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1. (WO2018129229) PACKAGING STATION AND METHOD OF OPERATING A PACKAGING STATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/129229    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012453
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 06 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B65B 1/02
B65B 43/12
B65B 61/06
B65B 43/30
B65B 43/36
Applicants: KELLOGG COMPANY
Inventors: MICHELS, John, Joseph
Title: PACKAGING STATION AND METHOD OF OPERATING A PACKAGING STATION
Abstract:
An apparatus (10) includes a product metering device (14), first and second container preparation systems (12a, 12b), and a controller (25). The product metering device (14) is configured to dispense a product (P). The first and second container preparation systems (12a, 12b) are configured to dispense first and second containers (C1, C2), respectively, for receiving the product (P) from the product metering device (14). The first and second container preparation systems (12a, 12b) include first and second severed container material transporting devices (20a, 20b), respectively, operable to transport the first and second containers (C1, C2), respectively, from the first and second container preparation systems (12a, 12b), respectively, to the product metering device (14). The controller (25) simultaneously controls (i) one of the first container preparation system (I2a) and the second container preparation system (12b) to prepare one of the first container (C1) and the second container (C2), and (ii) the product metering device (14) to dispense the product (P) into the other of the first container (C1) and the second container (C2).