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1. WO2018141772 - METHOD AND CODING LINE FOR SERIALIZING A PLURALITY OF PRODUCTS

Publication Number WO/2018/141772
Publication Date 09.08.2018
International Application No. PCT/EP2018/052359
International Filing Date 31.01.2018
IPC
B65B 61/26 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
61Auxiliary devices, not otherwise provided for, for operating on sheets, blanks, webs, binding material, containers or packages
26for marking or coding completed packages
B65B 43/48 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
43Forming, feeding, opening, or setting-up containers or receptacles in association with packaging
42Feeding or positioning bags, boxes, or cartons in the distended, opened, or set-up state; Feeding preformed rigid containers, e.g. tins, capsules, glass tubes, glasses, to the packaging position; Locating containers or receptacles at the filling position; Supporting containers or receptacles during the filling operation
48using reciprocating or oscillating pushers
B65B 5/06 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
5Packaging individual articles in containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
06Packaging groups of articles, the groups being treated as single articles
B65B 5/10 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
5Packaging individual articles in containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
10Filling containers or receptacles progressively or in stages by introducing successive articles, or layers of articles
B65B 35/40 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
35Supplying, feeding, arranging or orientating articles to be packaged
30Arranging and feeding articles in groups
40by reciprocating or oscillatory pushers
B65B 35/52 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
35Supplying, feeding, arranging or orientating articles to be packaged
30Arranging and feeding articles in groups
50Stacking one article, or group of articles, upon another before packaging
52building-up the stack from the bottom
CPC
B65B 35/40
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
35Supplying, feeding, arranging or orientating articles to be packaged
30Arranging and feeding articles in groups
40by reciprocating or oscillatory pushers
B65B 35/52
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
35Supplying, feeding, arranging or orientating articles to be packaged
30Arranging and feeding articles in groups
50Stacking one article, or group of articles, upon another before packaging
52building-up the stack from the bottom
B65B 5/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
5Packaging individual articles in containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
06Packaging groups of articles, the groups being treated as single articles
B65B 5/106
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
5Packaging individual articles in containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
10Filling containers or receptacles progressively or in stages by introducing successive articles, or layers of articles
106by pushers
B65B 61/26
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
61Auxiliary devices, not otherwise provided for, for operating on sheets, blanks, webs, binding material, containers or packages
26for marking or coding completed packages
B65G 47/82
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
82Rotary or reciprocating members for direct action on articles or materials, e.g. pushers, rakes, shovels
Applicants
  • HICOF AG [CH]/[CH]
Inventors
  • TOEDTLI, Sascha
  • TOEDTLI, Sergej
Agents
  • ALTMANN STÖSSEL DICK PATENTANWÄLTE PARTG MBB
Priority Data
17154159.201.02.2017EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND CODING LINE FOR SERIALIZING A PLURALITY OF PRODUCTS
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET LIGNE DE CODE POUR SÉRIALISER UNE PLURALITÉ DE PRODUITS
Abstract
(EN)
A method and a coding line (128) for serializing a plurality of products in a coding line (128), wherein each product is packed in a cuboid box (114), is disclosed. Herein, the coding line (128) comprises at least one slide (132) and at least one main pusher (130) being adapted for jointly moving the boxes (114) on the slide (132) in a row of the boxes (114) through the coding line (128), wherein the coding line (128) further comprises at least one printing system (118) designed for printing a serial code onto each of the boxes (114), wherein the serial code comprises at least one unique serial number, and at least one camera (120) designed for reading the serial code printed on each of the boxes (114). The method comprises the following steps: a) retracting the main pusher (130) to provide an open space at an initial section (140) of the slide (132) in front of the row of the boxes (114), whereby the open space is filled with at least one additional box (136); b) using the main pusher (130) to jointly move the row of the boxes (114) on the slide (132) to pass the printing system (118), whereby the serial code is printed onto the at least one box (114), wherein the serial code comprises the at least one unique serial number, and the camera (120), whereby the serial code printed on the at least one box (114) is read, until a final section (146) of the slide (132) is reached, where the row of the boxes (114) is pushed from the slide (132); and c) reloading the coding line (128) by providing at least one further additional box (136), wherein steps a) to c) define a pushing cycle of the coding line (128). Herein, the serial code comprising the at least one unique serial number is printed onto a particular box (114) and, concurrently, stored in a database, preferably together with a further unique identifier (172) applied to a particular shipping case (166) which stores the particular box (114). In this particular embodiment, the method and the coding line (128), thus, allow tracking of a flow of the product packed in the particular box (114) in a distribution chain at any given point.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un procédé et une ligne de code (128) pour sérialiser une pluralité de produits dans une ligne de code (128), chaque produit étant emballé dans une boîte cuboïde (114). La ligne de code (128) comprend au moins une glissière (132) et au moins un poussoir principal (130) qui est conçu pour déplacer conjointement les boîtes (114) sur la glissière (132) dans une rangée des boîtes (114) à travers la ligne de code (128), la ligne de code (128) comprenant en outre au moins un système d'impression (118) conçu pour imprimer un code série sur chacune des boîtes (114), le code série comprenant au moins un numéro de série unique, et au moins une caméra (120) conçue pour lire le code série imprimé sur chacune des boîtes (114). Le procédé comprend les étapes suivantes consistant à : a) rétracter le poussoir principal (130) pour fournir un espace ouvert au niveau d'une section initiale (140) de la glissière (132) devant la rangée des boîtes (114), l'espace ouvert étant rempli avec au moins une boîte supplémentaire (136); b) utiliser le poussoir principal (130) pour déplacer conjointement la rangée des boîtes (114) sur la glissière (132) pour passer au niveau du système d'impression (118), le code série étant ainsi imprimé sur la ou les boîtes (114), le code série comprenant le ou les numéros de série uniques, et au niveau de la caméra (120), le code série imprimé sur la ou les boîtes (114) étant lu, jusqu'à ce qu'une section finale (146) de la glissière (132) soit atteinte, la rangée des boîtes (114) étant poussée à partir de la glissière (132); et c) recharger la ligne de code (128) par la fourniture d'au moins une autre boîte supplémentaire (136), les étapes a) à c) définissant un cycle de poussée de la ligne de code (128). Selon l'invention, le code série comprenant le ou les numéros de série uniques est imprimé sur une boîte particulière (114) et, simultanément, stocké dans une base de données, de préférence conjointement avec un autre identifiant unique (172) appliqué à un boîtier d'expédition particulier (166) qui stocke la boîte particulière (114). Dans ce mode de réalisation particulier, le procédé et la ligne de code (128) permettent ainsi le suivi d'un flux du produit emballé dans la boîte particulière (114) dans une chaîne de distribution à n'importe quel point donné.
Also published as
EP2018701372
RU2019127347
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