Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2018177571) LABELLING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PLUG-CONNECTING MULTI-COUPLERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/177571    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/075359
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65C 9/00
Applicants: KRONES AG
Inventors: PRECHTNER, Andreas
EDERER, Roland
KRAUS, Andreas
SCHERL, Stefan
Title: LABELLING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PLUG-CONNECTING MULTI-COUPLERS
Abstract:
In a labelling machine M with a docking station 3 for a labelling unit E and multi-couplers K1, K1', K2, K2' in the docking station 3 and on the labelling unit E, a first actuating drive 10 is provided in the docking station 3 for each multi-coupling of the docking station 3, with which actuating drive the multi-couplings can be plug-connected from oriented positions that are disconnected in the adjusting direction of the first actuating drive, and can then be disconnected. According to the method, the labelling unit E is first centred in the docking station in a defined position in which each pair of multi-couplers K1, K2 K1', K2 are disconnected, but the pair members are aligned with each other, and the pair is only then plug-connected by at least one second adjusting movement.