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1. (WO2018197404) APPLICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING ADD-ON ELEMENTS IN AN APPLICATION ORIENTATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197404    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/060328
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B65B 61/20
B65B 3/04
B65B 3/02
Applicants: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
Inventors: MAENNLE, Andreas
HIRT, Daniel
Title: APPLICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING ADD-ON ELEMENTS IN AN APPLICATION ORIENTATION
Abstract:
The invention describes and presents an application apparatus (1) for applying add-on elements (2), in particular drinking straws, to packagings (13), preferably composite cardboard packagings, comprising at least one transport device (14) for transporting the packagings (13) along a transport path (15), and comprising at least one application device (38) comprising at least one applicator (22) for applying the add-on elements (2) to the packaging (13), wherein the applicator (22) is provided on the application device (38) such that it can be moved from a transfer position (24) for receiving the add-on elements (2) into an application position (27) for applying the add-on elements (2) to the packagings (13) and back again. In order to provide a reduced complexity of the design and method for application of the add-on elements in different orientations, the at least one application device (38), as a result of a movement, in particular of the applicator (22), superimposed with the movement of the applicator (22) from the transfer position (24) into the application position (27), is designed to receive the add-on elements (2) with the applicator (22) in a transfer orientation in space and to apply the add-on elements (2) with the applicator (22) in an application orientation in space inclined relative to the transfer orientation.