Global Patent Index - EP 0710605 B1

EP 0710605 B1 2000-02-02 - Method and device for maximising the unit rate of a vacuum packaging machine

Title (en)

Method and device for maximising the unit rate of a vacuum packaging machine

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Maximieren der Taktgeschwindigkeit einer Vakuumverpackungsmaschine

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif pour la maximisation de la vitesse fréquentielle d'une machine d'emballage sous vide

Publication

EP 0710605 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 95117127 A

Priority

US 33286494 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: US5477660A] A process and apparatus for maximizing the production rate of a modular vacuum packaging machine comprising a container forming station wherein a unit of containers is formed from film web, a loading station wherein product is loaded into a unit of containers, a sealing station adapted to simultaneously vacuum seal at least two units of containers with film web, a conveying means for indexing the containers through the stations, and a control means comprising a means for activating the container forming and loading stations after every index of the conveying means and a means for activating the sealing station after every at least second index of the conveying means, whereby optimum efficiency of the packaging machine is achieved.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65B 31/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 31/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 31/021 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR IT

EPO simple patent family

US 5477660 A 19951226; DE 59507729 D1 20000309; EP 0710605 A1 19960508; EP 0710605 B1 20000202

INPADOC legal status


2006-10-20 [REG FR ST] NOTIFICATION OF LAPSE

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2001-01-17 [26N] NO OPPOSITION FILED

2000-04-12 [ITF] IT: TRANSLATION FOR A EP PATENT FILED

- Owner name: MITTLER & C. S.R.L.

2000-03-10 [ET] FR: TRANSLATION FILED

2000-03-09 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

- Document: DE 59507729 20000309

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: B1

- Designated State(s): DE FR IT

2000-01-26 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SMITH, DONALD EUGENE

1999-09-01 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGENMUELLER GMBH & CO.

1997-07-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 19970612

1996-12-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19961023

1996-05-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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