EP1666365A1 - Palletcontainer with two support surfaces - Google Patents

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EP1666365A1
EP1666365A1 EP05360041A EP05360041A EP1666365A1 EP 1666365 A1 EP1666365 A1 EP 1666365A1 EP 05360041 A EP05360041 A EP 05360041A EP 05360041 A EP05360041 A EP 05360041A EP 1666365 A1 EP1666365 A1 EP 1666365A1
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Abstract

The container has four foldable posts (3, 3`) mounted at corners of a base (2) and associated to an automatic locking device in a raised position. An operating unit (8) liberates simultaneously the device from the posts. A plane carrying structure (6) of a support surface has ends (6`, 6``) connected to the posts in an articulated manner to support the ends and to control descent of the ends towards the base when the posts are folded.

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La présente invention concerne le domaine du stockage et du conditionnement, en vue de leur transport ou de leur manipulation groupée, d'articles, de produits manufacturés ou de pièces, notamment de composants d'éléments ou d'ensembles utiles pour la fabrication de machines ou de véhicules, en particulier à la chaîne.The present invention relates to the field of storage and packaging, with a view to their transport or group handling, of articles, manufactured products or parts, in particular components of elements or assemblies which are useful for the manufacture of machines. or vehicles, especially at the chain.

L'invention a pour objet un conteneur à embase en forme de palette et à au moins deux surfaces support superposées.The invention relates to a pallet-shaped base container and at least two superimposed support surfaces.

Il existe actuellement déjà différents types de conteneurs du type précité.There are already different types of containers of the aforementioned type.

Les conteneurs de ce type comportent généralement une embase en forme de palette, à contour carré ou rectangulaire, des montants repliables montés au niveau des coins de ladite embase, une première surface support formée sur l'embase et au moins une seconde surface support s'étendant parallèlement à la première surface support et à distance de cette dernière en direction des extrémités libres desdits montants, dans leur état dressé par rapport à l'embase, en étant formée sur une structure porteuse plane.Containers of this type generally comprise a pallet-shaped base, with a square or rectangular contour, folding posts mounted at the corners of said base, a first support surface formed on the base and at least a second support surface. extending parallel to and at a distance from the first support surface towards the free ends of said uprights, in their erected state with respect to the base, being formed on a planar carrying structure.

Ces montants peuvent éventuellement être reliés rigidement entre eux deux par deux pour former des paires opposées de montants associés. Ces montants peuvent être déplacés en pivotement, individuellement ou par paire, entre une position dressée, dans laquelle les montants sont sensiblement perpendiculaires au plan de l'embase, et une position repliée, dans laquelle les montants sont inclinés en direction de l'embase, en reposant éventuellement sur cette dernière par leurs extrémités libres.These amounts may optionally be rigidly connected to each other in pairs to form opposite pairs of associated amounts. These uprights can be moved in pivoting, individually or in pairs, between an upright position, in which the uprights are substantially perpendicular to the plane of the base, and a folded position, in which the uprights are inclined in the direction of the base, possibly resting on the latter by their free ends.

La seconde surface support peut être formée de deux demi-plateaux, qui peuvent être relevés pour pouvoir accéder aux articles ou produits reposant sur la première surface support, après qu'au moins un desdits demi-plateaux ait été vidé.The second support surface may be formed of two half-trays, which can be raised to access the articles or products resting on the first support surface, after at least one of said half-trays has been emptied.

Le plateau formant la seconde surface support, en une ou en deux parties, est souvent fixé de manière amovible sur les montants, afin de pouvoir être enlevé, et autoriser ainsi un repliement de l'ensemble du conteneur vidé et son rangement avec un encombrement minimum.The plate forming the second support surface, in one or two parts, is often removably attached to the uprights, so that it can be removed, and thus allow the entire emptied container to be folded and stored with a minimum space requirement. .

Toutefois, ces plateaux médians étant relativement lourds, leur enlèvement est fastidieux et fatigant.However, these median trays being relatively heavy, their removal is tedious and tiring.

De plus, en désolidarisant le plateau de l'embase et de ses montants, on risque de l'égarer, de le remonter de manière erronée ou avec une rigueur insuffisante ou de le faire dépasser de l'encombrement au sol donné par l'embase.In addition, by disconnecting the plate from the base and its amounts, it is likely to mislay it, to raise it incorrectly or with insufficient rigor or to exceed the footprint given by the ground base .

Enfin, l'enlèvement des plateaux nécessite une surface dégagée importante autour du conteneur, surface qui n'est souvent pas disponible, notamment à proximité des outils de production.Finally, the removal of the trays requires a large open area around the container, which surface is often not available, especially near the production tools.

La présente invention a pour but de proposer un conteneur du type précité amélioré et surmontant au moins certains des inconvénients précités.The present invention aims to provide a container of the aforementioned improved type and overcoming at least some of the aforementioned drawbacks.

A cet effet, l'invention a pour objet un conteneur du type précité, caractérisé en ce qu'à chaque montant est associé un dispositif de verrouillage automatique en position redressée, un organe de manoeuvre permettant de libérer simultanément les dispositifs de verrouillage des montants de chacune des paires de montants, et en ce que la structure porteuse plane de la seconde surface support est reliée de manière articulée à ses deux extrémités ou côtés opposé(e)s, avec deux paires de montants, chacune des deux liaisons articulées [structure porteuse plane/paire de montants] assurant le soutien de l'extrémité correspondante de la structure porteuse et la descente contrôlée de cette extrémité vers l'embase lors du repliement de la paire de montants associée à cette extrémité.For this purpose, the subject of the invention is a container of the aforementioned type, characterized in that at each upright is associated an automatic locking device in the upright position, an actuating member for simultaneously releasing the locking devices of the uprights. each of the pairs of uprights, and in that the planar bearing structure of the second support surface is hingedly connected to its two opposite ends (s), with two pairs of uprights, each of the two hinged connections [supporting structure plane / pair of amounts] ensuring the support of the corresponding end of the carrier structure and the controlled descent of this end towards the base during the folding of the pair of amounts associated with this end.

