Patent Number: 7,086,520

Title: Device for conveying and arranging cylindrical elements, such as bottles, in a row

Abstract: A device for transporting and arranging cylindrical elements in a row has a first conveying belt, operated by first motor means to pull a plurality of cylindrical elements in a feeding direction. A second conveying belt is situated in cascade with respect to the first conveying belt and is operated continuously for receiving and transporting the plurality of cylindrical elements in a direction concordant with the feeding direction. Canalization means are fastened to an upper run of the second conveying belt for intercepting and for guiding the cylindrical elements, being transported on the second conveying belt, in a discharge direction up to an outlet channel, situated on one side thereof. Sensor means are connected with the first motor means and detect the presence of at least one cylindrical element in a selected section of the second conveying belt. The sensor means deactivate the first motor means, after a first time interval, subsequent to detection, and activate them, after a second time interval, when no cylindrical elements are detected in the selected section.

Inventors: Monte; Giuseppe (Bologna, IT)

Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.

International Classification: B65G 43/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018