EP3056438B1 - Improved palletizing system, especially in tile production plants - Google Patents

Improved palletizing system, especially in tile production plants Download PDF

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EP3056438B1
EP3056438B1 EP16154763.3A EP16154763A EP3056438B1 EP 3056438 B1 EP3056438 B1 EP 3056438B1 EP 16154763 A EP16154763 A EP 16154763A EP 3056438 B1 EP3056438 B1 EP 3056438B1
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Marco AGOSTINI
Alberto Luigi GALLI
Silvano MARTINELLI
Gianluigi Rossi
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
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    • B65B13/04Applying and securing binding material around articles or groups of articles, e.g. using strings, wires, strips, bands or tapes with means for guiding the binding material around the articles prior to severing from supply
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
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    • B65B35/50Stacking one article, or group of articles, upon another before packaging
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B59/00Arrangements to enable machines to handle articles of different sizes, to produce packages of different sizes, to vary the contents of packages, to handle different types of packaging material, or to give access for cleaning or maintenance purposes
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B65/00Details peculiar to packaging machines and not otherwise provided for; Arrangements of such details
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    • B65B65/006Multiple parallel packaging lines
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B2210/00Specific aspects of the packaging machine
    • B65B2210/02Plurality of alternative input or output lines or plurality of alternative packaging units on the same packaging line for improving machine flexibility