L'invention sera mieux comprise, grâce à la description ci-après, qui se rapporte à deux modes de réalisation préférés, donnés à titre d'exemples non limitatifs, et expliqués avec référence aux dessins schématiques annexés, dans lesquels :

  • la figure 1 est une vue en perspective d'un conteneur selon un premier mode de réalisation de l'invention, les surfaces support n'étant pas visualisées par des raisons de clarté et l'une des deux paires de montants étant en début de mouvement de repliement ou en fin de mouvement de redressement ;
  • la figure 2 est une vue de détail à une échelle différente des moyens d'articulation et de verrouillage d'un montant faisant partie de la paire en cours de repliement du conteneur de la figure 1 ;
  • la figure 3 est une vue en perspective selon une autre direction du conteneur de la figure 1, l'une des paires de montants étant totalement repliée et l'autre paire étant en position dressée et verrouillée ;
  • la figure 4 est une vue partielle et agrandie de l'objet de la figure 3 ;
  • la figure 5 est une vue partielle de détail, en élévation latérale et à une échelle différente, du conteneur des figures 3 et 4 ;
  • la figure 6 est une vue partielle en perspective du conteneur des figures 1, 3 et 4, la seconde paire de montants étant en cours de repliement vers le bas (embase) ;
  • la figure 7 est une vue en perspective d'un conteneur des figures 1, 3, 4 et 6 à l'état entièrement replié (les deux paires de montants étant totalement rabattues et la structure porteuse définissant la seconde surface support reposant sur l'embase) ;
  • la figure 8 est une vue en élévation latérale du conteneur de la figure 7 ;
  • la figure 9 est une vue en élévation latérale montrant l'empilement de deux conteneurs à l'état replié tels que représentés sur la figure 8 ;
  • la figure 10 est une vue partielle de détail d'un montant à l'état dressé du conteneur de la figure 1 ;
  • la figure 11 est une vue partielle de détail à une échelle différente, de la liaison articulée entre une paire de montants et la structure porteuse plane de la seconde surface support du conteneur des figures 1, 3, 4 et 5 ;
  • la figure 12 est une vue en perspective d'un conteneur selon un second mode de réalisation de l'invention, les deux paires de montants étant dans leur état dressé et verrouillé et une partie de la seconde surface support n'ayant pas été représentée (pour des raisons de clarté) ;
  • les figures 13 et 14 sont des vues partielles de détail, à une échelle différente, de la liaison articulée entre montants et structure porteuse et des moyens de verrouillage et d'articulation des montants d'une paire de montants du conteneur de la figure 12, à l'état verrouillé (Fig. 13) et à l'état déverrouillé (Fig. 14) des montants ;
  • la figure 15 est une vue de détail en perspective selon une autre direction d'une partie de l'objet de la figure 14 ;
  • la figure 16 est une vue de détail d'un dispositif de verrouillage d'un montant faisant partie du conteneur de la figure 1, en début de phase de repliement ou en fin de phase de redressement dudit montant ;
  • la figure 17 est une vue partielle en perspective du conteneur de la figure 12, l'une des paires de montants dudit conteneur étant en phase de repliement ou de redressement, l'autre paire étant en position dressée ;
  • la figure 18 est une vue partielle en élévation latérale du conteneur de la figure 12, l'une des paires de montants étant totalement repliée et reposant sur l'embase, l'autre paire de montants étant dressée ;
  • la figure 19 est une vue de détail et en perspective de l'objet de la figure 18, et,
  • les figures 20 et 21 sont des vues, à des échelles différentes, respectivement en perspective et en élévation latérale d'un conteneur selon le second mode de réalisation à l'état entièrement replié.
The invention will be better understood, thanks to the following description, which relates to two preferred embodiments, given by way of non-limiting examples, and explained with reference to the appended diagrammatic drawings, in which:
  • Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container according to a first embodiment of the invention, the support surfaces not being visualized for reasons of clarity and one of the two pairs of amounts being at the beginning of movement folding or at the end of the righting movement;
  • FIG. 2 is a detailed view on a different scale of the articulation and locking means of an amount forming part of the pair being refolded of the container of FIG. 1;
  • Figure 3 is a perspective view in another direction of the container of Figure 1, one of the pairs of uprights being fully folded and the other pair in upright and locked position;
  • Figure 4 is a partial and enlarged view of the object of Figure 3;
  • Figure 5 is a partial detail view, in side elevation and on a different scale, of the container of Figures 3 and 4;
  • Figure 6 is a partial perspective view of the container of Figures 1, 3 and 4, the second pair of amounts being in the process of folding down (base);
  • Figure 7 is a perspective view of a container of Figures 1, 3, 4 and 6 in the fully folded state (the two pairs of uprights being completely folded and the bearing structure defining the second support surface resting on the base );
  • Figure 8 is a side elevational view of the container of Figure 7;
  • Figure 9 is a side elevational view showing the stack of two containers in the folded state as shown in Figure 8;
  • Figure 10 is a partial detail view of an upright post of the container of Figure 1;
  • Figure 11 is a fragmentary detail view on a different scale of the articulated connection between a pair of uprights and the planar bearing structure of the second support surface of the container of Figures 1, 3, 4 and 5;
  • FIG. 12 is a perspective view of a container according to a second embodiment of the invention, the two pairs of uprights being in their erected and locked state and a portion of the second support surface not being represented ( for the sake of clarity);
  • FIGS. 13 and 14 are partial views of detail, on a different scale, of the articulated connection between uprights and carrying structure and means for locking and articulating the uprights of a pair of uprights of the container of FIG. 12, in the locked state (Fig. 13) and in the unlocked state (Fig. 14) of the uprights;
  • Figure 15 is a detail view in perspective in another direction of a portion of the object of Figure 14;
  • Figure 16 is a detailed view of a locking device of an amount forming part of the container of Figure 1, at the beginning of the folding phase or at the end of the recovery phase of said amount;
  • Figure 17 is a partial perspective view of the container of Figure 12, one of the pairs of amounts of said container being in the folding phase or rectification, the other pair being upright;
  • Figure 18 is a partial side elevational view of the container of Figure 12, one of the pairs of uprights being fully folded and resting on the base, the other pair of uprights being erect;
  • FIG. 19 is a detailed and perspective view of the object of FIG. 18, and
  • Figures 20 and 21 are views, at different scales, respectively in perspective and in side elevation of a container according to the second embodiment in the fully folded state.

Les figures des dessins annexés montrent, en partie ou en totalité, un conteneur 1 du type comportant une embase 2 en forme de palette, à contour carré ou rectangulaire, des montants 3, 3' repliables (quatre) montés au niveau des coins de ladite embase, une première surface support 4 formée (directement) sur l'embase 2 et au moins une seconde surface support 5 s'étendant parallèlement à la première surface support et à distance de cette dernière en direction des extrémités libres desdits montants 3, 3', dans leur état dressé par rapport à l'embase, en étant formée sur une structure porteuse plane 6. Lesdits montants 3, 3' sont reliés rigidement entre eux deux par deux pour former deux paires de montants 3 et 3' opposées et pouvant être déplacés en pivotement par paire entre une position dressée, dans laquelle les montants 3, 3' sont sensiblement perpendiculaires au plan de l'embase 2, et une position repliée, dans laquelle ces montants sont inclinés en direction de l'embase, ou au moins parallèles à cette dernière, en reposant éventuellement sur cette dernière par leurs extrémités libres.The figures of the accompanying drawings show, in part or in whole, a container 1 of the type comprising a base 2 in the form of a pallet, with a square or rectangular contour, the amounts 3, 3 'foldable (four) mounted at the corners of said base, a first support surface 4 formed (directly) on the base 2 and at least a second support surface 5 extending parallel to the first support surface and at a distance from the latter in the direction of the free ends of said uprights 3, 3 ' , in their erected state relative to the base, being formed on a flat bearing structure 6. Said uprights 3, 3 'are rigidly connected to each other in pairs to form two pairs of uprights 3 and 3' opposite and can be moved in pairswise pivoting between an upright position, in which the uprights 3, 3 'are substantially perpendicular to the plane of the base 2, and a folded position, in which these uprights are inclined in direc tion of the base, or at least parallel to the latter, possibly resting on the latter by their free ends.

