Patent Number: 6,283,694

Title: Method and device for the alignment of products

Abstract: In a method for aligning products, the products, being substantially aligned in crossways rows on a first conveyor, are carried by the first conveyor in hollows made in trays through a pickup position at which the products in each row are picked up by a suction head which, while remaining parallel to itself, moves in a circular path extending partly over the first conveyor. The suction head transfers the products along a portion of its path between the pickup position and an unloading position at which the products are dropped onto a second conveyor equipped with hollows so that the products are arranged in a single line, with one product in each hollow.

Inventors: Spatafora; Mario (Bologna, IT), Ghiotti; Roberto (Calderino di Monte San Pietro, IT)

Assignee: Azionaria Costruzioni Macchine Automatiche A.C.M.A. S.p.A.

International Classification: B65B 35/30 (20060101); B65B 35/38 (20060101); B65G 47/91 (20060101); B65G 047/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/04/2018