Abstract: A device for transferring transport containers in a controlled manner from a loading station to an unloading station includes a continuously rotatably driven transport wheel and a stationary brake ring that is positioned concentrically to the transport wheel. The transport containers are alternately coupled to the brake ring and the transport wheel. Support arms are concentrically rotatably supported relative to the transport wheel and each support arm carries one of the transport containers. The transport containers can be smoothly coupled to or decoupled from the transport wheel or the brake ring so that a gentle transport is provided. The transport containers during operation do not contact one another and do not slide unbraked onto an abutment, thereby providing a gentle treatment of the goods to be transported.
Abstract: An apparatus for the controllable filling of transport containers with piece goods is provided. The transport container is arranged vertically above the conveying device and comprises two halves that are controllably adjustable. A lifting member is provided under the conveying means which penetrates the conveying means in the direction of the transport containers and may be introduced into the transport containers. The lifting device is drivably connected to a control member that engages the halves of the transport containers. With the control member, one or both halves of the transport container may be adjusted with respect to the lifting movements of the lifting device. It is thus possible to automatically fill a transport container with piece goods in a single layer or multiple layers, without the piece goods being touched by personnel.
Abstract: A device for conveying piece goods to a transfer station is provided whereby the device has a drivable continuous conveyor belt with at least one endless guide belt that is provided parallel to a longitudinal direction of the conveyor belt. A guiding surface of each one of the respective guide belts is disposed perpendicularly to a conveying surface of the conveyor belt and is synchronously drivable relative to a conveying direction of the conveyor belt. Due to this embodiment, very sensitive piece goods may be conveyed without the piece goods sliding off the conveyor belt and without damaging the piece goods at the guide belts that provide the lateral limitation of the conveying belt. A relative movement between the piece goods and the lateral limitation is prevented.
Abstract: A transport device for the controllable conveying of transport containers from a loading station to an unloading station with a preferably horizontally oriented, continuously rotating transport device in the form of a transport wheel is provided. The transport containers are suspended at a carrier that engages and disengages the transport wheel. With the transport wheel it is possible to compensate for different operating speeds of the machines that are interconnected by the transport wheel, so that an automated and continuous operating mode with little operating expenditure is provided. The transport wheel serves also as a storage unit for a packing unit arranged at the unloading station which may be operated continuously during shut-down periods of the preceding machine.
Abstract: An apparatus for conveying sausages from a sausage stuffing machine to a packing unit comprises a deflecting device, with which the sausages are alinged in a defined position on a conveyor belt; a loading station comprising a lifting member and coordinated containers that are arranged above said lifting member and into which the sausages are introduced via the lifting member that penetrates the conveyor belt; a storage unit for transporting said loaded and unloaded containers; and an unloading station which receives the loaded containers via the storage unit and unloads the sausages from the containers synchronously to a working cycle of the packing unit. With the apparatus, sausages portioned and twisted off by a sausage stuffing machine may be introduced into packing containers of a packing unit in an automated manner without personnel touching the sausages.
Abstract: An apparatus for the introduction of a cylindrical tool holder into a receiving bore, by using a feed gripping device, which holds the tool holder, comprises a gripping device, consisting of a contact plate and two clamp devices, which embrace the sides of the tool holder and are adjustable in the axial direction of the tool holder against the contact plate. The contact plate and the tool holder have contact surfaces, which oppose each other and are perpendicular to the receiving bore. The tool holder is held by the clamp devices in such a manner, so that the tool holder is slidable, to a limited extent, in the direction of the contact surface.This embodiment allows the introduction of the tool holder into the receiving bore without exactly positioning the tool holder and without canting. The tool holder aligns itself with the receiving bore due to the slidable holder.