Conformément à l'invention, il est associé à chaque montant 3, 3' un dispositif 7 de verrouillage automatique en position redressée, un organe de manoeuvre 8 permettant de libérer simultanément les dispositifs de verrouillage 7 des montants 3 et 3' de chacune des paires de montants. De plus, la structure porteuse plane 6 de la seconde surface support 5 est reliée de manière articulée à ses deux extrémités ou côtés 6' et 6" opposé(e)s, avec deux paires de montants 3 et 3', chacune des deux liaisons articulées [structure porteuse plane 6/paire de montants 3, 3'] assurant le soutien de l'extrémité 6', 6" correspondante de la structure porteuse 6 et la descente contrôlée de cette extrémité vers l'embase 2 lors du repliement de la paire de montants 3 et 3' associée à cette extrémité, ainsi que le soulèvement de cette extrémité lors du redressement de cette paire.According to the invention, there is associated with each upright 3, 3 'an automatic locking device 7 in the upright position, an operating member 8 for simultaneously releasing the locking devices 7 of the uprights 3 and 3' of each of the pairs of amounts. In addition, the planar bearing structure 6 of the second support surface 5 is hingedly connected to its two opposite ends or sides 6 'and 6 ", with two pairs of uprights 3 and 3', each of the two links articulated [flat bearing structure 6 / pair of posts 3, 3 '] ensuring the support of the corresponding end 6', 6 "of the carrier structure 6 and the controlled descent of this end towards the base 2 during the folding of the pair of amounts 3 and 3 'associated with this end, and the lifting of this end during the recovery of this pair.

Selon une première caractéristique de l'invention, les deux montants 3 et 3' de chaque paire de montants 3, 3' sont reliés rigidement par au moins un élément d'entretoisement 9, sous la forme d'une barre, tige ou analogue, tubulaire ou non, participant directement ou indirectement au soutien de l'extrémité voisine 6' ou 6" de la structure porteuse plane 6, au moins en position dressée desdits montants 3, 3', et chaque organe de manoeuvre 8 permettant de libérer simultanément les dispositifs de verrouillage 7 des deux montants 3 et 3' d'une paire de montants consiste également en une barre, tige ou analogue, tubulaire ou non, solidaire desdits deux montants 3, 3' considérés avec faculté de mouvement entre une position enclenchée, entraînant un blocage verrouillé à l'état dressé desdits montants 3, 3', et une position de désengagement, entraînant une libération des dispositifs de verrouillage 7 à l'état dressé desdits montants 3, 3'.According to a first characteristic of the invention, the two uprights 3 and 3 'of each pair of uprights 3, 3' are rigidly connected by at least one strut element 9, in the form of a bar, rod or the like, tubular or not, participating directly or indirectly in supporting the adjacent end 6 'or 6 "of the planar bearing structure 6, at least in erect position of said uprights 3, 3', and each actuating member 8 for simultaneously releasing the locking devices 7 of the two uprights 3 and 3 'of a pair of uprights also consists of a bar, rod or the like, tubular or not, secured to said two uprights 3, 3' considered with the possibility of movement between an engaged position, resulting in a locked lock in the erected state of said uprights 3, 3 ', and a disengagement position, causing a release of the locking devices 7 in the erected state of said uprights 3, 3'.

L'élément d'entretoisement 9 peut, selon la réalisation concernée, consister en une unique barre ou tige, soudée ou vissée à ses extrémités aux deux montants à relier, en plusieurs barres parallèles et espacées ou en une structure plus complexe en X, en H ou autre.The spacer element 9 may, according to the embodiment concerned, consist of a single rod or rod, welded or screwed at its ends to the two uprights to be connected, into a plurality of parallel and spaced bars or into a more complex structure in X, H or other.

En accord avec une variante de réalisation avantageuse de l'invention, ressortant plus particulièrement des figures 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15, 17, 18 et 19 des dessins annexés, chaque montant 3, 3', préférentiellement tubulaire à section carrée, est monté pivotant, à son extrémité inférieure, dans un corps 10 à section profilée en U, solidaire rigidement d'un coin de l'embase 2 et s'étendant perpendiculairement à partir de cette dernière, la face ouverte 11 dudit corps à section en U 10 étant dirigée vers le montant 3 ou 3' en regard de l'autre paire de montants 3, 3' de manière à ce que ledit corps à section en U 10 assure un maintien en position dressée du montant 3 ou 3' associé sur trois côtés latéraux et autorise une inclinaison sur le quatrième côté, en direction du montant 3 ou 3' en regard de l'autre paire de montants.According to an advantageous embodiment of the invention, more particularly apparent from Figures 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 of the accompanying drawings, each upright 3, 3 ', preferably tubular with square section, is pivotally mounted, at its lower end, in a body 10 having a section U-shaped, rigidly secured to a corner of the base 2 and extending perpendicular thereto, the open face 11 of said U-shaped body 10 being directed towards the upright 3 or 3 'opposite the other pair of uprights 3, 3' so that said U-shaped body 10 ensures upright hold of the upright 3 or 3 'associated on three sides and allows a tilt on the fourth side, towards the amount 3 or 3' opposite the other pair of amounts.

Des dispositifs d'articulation similaires de montants repliables de conteneur et de structure d'embase sont déjà décrits et représentés dans les documents FR-A-2 732 662 et EP-A-1 201 549.Similar hinge devices of collapsible container uprights and base structure are already described and shown in FR-A-2,732,662 and EP-A-1,201,549.

Préférentiellement, comme le montrent également les figures précitées, l'articulation pivotante des montants dans les corps 10 à section en U sera localisée à distance de l'embase 2 et la structure porteuse 6 est située sensiblement à mi-distance entre l'embase 2 et l'extrémité libre des montants 3, 3'.Preferably, as also shown in the aforementioned figures, the pivoting articulation of the uprights in the U-section body 10 will be located at a distance from the base 2 and the carrier structure 6 is located substantially midway between the base 2 and the free end of the uprights 3, 3 '.

De manière avantageuse, chaque dispositif de verrouillage 7 consiste en un verrou dont le pêne 12 est formé par une extrémité ou un prolongement de l'organe de manoeuvre 8 sous forme de barre, tige ou analogue et dont la gâche est formée par le corps 10 à section en U associé au montant 3 ou 3' concerné et dont l'aile intérieure 10' comporte, au niveau de son extrémité supérieure distante de l'embase 2, une découpe 13 formant retrait ou renfoncement, apte à recevoir avec blocage le pêne 12 précité en position dressée du montant 3, 3' correspondant.Advantageously, each locking device 7 consists of a latch whose bolt 12 is formed by an end or an extension of the actuating member 8 in the form of bar, rod or the like and whose striker is formed by the body 10 U-section associated with the amount 3 or 3 'concerned and whose inner flange 10' comprises, at its upper end remote from the base 2, a recess 13 forming withdrawal or recess, adapted to receive with locking the bolt 12 above in erect position of the amount 3, 3 'corresponding.

