Global Patent Index - EP 1068947 A1

EP 1068947 A1 2001-01-17 - Method and apparatus for automatically forming cardboard boxes from a flat unfinished board

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for automatically forming cardboard boxes from a flat unfinished board

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur automatischen Herstellung von Kartons aus flachem Material

Title (fr)

Procédé pour la fabrication automatique des cartons de matériel plat

Publication

EP 1068947 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99830419 A

Priority

EP 99830419 A

Abstract (en)

This invention relates to a method and an apparatus for automatically forming open-top parallelepipedic board containers or cartons (2) from flattened blanks (3) stacked inside a carton blank magazine (4), each blank basically comprising the sidewalls (PL,PC) of the ultimate carton, a first pair (PL,PC) of upper walls being juxtaposed to a second pair (PC,PL) of lower walls in a substantially flat configuration. The method comprises the successive steps of: picking up a carton blank (3) from the magazine (4) by individually gripping the first blank (3) with a robot (40) of the pick-and-place type having a tooling head (45) provided with a gripper means (47,48) which is applied to the first pair (PL,PC) of upper walls of the blank (3); positioning the blank (3) on a supporting deck (35) equipped with a holding means (36), and applying the means (36) to just one wall (PL) in the second pair (PC,PL) of lower walls; opening up the blank (3) by moving the tooling head (45) away from the supporting deck (35) along a predetermined blank unfolding (opening up) path to obtain a substantially box-like open-ended structure. <IMAGE>

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

B31B 5/80

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B31B 5/80 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B31B 1/00 (2013.01); B31B 2201/287 (2013.01); B31B 2201/29 (2013.01); B31B 2203/003 (2013.01)

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EP 1068947 A1 20010117; EP 1068947 B1 20040331; AT 263020 T 20040415; DE 69916041 D1 20040506; DE 69916041 T2 20041021; DK 1068947 T3 20040705; ES 2217728 T3 20041101; PT 1068947 E 20040730; SI 1068947 T1 20040831

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