Global Patent Index - EP 0984705 A1

EP 0984705 A1 20000315 - RESERVOIR SYSTEM FOR ROD-LIKE ARTICLES

Title (en)

RESERVOIR SYSTEM FOR ROD-LIKE ARTICLES

Title (de)

SPEICHERSYSTEM FÜR STABFÖRMIGE GEGENSTÄNDE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME RESERVOIR POUR ARTICLES EN FORME DE TIGE

Publication

EP 0984705 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98925814 A

Priority

  • GB 9801612 W
  • GB 9711518 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9854988A1] A reservoir system (14) for a multi-layer stream of rod-like articles such as cigarettes is movable laterally so as to vary the radial position at which respective infeed and outfeed conveyors (16, 18) engage with upper and lower spiral conveyors (14A, 14B) of the reservoir and so vary the capacity of the reservoir by varying the length of the stream on the spiral conveyors (20A, 20B). In alternative arrangements the reservoir may comprise spiral conveyors (14A, 14B) which take the form of shallow helixes, and the infeed and outfeed conveyors (116, 118) may be pivotable or laterally displaceable to track the spiral conveyors.

IPC 1-7

A24C 5/35; B65G 47/51

IPC 8 full level

A24C 5/35 (2006.01); B65G 47/51 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A24C 5/35 (2013.01); B65G 47/5136 (2013.01); B65G 2207/24 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9854988A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB IT

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9854988 A1 19981210; EP 0984705 A1 20000315; GB 9711518 D0 19970730

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 9801612 W 19980603; EP 98925814 A 19980603; GB 9711518 A 19970605