Global Patent Index - EP 0968127 A2

EP 0968127 A2 2000-01-05 - APPARATUS FOR FEEDING A FILM TO A MACHINE FOR PACKAGING ARTICLES

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR FEEDING A FILM TO A MACHINE FOR PACKAGING ARTICLES

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM ZUFÜHREN EINES FILMES ZU EINER MASCHINE ZUM VERPACKEN VON GEGENSTÄNDEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ALIMENTANT EN FILM THERMOFORMABLE UNE EMBALLEUSE SOUS BLISTER OU ANALOGUE DES ARTICLES

Publication

EP 0968127 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98905567 A

Priority

  • IB 9800349 W
  • IT BO970152 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9841463A2] An apparatus includes a first and a second curved guides (36, 37), which are fed with respectively a first and a second film (20) made of a heat-formable material. First and second sensor means (56, 57) are situated at the outlet of the curved guides (36, 37) to detect the presence of leading edges of these films (20) thus making them stop in a position, in which they are ready to be fed to the packaging machine. Downstream of the curved guides (36, 37), there is a station (60), in which the leading edge and the trailing edge of the first and second films (20) are spliced. This splicing station (60) is equipped with sensor means (58) to detect running out of the first film (20) and command the supply of the second film (20). The splicing station includes also a cutting group (66), which is operated crosswise to the film (20) advancement direction (A), to cut respectively, a terminal part (200) and beginning part (201) of the films (20). The splicing station (60) is equipped also with a taping group (76), that moves in the same plane as the cutting group (66) and supports an applying roller (81) to which an adhesive tape is supplied from a reel (80) to be applied to the films (20) edges.

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

B65H 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 19/18 (2006.01); B65H 23/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 19/1873 (2013.01); B65H 19/1852 (2013.01); B65H 23/28 (2013.01); B65H 2301/4631 (2013.01); B65H 2511/514 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1752 (2013.01)

Combination set (CPC)

B65H 2511/514 + B65H 2220/01

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9841463A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9841463 A2 19980924; WO 9841463 A3 19981223; DE 69801153 D1 20010823; DE 69801153 T2 20011031; EP 0968127 A2 20000105; EP 0968127 B1 20010718; IT 1292802 B1 19990211; IT BO970152 A1 19980918; IT BO970152 D0 19970318; JP 2001515446 A 20010918; JP 4236703 B2 20090311

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- Document: DE 69801153 20010823

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