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1. (WO2018184931) DEVICE FOR ALIGNING PRODUCTS, MORE PARTICULARLY FOR FORMING ROWS AND/OR GROUPS OF THE PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/184931    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/057882
Publication Date: Fri Oct 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 29 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B65G 47/08
B65G 47/84
B65G 54/02
Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Inventors: WIPF, Alfred
KATHAN, Philipp
Title: DEVICE FOR ALIGNING PRODUCTS, MORE PARTICULARLY FOR FORMING ROWS AND/OR GROUPS OF THE PRODUCTS
Abstract:
The invention is based on a device for aligning products (14), more particularly products moved by means of a transport device (12), more particularly to form rows and/or groups of the products (14) running transverse to a main transport direction (16) of the transport device (12), having at least one aligning unit (18) having at least one alignment element (20, 22, 24) that can be introduced into a gap that exists, more particularly along the main transport direction (16), between at least two of the products (14) in order to align the products (14), and having at least one straightening drive unit (26), more particularly a linear drive unit, at least to drive the at least one alignment element (20, 22, 24), said straightening drive unit having at least one movement element (28, 30, 32) that can be driven in an individually speed- and/or position-controlled manner, on which movement element the at least one alignment element (20, 22, 24; 20, 22, 24) is arranged. The invention proposes that the at least one alignment unit (20, 22, 24) can be actively moved relative to the at least one movement element (28, 30, 32) by means of an interaction with an activation unit (40) of the alignment unit (18), said activation unit more particularly having a different design from a further movement element (34, 36, 38) of the alignment drive unit (26), or that the alignment unit is arranged in an at least substantially non-movable manner on the at least one movement element (28, 30, 32).