Global Patent Index - EP 1042205 A1

EP 1042205 A1 2000-10-11 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STORING TRANSPORT ELEMENTS

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STORING TRANSPORT ELEMENTS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN SOWIE EINE VORRICHTUNG ZUR SPEICHERUNG VON TRANSPORTELEMENTEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR STOCKER DES ELEMENTS DE TRANSPORT

Publication

EP 1042205 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98956762 A

Priority

  • CH 9800527 W
  • CH 296697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9933733A1] The invention relates to a method and device for buffering with the use of a closed gripper. The invention comprises transport means (20) which are provided with grippers (22), can move along a conveying section (10), and are located in the area of a buffer section (14) of the conveying section (10). Transport means are stored in such a way that the distance between the transporting means (20), said means being successively arranged in the buffer section (14), is essentially determined by the degree of opening of the grippers (22) or by the dimensions of the transport means (20). Said means are also stored in such a way that opened grippers (22) are at least partially closed without exercising a holding function in or before the area of the buffer section (14). To this end, a closing device is placed in an entry area (16) of the buffer section (14) which, for example, can be provided in the form of a closing connecting member (18) and can be displaced along the conveying section (10).

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

B65H 29/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 29/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 29/003 (2013.01); B65H 29/02 (2013.01); B65H 2405/55 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9933733A1

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EPO simple patent family

WO 9933733 A1 19990708; AT 233225 T 20030315; AU 1331099 A 19990719; AU 742124 B2 20011220; BR 9814461 A 20001010; CA 2308498 A1 19990708; CA 2308498 C 20070417; DE 59807342 D1 20030403; DK 1042205 T3 20030422; EP 1042205 A1 20001011; EP 1042205 B1 20030226; ES 2189271 T3 20030701; JP 2001527012 A 20011225; NO 20003184 A 20000619; NO 20003184 D0 20000619; RU 2199481 C2 20030227; US 6464067 B1 20021015

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