Description

    Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to an improved palletting system, in particular a palletting system suitable to consolidate wrapping pallets for large tiles.
  • Background Art
  • As known, a palletiser is an apparatus which serves to distribute and stack on pallets a series of products - coming from a production line - for the subsequent packaging.
  • The transfer operation of a plurality of products from a production line to a pallet, with an orderly and optimised stacking (based on dimensions, batches, weights, destination, ...), can be very time consuming and burdensome if carried out by hand. Therefore, the known art already offers complex automated systems, wherein a drawing/releasing and transfer head is driven into motion on suitable rails (typically in the form of an overhead crane) according to an operation mode determined by an automation logic, which can take into account the products which arrive on an end-of-line conveyor belt and suitably distributes them onto a plurality of pallets available in respective holding stations.
  • In the sector of ceramic tiles, in particular, each product consists of a box containing a plurality of tiles, which must be taken individually and transferred onto one of a plurality of loading pallets, these pallets being different one from the other, for example depending on the destination, the batch and/or the size of the product. In order to ease operations, the different pallets waiting to be loaded are linearly distributed in a certain area around the terminal of the operating line, which implies non negligible displacements: the drawing/releasing head of the palletising system is hence of a significant sturdiness and power and moves at high speeds backwards and forwards on guiding rails.
  • In the last few years very large tiles, that is large-surface tiles, are experiencing commercial success. These tiles present problems peculiar of this sector, which impose to identify fully original technical solutions. In particular, they are wrapped in boxes in groups of few pieces, because the "covering surface" available in each box must not exceed values which represent a commercially exploitable limit.
  • These boxes cannot be stacked with the larger surface on a plane (that is horizontally), because excessive pressures would originate which would tend to break the fragile tiles (of a modest thickness).
  • An original wrapping way of these boxes on a pallet is described in Italian patent IT1408944 , in the name of the same Applicant. A specific application of this methodology, in connection with palletising systems, is instead described in Italian utility model application no. MI2014U000191 in the name of the same Applicant and to which explicit reference is hereby made for a better understanding of the field of the invention. US 2010/018165 A1 also discloses a processing path comprising a plurality of wrapping machines. In this last application an arrangement is illustrated wherein a plurality of pallets are arranged in preset locations along a rectilinear main path, and a gripping and distribution head is movable above said main path; this head draws the products to be wrapped, coming from a conveyor belt, and transfers and delivers them in the provided sequence on the different pallets. A strapping head is furthermore provided, equally movably mounted along an auxiliary path, parallel to said main path, and which passes in the proximity or in correspondence of said preset locations: a strapping head is configured to wind at least a horizontal loop of strap around at least one array of the products deposited on the pallet. The operating mode provides that the strapping head consolidates the products on the pallets and/or completes the wrapping process taught in IT1408944 .
  • This arrangement, despite a highly effective operation with respect to the specific palletising requirements of tile boxes, has improvement margins.
  • As a matter of fact, it must be noted that the movements of the gripping head and of the strapping apparatus head are potentially mutually interfering, so that it is necessary to provide a certain coordination in the automation logics and which limits the opportunity for movement. In some conditions, for example for high productivity (wherein the production speed of the boxes is higher than the intervention speed of the strapping apparatus), that may represent an unacceptable limit.
  • Moreover, when the strapping head is inoperative, for example for maintenance operations and/or replacement of the strap supply bobbin, the entire system remains inoperative, despite the gripping head being perfectly functional.
  • These difficulties are the more felt the more the palletising system is meant to a high-pace production and in particular for the processing of large-sized tiles. It is reminded here that, when large-sized tiles are mentioned, it is today meant to refer to tiles which may reach a size of 100 x 300 centimetres.
  • Summary of the Invention
  • The object of the present invention is therefore to propose a system which solves the above-mentioned problems and allows a high palletising speed of ceramic tiles, in particular also large-sized tiles.
  • These objects are achieved with a system having the features mentioned in claim 1. The dependent claims describe other preferential features of the invention.
  • Brief Description of the Drawings
  • Further features and advantages of the invention are in any case more evident from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment, given purely as a nonlimiting example and illustrated in the attached drawings, wherein:
    • fig. 1 is a schematic top plan view of the system according to the invention; and
    • fig. 2 is a schematic side elevation view of a portion of the drawing of fig. 1.
    Detailed Description
  • A palletising system, in a way already known per se, firstly comprises a processing path L which, in the top plan view of fig. 1, can be considered limited by two border lines X-X' which determine the lateral bulk thereof and the safety borders for any operators.
  • Distributed along path L a plurality of deposition stations S, S1, S2, ... Sn is provided, on each of which a pallet P for the stacking of products SP to be wrapped is located; in the case under examination, products are boxes of large-sized ceramic tiles which, as known, are arranged on the pallet in a vertical attitude for a better impact resistance.
  • Along path L, at a certain height above the top of the loads on the pallet, a carriage C slides which carries a gripping and transfer head TP for the products SP to be stacked on pallets. This head TP moves between a drawing station ST of the products SP - typically the terminal portion of a conveyor belt N - and one as chosen of said stations Sn where to transfer and position on the respective pallet the transported product SP.
  • This head TP is furthermore mounted vertically movable on carriage C, so that it can, on the one hand, descend and draw a product SP from said drawing station ST, then rise to transport it above a preselected pallet and, on the other hand, descend onto this pallet in deposition station Sn for depositing there the transported product in a preselected position of the stacking pile. For such purpose, head TP is movably mounted, on carriage C, crosswise to processing path L and, in turn, carriage C is translatably mounted, parallel to the processing path L, on a pair of suspended rails or guides R1 and R2.
  • The movements of head TP, for the drawing and the positioning of the products SP on pallets, are controlled by a logical automation unit, which acts in coordination with the information relating to the batches of material produced and delivered at drawing station ST.
  • According to a first important feature of the present invention, in correspondence of each one of stations Sn a strapping unit is arranged with an annular track for the strap guide arranged according to a horizontal plane.
  • Each strapping unit typically comprises at least a strapping head R - by which the strap launch and withdrawal are carried out, as well as the welding and the cutting - and an annular launch track 1, in which the wrapping strap is slidably guided. The annular track 1 runs along a generally rectangular plan path, with two first minor sides opposite and parallel and two second major sides opposite and parallel.
  • As can be detected from the top plan view of fig. 1, each annular track 1 of the strapping units is arranged so as to surround, in plan view, the pallet P of the relative deposition station Sn, so as to allow the application of a strapping loop, in the horizontal plane, around the load of pallet-stacked products.
  • The strapping unit is furthermore mounted vertically movable, so that it can perform a strapping loop at the desired height on the pallet-stacked load.
  • According to a further inventive aspect, all the strapping heads R of the strapping units are arranged on one of the two sides of processing path L, typically on the first minor side of launching track 1 of the strap. In fig. 1, in particular, the strapping heads are all arranged on the same side. That allows twofold advantages. A first advantage is that of being able to better mutually compact the deposition stations Sn, saving the space occupied by the system. The second advantage derives from the synergistic arrangement with the palletiser supply device, which is described here in the following.
  • At each strapping unit a respective supply assembly A of strap 2 is associated, provided with an interchangeable supply bobbin 3, and with supply means 4, which provide to the withdrawal of strap 2 from bobbin 3 and to forward it to strapping head R.
  • According to an original feature of the invention, supply assembly A, with the relative bobbin 3 and supply means 4, are positioned in a first corridor L1 - comprised between two limiting lines X-Y in the drawing - which is parallel and adjacent to the processing path L of the system, outside the radius of action of gripping head TP.
  • In particular, supply assembly A is at a "safety" distance from the strapping head, such distance being the minimum one necessary to avoid any interference with the admissible movement trajectory of gripping head TP.
  • As is clear also from the drawing, an operator in charge of the system can freely access corridor L1, with no risk whatsoever of accidental interference with gripping head TP. Therefore, even during the standard operation of the system, the operator can access supply assemblies A for maintenance operations, of which the most frequent and important one is that of replacement of an exhausted strapping bobbin 3. This replacement operation can hence occur at any time, without danger of interference with the processing under way on processing line L. In particular, the replacement of the bobbin can occur in the step immediately subsequent to the time when a pallet with its completed load is taken by a pallet truck Z, for example as represented in station S1, and immediately preceding the time when a pallet truck Z brings back into station S1 an empty pallet, taking into account that pallet trucks move in a second corridor L2 opposite to the first one L1, without any interference with the operators who move in the first corridor L1.
  • For greater clarity, it must be pointed out that the second corridor L2 is on the opposite side to first corridor L1, with respect to processing path L, and is defined by two limiting lines X'-Y' in the upper part of the drawing of fig. 1.
  • This second corridor L2 has preferably a width sufficient to allow, on the one hand, the free removal of a pallet - with or without load - from a respective station Sn and, on the other hand, the movement of one or more pallet trucks Z, also with mutual crossing, in opposite directions (as shown by the movement lines in the drawing).
  • The operation of the described system occurs as follows.
  • In a first step, with station Sn empty and strapping head R fully raised (fig. 2), a pallet truck or other self-propelling machine Z1 delivers an empty pallet and positions it on the ground in the station Sn; then it draws itself out of the station or in any case moves away for other operations.
  • In a second step, strapping head R with the relative launching track 1 descends and positions itself at the bottom of the pallet, so as not to interfere with gripping and loading head TP, leaving fully free the loading and stacking operations of the products on the pallet.
  • In a third step, the gripping head TP picks up the products, that is, the individual boxes of tiles SP, arriving from a conveyor belt, and transfers them one by one onto the respective target pallet.
  • It must be pointed out here that with gripping head TP a computerised control system, known per se, is normally associated, which is capable of recognising the arriving products on the conveyor belt - even mutually different each time - and to transport them towards the pallet to which they are assigned, as well as to position them in the provided stacking location. It must be noted, as a result, that gripping head TP does not necessarily operate univocally with a single station S, until load completion, but it can serve multiple different stations based on the features of the product arriving on the conveyor belt each time.
  • In a fourth step, once one pallet load has been completed, or a first box has been deposited according to the method described in IT1408944 , strapping head R is caused to ascend up to the desired level and at least a first strapping loop is performed. The choice of applying a single strapping loop, or multiple strapping loops at mutually height-distanced levels depends on the nature and size of the products or on the wrapping method employed and is entrusted to the same computerised control system.
  • In case one wishes to perform the wrapping of boxes of large-sized tiles - which must be deposited maintaining them on a vertical plane, as described in IT1408944 - the original configuration according to the invention allows to implement a singular wrapping mode. As a matter of fact, since the strapping head is preferably on the first minor side of the rectangular launching track 1, the mutual binding process between the boxes of tiles is carried out starting from the pallet central symmetry axis and continues outwards. In other words, as can be seen also in fig. 1, the first boxes are deposited vertically in the central part of the pallet, on the central symmetry axis which is aligned with strapping head R. The subsequent boxes are deposited adjacent to the left and to the right of the central one. In order to maintain in equilibrium the first boxes in a central position, as suggested also in IT1408944 , movable retaining means (not shown) are provided which maintain the central boxes upright as long as necessary to complete the tie between a first group of boxes, with a fast-print surface wide enough to independently maintain the equilibrium.
  • In a fifth step, after the load has been completed and suitably tied with a strap, the strapping unit is caused to ascend back up to the uppermost position thereof, above the top of the load. In this position, pallet truck Z can intervene - coming from second corridor L2 - and draw the pallet complete with the relative load, for example to transfer it to a further wrapping station (not shown) or a warehouse.
  • As can be understood, with the system of the invention the objects set forth in the premises are perfectly achieved.
  • A highly efficient configuration has been provided, since it does not provide any significant idle time for the ordinary maintenance of the strapping units. As a matter of fact the operator can act also during the ordinary operation of the palletiser and it is necessary only a very short operation break for inserting the new strap from the feeding assembly A to the strapping head R. If one of the strapping units has a fault, the palletiser system can operate all the same exploiting the other deposition stations Sn.
  • However, it is understood that the protection of the invention described above is not limited to the particular configuration illustrated, but extends to any other equivalent construction variant which falls in the definition of the attached main claim.

