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1. WO2020070026 - TRANSFER STAR-WHEEL AND METHOD

Publication Number WO/2020/070026
Publication Date 09.04.2020
International Application No. PCT/EP2019/076298
International Filing Date 27.09.2019
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 26.03.2020
IPC
B65C 9/04 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
CLABELLING OR TAGGING MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR PROCESSES
9Details of labelling machines or apparatus
02Devices for moving articles, e.g. containers, past labelling station
04having means for rotating the articles
B65C 9/06 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
CLABELLING OR TAGGING MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR PROCESSES
9Details of labelling machines or apparatus
06Devices for presenting articles in predetermined attitude or position at labelling station
B67C 7/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
CFILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
7Concurrent cleaning, filling, and closing of bottles; Processes or devices for at least two of these operations
B65G 47/86 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
84Star-shaped wheels or devices having endless travelling belts or chains, the wheels or devices being equipped with article-engaging elements
86the article-engaging elements being grippers
CPC
B65G 47/847
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
74Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
84Star-shaped wheels or devices having endless travelling belts or chains, the wheels or devices being equipped with article-engaging elements
846Star-shaped wheels or wheels equipped with article-engaging elements
847the article-engaging elements being grippers
B67C 7/0046
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING, CLOSING ; OR CLEANING; BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
CCLEANING, FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
7Concurrent cleaning, filling, and closing of bottles; Processes or devices for at least two of these operations
0006Conveying; Synchronising
004the containers travelling along a circular path
0046Infeed and outfeed devices
B67C 7/0053
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING, CLOSING ; OR CLEANING; BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
CCLEANING, FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
7Concurrent cleaning, filling, and closing of bottles; Processes or devices for at least two of these operations
0006Conveying; Synchronising
004the containers travelling along a circular path
0046Infeed and outfeed devices
0053using grippers
Applicants
  • GEA PROCOMAC S.P.A. [IT]/[IT]
Inventors
  • BELLINI, Vittorio
  • RABOINI, Gianmaria
Agents
  • DONDI, Silvia
Priority Data
10201800000918805.10.2018IT
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) TRANSFER STAR-WHEEL AND METHOD
(FR) ROUE EN ÉTOILE DE TRANSFERT ET PROCÉDÉ
Abstract
(EN)
Transfer star-wheel (1) of containers (100) made of thermoplastic material provided with concave closures (200), comprising: a rotary carousel (2) having a plurality of supporting stations (3) for supporting the containers (100), each supporting station (3) comprising a pocket (4) at the external circumference of the rotary carousel (2) for receiving and supporting the neck (100b) of one of the containers (100), characterized in that each supporting station (3) comprises a striking element (5) located above the corresponding pocket (4), said striking element (5) being configurable in an operative position in which it is in contact with the concave closure (200) of the container (100) supported in the corresponding pocket (4), and a neutral position in which it is spaced from the concave closure (200).
(FR)
L'invention concerne une roue en étoile de transfert (1) de contenants (100) composés d'un matériau thermoplastique dotée de fermetures concaves (200), comprenant : un carrousel rotatif (2) présentant une pluralité de stations de support (3) destinées à supporter les contenants (100), chaque station de support (3) comprenant une poche (4) au niveau de la circonférence externe du carrousel rotatif (2) destinée à recevoir et à supporter le col (100b) de l'un des contenants (100), caractérisé en ce que chaque station de support (3) comprend un élément de frappe (5) situé au-dessus de la poche correspondante (4), ledit élément de frappe (5) étant configurable dans une position fonctionnelle dans laquelle il est en contact avec la fermeture concave (200) du contenant (100) supporté dans la poche correspondante (4) et une position neutre dans laquelle il est espacé de la fermeture concave (200).
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