En vue de faciliter l'enclenchement automatique des dispositifs de verrouillage 7, il peut être prévu que chaque aile 10' pourvue de la découpe 13 destinée à recevoir un pêne 12, comporte en outre une partie de bord 14 profilée en pente, arrondie ou non, pour le glissement en appui du pêne 12 en fin de mouvement de redressement du montant 3, 3' considéré, ladite partie de bord profilée 14 débouchant dans la découpe 13 de l'aile considérée 10'.In order to facilitate the automatic engagement of the locking devices 7, it may be provided that each flange 10 'provided with the cutout 13 intended to receive a bolt 12, further comprises a rim portion 14 sloping profile, rounded or not , for sliding in support of the bolt 12 at the end of the righting movement of the amount 3, 3 'considered, said profiled edge portion 14 opening into the cutout 13 of the wing considered 10'.

Selon un premier mode de réalisation de l'invention, représenté aux figures 1 à 11 des dessins annexés, les pênes 12 peuvent être constitués par des portions repliées ou des doigts rapportés au niveau des extrémités opposées de l'organe de manoeuvre 8, ces prolongements ou doigts 12 étant guidés le long des montants 3, 3' correspondants par des guides 15, par exemple en forme de manchons.According to a first embodiment of the invention, shown in Figures 1 to 11 of the accompanying drawings, the bolts 12 may be constituted by folded portions or pins attached to the opposite ends of the actuating member 8, these extensions. or fingers 12 being guided along corresponding uprights 3, 3 'by guides 15, for example in the form of sleeves.

Selon un second mode de réalisation, représenté aux figures 12 à 21 des dessins annexés, les pênes 12 peuvent être constitués par les deux portions d'extrémités opposées de l'organe de manoeuvre 8 sous forme de barre, tige ou analogue, préférentiellement à section ronde, ces portions d'extrémité 12 étant solidaires chacun d'un des montants 3, 3' d'une paire de montants 3, 3' avec faculté de déplacement limité dans une direction et sur une distance telles que lesdites portions 12 peuvent se déplacer, en position dressée de la paire de montants 3 et 3' concernée, entre, d'une part, une première position dans laquelle elles reposent au fond des découpes 13 formant retraits ou renfoncement de verrouillage des corps 10 à section en U correspondants et, d'autre part, une seconde position, opposée à la première, dans laquelle elles sont entièrement dégagées desdites découpes 13.According to a second embodiment, represented in FIGS. 12 to 21 of the appended drawings, the bolts 12 may be constituted by the two opposite end portions of the operating member 8 in the form of bars, rods or the like, preferably in section round, these end portions 12 being integral each of one of the uprights 3, 3 'of a pair of uprights 3, 3' with a movement capability limited in a direction and a distance such that said portions 12 can move , in the erected position of the pair of uprights 3 and 3 'concerned, between, on the one hand, a first position in which they rest at the bottom of the recesses 13 forming the recesses or locking recesses of the corresponding U-section bodies 10 and, secondly, a second position, opposed to first, in which they are entirely free from said cutouts 13.

Comme cela ressort plus particulièrement des figures 13 à 19 des dessins annexés, chaque portion d'extrémité 12 de chaque organe de manoeuvre 8 est montée coulissante dans un trou oblong 16 d'une aile ou plaquette 16' rapportée sur le montant voisin 3 ou 3' de la paire de montants 3 et 3' associée à l'organe de manoeuvre 8 considéré, lesdites portions d'extrémité (12) étant sécurisées contre leur extraction desdits trous 16.As is more particularly apparent from Figures 13 to 19 of the accompanying drawings, each end portion 12 of each operating member 8 is slidably mounted in an oblong hole 16 of a wing or plate 16 'attached to the adjacent amount 3 or 3 'of the pair of uprights 3 and 3' associated with the operating member 8 considered, said end portions (12) being secured against their extraction from said holes 16.

L'homme du métier comprend aisément à la lecture de la présente description, illustrée par les dessins annexés, que dans les deux modes de réalisation mentionnés ci-dessus, il suffit à l'utilisateur, pour faire passer le conteneur 1 de l'état déployé à l'état replié, de soulever l'organe de manoeuvre 8 de l'une des paires de montants 3 et 3' pour libérer les dispositifs de verrouillage 7 correspondants, puis d'accompagner le mouvement de rabattement vers l'embase 2 de la paire de montants 3 et 3' considérée.Those skilled in the art will readily understand from reading the present description, illustrated by the accompanying drawings, that in the two embodiments mentioned above, it suffices for the user to make container 1 pass from the state deployed in the folded state, to raise the operating member 8 of one of the pairs of uprights 3 and 3 'to release the corresponding locking devices 7, then to accompany the folding movement towards the base 2 of the pair of amounts 3 and 3 'considered.

Les mêmes deux opérations sont à effectuer avec la seconde paire de montants 3 et 3' pour replier complètement le conteneur 1.The same two operations are to be performed with the second pair of amounts 3 and 3 'to completely fold the container 1.

Le déploiement dudit conteneur 1 s'effectue simplement en relevant l'une après l'autre les deux paires de montants 3 et 3', les dispositifs de verrouillage 7 s'enclenchant automatiquement dès que les montants 3, 3' sont totalement redressés.The deployment of said container 1 is simply by raising one after the other two pairs of uprights 3 and 3 ', the locking devices 7 automatically engaging as soon as the amounts 3, 3' are fully rectified.

Comme cela ressort des dessins annexés, la structure porteuse plane 6 soutenant la seconde surface support 5 peut avantageusement comprendre, d'une part, une armature 17 configurée en 1 et, d'autre part, deux parties de plateau 18 et 18' articulées et reliées avec faculté de pivotement, au niveau de l'un de leurs bords longitudinaux, avec l'armature 17, à proximité immédiate de la branche centrale ou principale 17' de cette dernière, lesdites parties de plateau 18 et 18' pouvant être déplacées chacune indépendamment entre une position relevée et une position rabattue, en définissant dans cette dernière position la seconde surface support 5.As can be seen from the appended drawings, the flat bearing structure 6 supporting the second support surface 5 may advantageously comprise, on the one hand, an armature 17 configured at 1 and, on the other hand, two articulated plate portions 18 and 18 'and pivotally connected, at one of their longitudinal edges, with the armature 17, in the immediate vicinity of the central or main branch 17 'of the latter, said plate portions 18 and 18' being movable each independently between a raised position and a folded position, defining in the latter position the second support surface 5.

