Global Patent Index - EP 1040057 A1

EP 1040057 A1 2000-10-04 - DEVICE FOR TRANSFER OF FLAT ARTICLES IN A STACK

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR TRANSFER OF FLAT ARTICLES IN A STACK

Title (de)

ÜBERGABEVORRICHTUNG FÜR FLACHE GESTAPELTE GEGENSTÄNDE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE TRANSFERT D'ARTICLES PLATS DANS UNE PILE

Publication

EP 1040057 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98924339 A

Priority

  • FI 9800470 W
  • FI 972328 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9857874A1] The invention relates to a transfer device for flat articles in a stack, which comprises a base (1), a transfer means (2) arranged movable with respect to the base (1) at an operating rate (arrow N1) and arranged to transfer flat articles (E), located in the stack (P) and placed on the transfer means (2), in their transfer direction (S). The articles (E) are arranged transverse with respect to the transfer direction (S) and substantially parallel to each other. The transfer device comprises a follower device (3), which comprises at least one support conveyor (4) arranged above the base (1). The support conveyor (4) is at least partly arranged to extend in the direction of a straight line (X1) substantially parallel to a free plane (S1, S2, S3) of the stack (P) and arranged movable. The support conveyor (4) comprises, at different locations in its longitudinal direction, several contact means (5) arranged, while the support conveyor (4) and transfer means (2) are moving, to support the stack portions (PO) formed of one or more flat articles (E) and moving in the stack (P) in the transfer direction (S) in such a way that, viewed from the transfer direction (S), the front surface (SE) or the rear surface (ST) of the portion (PO) of the stack at least partly rests against this contact means (5).

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

B65G 15/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 31/06 (2006.01); B65H 31/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 31/3072 (2013.01); B65H 31/06 (2013.01); B65H 31/26 (2013.01); B65H 2301/42146 (2013.01); B65H 2301/42265 (2013.01); B65H 2404/241 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1916 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9857874A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9857874 A1 19981223; AU 7656598 A 19990104; EP 1040057 A1 20001004; FI 106547 B 20010228; FI 972328 A0 19970602; FI 972328 A 19981203

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-30 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030102

2000-10-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991214

2000-10-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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