Patent Number: 6,168,149

Title: Method and unit for feeding blanks to a user machine

Abstract: A method and unit for feeding blanks to a user machine, whereby at least two synchronized pickup heads withdraw the blanks from respective hoppers and feed them to respective conveying pockets moving continuously along a user path of the machine; each blank adheres by suction to a flat conveying surface of the respective pickup head, with a first lateral edge projecting outwards of the flat conveying surface and with a second edge contacting a push tooth projecting from the respective flat conveying surface, and is so inserted inside the respective conveying pocket as to be maintained in a flat configuration between the push tooth and a stop element moving together with the conveying pocket.

Inventors: Boldrini; Fulvio (Ferrara, IT)

Assignee: G.D Societa' Per Azioni

International Classification: B65H 3/08 (20060101); B65H 3/44 (20060101); B65H 003/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018