Global Patent Index - EP 1042732 A1

EP 1042732 A1 2000-10-11 - DEVICE FOR COUNTING OBJECTS CONVEYED IN AN OVERLAPPING ARRANGEMENT

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR COUNTING OBJECTS CONVEYED IN AN OVERLAPPING ARRANGEMENT

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM ZÄHLEN VON IN EINER SCHUPPENFORMATION GEFÖRDERTEN GEGENSTANDEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF POUR COMPTER DES OBJETS ACHEMINES EN UNE FORMATION A RECOUVREMENT

Publication

EP 1042732 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98960982 A

Priority

  • CH 9800558 W
  • CH 298397 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9935612A1] The invention relates to a device comprising a conveyor device (10) and a counting device (16). The conveyor device (10) is used to transport objects (12) arranged in an overlapping arrangement (S) in the direction of conveyance (F) at the conveying speed (v1). A slide (20) mounted on a guiding rail (18') of the counting device (16) is moved cyclically in and against the direction of conveyance (F) by means of the drive (24'). The drive frequency of the slide (20) is greater than the frequency with which the objects arrive and the speed (v) in the direction of conveyance (F) in at least one section of the guiding rail (18') is greater than the conveying speed (v1). A contact element (30) and a catch element (32) are fixed to the slide (20). When the contact element (30) catches up with an object it is moved by the rear edge (14) against the direction of conveyance (F) for closing an electric contact (38, 38') and the catch element (32) comes into contact with the rear edge (14). When the slide (20) is moved further in the direction of conveyance (F) at speed (v) the object concerned (12) is displaced in the direction of conveyance (F).

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

G06M 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06M 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06M 7/00 (2013.01); G06M 2207/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9935612A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE DK FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9935612 A1 19990715; AU 1658299 A 19990726; AU 752796 B2 20021003; CA 2308771 A1 19990715; DE 59803237 D1 20020404; DK 1042732 T3 20020402; EP 1042732 A1 20001011; EP 1042732 B1 20020227; US 6363133 B1 20020326

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