EP0291457B2 - One-piece hinged snap-on cap - Google Patents

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EP0291457B2
EP0291457B2 EP19880810296 EP88810296A EP0291457B2 EP 0291457 B2 EP0291457 B2 EP 0291457B2 EP 19880810296 EP19880810296 EP 19880810296 EP 88810296 A EP88810296 A EP 88810296A EP 0291457 B2 EP0291457 B2 EP 0291457B2
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D47/00Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
    • B65D47/04Closures with discharging devices other than pumps
    • B65D47/06Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages
    • B65D47/08Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures
    • B65D47/0804Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures integrally formed with the base element provided with the spout or discharge passage
    • B65D47/0809Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures integrally formed with the base element provided with the spout or discharge passage and elastically biased towards both the open and the closed positions
    • B65D47/0814Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures integrally formed with the base element provided with the spout or discharge passage and elastically biased towards both the open and the closed positions by at least three hinge sections, at least one having a length different from the others

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  • Die vorliegende Erfindung betrifft einen einteiligen Schnappscharnierverschluss aus Kunststoff mit einem Unterteil und einer Kappe, wobei beide Teile je eine Mantelwand aufweisen. The present invention relates to a one-piece snap hinge closure made from plastic with a lower part and a cap, both parts each having a casing wall. Im geschlossenen Zustand des Verschlusses stehen diese Mantelwände deckungsgleich vertikal übereinander. In the closed state of the closure, these casing walls are congruently vertically superimposed. Der Unterteil ist mit der Kappe über mindestens ein Filmscharnier sowie über zwei je beidseits des Filmscharnieres angeordnete Spannbänder verbunden, die im geschlossenen Zustand des Verschlusses gestreckt sind. The lower part is connected to the cap via at least one film hinge, as well as two each disposed on both sides of the film hinge tension bands which are stretched in the closed state of the closure.
  • Lösungsvorschläge, um die Federelemente, beziehungsweise Scharnierteile eines Schnappscharniers möglichst anliegend zu gestalten, sind aus der DE-C 589 647, DE-A 3 026 436 bekannt geworden. Suggested solutions to the spring elements, or parts of a hinge snap hinge to make fitting possible, have become known from DE-C 589 647, DE-A 3,026,436. Gemäss der US-A 3 964 609 wird gar das Federelement separat gefertigt und in eine Aussparung parallel der Aussenwand des Behälters eingeschoben. According to US-A 3,964,609 does the spring element is manufactured separately and inserted into a recess parallel to the outer wall of the container.
  • Ein Schnappscharnierverschluss der eingangs genannten Art ist beispielsweise aus der EP-A 0 147 423 bekannt. A snap hinge closure of the type mentioned is known for example from EP-A 0,147,423. Die Spannbänder der bekannten Lösung sind üblicherweise an Angüssen befestigt, die auf der äusseren Mantelfläche aufgesetzt sind und in einer Ebene liegen, die den Kunststoffverschluss wie eine Sekante schneidet. The clamping bands of the known solution are usually attached to runners which are placed on the outer circumferential surface and lying in a plane that intersects the plastic closure as a secant. Von der Wirkungsweise, der Festigkeit und der Schliesskraft her gesehen haben sich diese Verschlüsse bestens bewährt. Seen from the mode of action, strength and closing forth these closures have proven. Bernängelt wurden auf dem Markt vor allem das ästhetische Aussehen sowie die Verarbeitbarkeit der Verschlüsse in den Abfüllstationen. especially the aesthetic appearance and the workability of the closures in the filling stations were Bernängelt on the market. Die vorstehenden Spannbänder boten gelegentlich Anlass zu Verstopfungen auf der Förderstrecke. The above straps occasionally offered rise to blockages on the conveyor line.
