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1. (WO2018197409) PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SEPARATED PACKS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197409    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/060335
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B65G 47/84
B65G 47/32
B65G 47/29
Applicants: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
Inventors: WEBER, Daniel
Title: PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SEPARATED PACKS
Abstract:
The invention describes, and illustrates, a processing apparatus (1, 31) for processing preferably filled and closed packs (5), in particular composite cardboard packs, having a processing station (24) for processing the packs (5), preferably for forming the packs (5) and/or for applying packaging aids or accessories (25) to said packs (5), having a transporting device (3) for feeding in particular accumulated packs (5) along a feed path (6) and for transporting separated packs (5) onwards, in the direction of the processing station (24), along a transfer path (7), and having a separating device (2) for separating the packs (5) fed via the transporting device (3), wherein the separating device (2) has a plurality of pushing means (18) which circulate in each case along a common, closed transporting track (B), are distributed along the transporting track (B) and are intended for displacing the packs (5) in a form-fitting manner from the feed path (6) onto the transfer path (7), at least essentially transversely to the feed path (6) and/or transfer path (7), in the region of the separating device (2). In order for it to be possible to achieve reliable operation of the processing apparatus along with simultaneously relatively high processing speeds, provision is made for the pushing means (18) to be mounted on two turntables (16, 17), which are spaced apart from one another in the vertical direction and can be rotated about a respective axis of rotation (19, 20), and for the axes of rotation (19, 20) of the turntables (16, 17) to be oriented parallel to one another and to be spaced apart horizontally from one another.