow (1, 21) for a handling machine (2). In this way, containers (4, 24) are supplied upright and guided to a distribution star (5) by a closure region (4a, 24a) of the container. Given that the containers are guided to the distribution star in a suspended manner by the underside of the closure region, in particular by the underside of a support ring or a closure cap, damages can be prevented by upright handling during distribution. In addition, a flexible and simple adaptation of the container inflow is permitted for different container formats, including for shaped bottles with a non-round body cross-section.