Global Patent Index - EP 0954471 A4

EP 0954471 A4 2000-04-19 - CARTON SET-UP MACHINE AND METHOD

Title (en)

CARTON SET-UP MACHINE AND METHOD

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM AUFRICHTEN VON FALTSCHACHTELN

Title (fr)

LIGNE DE MISE EN FORME DE CARTONS ET PROCEDE CORRESPONDANT

Publication

EP 0954471 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97901415 A

Priority

  • GB 9600317 A
  • US 9700342 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9725246A1] A packaging machine and method for continuously setting up and loading end-loading type cartons (C) in which each such carton is caused sequentially to be delivered in flat collapsed condition to an infeed end of a packaging machine(s). Lower panel portions (12) of the carton are restrained and upper portions (10) of the carton are raised by overhead vacuum elements (64, 66) so as to bring the carton into set-up condition. The carton is progressed downstream to be supported by leading and trailing support lugs (3, 4) when set up so that the lugs hold the carton in set-up condition whereby the vacuum elements can be relieved. Further support lugs (1, 2) are provided by overhead booms which support upper side wall portions of the carton. The machine (M) is adjustable in numerous respects to accommodate a wide variety of carton sizes.

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

B65B 21/02; B65B 43/28; B65B 43/30; B65B 43/52

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 43/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 43/285 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9725246 A1 19970717; AT 251573 T 20031015; AU 1532097 A 19970801; DE 69725469 D1 20031113; DE 69725469 T2 20040506; DK 0954471 T3 20040119; EP 0954471 A1 19991110; EP 0954471 A4 20000419; EP 0954471 B1 20031008; ES 2208867 T3 20040616; GB 9600317 D0 19960313; PT 954471 E 20040130

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