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1. (WO2018145777) SPACING CONVERTER, METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A CONTAINER, AND TRANSFER DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/145777    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/053774
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B65G 47/32
Applicants: FERRUM AG
Inventors: BUCHLI, Heinrich
EGLI, Michael
THALMANN, Theo
Title: SPACING CONVERTER, METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A CONTAINER, AND TRANSFER DEVICE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a spacing converter (1) for transferring a container (101) from a container provider to a container receiver. The spacing converter (1) comprises a first non-round wheel, which is mounted for eccentric rotation about a first shaft, a second non-round wheel, which is mounted for eccentric rotation about a second shaft, and a third non-round wheel, which is mounted for eccentric rotation about a third shaft. The spacing converter (1) also comprises an inlet wheel (5), which is coupled to the second shaft for conjoint rotation, an outlet wheel (6), which is coupled to the second shaft for conjoint rotation, at least one first acceleration wheel (71), and at least one first guide wheel (72). The container (101) can be guided along by means of a first acceleration finger (81) arranged on the first acceleration strand (73), and thus the container (101) can be fed from the container provider to the container receiver by means of the spacing converter (1). The invention further relates to a method for transferring a container (101) and to a transfer device.