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Number: 198/418
Name: Conveyors: power-driven > Conveyor system for establishing and moving a group of items
Description: Apparatus including at least two conveyor sections cooperating for the purpose of conveying plural articles in such manner that a particular plurality of articles will be arranged or formed into a particular array or cluster comprising a specific number of such articles, and for subsequently conveying said array or cluster as a separate collection.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
198/431 By depositing items successively from one conveyor onto group conveyor 155
198/432 By shifting group from row conveyor onto row conveyor 81
198/433 By shifting group from row conveyor onto stream conveyor 94
198/426 By shifting group of items simultaneously from stream conveyor to form a group 67
198/418.6 Having conveyor drop grouped items simultaneously onto another conveyor 118
198/418.1 Having items discharged from plural distinct outlets into group 83
198/418.5 Having plural successive groups discharged by single conveyor into larger group 45
198/418.7 Subdivides continuous item stream into longitudinally spaced groups 51

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8662088 Apparatus for filling a cavity, filling station and method of filling a cavity Mar. 4, 2014
8235201 Flight bar assembly, apparatus and methods for nestable collation of objects Aug. 7, 2012
8196509 Apparatus for shelling boiled eggs Jun. 12, 2012
8020487 Food processing apparatus and method Sep. 20, 2011
8015917 Food product carrier Sep. 13, 2011
7850562 Low friction, direct drive conveyor belt Dec. 14, 2010
7806249 Radar system characteristic determination Oct. 5, 2010
7726462 Method and unit for the formation of groups of products in a machine for continuous packaging of products Jun. 1, 2010
7712602 Method for use in a conveyor and a conveyor May. 11, 2010
7678332 Drive arrangements for a strip of cuvettes in analytical device Mar. 16, 2010
7540369 Product handling system Jun. 2, 2009
7536842 Machine and a method for filling box-like containers with articles arranged side by side and vertically May. 26, 2009
7240783 Unit for feeding filters to a filter assembly machine Jul. 10, 2007
7131524 Apparatus and method for the transfer of rod-shaped articles Nov. 7, 2006
6868653 Aligning device and method for feeding products into an automatic packaging machine Mar. 22, 2005
6779668 Method of automatically sorting objects and combining objects to assortments Aug. 24, 2004
6763926 Method and apparatus for automatic feeding of bar form metal profiles in profile working machines Jul. 20, 2004
6425474 Conveyor for conveying articles on an automatic wrapping machine Jul. 30, 2002
6364091 Conveying device for forming and conveying groups of products Apr. 2, 2002
6213284 Method and unit for transferring articles Apr. 10, 2001
6209706 Article grouping and transferring system Apr. 3, 2001
6109420 Unit for transferring and tipping sealed packages containing pourable food products Aug. 29, 2000
6073749 Method and unit for conveying packets of cigarettes Jun. 13, 2000
5884749 Conveyor system that receives articles at a constant rate and batch discharges Mar. 23, 1999
5755552 Object selecting system May. 26, 1998
5483877 Cassette stacker/stamper Jan. 16, 1996
5456572 Nesting device Oct. 10, 1995
5449409 Device to process green-tape type circuits Sep. 12, 1995
5220992 Apparatus for conveying rods of the cigarette industry Jun. 22, 1993
5060457 Pasta handling apparatus Oct. 29, 1991
4870749 Jaw and feeder assembly for advancing hinge to a work station Oct. 3, 1989
4827948 Apparatus for changing the direction of transport of rod-shaped articles of the tobacco processing industry May. 9, 1989
4732261 Method and apparatus for assembling and forwarding sets of sheets Mar. 22, 1988
4646908 Apparatus for stacking packages in particular for wrapping installations using a strip of heat-shrinkable material Mar. 3, 1987
4624614 Method and apparatus for pack cooling flat stock Nov. 25, 1986
4482139 Transport and separating apparatus for folded printed matter Nov. 13, 1984
4453368 Method and apparatus for automatically packing elongated food articles in controlled positions and orientations Jun. 12, 1984
4363593 Apparatus for positioning batteries and hoisting batteries into a battery formation tub Dec. 14, 1982
4336589 Warehousing monitor and control system Jun. 22, 1982
4288193 Arrangement for forming and handling collective loads Sep. 8, 1981
4279557 Apparatus for loading bales on to transport vehicles Jul. 21, 1981
4256434 Method of loading bales on to transport vehicles Mar. 17, 1981
4221287 Device for forming and transferring batches of products in automatic wrapping machines Sep. 9, 1980
4195737 Method and apparatus for handling elongated articles, such as pieces of timber Apr. 1, 1980
4189271 Apparatus for piling veneer sheets Feb. 19, 1980
4162722 Apparatus for collating cans and other articles Jul. 31, 1979
4157137 Apparatus for collecting extruded lengths of material into groups Jun. 5, 1979
4154157 Machine for joining separate products into a sandwich May. 15, 1979
4094129 Counting and filling apparatus for tablets, dragees or similar elements Jun. 13, 1978
4048900 Extraction assembly Sep. 20, 1977

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