Patent Number: 7,950,517

Title: Machine for orienting and aligning articles

Abstract: A rotary structure carries cavities with an upper inlet for receiving articles and an open bottom for dropping articles distributed along a closed circuit, and funnel-shaped conduits, each of which is located below a respective cavity to receive an article therefrom, a support plane for temporarily supporting the articles in the cavities and dropping them into the corresponding conduits in a site of the closed circuit, and support elements in each cavity to cooperate with parts of the article when the latter falls in order to confer to it a predetermined orientation inside the conduit. The cavities have their inlets in a perimetric ring surrounding a receptacle for the accumulation of the articles on a bottom formed by a rotating disk the peripheral edge of which reaches, upon rotating, a level above the perimetric ring.

Inventors: Marti Sala; Jaime (Barcelona, ES), Marti Mercade; Alex (Sant Cugat Del Valles, ES)


International Classification: B65G 47/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-05-31 0:00:00