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 new patent  Container inspection device and container inspection method for inspecting containers

A container inspection device and a container inspection method for inspecting containers are provided. The container inspection device comprises at least one light fixture for illuminating containers at a predetermined inspection instant of time for inspecting the containers, and an electrical line for connecting the at least one light fixture to an electrical energy supply and to a bus system, so that the electrical line serves both to supply the at least one light fixture with electrical energy and to connect with a real time data network.. ... Krones Ag

 new patent  Apparatus and method for emptying containers with perforation device

Apparatus for emptying containers and in particular plastic containers with a first holding device which is suitable and intended for holding a first section of the container, with a second holding device which is suitable and intended for holding a second section of the container, wherein the first holding device and the second holding device are movable with respect to one another in order to compress the container located between these holding devices, and with a removal device in order to remove liquid from the container via a mouth thereof. According to the invention the apparatus has a perforation device which perforates at least a wall region of the container.. ... Krones Ag

 new patent  System for filling containers, having a transport device

The present invention relates to a filling system for filling containers, such as cans, in the beverage-processing industry, comprising at least one filling station connected to a product storage container, a transport device by means of which containers are conveyed to the filling station, and a container feeding means that feeds containers to the transport device in layers, the transport device having arranged thereon a counter capable of determining the number of containers in the transport device, characterized in that a control unit is provided, which controls the container feeding means depending on the product amount available in the product storage container and on the number of containers in the transport device. The invention also relates to a corresponding method.. ... Krones Ag

Data exchange between a machine and an external control module in the beverage industry

The application relates to a device for a machine in the beverage industry, comprising an hmi for user input of control commands for the machine. The device is configured to be connectable to an external control module via a wireless communication connection. ... Krones Ag

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Device for cleaning and sterilizing a filling valve of a beverage filling system for filling a container with a filling product

The present invention relates to a device and a method for cleaning and sterilizing a filling valve of a beverage filling system for filling a container with a filling product. The device includes a cap for closing a filling product outlet of the filling valve during the cleaning and sterilization, and a valve for opening and closing the through-opening. ... Krones Ag

Sealing ring

A sealing ring for sealing a second component, which rotates in relation to a first component, for example for sealing a distribution channel of a rotary media distributor in a beverage filling system is described. The sealing ring includes an annular seal main body to be accommodated on the first component and a wear profiled element arranged radially within the seal main body for contacting the second component in a sealing manner, wherein the seal main body has at least one region of reduced radius in order to enable deformation of the seal main body as the seal main body is assembled with the first component.. ... Krones Ag

Method and device for treating a mixture of expansion gas and filling product foam in a beverage filling plant

Various embodiments relate to devices and methods for treating a mixture of expansion gas and filling product foam in a beverage filling plant, comprising the steps of introducing the mixture of expansion gas and filling product foam into a closed separation container and extracting the expansion gas out of the closed separation container via suction.. . ... Krones Ag

Device and method for continuously inspecting containers

The present disclosure provides an inspection device for continuously inspecting fed containers, in particular bottles, said inspection device comprising a feed device configured to feed containers thereto in succession, at least one inspection unit, configured to inspect the fed containers, a discharge conveying device configured to discharge the inspected containers, and a throughput station for the containers, which is arranged between the feed conveying device and the discharge conveying device, wherein the throughput station comprises a conveyor arrangement with an individual drive and a plurality of conveying units, which are movable by means of the individual drive individually and independently of one another, the conveyor arrangement being configured to convey the containers from the feed conveying device to the discharge conveying device.. . ... Krones Ag

Blow molding machine with automatically actuated base coupling

A system is provided for transforming plastic parisons into plastic containers with at least one transforming station which has a blow mold within which the plastic parisons can be expanded by application of a gaseous medium, wherein the blow mold has a base part which is disposed releasably on a support, and with a first fastening mechanism in order to fasten the base part to the support, and wherein the blow mold has at least one side part which is disposed releasably on a support and a second fastening mechanism in order to fasten the side part to the support.. . ... Krones Ag

System and method for carrying out a changeover process in a beverage production plant

A method for carrying out a changeover process in a system for producing beverage containers is provided. This system in operation produces plastic containers from plastic parisons by a transforming device and these produced containers are transported to a filling device and the containers are filled with a liquid and in particular a beverage, wherein the liquid is introduced into the container at a temperature of over 50° c., wherein at least the transforming device and the filling device are at least intermittently in data communication with one another and for carrying out the changeover process of at least the transforming device or the filling device a value is output and/or used which is characteristic for a changeover status of this transforming device or this filling device.. ... Krones Ag

Safety closure for a container with a media supply line

A safety closure for or on a container with a media supply line is described. The safety closure comprises: a lid which is actuated in particular mechanically for closing the container; a shut-off device for shutting off the media supply line; a pivoting lever with an actuating arm for pressing on the lid and with an in particular opposite first locking element; and a second locking element which is drive-coupled to the shut-off device and, which as a stop for the first locking element, being selectively operative when the shut-off device is open, is configured such that the lid can not be opened. ... Krones Ag

Method and guide system for the transport of containers or container components in industrial systems for container production and/or product filling

The invention relates to a method and guide system for the transport of containers or container components, in particular, preforms and/or closure caps, in industrial systems for container production and/or product filling, wherein the containers/container components are transported along at least one guide element. By generating an air cushion between the guide element and the containers/container components by flowing through a microporous layer formed on the guide element, even container components which are lightweight and/or do not slide well can be reliably slidingly transported along the guide elements, and containers can be reliably supplied to dividing worms or similar using dynamic pressure.. ... Krones Ag