  • Eine Lösung für das zweitgenannte Problem ist in der EP-A 056 469 dargestellt. One solution to the second-mentioned problem is shown in EP-A 056,469. Hier wird anstelle der Spannbänder mit seitlich dem Filmscharniergelenk angeordneten Zwischenelementen gearbeitet, die an und für sich dickwandig sind und über Filmscharniere mit dem Unterteil bzw. der Kappe verbunden sind. Here is worked in place of the tensioning straps with laterally arranged the film hinge joint intermediate elements are thick-walled in and of themselves, and are connected via film hinges to the lower part or the cap. Die zur Schnappwirkung erforderliche Kraft wird hier nicht durch Längsdehnung der Zwischenelemente, sondern durch die Rückformkraft der gewölbt geformten Zwischenelemente gebildet. The force required to snap action force is here formed not by elongation of the intermediate elements, but by the reforming force of the dome-shaped intermediate elements. Die beim Oeffnen und Schliessen des Verschlusses auftretenden Zugkräfte verlaufen durch die Filmscharniere, an denen die Zwischenelemente mit der Kappe bzw. dem Unterteil verbunden sind. The tensile forces occurring during the opening and closing of the closure extending through the film hinges, where the intermediate elements are connected to the cap or the lower part. Das die Schwenkachse bildende Filmscharnier wird beim Oeffnen des Verschlusses gestaucht. The film hinge forming the pivot axis is compressed, on opening of the closure. Während die Stauchung eines Filmscharniers unproblematisch ist, stellen Zugkräfte über einem Filmscharnier eine grosse Gefahr dar. Verlaufen die Zugkräfte exakt in der Verlaufrichtung senkrecht zur Achse des Filmscharniers, so ist die Widerstandskraft noch relativ gross. While the compression of a film hinge is unproblematic provide tensile forces over a film hinge with a wide hazard. Feathering the tensile forces exactly in the extension direction perpendicular to the axis of the film hinge, the resistance force is relatively large. Bei einer Schrägstellung der Filmscharniere, wie dies die EP-A 056 469 verlangt, ist jedoch die vorgenannte korrekte Krafteinwirkung nicht gewährleistet. In an oblique position of the film hinges, as the EP-A 056 469 requires, however, the aforesaid correct force is not assured. Das Resultat ist, dass an den Seiten der Filmscharniere eine Ueberdehnung mit Kerbwirkung auftritt und die Filmscharniere reissen. The result is that an overstretching with notch effect occurs on the sides of the film hinges and tear the film hinges.
  • Aus der US 4'545'495 ist ein Schnappscharnierverschluss bekannt bei dem die Spannbänder über Filmscharniere an den Mantelwänden angelenkt ist, wobei die Ansatze der Spannbänder in parallelen Ebenen zum Hauptscharnierverlaufen. From US 4'545'495 is a snap hinge closure known in which the tensioning straps is hinged about hinges at the lateral walls, the approaches of the tightening straps in parallel planes to the main hinge bleed. Aus der DE-U-85 36 556 ist Schnappscharnierverschluss bekannt bei dem ein einziger Spannband vorgesehen ist, welches in Nischen angelenkt ist und im offenen Zustand gewölbt verläuft. From DE-U-85 36 556 snap hinge closure is in which a single clamping band is provided is known, which is articulated in niches and extends curved in the open state.
    Die Materialdicke im Bereich eines Filmscharniers beträgt lediglich 0,1 - 0,2 mm. The material thickness in the area of ​​a film hinge is only 0.1 - 0.2 mm. Dies führt während des Spritzvorganges zu einer Richtungsorientierung der Makromoleküle im Filmscharnierbereich. This results during the injection process to a directional orientation of the macromolecules in the hinge area. In Bereichen in denen die Makromoleküle richtungsorientiert sind, vertragen diese nur geringe Kräfte quer zur Verlaufsrichtung, wie sie in der Ausführung gemäss der obgenannten Erfindung auftreten. In areas in which the macromolecules are directionally oriented, that only small forces tolerated transversely to the running direction, as they occur in the embodiment according to the above-mentioned invention. Demgegenüber ist die Materialdicke in einem Spannband mit ca. 0,5 - 0,8 mm 4- bis 5fach grösser. In contrast, the material thickness is in a clamping band with about 0.5 - 0.8 mm larger 4- to 5-fold. Eine Richtungsorientierung der Makromoleküle beim Spritzvorgang findet hier nicht statt. A directional orientation of the macromolecules during the injection process does not take place here. Die Richtung der Kräfteeinwirkung auf die Spannbänder ist somit unwesentlich. The direction of the forces acting on the straps is therefore immaterial. Zudem bestimmt die Grösse der Oeffnungen in der Spritzform, durch die das Material immer vom Unterteil in die Kappe strömt, die Spritztaktzeit. In addition, the size of the openings defined in the injection mold, through which the material always flows from the lower part in the cap, the spray cycle time.