Préférentiellement, chaque partie de plateau 18 et 18' est constituée par un cadre périphérique 19 sous-jacent, éventuellement renforcé par des entretoises 19', et par une plaque ou panneau 20, plan(e) ou conformé(e) en surface pour une réception calée d'articles à supporter, reposant sur ledit cadre 19 et solidarisé(e) sur celui-ci. De plus, ledit cadre 19 est relié à la branche principale 17' ou aux deux branches latérales 17" de l'armature en I 17 par au moins deux liaisons pivot 21.Preferably, each plate portion 18 and 18 'is constituted by an underlying peripheral frame 19, possibly reinforced by spacers 19', and by a plate or panel 20, plane (e) or shaped on the surface for a stalled receipt of articles to support, resting on said frame 19 and secured (e) thereon. In addition, said frame 19 is connected to the main branch 17 'or to the two lateral branches 17 "of the I-frame 17 by at least two pivot links 21.

Afin de réduire l'effort à fournir pour leur abaissement et leur relèvement, et éventuellement garantir leur maintien en position relevée, le conteneur peut en outre comporter des moyens d'assistance au relevage des parties de plateau 18, 18', par exemple sous la forme de vérins pneumatiques ou de ressorts (non représentés).In order to reduce the effort required for lowering and raising them, and possibly guaranteeing their retention in the raised position, the container may further comprise means for assisting the lifting of the tray parts 18, 18 ', for example under the form of pneumatic cylinders or springs (not shown).

Selon une première variante de réalisation, chaque liaison articulée entre la structure porteuse plane 6 et l'une des deux paires de montants 3 et 3' consiste en un bras 23 solidaire, d'une part, à l'une de ses extrémités de la paire de montants 3, 3' concernée, par exemple au niveau d'un élément d'entretoisement 9 reliant les deux montants 3, 3' concernés formant ladite paire de montants, et, d'autre part, à son extrémité opposée, de la branche principale 17' de l'armature 17 en I de la structure porteuse plane 6 définissant la seconde surface support 5, par l'intermédiaire d'un galet ou patin 24 monté coulissant dans une portion de rainure ou de gorge 25 formée dans ladite branche principale 17', en étant retenu dans ladite rainure ou gorge 25 (Figures 1 à 11).According to a first variant embodiment, each hinged connection between the planar bearing structure 6 and one of the two pairs of uprights 3 and 3 'consists of an arm 23 secured to one end of the pair of amounts 3, 3 'concerned, for example at a spacer element 9 connecting the two uprights 3, 3' concerned forming said pair of uprights, and, on the other hand, at its opposite end, the main branch 17 'of the I-frame 17 of the flat bearing structure 6 defining the second support surface 5, by means of a roller or shoe 24 slidably mounted in a groove or groove portion 25 formed in said branch main 17 ', being retained in said groove or groove 25 (Figures 1 to 11).

Selon une seconde variante de réalisation, chaque liaison articulée entre la structure porteuse plane 6 et l'une des deux paires de montants 3 et 3' est réalisée par la coopération entre, d'une part, un élément d'entretoisement 9 en forme de barre, de tige ou analogue, préférentiellement de section circulaire, reliant les montants 3 et 3' de la paire considérée et servant d'appui à l'une des branches latérales 17' de l'armature en 1 17 de la structure porteuse 6 définissant la seconde surface support 5 et, d'autre part, un rail 26 solidaire de l'armature 17 en forme de 1 et s'étendant parallèlement à cette dernière sous la branche principale ou centrale 17' de cette armature 17, l'élément d'entretoisement 9 coulissant entre le rail 26 et ladite branche centrale 17' de l'armature en 1 17 durant les mouvements de repliement et de redressement de la paire de montants 3 et 3' concernée, ladite branche centrale 17' demeurant en appui glissant sur l'élément d'entretoisement 9 durant ces mouvements (Figures 12 à 21).According to a second variant embodiment, each articulated connection between the planar bearing structure 6 and one of the two pairs of uprights 3 and 3 'is formed by the cooperation between, on the one hand, a spacer element 9 in the form of rod, stem or the like, preferably of circular section, connecting the uprights 3 and 3 'of the pair in question and serving as support for one of the lateral branches 17' of the armature at 1 17 of the supporting structure 6 defining the second support surface 5 and, secondly, a rail 26 integral with the armature 17 in the form of 1 and extending parallel thereto under the main or central branch 17 'of this armature 17, the element bracing 9 sliding between the rail 26 and said central arm 17 'of the armature at 11 during the folding and straightening movements of the pair of posts 3 and 3' concerned, said central arm 17 'remaining in sliding abutment on the spacer element 9 during these movements (Figures 12 to 21).

Avantageusement, le rail 26 guidant l'élément d'entretoisement 9 durant les mouvements de repliement et de redressement comporte deux extrémités opposées 26' repliées, le reliant à l'armature 17 en I et délimitant deux positions de coulissement extrêmes pour ledit élément d'entretoisement 9 par rapport à ladite armature 17. En outre, ledit élément d'entretoisement 9 est pourvu d'une gorge ou d'une pièce profilée rapportée comportant une gorge 27, formant moyen suiveur, venant en engagement avec ledit rail 26 et guidant mutuellement l'un par rapport à l'autre ledit élément d'entretoisement 9 et ledit rail 26 durant les mouvements de repliement et de redressement de la paire de montants 3 et 3' considérée, et les mouvements résultant d'abaissement et de soulèvement de l'extrémité ou du côté latéral 6', 6" de la structure support porteuse 6 adjacent à la paire de montants 3 et 3' considérée.Advantageously, the rail 26 guiding the spacer element 9 during the folding and straightening movements comprises two opposite ends 26 'folded, connecting it to the armature 17 in I and delimiting two extreme sliding positions for said element. spacing 9 relative to said frame 17. In addition, said element brace 9 is provided with a groove or a profiled insert having a groove 27, forming a follower means, engaging with said rail 26 and guiding mutually said spacer element relative to each other 9 and said rail 26 during the folding and straightening movements of the pair of uprights 3 and 3 'considered, and the resulting movements of lowering and lifting of the end or the lateral side 6', 6 "of the structure carrier support 6 adjacent to the pair of amounts 3 and 3 'considered.

Ainsi, dans les deux variantes précitées, la structure porteuse 6 demeure constamment solidaire de l'embase 2 et des montants 4, 4', le conteneur 1 conservant sa constitution unitaire, même à l'état replié et durant les manipulations de repliement et de redressement.Thus, in the two aforementioned variants, the carrier structure 6 remains permanently secured to the base 2 and the uprights 4, 4 ', the container 1 retaining its unitary constitution, even in the folded state and during the manipulation of folding and recovery.

De plus, la structure porteuse 6 ne dépasse pas de l'encombrement au sol de l'embase 2, ni à l'état replié, ni à l'état déployé (montants dressés). En outre, durant la manoeuvre de repliement et de redressement ladite structure porteuse ne dépasse que légèrement du contour de l'embase 2.In addition, the carrier structure 6 does not exceed the footprint of the base 2, in the folded state, or in the deployed state (erected amounts). In addition, during the folding and straightening operation, said supporting structure only slightly exceeds the contour of the base 2.

