Global Patent Index - EP 1013559 A1

EP 1013559 A1 2000-06-28 - Method and apparatus for filling containers with articles or bulk material at a filling station

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for filling containers with articles or bulk material at a filling station

Title (de)

Verfahren und Anordnung zum Befüllen von Behältern mit Artikeln oder Schüttgut in einer Füllstation

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif pour remplir des récipients avec des articles ou des matières en vrac dans un poste de remplissage

Publication

EP 1013559 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99125479 A

Priority

DE 19859941 A

Abstract (en)

The method involves moving open containers (A,B,C) along a conveyor path (1), along a separate drive in the immediate vicinity of the filling station (1) and individually into the filling station, positioning them beneath a fill hopper (2) in the station, removing them after filling and returning them to the conveyor path. The containers are individually fed along the pref. continuously operated container drive into the station with a height adjustment and positioned with a defined distance between the top of the container and the filler hopper irrespective of container height. An Independent claim is also included for an arrangement for filling containers.

Abstract (de)

Bei einem Verfahren und einer Anordnung zum Befüllen von Behältern (A, B, C, D) mit Artikeln oder Schüttgut in einer Füllstation (1) mit einem Fülltrichter (2), wobei die oben offenen Behälter (A, B, C, D) längs einer Förderstrecke (3) zugeführt und längs eines sich anschließenden separaten Behältertriebs (4) im unmittelbaren Bereich vor der Füllstation (1) und in der Füllstation (1) vereinzelt zugeführt und in der Füllstation in einer Füllstellung unter dem Fülltrichter (2) positioniert werden, und nach einem Befüllen aus der Füllstellung abgeführt und gegebenenfalls ausgangsseitig der Förderstrecke (3) wieder zugeleitet werden, wird vorgeschlagen, daß die Behälter (A, B, C, D) längs des Behältertriebs (4) höhenversetzbar in die Füllstation (1) vereinzelt zugeführt und unabhängig von der Behälterhöhe (h, h') in einem vorgegebenen Abstand (a) zwischen der Behälteroberseite und der festen Fülltrichterunterseite in der Füllstellung unter dem Fülltrichter (2) positioniert werden. Durch den vorgegebenen, in der Regel kleinen Abstand (a) wird ein Danebenfallen von Produkten beim Einfüllen auch bei unterschiedlichen Behälterhöhen verhindert. <IMAGE>

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

B65B 43/54; B65B 43/59

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 43/54 (2006.01); B65B 43/59 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 43/59 (2013.01); B65B 43/54 (2013.01)

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EP 1013559 A1 20000628; EP 1013559 B1 20021113; AT 227668 T 20021115; DE 19859941 A1 20000706; ES 2186296 T3 20030501

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