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EP 1056647 A1 2000-12-06 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING AN ITEM FROM ITEMS CONNECTED IN A BANDOLIER

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING AN ITEM FROM ITEMS CONNECTED IN A BANDOLIER

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM ABSCHNEIDEN EINES ARTIKELS VON AUF EINEM BAND VERBUNDENEN ARTIKELN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE POUR DECOUPER UN ARTICLE A PARTIR D'ARTICLES CONNECTES SUR UNE BANDE

Publication

EP 1056647 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98907451 A

Priority

US 9802834 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9941150A1] A bandolier (20) of serially connected premium items (18) are fed by a vacuum conveyor (26) to a rotary cutter (14), with the bandolier (20) being sandwiched against the vacuum conveyor (26) by an overhead conveyor (32). The shaft (40) of the rotary cutter (14) is rotated by a servo-motor (42) such that its blade (46) engages the bandolier (20) with a linear speed which cuts the initial item (18) from the bandolier (20) and pushes and accelerates the cut item (18) into a carton (52) moving in a carton path (53). The linear speed of the bandolier (20) in the feed path (27) is tied to the linear speed of the cartons (52) in the carton path (53) while rotation of the shaft (40) is controlled by an optical sensor (38) which senses movement of the bandolier (20) by the vacuum conveyor (26). If movement of the bandolier (20) slows or is stopped, the shaft (40) is held in a control position so that the servo-motor (42) is able to accelerate the shaft (40) so that it reaches the linear speed required to accelerate the cut item (18) when the blade (46) reaches the cutting position independent of the linear speed of the bandolier (20).

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

B65B 61/20; B65B 61/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 61/08 (2006.01); B65B 61/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 61/20 (2013.01); B65B 61/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9941150A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9941150 A1 19990819; AU 6325598 A 19990830; AU 759234 B2 20030410; EP 1056647 A1 20001206; MX PA00007973 A 20020506

INPADOC legal status

2005-12-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20050615

2005-03-02 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

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- Free Format Text: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING AN ITEM FROM ITEMS CONNECTED IN A BANDOLIER

2003-03-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20030131

2000-12-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000918

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