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1. (WO2018137797) CONTAINER-HANDLING INSTALLATION AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS IN A CONTAINER-HANDLING INSTALLATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF HANDLING CONTAINERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/137797    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/075017
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 03 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65G 54/02
Applicants: KRONES AG
Inventors: NEUBAUER, Michael
Title: CONTAINER-HANDLING INSTALLATION AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS IN A CONTAINER-HANDLING INSTALLATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF HANDLING CONTAINERS
Abstract:
The invention provides a container-handling installation (1) and a method for conveying functional elements in a container-handling installation (1) for the purpose of handling containers (5). The container-handling installation (1) comprises at least two conveying elements (161, 162, 163), which each have at least one functional element (1619; 629) provided for the purpose of handling containers (5); it further comprises a conveyance path (165) for conveying the at least two conveying elements (161, 162, 163) one after the other, and independently of one another, along the conveyance path (165) and by means of conveyance-path magnetic-force units (1651), which are arranged along the conveyance path (165) and at least some of which can be activated separately in order to interact with at least one magnetic-force unit (1616, 1617) of the respective conveying element (161, 162, 163); it further comprises a bearing unit (1613, 1614; 1623, 1624; 1633, 1634) for each conveying element (161, 162, 163) for the purpose of bearing the conveying element (161, 162, 163) such that the at least two conveying elements (161, 162, 163) are mounted on a common shaft (166).