Global Patent Index - EP 0994028 A1

EP 0994028 A1 2000-04-19 - Process and apparatus for packaging stacks of flat objects

Title (en)

Process and apparatus for packaging stacks of flat objects

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM VERPACKEN VON STAPELN VON FLACHEN GEGENSTÄNDEN

Title (fr)

Procédé et appareil pour emballer des piles d'objets plats

Publication

EP 0994028 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99830603 A

Priority

IT MO980214 A

Abstract (en)

A process and apparatus for packaging packs (2) of flat objects (3) piled one on top of another, using a package (1) formed by two cardboard half-blanks (4), in which athe packs and the half-blanks (4) are supplied to a packaging station (7) in which the half-blanks (4) are arranged on two opposite flanks of a pack. Four operative units (10), each acting on a corner of a pack, are provided with gripping organs (11) which are moved in directions according to diagonals of the pack (2) of objects (3), nearing and distancing from the corners of the pack (2). The operative units (10) fold the half-blanks (4) so as to envelop the flanks of the pack (2), as well as a peripheral zone of a topmost and bottom-most face of the pack (2). The invention is particularly applicable to packs made of ceramic tiles stacked one on top of another. <IMAGE>

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

B65B 23/20; B65B 11/58

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 11/58 (2006.01); B65B 23/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 11/585 (2013.01); B65B 23/20 (2013.01); B65D 85/46 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0994028 A1 20000419; IT 1304911 B1 20010405; IT MO980214 A1 20000417

INPADOC legal status


2001-10-11 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2001-09-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001020

2001-01-03 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2000-04-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-04-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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