Cette dernière pourra en outre éventuellement comporter des plots 2" de la structure porteuse 6 à l'état abaissé.The latter may further optionally include pads 2 "of the carrier structure 6 in the lowered state.

Par ailleurs, on remarque que la seconde surface support 5 peut soit s'étendre latéralement jusqu'entre les montants en regard des deux paires de montants 4 et 4' (Figures 1, 3 et 7), soit être circonscrite strictement entre les quatre montants 4, 4' (Figures 12 et 20).Furthermore, it is noted that the second support surface 5 can either extend laterally up to the uprights facing the two pairs of uprights 4 and 4 '(Figures 1, 3 and 7), or be strictly circumscribed between the four uprights 4, 4 '(Figures 12 and 20).

Conformément à une caractéristique supplémentaire de l'invention, l'embase 2 peut comporter au droit de chaque corps 10 à section en U, un ergot ou doigt 2' entouré d'une surface d'appui, permettant l'empilement d'un premier du conteneur 1 sur un autre conteneur 1 à l'état replié, les doigts ou ergots 2' du premier conteneur 1 étant introduits dans les parties supérieures libres des corps 10 à section en U respectivement correspondantes dudit autre conteneur 1 (Figures 1, 3, 9, 17, 19 et 20).According to a further feature of the invention, the base 2 may comprise at the right of each body 10 with a U-shaped section, a lug or finger 2 'surrounded by a bearing surface, allowing the stacking of a first from the container 1 to another container 1 in the folded state, the fingers or lugs 2 'of the first container 1 being introduced into the free upper parts of the respectively corresponding U-shaped bodies 10 of the said other container 1 (FIGS. 9, 17, 19 and 20).

Bien entendu, l'invention n'est pas limitée aux modes de réalisation décrits et représentés aux dessins annexés. Des modifications restent possibles, notamment du point de vue de la constitution des divers éléments ou par substitution d'équivalents techniques, sans sortir pour autant du domaine de protection de l'invention.Of course, the invention is not limited to the embodiments described and shown in the accompanying drawings. Modifications are possible, particularly from the point of view of the constitution of the various elements or by substitution of technical equivalents, without departing from the scope of protection of the invention.