Blow moulding machine with a changing robot and a gripping device and a method for its operation

An apparatus for shaping plastics material pre-forms into plastics material containers has a conveying device which conveys the plastics material pre-forms along a pre-set conveying path. The conveying device has a movable station carrier arranged at least indirectly on a stationary base carrier and on which a plurality of shaping stations are arranged. ... Krones Ag

08/17/17 / #20170233128

Method and device for the application of shrink film sleeve

A method and a device for applying a shrink film sleeve to a container is provided. The method includes perforating the shrink film sleeve at predefined intervals, expanding the perforated shrink film sleeve by means of an expansion device, such as an expansion mandrel, conveying the expanded shrink film sleeve along the expansion device by a conveyor roller pair, tearing off the shrink film sleeve at the perforation by means of a downstream dispensing roller pair whose conveying speed is at least temporarily higher than the conveying speed of the conveyor roller pair, and shooting the torn-off shrink film sleeve onto the container.. ... Krones Ag

06/22/17 / #20170176071

Container treatment installation with refrigeration installation, and method for starting the operation of a refrigeration installation of a container treatment installation

A container treatment installation having a refrigeration installation, and a method for starting the operation of a refrigeration installation of a container treatment installation, are provided. The refrigeration installation comprises a refrigerant vessel for receiving a refrigerant which can be used for cooling a component of the container treatment installation, and a control device for controlling an amount of the refrigerant in the refrigerant vessel such that, after operation of the refrigeration installation, only a predetermined residual amount of refrigerant remains in the refrigerant vessel for the transport of the refrigerant installation, and after the transport of the refrigeration installation, the predetermined residual amount is filled up with a predetermined replenishment amount of refrigerant.. ... Krones Ag

06/01/17 / #20170154417

Optical inspection method and optical inspection device for containers

An optical inspection method for containers. A container is at least partly illuminated or transilluminated with light of an illuminating device and captured from different viewing directions (r4-r6) as a camera image in each case by at least one camera. ... Krones Ag

04/13/17 / #20170102340

Test container for testing inspection devices

A test container for checking container inspection machines, which inspection machines are suitable for examining at least a first category of containers for the presence of foreign bodies, with a man body in which a liquid is disposed, with a mouth via which the liquid is able to be introduced into the container, with a first closure by means of which the container is closed, wherein a foreign body which can be detected by the inspection machine is disposed in the container is provided. The container and/or the liquid disposed therein has a further substance or for example a transmitting device which can be detected by a user and/or by a detection device in order thus to distinguish the test container per se from another container of the category to be inspected.. ... Krones Ag

03/23/17 / #20170081052

Method for monitoring a filled container and monitoring system for filled containers

A method for monitoring a filled container, in particular a filled beverage container, which is conveyed on a conveyor, comprising the steps of taking up the container by a carriage, creating a spacing between the container and the conveyor, so that the entire weight of the container is retained by the carriage in a weighing region, and weighing the retained container in the weighing region using a load cell comprised by the carriage, the carriage being driven by a linear motor according to said method, and a monitoring system for filled containers, in particular filled beverage containers, for executing such a method.. . ... Krones Ag

03/02/17 / #20170057673

Wrapping apparatus employing stretching film with improved retaining device

A wrapping apparatus employing plastic stretching film for items to be wrapped has entry lines and exit lines, which define a horizontal feeding line, in the proximity of a wrapping station (w) provided with a drive ring apt to bring into rotation a reel of the stretching film around the feeding line, and a holding gripper apt to temporarily hold an initial edge of said film in a starting step of the rotation of said reel. A temporary retaining device of said film provided with an elongated hollow member arranged with the longitudinal axis thereof parallel to the feeding line and having an inner side.. ... Krones Ag

02/09/17 / #20170038308

Apparatus and method for inspecting containers

An apparatus for inspecting containers in a container treatment machine includes an optical probe, for detecting surface irregularities. The probe is formed as an optical coherence tomography probe providing in-plane resolution and/or volume resolution.. ... Krones Ag

02/09/17 / #20170036388

Apparatus for shaping plastic preforms, comprising a sterile chamber

An apparatus for shaping plastic preforms into plastic containers is disclosed. Said apparatus comprises a conveying device on which a plurality of blowing stations are arranged. ... Krones Ag

01/19/17 / #20170014654

Transport device and transport method for a container treatment installation

A transport device and a transport method is provided for a container treatment plant. The transport device comprises at least one transporter for transporting containers to or away from a treatment station of the container treatment plant, wherein at least one transporter is positioned displaceable in relation to another one of the transporters to provide a closeable spatial separation between the at least one displaceable transporter and the other transporter.. ... Krones Ag

01/12/17 / #20170008708

Method and device for conveying goods to be conveyed with a cellular wheel sluice

A method for conveying goods to be conveyed with a cellular wheel sluice, wherein in a housing, the goods to be conveyed are conveyed with rotor blades of the rotating cellular wheel, and sealing lips of the rotor blades abut against at least one sealing surface of the housing. During the transport of certain goods to be conveyed, such a sealing surface and/or sealing lips can be used which are formed from an abrasive material that is contained in the goods to be conveyed.. ... Krones Ag








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