Patent Number: 6,308,817

Title: Method and unit for forming a group of products on a cartoning machine

Abstract: A method and unit for forming, on a cartoning machine, a group having atleast one row defined by a given number of products, whereby an orderlysuccession of products, traveling at a substantially constant first speed,is fed to conveyor traveling at a substantially constant second speedgreater than the first speed; a leading product in the succession isbraked on the conveyor until a portion of the succession corresponding tothe row being formed moves onto the conveyor; and the leading product inthe row is then released gradually to accelerate the row up to the secondspeed and detach the row from the rest of the succession.

Inventors: Corniani; Carlo (Marmirolo, IT), Risi; Roberto (Casalecchio di Reno, IT), Maggi; Attilio (Ponti sul Mincio, IT)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013