  • Ein von der Firma Zeller Plastik GmbH auf den Markt gebrachter Verschluss weist im offenen Zustand gestreckte Spannbänder auf, die über Filmscharniere an Oberteil und Unterteil angelenkt sind. One of the company Zeller Plastik GmbH to market matched closure has in the open state on stretched straps, which are articulated on hinges at top and bottom.
  • Zu den obigen Erkenntnissen ist die Anmelderin durch aufwendige Messungen und Versuche gelangt und hat sich daher die Aufgabe gestellt, ein Kunststoffscharnier der eingangs genannten Art zu schaffen, bei dem Probleme der obengenannten Art vermieden werden können. To the above findings, the applicant has passed through extensive measurements and tests and therefore the object has been to create a plastic hinge of the type mentioned, can be avoided in the problems of the above type.
    Diese Aufgabe löst die Erfindung durch einen Schnappscharnierverschluss aus Kunststoff mit den Merkmalen des Patentanspruches 1. This object is achieved by the invention by a snap hinge closure made from plastic with the features of claim 1.
    In den Zeichnungen ist ein Ausführungsbeispiel des Erfindungsgegenstandes dargestellt und anhand der nachfolgenden Beschreibung erläutert. In the drawings, an embodiment of the subject invention is illustrated and explained by the following description.
  • Es zeigt: It shows:
    • Figur 1 den Schnappscharnierverschluss in etwa natürlicher Grösse auf einer Tube in Ansicht von vorne; 1 shows the snap hinge closure in approximately natural size on a tube in front view;
    • Figur 2 in Seitenansicht und Figure 2 in side view and
    • Figur 3 in Ansicht auf die Rückseite. 3 shows in a view of the back. In In
    • Figur 4 ist derselbe Verschluss in grösserem Masstab in der vollständig geöffneten Spritzlage in Seitenansicht und in Figure 4 is the same closure in a larger scale in the fully open spray position in side view and in
    • Figur 5 in Ansicht von oben gesehen, wobei die Kappe von innen erkennbar ist Figure 5 seen in top view, the cap being visible from the inside
    • Figur 6 zeigt einen Vertikalschnitt durch die Schwenkachse des Schnappscharniers entlang der Linie B - B in Figur 5 und Figure 6 shows a vertical section through the pivot axis of the snap hinge taken along the line B - B in Figure 5 and
    • Figur 7 einen Teilschnitt entlang der Linie C - C in Figur 5. Figure 7 is a partial section along the line C - C in FIG. 5
    • Figur 8 a und b zeigt verschiedene Querschnittsformen der Spannbänder. Figure 8 a and b shows different cross-sectional shapes of the tightening straps.
  • In der Zeichnung ist der Unterteil des einteiligen Schnappscharnierverschlusses mit 1, der damit verbundene Oberteil mit 2 bezeichnet. In the drawing, the lower part of the one-piece snap hinge closure with 1, the associated upper part is indicated by 2. Das Schnappscharnier ist in der dargestellten Form in einem Verschluss integriert. The snap hinge is integrated into the form shown in a closure. Das dargestellte Ausführungsbeispiel nach dem erfindungsgemässen Prinzip ist ein Verschluss, bei dem der Verschlussunterteil 1 auf einer Tube T befestigt ist. The illustrated embodiment according to the inventive principle is a closure in which the closure lower part 1 is mounted on a tube T. Der Oberteil 2 ist in diesem Falle eine Kappe. The upper part 2 is a cap in this case. Die beiden Teile 1 und 2 des Verschlusses sind über ein übliches, leicht über die Umfangsmantelwand hinausragendes Filmscharnier 3 miteinander verbunden. The two parts 1 and 2 of the closure are connected by a common, easily projects beyond the peripheral shell wall film hinge. 3 Die Mantelwand 4 des Unterteiles 1 und die Mantelwand 5 der Kappe, bzw. des Oberteiles 2 stehen vertikal übereinander. The casing wall 4 of the lower part 1 and the wall 5 of the cap, or the upper part 2 are vertically stacked. Dem Filmscharnier gegenüberliegend ist im Ober- und Unterteil eine Einbuchtung 8 angebracht, die das Oeffnen des Verschluss erleichtern soll. opposite the film hinge a recess 8 is mounted in the upper and lower part, which is to facilitate opening of the closure. Links und rechts des Filmscharniers 3 sind fast nur noch ansatzweise die beiden Spannbänder 6 erkennbar. Left and right of the film hinge 3 are almost entirely rudimentary the two straps 6 recognizable. Sie sind so in den Mantelflächen 4 und 5 integriert, dass lediglich noch die seitlichen Begrenzungen 7 erkennbar sind. They are integrated into the lateral surfaces 4 and 5 that only nor the lateral boundaries 7 are visible. Die Aussenflächen der Spannbänder 6 fluchten von geringfügigen Abweichungen abgesehen mit den Mantelflächen des Ober- bzw. Unterteiles 1, 2. The outer surfaces of the tensioning belts 6 are aligned by minor variations apart with the outer surfaces of the upper or lower part 1; 2.
