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8973735 Mechanisms for transferring items  
A transfer mechanism for transferring items between one or more input streams and one or more output streams is disclosed. The transfer mechanism comprises a turret, an arm extending from the...
8511459 Cigarette bundle feeder  
A cigarette bundle feeder has a discharge duct which forms a lower part of a hopper and delivers filter cigarettes towards a bottom plate located under the hopper to produce a cigarette bundle,...
7559737 Vertically staggered pallet stacking assembly line and method  
A new type of pallet stacking assembly line. Two pick-and-place robots are used. The first robot has a relatively low position. The second robot is in an elevated position. A pallet dispenser...
6718606 Apparatus for molding and applying liners in caps  
An apparatus for molding and inserting in caps liners made of plastic material dispensed by an extruder, comprising: a dosage carousel; a molding carousel; an insertion carousel; a cap feeder for...
6648586 Sample chip collating apparatus  
A collating for collecting sample chips includes a framework supporting a plurality of supply bins housing sample chips and a track running adjacent the plurality of supply bins. The apparatus...
6298976 Device for assembling article groups from rod-shaped articles in the tobacco-processing industry  
A device is provided for assembling article groups from layers of rod-shaped articles used in the tobacco-processing industry. The rod-shaped articles are stacked one above the other and...
6269931 Device for forming groups of cigarettes  
A device for forming groups of cigarettes having a number of superimposed layers, whereby each layer is expelled by a movable push member from a respective outlet of a hopper having a number of...
6213283 Apparatus for transferring rod-like articles  
Apparatus for transferring rod-like articles such as cigarettes comprising a series of hoppers (2, 4, 6) which deliver rows of cigarettes to fluted planetary wheels (8, 10, 12) which are mounted...
6189678 Apparatus for forming groups of superposed flat items  
An apparatus for forming groups of superposed, flat items, includes a conveyor having a transporting device traveling in a conveying direction along a generally horizontal working flight; and a...
6044957 Multiple item loading system and method  
A system for loading two items, such as bags, into a bucket on a bucket conveyor, first selects a first item for delivery to a second loading station. Thereafter, a second item is delivered to a...
5860427 Unit for forming group of cigarettes  
A unit for forming groups of cigarettes, wherein a transfer device transfers the cigarettes from a fixed withdrawal station, defined by an open bottom end of a hopper for cigarettes, on to a...
5782334 Method and line for forming and conveying orderly groups of elongated products, particularly cigarettes  
A method and line for forming and conveying orderly groups of elongated products, particularly cigarettes, whereby each group is formed of a number of superimposed layers of products arranged side...
5718102 Method and device for forming and transferring groups of cigarettes on a packing machine with multiple wrapping lines  
A method and device for forming and transferring groups of cigarettes on a packing machine with multiple wrapping lines, whereby each group is fed into a respective pocket of a conveyor, and...
5699896 Transfer device, and in particular, a packaging machine for cigarettes or the like, which is provided with the said transfer devices  
A transfer device includes a transfer tool which is activated by a rectilinear guide, i.e. by a mechanism made such that a point of attachment of the transfer tool describes a rectilinear...
5649615 Conveyor for compressing cigarette blocks  
A conveyor for compressing cigarette blocks to an appropriate size for packaging having a plurality of open cell bodies, each body defining an open cell therein, for receiving cigarette blocks in...
5522493 Supply hopper for delicate, rod-shaped products, in particular in cigarette packaging machines  
Supply hopper for delicate, rod-shaped products, in particular in cigarette packaging machines, which hopper (1) is provided in its lower part with a plurality of separate discharge channels (2),...
5511769 Sheet material collating apparatus  
A sheet material collating apparatus includes a conveyor and a plurality of hoppers which hold sheet material articles. Feed drums are operable to sequentially feed sheet material articles from...
5482427 Horizontal loading apparatus  
An apparatus for forming stacked article groups in a packaging process, comprising a linear conveyance mechanism having an upstream end and a downstream end; and at least one article input and...
5299679 Apparatus for piling and transferring cigarettes  
A plurality of cigarette piling heads are provided on a cigarette piling drum. The same number of cigarettes as the number of cigarettes in a cigarette package are piled on each cigarette piling...
5282527 Apparatus for arranging and piling cigarettes  
An apparatus for arranging, side by side, cigarettes to form three cigarette layers, seven, six and seven cigarettes in the corresponding layers, the total number being twenty cigarettes and...
5244075 Cigarette ejecting apparatus of a cigarette packaging apparatus  
A piling machine of a cigarette packaging apparatus comprises a number of transferring drums disposed between the respective aligning drums of the apparatus for aligning a given number of...
5228267 Method and apparatus for making frozen dessert cones with attached removable sanitary jackets  
Frozen dessert cones made from a cooked batter capable of having lower and higher moisture contents, which respectively cause the cone to assume dimensionally contracted and expanded states, are...
5122030 Method and apparatus for transporting can blanks and the like  
An apparatus and method for transferring can blanks from a steel slitting machine to a welder includes a two stage chain conveyor feeding stacker pockets on a dial indexer or turntable for holding...
5106069 Apparatus for positioning covers on stacks of superimposed sheets  
Apparatus for positioning covers on top of stacks of paper sheets has a transporting unit which advances a series of successive stacks along a first horizontal path and discrete covers along a...
5070991 Apparatus for forming groups of rod-like articles  
Successive rows of cigarettes delivered axially from a packing machine hopper outlet (12) are engaged by a cyclically-movable transfer member (24, 32, 425) which accelerates each row sideways and...