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Conteneur du type comportant une embase en forme de palette, à contour carré ou rectangulaire, des montants repliables montés au niveau des coins de ladite embase, une première surface support formée sur l'embase et au moins une seconde surface support s'étendant parallèlement à la première surface support et à distance de cette dernière en direction des extrémités libres desdits montants, dans leur état dressé par rapport à l'embase, en étant formée sur une structure porteuse plane, lesdits montants étant reliés rigidement entre eux deux par deux pour former deux paires de montants opposées et pouvant être déplacés en pivotement par paire entre une position dressée, dans laquelle les montants sont sensiblement perpendiculaires au plan de l'embase, et une position repliée, dans laquelle les montants sont inclinés en direction de l'embase ou parallèles à cette dernière, en reposant éventuellement sur cette dernière par leurs extrémités libres, conteneur (1) caractérisé en ce qu'à chaque montant (3, 3') est associé un dispositif (7) de verrouillage automatique en position redressée, un organe de manoeuvre (8) permettant de libérer simultanément les dispositifs de verrouillage (7) des montants (3 et 3') de chacune des paires de montants, et en ce que la structure porteuse plane (6) de la seconde surface support (5) est reliée de manière articulée à ses deux extrémités ou côtés (6' et 6") opposé(e)s, avec deux paires de montants (3 et 3'), chacune des deux liaisons articulées [structure porteuse plane (6)/paire de montants (3, 3')] assurant le soutien de l'extrémité (6', 6") correspondante de la structure porteuse (6) et la descente contrôlée de cette extrémité vers l'embase (2) lors du repliement de la paire de montants (3 et 3') associée à cette extrémité.Container of the type comprising a pallet-shaped base, with a square or rectangular contour, folding posts mounted at the corners of said base, a first support surface formed on the base and at least a second support surface extending parallel to the first support surface and at a distance from the latter towards the free ends of said uprights, in their erected state with respect to the base, being formed on a planar carrying structure, said uprights being rigidly connected to each other in pairs to form two pairs of opposite uprights which can be moved in a pairwise pivot between an upright position, in which the uprights are substantially perpendicular to the plane of the base, and a folded position, in which the uprights are inclined in the direction of the base or parallel to the latter, possibly resting on the latter by their free ends, container (1) characterized in that at each upright (3, 3 ') is associated an automatic locking device (7) in the upright position, an operating member (8) for simultaneously releasing the locking devices (7) of the uprights (3 and 3 ') of each of the pairs of uprights, and in that the planar bearing structure (6) of the second support surface (5) is hingedly connected at its two ends or sides (6' and 6 " ) opposite, with two pairs of uprights (3 and 3 '), each of the two hinged connections [flat bearing structure (6) / pair of uprights (3, 3')] supporting the end ( 6 ', 6 ") corresponding to the carrier structure (6) and the controlled descent of this end towards the base (2) during the folding of the pair of uprights (3 and 3') associated with this end. Conteneur selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que les deux montants (3 et 3') de chaque paire de montants (3, 3') sont reliés rigidement par au moins un élément d'entretoisement (9), sous la forme d'une barre, tige ou analogue, tubulaire ou non, participant directement ou indirectement au soutien de l'extrémité voisine (6' ou 6") de la structure porteuse plane (6), au moins en position dressée desdits montants (3, 3'), et en ce que chaque organe de manoeuvre (8) permettant de libérer simultanément les dispositifs de verrouillage (7) des deux montants (3 et 3') d'une paire de montants consiste également en une barre, tige ou analogue, tubulaire ou non, solidaire desdits deux montants (3, 3') considérés avec faculté de mouvement entre une position enclenchée, entraînant un blocage verrouillé à l'état dressé desdits montants (3, 3'), et une position de désengagement, entraînant une libération des dispositifs de verrouillage (7) à l'état dressé desdits montants (3, 3').Container according to claim 1, characterized in that the two uprights (3 and 3 ') of each pair of uprights (3, 3') are connected rigidly by at least one spacer element (9), in the form of a bar, rod or the like, tubular or not, participating directly or indirectly in supporting the adjacent end (6 'or 6 ") of the planar bearing structure (6), at least in erected position of said uprights (3, 3') ), and in that each operating member (8) for simultaneously releasing the locking devices (7) of the two uprights (3 and 3 ') of a pair of uprights also consists of a bar, rod or the like, tubular or not, secured to said two uprights (3, 3 ') considered with the possibility of movement between an engaged position, resulting in a locking locked in the erected state of said uprights (3, 3'), and a disengagement position, resulting in a releasing the locking devices (7) in the erected state of said uprights (3, 3 '). Conteneur selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 et 2, caractérisé en ce que chaque montant (3, 3'), préférentiellement tubulaire à section carrée, est monté pivotant, à son extrémité inférieure, dans un corps (10) à section profilée en U, solidaire rigidement d'un coin de l'embase (2) et s'étendant perpendiculairement à partir de cette dernière, la face ouverte (11) dudit corps à section en U (10) étant dirigée vers le montant (3 ou 3') en regard de l'autre paire de montants (3, 3') de manière à ce que ledit corps à section en U(10) assure un maintien en position dressée du montant (3 ou 3') associé sur trois côtés latéraux et autorise une inclinaison sur le quatrième côté, en direction du montant (3 ou 3') en regard de l'autre paire de montants.Container according to any one of claims 1 and 2, characterized in that each upright (3, 3 '), preferably tubular with a square section, is pivotally mounted at its lower end in a body (10) with profiled cross-section. U rigidly secured to a corner of the base (2) and extending perpendicular thereto, the open face (11) of said U-section body (10) being directed towards the upright (3 or 3 ') facing the other pair of uprights (3, 3') so that said U-shaped body (10) maintains the upright (3 or 3 ') associated with it on three lateral sides and allows an inclination on the fourth side, towards the amount (3 or 3 ') facing the other pair of amounts. Conteneur selon la revendication 3, caractérisé en ce que chaque dispositif de verrouillage (7) consiste en un verrou dont le pêne (12) est formé par une extrémité ou un prolongement de l'organe de manoeuvre (8) sous forme de barre, tige ou analogue et dont la gâche est formée par le corps (10) à section en U associé au montant (3 ou 3') concerné et dont l'aile intérieure (10') comporte, au niveau de son extrémité supérieure distante de l'embase (2), une découpe (13) formant retrait ou renfoncement, apte à recevoir avec blocage le pêne (12) précité en position dressée du montant (3, 3') correspondant.Container according to claim 3, characterized in that each locking device (7) consists of a latch whose bolt (12) is formed by an end or an extension of the operating member (8) in the form of a bar, rod or the like and whose striker is formed by the body (10) U section associated with the amount (3 or 3 ') concerned and whose inner wing (10') comprises at its upper end distant from the base (2), a cutout (13) forming withdrawal or recess, adapted to receive with locking the bolt (12) above in the erected position of the amount (3, 3 ') corresponding. Conteneur selon la revendication 4, caractérisé en ce que chaque aile (10') pourvue de la découpe (13) destinée à recevoir un pêne (12), comporte en outre une partie de bord (14) profilée en pente, arrondie ou non, pour le glissement en appui du pêne (12) en fin de mouvement de redressement du montant (3, 3') considéré, ladite partie de bord profilée (14) débouchant dans la découpe (13) de l'aile considérée (10').Container according to claim 4, characterized in that each flange (10 ') provided with the cutout (13) intended to receive a bolt (12), further comprises an edge portion (14) sloping profile, rounded or not, for sliding in support of the bolt (12) at the end of the straightening movement of the upright (3, 3 ') considered, said profiled edge portion (14) opening into the cutout (13) of the wing considered (10') . Conteneur selon l'une quelconque des revendications 4 et 5, caractérisé en ce que les pênes (12) sont constitués par des portions repliées ou des doigts rapportés au niveau des extrémités opposées de l'organe de manoeuvre (8), ces prolongements ou doigts (12) étant guidés le long des montants (3, 3') correspondants par des guides (15), par exemple en forme de manchons.Container according to any one of claims 4 and 5, characterized in that the bolts (12) are constituted by folded portions or pins attached to the opposite ends of the actuating member (8), these extensions or fingers (12) being guided along the corresponding uprights (3, 3 ') by guides (15), for example in the form of sleeves. Conteneur selon l'une quelconque des revendications 4 et 5, caractérisé en ce que les pênes (12) sont constitués par les deux portions d'extrémités opposées de l'organe de manoeuvre (8) sous forme de barre, tige ou analogue, préférentiellement à section ronde, ces portions d'extrémité (12) étant solidaires chacun d'un des montants (3, 3') d'une paire de montants (3, 3') avec faculté de déplacement limité dans une direction et sur une distance telles que lesdites portions (12) peuvent se déplacer, en position dressée de la paire de montants (3 et 3') concernée, entre, d'une part, une première position dans laquelle elles reposent au fond des découpes (13) formant retraits ou renfoncement de verrouillage des corps (10) à section en U correspondants et, d'autre part, une seconde position, opposée à la première, dans laquelle elles sont entièrement dégagées desdites découpes (13).Container according to any one of claims 4 and 5, characterized in that the bolts (12) are constituted by the two opposite end portions of the actuating member (8) in the form of bar, rod or the like, preferentially with round section, these end portions (12) being each secured