  • In der Figur 4 ist dasselbe Ausführungsbeispiel des Schnappscharniers am Verschluss gemäss den Figuren 1 - 3 in der vollständig geöffneten Stellung in einem grösseren Massstab gezeigt. In the figure 4 the same embodiment of the snap hinge is on the closure according to Figures 1 - 3 shown in the fully open position in a larger scale. Der Unterteil 1 hat eine Deckfläche 9, die sich über die Trennebene E des Ober- und Unterteiles 1, 2 erhebt und einen konisch nach oben zulaufenden Ausguss 10 aufweist. The bottom part 1 has a top surface 9 of the upper and lower part 1, rising above the parting plane E 2 and having a conical upwardly tapering spout 10th Die Spannbänder 6 sind in dieser Stellung ungespannt und bilden einen Bogen. The webbings 6 are not tightened in this position and form an arc. Da hier die Spannbänder auf der Peripherie der gewölbten Mantelflächen liegen, werden die Spannbänder im Bereich näher dem Filmscharnier stärker gewölbt als die weiter vom Filmscharnier entfernten Bereiche. Here, since the tightening straps are located on the periphery of the curved lateral surfaces, the clamping strips are curved in the area closer to the film hinge more than the more remote from the film hinge portions. Daher ist das Spannband in der Seitenansicht doppelt gewölbt sichtbar. Therefore, the tension band in the side view is twice curved visible. Auch in der Ansicht nach Figur 5, die eine Aufsicht auf den Verschluss gemäss Figur 4 zeigt, erkennt man, dass der Radius der in dieser Stellung des Scharniers bogenförmigen Spannbänder 6 näher dem Filmscharnier 3 kleiner und entfernter vom Filmscharnier 3 grösser ist. Also, in the view according to Figure 5, which shows a plan view of the closure according to Figure 4, it can be seen that the radius of the arc in this position of the hinge tensioning straps 6 closer to the film hinge 3 is smaller and more distant is greater from the film hinge. 3 Im Detail ist dies in Figur 7, einem Schnitt entlang der Linie C - C in Figur 5, dargestellt. In detail, this is shown in Figure 7, a section along the line C - C in Figure 5, is shown.
    In dieser Darstellung nach Figur 5, in der man den Oberteil, bzw. die Kappe von unten bzw. von innen und den Unterteil von oben erkennt, sieht man auch die Nischen 11, in denen die Spannbänder angebracht sind. In this representation of Figure 5, in which one the upper part, or the cap from below or inside and detects the lower part from above, one also sees the niches 11, in which the tensioning straps are attached. Die Nischen in der Kappe, bzw. dem Oberteil 2 durchbrechen die Mantelwand 5 nicht, sondern lassen eine minimal erforderliche Wandstärke bestehen, so dass im geschlossenen Zustand des Verschlusses Oberteil und Unterteil über dem gesamten Umfang der Mäntelwände aufeinander aufliegen. The slots in the cap, or the upper part 2 by breaking the wall 5 does not, but can be made a minimum required wall thickness, so that lie in the closed state of the closure upper part and lower part over the entire circumference of the claddings walls to each other. Dies ist von erheblicher Bedeutung, weil bekanntlich Kunststoff teile sich statisch stark aufladen. This is of considerable importance because known plastic parts to static electricity strong. In der Folge werden Staubteile bei einem nicht vollständig schliessenden Verschluss magnetisch durch eventuelle Schlitze ins Innere gezogen und führen zu einer sichtbaren Verschmutzung. As a result, dust particles are drawn in a non-fully closing closure magnetically any slots to the interior and lead to a visible contamination. Die Bodenflächen der Nischen 11 verlaufen geneigt zur Trennebene E. Dabei müssen natürlich die Spannbänder 6 je weiter sie von der Schwenkachse, nämlich dem Filmscharnier 3 weg sind, umso länger sein. The bottom surfaces of slots 11 extend inclined to the parting plane E. It must, of course, the clamping strips 6 farther from the pivot axis, namely the film hinge 3 away are to be the longer. Folglich verlaufen die Nischenböden von dem vom Filmscharnier entfernteren Ende von unten zu dem vom Filmscharnier näheren, oberen Ende. Consequently, the niche floors run from the more remote from the hinge end of the bottom closer to the hinge, the upper end. In der Figur 6, einem Schnitt durch den offenen Verschluss in der Vertikalen durch das Filmscharnier, sind die Nischenböden punktiert eingetragen, obwohl sie in dieser Ansicht natürlich nicht sichtbar sind. In Figure 6, a section through the open lock in the vertical through the film hinge, the niche floors are registered dots, although they are of course not visible in this view.