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  1. Palletising system comprising a processing path (L), along which a plurality of wrapping stations (Sn) is provided, meant to house a plurality of pallets (P) supporting products (SP) to be wrapped, characterised in that, at least a gripping head (TP) movably mounted on guiding means along said processing path (L), between a drawing station of said products (SP) and one as chosen of said wrapping stations (Sn), control means for controlling the movements of said gripping head (TP) in the transfer and deposit of said products (SP) to form a load with a preset order, and strapping means for performing a horizontal binding in correspondence of said wrapping stations (Sn), the strapping means comprising at least a strapping head and a respective launching and guiding track of a strap (2), wherein said strapping means comprise a plurality of strapping heads (R), with respective annular launching and guiding track (1), installed in the proximity of each one of said wrapping stations (Sn),
    with each one of said strapping heads (R) is associated a respective strap feeding assembly (A), and
    said strapping heads (R) and relative feeding assemblies (A) are arranged on a first side of said wrapping stations (Sn) which is parallel to said processing path (L).
  2. Palletising system as in claim 1, wherein said processing path (L) is adjacent to at least a first service corridor (L1) located along said first side, said feeding assemblies (A) being in said service corridor (L1) at a safety distance from the respective strapping heads (R).
  3. Palletising system as in claims 1 or 2, wherein said strapping heads (R) and the respective feeding assemblies (A) are on the same side of said wrapping stations (Sn) with respect to said processing path (L).
  4. Palletising system as in claim 3, wherein said processing path (L) is adjacent to a second service corridor (L2), on the opposite side to said first service corridor (L1), which gives access to transport means, or pallet trucks, for the drawing/deposition of pallets (P) at said wrapping stations (Sn).
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