Patent Number: 6,966,422

Title: Adjustable apparatus for orienting containers

Abstract: The invention relates to the field of machines for directing and aligning plastic containers and particularly relates to an universal device for automatically adjusting vertically directing and aligning means in dependence on said containers size. The orienting means are formed by a plurality of cradles (5) and the aligning means are formed by a corresponding plurality of discharge channels (6), both means are provided with movable parts (10) and (35) respectively adjustable in dependence on plastic containers size. The device provides at least one control member (7) located on the machine outer stationary cylindrical wall (3) and adapted to engage movable parts (10) and (35) of cradles and discharge channels respectively while the inner hopper holding bulk plastic containers rotates.

Inventors: Lanfranchi; Mario (Collecchio, IT)

Assignee: Lanfranchi S.r.l.

International Classification: B65G 47/14 (20060101); B65G 047/24 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018