to one of the uprights (3, 3 ') of a pair of uprights (3, 3') with limited movement in one direction and a distance such that said portions (12) can move, in erected position of the pair of uprights (3 and 3 ') concerned, between, on the one hand, a first position in which they rest at the bottom of the recesses (13) forming withdrawals or a locking recess of the corresponding U-section bodies (10) and, secondly, a second position, opposite to the first one, in which they are entirely disengaged from said cutouts (13). Conteneur selon la revendication 7, caractérisé en ce que chaque portion d'extrémité (12) de chaque organe de manoeuvre (8) est montée coulissante dans un trou oblong (16) d'une aile ou plaquette (16') rapportée sur le montant voisin (3 ou 3') de la paire de montants (3 et 3') associée à l'organe de manoeuvre (8) considéré, lesdites portions d'extrémité (12) étant sécurisées contre leur extraction desdits trous (16).Container according to claim 7, characterized in that each end portion (12) of each operating member (8) is slidably mounted in an oblong hole (16) of a wing or plate (16 ') attached to the upright neighbor (3 or 3 ') of the pair of uprights (3 and 3') associated with the actuating member (8), said end portions (12) being secured against their extraction from said holes (16). Conteneur selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 8, caractérisé en ce que la structure porteuse plane (6) comprend, d'une part, une armature (17) configurée en I et, d'autre part, deux parties de plateau (18 et 18') articulées et reliées avec faculté de pivotement, au niveau de l'un de leurs bords longitudinaux, avec l'armature (17), à proximité immédiate de la branche centrale ou principale (17') de cette dernière, lesdites parties de plateau (18 et 18') pouvant être déplacées chacune indépendamment entre une position relevée et une position rabattue, en définissant dans cette dernière position la seconde surface support (5).Container according to any one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the planar carrier structure (6) comprises, on the one hand, an armature (17) configured in I and, on the other hand, two tray parts ( 18 and 18 ') articulated and pivotally connected at one of their longitudinal edges with the armature (17), in the immediate vicinity of the central or main branch (17') of the latter, said plate portions (18 and 18 ') each movable independently between a raised position and a folded position, defining in the latter position the second support surface (5). Conteneur selon la revendication 9, caractérisé en ce que chaque partie de plateau (18, 18') est constituée par un cadre périphérique (19) sous-jacent, éventuellement renforcé par des entretoises (19'), et par une plaque ou panneau (20), plan(e) ou conformé(e) en surface pour une réception calée d'articles à supporter, reposant sur ledit cadre (19) et solidarisé(e) sur celui-ci, et en ce que ledit cadre (19) est relié à la branche principale (17') ou aux deux branches latérales (17") de l'armature en 1 (17) par au moins deux liaisons pivot (21).Container according to claim 9, characterized in that each plate portion (18, 18 ') is constituted by an underlying peripheral frame (19), possibly reinforced by spacers (19'), and by a plate or panel ( 20), plane (e) or surface-shaped for a fixed reception of articles to bear, resting on said frame (19) and secured thereto, and in that said frame (19) is connected to the main branch (17 ') or both side branches (17 ") of the armature in 1 (17) by at least two pivot links (21). Conteneur selon la revendication 9 ou la revendication 10, caractérisé en ce qu'il comporte des moyens d'assistance au relevage des parties de plateau (18, 18'), par exemple sous la forme de vérins pneumatiques ou de ressorts.Container according to claim 9 or claim 10, characterized in that it comprises means for assisting the lifting of the plate parts (18, 18 '), for example in the form of pneumatic cylinders or springs. Conteneur selon l'une quelconque des revendications 9 à 11, caractérisé en ce que chaque liaison articulée entre la structure porteuse plane (6) et l'une des deux paires de montants (3 et 3') consiste en un bras (23) solidaire, d'une part, à l'une de ses extrémités de la paire de montants (3, 3') concernée, par exemple au niveau d'un élément d'entretoisement (9) reliant les deux montants (3, 3') concernés formant ladite paire de montants, et, d'autre part, à son extrémité opposée, de la branche principale (17') de l'armature en I (17) de la structure porteuse plane (6) définissant la seconde surface support (5), par l'intermédiaire d'un galet ou patin (24) monté coulissant dans une portion de rainure ou de gorge (25) formée dans ladite branche principale (17'), en étant retenu dans ladite rainure ou gorge (25).Container according to any one of Claims 9 to 11, characterized in that each articulated connection between the planar carrying structure (6) and one of the two pairs of uprights (3 and 3 ') consists of an integral arm (23). on the one hand, at one of its ends of the pair of uprights (3, 3 ') concerned, for example at a spacer element (9) connecting the two uprights (3, 3') concerned forming said pair of uprights, and, on the other hand, at its opposite end, of the main branch (17 ') of the I-frame (17) of the planar bearing structure (6) defining the second support surface ( 5), by means of a roller or shoe (24) slidably mounted in a groove or groove portion (25) formed in said main branch (17 '), being retained in said groove or groove (25) . Conteneur selon l'une quelconque des revendications 9 à 11, caractérisé en ce que chaque liaison articulée entre la structure porteuse plane (6) et l'une des deux paires de montants (3 et 3') est réalisée par la coopération entre, d'une part, un élément d'entretoisement (9) en forme de barre, de tige ou analogue, préférentiellement de section circulaire, reliant les montants (3 et 3') de la paire considérée et servant d'appui à l'une des branches latérales (17') de l'armature en 1 (17) de la structure porteuse (6) définissant la seconde surface support (5) et, d'autre part, un rail (26) solidaire de l'armature (17) en forme de 1 et s'étendant parallèlement à cette dernière sous la branche principale ou centrale (17') de cette armature (17), l'élément d'entretoisement (9) coulissant entre le rail (26) et ladite branche centrale (17') de l'armature en 1 (17) durant les mouvements de repliement et de redressement de la paire de montants (3 et 3') concernée, ladite branche centrale (17') demeurant en appui glissant sur l'élément d'entretoisement (9) durant ces mouvements.Container according to any one of Claims 9 to 11, characterized in that each articulated connection between the planar carrying structure (6) and one of the two pairs of uprights (3 and 3 ') is produced by the cooperation between, on the one hand, a strut-shaped element (9) in the shape of a bar, rod or the like, preferably of circular section, connecting the uprights (3 and 3 ') of the pair in question and serving as support for one of the lateral branches (17 ') of the armature in 1 (17) of the supporting structure (6) defining the second support surface (5) and, on the other hand, a rail (26) integral with the armature (17) 1 and extending parallel to the latter under the main or central branch (17 ') of this frame (17), the spacer element (9) sliding between the rail (26) and said central branch ( 17 ') of the armature in 1 (17) during the folding and straightening movements of the pair of studs (3 and 3') concerned, said b central rake (17 ') remaining in sliding support on the spacer element (9) during these movements. Conteneur selon la revendication 13, caractérisé en ce que le rail (26) guidant l'élément d'entretoisement (9) durant les mouvements de repliement et de redressement comporte deux extrémités opposées (26') repliées, le reliant à l'armature en 1 (17) et délimitant deux positions de coulissement extrêmes pour ledit élément d'entretoisement (9) par rapport à ladite armature (17), et en ce que ledit élément d'entretoisement (9) est pourvu d'une gorge ou d'une pièce profilée rapportée comportant une gorge (27), formant moyen suiveur, venant en engagement avec ledit rail (26) et guidant mutuellement l'un par rapport à l'autre ledit élément d'entretoisement (9) et ledit rail (26) durant les mouvements de repliement et de redressement de la paire de montants (3 et 3') considérée, et les mouvements résultant d'abaissement et de soulèvement de l'extrémité ou du côté latéral (6', 6") de la structure support porteuse (6) adjacent à la paire de montants (3 et 3') considérée.Container according to claim 13, characterized in that the rail (26) guiding the bracing element (9) during the folding and straightening movements comprises two opposite ends (26 ') folded, connecting it to the reinforcement. 1 (17) and delimiting two extreme sliding positions for said spacer element (9) with respect to said armature (17), and in that said spacer element (9) is provided with a groove or a profiled piece reported with a throat Follower means (27) engaging said rail (26) and mutually guiding said spacer member (9) and said rail (26) relative to one another during the folding and straightening of the pair of uprights (3 and 3 ') considered, and the movements resulting from the lowering and lifting of the end or the lateral side (6', 6 ") of the supporting support structure (6) adjacent to the pair of uprights (3 and 3 ') considered. Conteneur selon la revendication 3 ou l'une quelconque des revendications 4 à 14, pour autant qu'elle se rattache à la revendication 3, caractérisé en ce que l'embase 2 comporte au droit de chaque corps (10) à section en U, un ergot ou doigt (2') entouré d'une surface d'appui, permettant l'empilement d'un premier du conteneur (1) sur un autre conteneur (1) à l'état replié, les doigts ou ergots (2') du premier conteneur (1) étant introduits dans les parties supérieures libres des corps (10) à section en U respectivement correspondantes dudit autre conteneur (1).Container according to Claim 3 or any one of Claims 4 to 14, as far as it is related to Claim 3, characterized in that the base 2 comprises, at the right of each U-shaped body (10), a lug or finger (2 ') surrounded by a bearing surface, for stacking a first of the container (1) on another container (1) in the folded state, the fingers or lugs (2' ) of the first container (1) being introduced into the free upper parts of corresponding respectively U-shaped bodies (10) of said other container (1).
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