Global patent index - EP 0978449 A1

EP 0978449 A1 2000-02-09 - Machine for packaging articles into relative boxes

Title (en)

Machine for packaging articles into relative boxes

Title (de)

Maschine zum Verpacken von Artikeln in Schachteln

Title (fr)

Machine pour emballer des articles dans des boîtes

Publication

EP 0978449 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99115026 A

Priority

IT BO980484 A

Abstract (en)

A packaging machine includes a line (1) for conveying boxes (10) in which articles are to be packed and a line (32) for feeding informative sheets (3) to be associated to the articles. The feeding line (32) is equipped with a plurality of pliers means (34) for holding the informative sheets (3) during their transport. A tab folding group (4) co-operates with a stationary edge (5) situated longitudinally to the conveying line (1), to fold transversal inner tabs (10a,10b) of said boxes (10). A flap closing group (6) co-operates with a second folding member (7) to close the flap (10c) of the boxes (10), overlapping the tabs (10a,10b) while in closing position. The flap closing group (6) includes abutment means (86) moving longitudinally to the conveying line (1) between an active position, in which the abutment means face the box (10) to be closed and a rest position. The first folding member (7) moves substantially perpendicular to the conveying line (1) and is aimed at bringing the flap (10c) closing the box (10) near the abutment means (86). A third folding member (72) acts in time relation to fold a wing (10d) of the flap (10c) against the abutment means (86). Then, pushing means (74) close the flap (10c) after the abutment means (86) had moved to the rest position. <IMAGE>

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

B65B 7/22; B65B 61/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 7/22 (2006.01); B65B 41/04 (2006.01); B65B 61/20 (2006.01); B65H 5/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 41/04 (2013.01); B65B 7/22 (2013.01); B65B 61/20 (2013.01); B65H 5/085 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 0978449 A1 20000209; EP 0978449 B1 20030115; DE 69904892 D1 20030220; DE 69904892 T2 20030731; ES 2188069 T3 20030616; IT 1304470 B1 20010319; IT BO980484 A1 20000203

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