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1. (WO2018077569) DROP TOWER MAGAZINE WITH EDDY CURRENT BRAKE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/077569    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/074735
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65G 47/06
B65G 59/06
B65G 1/08
H02K 49/04
G01N 35/00
Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Inventors: RUNKEL, Arne
AVENHAUS, Malte
MÜNZENMAYER, Christian
Title: DROP TOWER MAGAZINE WITH EDDY CURRENT BRAKE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a device (100) with a drop tower magazine (102) for receiving an object (101) that can be kept therein. The drop tower magazine (102) has a cavity (103) extending along the direction of extent of the drop tower magazine (102). The drop tower magazine (102) also has a first opening (104), through which the object (101) can be introduced into the drop tower magazine (102), and a second opening (105), through which the object (101) can be removed from the drop tower magazine (102). The first opening (104) of the drop tower magazine (102) is arranged at a distance from the second opening (105) of the drop tower magazine (102), and so, when it is placed in, the effect of gravitational force causes the object (101) to fall in the direction of the second opening (105) within the cavity (103). According to the invention, the device (100) also has an eddy current brake with a magnet assembly (106) and an electrical conductor (107) in order to reduce the dropping speed of the falling object (101).