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1. (WO2018203042) A LIFTING APPARATUS FOR A PACKAGING SYSTEM, A PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH SAID LIFT AND METHODS OF OPERATING SAID SYSTEM TO INSTALL A FEED DEVICE TO OR TO REMOVE A FEED DEVICE FROM A PACKAGING MACHINE.

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203042    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/051146
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B65G 65/23
B65B 35/32
B65B 57/00
B65B 63/00
Applicants: ISHIDA EUROPE LIMITED
Inventors: VINE, Lee
Title: A LIFTING APPARATUS FOR A PACKAGING SYSTEM, A PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH SAID LIFT AND METHODS OF OPERATING SAID SYSTEM TO INSTALL A FEED DEVICE TO OR TO REMOVE A FEED DEVICE FROM A PACKAGING MACHINE.
Abstract:
There is provided a lifting apparatus (16) comprising a lifting frame (16a) configured to be mechanically coupled to a packaging machine (12), and configured to couple with a feed device (14), wherein the lifting frame (16a) is configured to translate, raise and lower the feed device (14) relative to the packaging machine (12), and a packaging system comprising a packaging machine (12) with said lifting apparatus (16) wherein said packaging machine (12) is configured to detachably couple to a feed device (14), wherein the mass of the packaging machine (12) acts to counterbalance at least a portion of the mass of the feed device (14) whilst the feed device (14) is being translated, raised or lowered relative to the packaging machine (12). There is further provided methods of operating said packaging system for installing to and removing from the packaging machine (12) the feed device (14).