5058726 Tray feed arrangement  
A means for precisely depositing containers into a moving nest, with the means being relatively insensitive to the speed of the nest. Each container is positioned over a lug which is driven at the...
5059274 Tire forming apparatus including upper and lower conveyors  
In a tire forming method or apparatus, a plurality of belt-shaped tire forming members are cut to predetermined lengths and piled one on another with their ends shifted in a longitudinal direction...
5046917 Apparatus for forming stacks of accumulator plates  
Apparatus for forming stacks of accumulator plates having an endless horizontal conveyor device (13) for accepting and removing the stacks, whcih are each formed from a predetermined number of...
4967898 Conveyor apparatus for the transport of sheet metal blanks  
The conveyor apparatus is connecting a cutter, by means of which sheet metal blanks are produced in adjacent rows, to the magazine of a can welding apparatus which produces from the sheet metal...
4964501 Apparatus for transferring layers of rod-shaped articles in packing machines  
The lower ends of several ducts which dispense layers of parallel cigarettes are located at different levels adjacent the path of movement of a stepwise advancing chain with receptacles for...
4901843 Advancing motion rotary apparatus  
A device and process to facilitate the high speed placement of articles onto moving objects by coordinating the velocity of the articles with the velocity of the moving objects. The device...
4880102 Device for the transfer of articles from a first to a second conveyor  
Device for transferring articles, preferably absorption bodies (A) intended for diapers or corresponding articles, from a first conveyor (1), on which the articles are advanced with first given...
4872544 Apparatus for oriented strand lay-up  
A process for continuously forming a product having elongated members at least about one foot long which are oriented, compressed and bonded is provided, the process comprising depositing...
4801036 Collating machine with a device for pre-accelerating the printed sheets  
A collating machine having a sweep element (6) for pre-accelerating the printed sheets (1) before they are acquired by the pusher dogs (5) of a collecting conveyor (2). The sweep elements (6) are...
4767321 Oven for heating and stacking thermoplastic fiber reinforced resin sheets  
A method and apparatus for heating fibers reinforced thermoplastic sheets is disclosed. The apparatus involves use of gas heating ovens adapted to allow several layers of material to be heated...
4711339 Cigarette stacking method and apparatus  
A cigarette stacking method is disclosed. It uses a stacking drum and a plurality of arranging drums near to its outer periphery, establishes different positions in the axial direction for...
4700825 Method for forming incomplete groups of cigarettes in a cigarette packeting machine  
In a cigarette packeting machine, the formation of groups of cigarettes to be packeted disposed in superposed layers of which at least one is incomplete in that it lacks at least one intermediate...
4614263 Cigarette arranging apparatus  
A cigarette arranging apparatus is disclosed. It has an arranging drum including a plurality of arcuate grooves arranged in its periphery, the grooves being extended in the axial direction and...
4606173 Method and apparatus for the intermediate storage of printed products arriving in an imbricated product formation  
An imbricated product subformation is formed from one half of the printed products delivered in an imbricated product formation by a conveyor or transporter. This subformation is guided through a...
4592374 Process and apparatus for forming groups of cigarettes  
In the case of high-performance cigarette packaging machines, to achieve high outputs and, at the same time, a careful treatment of the cigarettes it is important to maintain continuous movements...
4585113 Apparatus for transferring articles  
An apparatus transforms a single file of articles on a conveyor into separated batches of articles on the conveyor. The batches of articles are discharged into receptacles such as product buckets....
4531627 Device for forming groups of cigarettes in cigarette packaging machines  
An improved device (1) for forming groups (3) of cigarettes in cigarette packaging machines, in which a group forming wheel (2) comprises, uniformly distributed along its periphery, axial...
4526268 Apparatus for assembling arrays of cigarettes or the like  
Apparatus for assembling multi-layer blocks of parallel cigarettes has a magazine with several outlets having narrow elongated horizontal openings for the discharge of successive layers of...
4503967 Apparatus for accumulating arrays of cigarettes or the like  
Apparatus for accumulating arrays of superimposed layers of parallel cigarettes has a magazine with three layer-accumulating sections having outlets at different levels and a set of pushers which...
4471866 Apparatus of assembling arrays of cigarettes in packing machines  
The magazine for parallel cigarettes in a packing machine has several groups of ducts each of which serves to accumulate successive layers of cigarettes at different levels so that the layer which...
4364464 Apparatus for the formation of cigarette groups  
Apparatus for the formation of cigarette groups consisting of three superposed parallel rows of cigarettes comprising three row-forming stations which receive the cigarettes from passageways...
4362235 Apparatus for assembling arrays of cigarettes or the like  
Apparatus for assembling multi-layer arrays of cigarettes in a packing machine has a magazine with a reciprocable support having platforms at different levels and a group of cigarette-delivering...
4354589 Method and apparatus for grouping flat items in stacks  
A method and an apparatus for grouping flat items in stacks, particularly cookies which are advanced to a grouping device in at least three mutually parallel channels. The grouping device forms...
4344523 Apparatus for accumulating and stacking articles  
Apparatus for accumulating and stacking articles, such as sausages or other food products, in cylindrical shaped casings, includes a conveyor moving the articles in groups to positions where...
4341298 Forming groups of rod-like articles  
A non-intermittent cigarette bundle forming device comprises three hoppers, one for each cigarette row. An oscillating ladder (23) at the bottom of each hopper provides an escapement mechanism for...

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