  • Ein wesentlicher Unterschied zwischen den Spannbändern, wie sie in dieser Erfindung angewendet werden, und den Zwischenelementen gemäss dem Stand der Technik ist, dass die Spannbänder 6 vom Ansatzpunkt in den Nischen 11 über ihre gesamte Länge mindestens annähernd die gleiche Querschnittsfläche aufweisen. An essential difference between the straps, as applied in this invention, and the intermediate elements according to the prior art is that the tensioning bands 6 at least approximately have the starting point in the recesses 11 over its entire length the same cross-sectional area. Zwar können die Bänder am Ansatz gerundet und verdickt sein, um eine Kerbwirkung zu vermeiden. Although the tapes may be rounded at the base and thickened to avoid a notch effect. Im dem Bereich jedoch, der zur erforderlichen elastischen Längsdehnung führt, bleibt die Querschnittsfläche von Ungenauigkeiten abgesehen gleich. In the field, however, the elastic to the required longitudinal stretching leads, the cross sectional area of ​​inaccuracies remains the same apart.
    Die Querschnittsform der Spannbänder 6 kann sehr unterschiedlich gestaltet werden. The cross-sectional shape of the straps 6 can be very differently designed. Dies zeigen die Beispiele der Figuren 8a und b. This is shown by the examples of the figures 8a and b. So kann die Aussenfläche exakt der Kontur der Mantelwand angepasst, jedoch die Innenfläche gerade sein. Thus, the outer surface can be adjusted exactly to the contour of the casing wall, but the inner surface be straight. (Figur 8a) (8a)
    Aber neben der rein rechteckigen Form wie in Figur 6 ersichtlich, wäre auch eine allseitig konvexe Form, beispielsweise eine Ellipse wie in Figur 8b möglich. But in addition to the purely rectangular shape as seen in Figure 6, would be an all-round convex shape, such as an ellipse as shown in Figure 8b possible.

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  1. One-piece snap hinge closure made from plastic with a lower part (1) and an upper part (2), each of which has a circumferential wall (4, 5), said two circumferential walls (4, 5) being congruently vertically superimposed when the hinge is in the closed position and in which the lower part (1) is connected to the upper part (2) via a film hinge (3) and is connected by means of two lamellar straps (6) arranged on either side of the film hinge (3) and which are stretched in the closed position of the hinge, in the open state of the closure the straps (6) running in a cambered surface and in the closed state of the closure are stretched and the starts of the straps are fitted to the recess bottom surfaces, which are so inclined to the separation plane (E) between the upper part and the lower part that the sides of the lamellar straps closer to the film hinge (3) are shorter than the more remote sides and in which the straps from the start in the recesses (11) in the circumferential walls (4, 5) and have over their entire length an almost constant hinge-free cross-section and are aligned in the closed position by their outermost partial faces with the circumferential outer walls.
  2. One-piece snap hinge closure according to claim 1, characterized in that the starts of the straps (6) in the recess bottom surfaces are rounded.
  3. One-piece snap hinge closure according to claim 1, characterized in that the recesses (11) at least approximately correspond to the shape and size of the stretched straps (6), so that in the closed position of the hinge they are completely received in the recesses (11) and cover the same.
  4. One-piece snap hinge closure according to claim 1, characterized in that the cross-sectional shape of the straps (6) at least approximately corresponds to a flat rectangle.
  5. One-piece snap hinge closure according to claim 1, characterized in that the cross-sectional shape of the straps is convex on at least one side.
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