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1. (WO2018122132) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING BARS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/122132    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/084270
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B21F 23/00
B21C 51/00
Applicants: M.E.P. MACCHINE ELETTRONICHE PIEGATRICI S.P.A.
Inventors: DEL FABRO, Giorgio
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING BARS
Abstract:
Apparatus for handling bars (31), in particular metal bars, comprising a loading unit (22) provided with transporter elements (25) to transfer a series of bars (31) toward a selector unit (34); the selector unit (34) comprises gripping means (35) configured to remove one or more bars (31) from the transporter elements (25) of the loading unit (22) and to release them toward a subsequent collection station (43) and also comprises sensors (41) configured to automatically detect at least the number of bars (31) removed and released by the gripping means (35) toward the collection station (43).