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1. (WO2018162226) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING CONTAINERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/162226    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/054139
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 21 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G05B 19/418
B65G 47/00
Applicants: KRONES AG
Inventors: HAHN, Wolfgang
RISSE, Norbert
WOELFEL, Heinz
Title: METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING CONTAINERS
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method and a device for handling containers, using at least two container handling machines (21,22,23), between which a transport device (7) for transporting the containers is arranged, the transport device (7) being split into a plurality of transport sections (41,42), the flow of containers being changed from containers of the first type (A) to containers of the second type (B). Once the first transport section (41) is run empty of containers of the first type (A), a separating device (61) between the first and second container handling machines (21,22) is activated, and containers of the second type (B) are transported into the first transport section (41) and backed up at the separating device (61), while containers of the first type (A) are transported from the second transport section(42) to the second container handling machine (22), and once the second transport section (42) is run empty of containers of the first type (A), the separating device (61) is deactivated so that the containers of the second type (B) are transported by the second transport section (42) to the second container handling machine (22). Preferably, a purality of separating devices (61,62) is provided in order to further segment the transport device (7).