Patent Number: 8,869,636

Title: Method and apparatus for checking gripping elements

Abstract: A method and apparatus for checking gripping elements for containers may include a plurality of gripping elements for gripping a plurality of containers. Occupancy states of these gripping elements with containers are regularly detected and statistics regarding these occupancy states are formed. Based on these statistics, in particular a failure of individual gripping elements can be ascertained and can be output to the user in a targeted manner.

Inventors: Grimm; Volker (Wenzenbach, DE)

Assignee: Krones AG

International Classification: B65B 57/10 (20060101); B65B 21/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00