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1. (WO2018202475) PRODUCT SUPPORT, TRANSPORT DEVICE USING THE PRODUCT SUPPORT AS TRANSPORT CARRIAGES, OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/202475    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/060432
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 25 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B65G 17/00
B65G 35/06
Applicants: TVI ENTWICKLUNG UND PRODUKTION GMBH
Inventors: VÖLKL, Thomas
Title: PRODUCT SUPPORT, TRANSPORT DEVICE USING THE PRODUCT SUPPORT AS TRANSPORT CARRIAGES, OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR
Abstract:
According to the invention, a transport device (50) that is connected to a track is used for transporting, accumulating and buffering disks (101) and disk portions, cut in particular from a product strand (100), comprising transport carriages (1) that can be moved in sections independently of one another along the guide tracks (51a, b), that are used as the product support (1) for the disks (101) which are placed on the carriages, said transport being optimised for collecting the disks (101) falling after cutting since the product supports (1) have a support element (2) which is flexible at least in one direction, the direction of transport (10). The support element (2) can also be easily guided for example, about a return pinion of a continuously circulating traction element, such as for example, a friction belt (65) or a chain (64), which uses the drive element (60) as the track body for the passive transport carriages (1), and can be positioned, in particular on the impact point for the disks (101) also in a state which is not yet flat, and which enables said type of charged support elements (2) to be collected and buffered in a simple and economical manner.