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JP6006604B2
JP6006604B2 JP2012227306A JP2012227306A JP6006604B2 JP 6006604 B2 JP6006604 B2 JP 6006604B2 JP 2012227306 A JP2012227306 A JP 2012227306A JP 2012227306 A JP2012227306 A JP 2012227306A JP 6006604 B2 JP6006604 B2 JP 6006604B2
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本発明は、物品をケース内に適正姿勢に収納できる収納装置に関するものである。   The present invention relates to a storage device that can store articles in a proper posture in a case.

従来、例えば特許文献1に記載された収納装置が知られている。   Conventionally, for example, a storage device described in Patent Document 1 is known.

この従来の収納装置は、変形可能な物品を搬送方向に搬送する搬送手段と、この搬送手段からの物品を受け入れこの受け入れた物品をケース内に案内するシューターとを備えている。また、シューターは、前板と後板との側端縁間に設けられたガイド板を有し、このガイド板は前板および後板の側端縁に位置する2本のフレーム間に架設された多数の平行のローラーにて構成されている。   This conventional storage device includes a transport unit that transports a deformable article in the transport direction, and a shooter that receives the article from the transport unit and guides the received article into the case. Further, the shooter has a guide plate provided between side edges of the front plate and the rear plate, and this guide plate is installed between two frames positioned at the side edges of the front plate and the rear plate. It is composed of many parallel rollers.

実公平4−15689号公報(第1図)Japanese Utility Model Publication 4-15689 (FIG. 1)

しかしながら、上記従来の収納装置では、ケース内に収納する収納物が変形可能な物品であることから、物品の姿勢が崩れ易く、ケース内での物品の姿勢が不適正な姿勢となってしまうおそれがある。   However, in the conventional storage device, since the stored item stored in the case is a deformable item, the posture of the item is likely to collapse, and the posture of the item in the case may become an inappropriate posture. There is.

本発明は、このような点に鑑みなされたもので、物品をケース内に適正姿勢に収納できる収納装置を提供することを目的とする。   This invention is made | formed in view of such a point, and it aims at providing the storage apparatus which can accommodate articles | goods in a proper attitude | position in a case.

請求項1記載の収納装置は、変形可能な物品をケース内に収納する収納装置であって、物品を搬送方向に搬送する搬送手段と、この搬送手段からの物品の搬送方向前端側が当接してこの物品を下方から支持し、所定動作により物品の支持を解除してこの物品をケース内に向けて落下させる支持体とを備え、前記支持体は、物品の搬送方向前端側の左右方向中央部が当接してこの物品を下方から支持する平面視で前後方向長手状の支持部と、この支持部にて支持された物品の下部における左側部分と右側部分との間に位置する分離部とを有するものである。 The storage device according to claim 1 is a storage device that stores a deformable article in a case, and a transport unit that transports the article in a transport direction, and a front end side in the transport direction of the article from the transport unit are in contact with each other. A support body for supporting the article from below, releasing the support of the article by a predetermined operation and dropping the article into the case, and the support body is provided in a central portion in the left-right direction on the front end side in the conveyance direction of the article. And a support portion that is longitudinally long in a plan view and supports the article from below, and a separation portion that is positioned between the left and right portions of the lower part of the article supported by the support portion. I have it.

請求項2記載の収納装置は、請求項1記載の収納装置において、支持体の支持部は、ケースの上方位置において物品の左右方向中央部を下方から支持するものである。The storage device according to claim 2 is the storage device according to claim 1, wherein the support portion of the support body supports the central portion in the left-right direction of the article from below at the upper position of the case.

請求項3記載の収納装置は、請求項1または2記載の収納装置において、支持体は、搬送手段の搬送終端部の近傍に設けられた上下方向に回動可能な支持回動体であり、前記支持回動体の支持部は、先端側が昇降するように、前記搬送手段側である基端側の回動中心軸線を中心として上下方向に回動可能となっているものである。 Storage device according to claim 3, in storage device according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the support is Ri vertically rotatable support rotating body Der provided in the vicinity of the transfer terminal end portion of the conveying means, The support portion of the support rotating body is capable of rotating in the vertical direction about the rotation center axis on the base end side that is the transport means side so that the tip end side is raised and lowered .

請求項4記載の収納装置は、請求項3記載の収納装置において、支持回動体は、支持部がこの支持部に物品の搬送方向前端側の左右方向中央部が当接するように前上り傾斜状に位置する待機状態と、前記支持部が水平状に位置する支持状態と、前記支持部が鉛直状に位置する支持解除状態とになるものである。   The storage device according to claim 4 is the storage device according to claim 3, wherein the support rotating body is inclined upward so that the support portion comes into contact with the support portion at the center in the left-right direction on the front end side in the conveyance direction of the article. A support state in which the support portion is positioned horizontally, and a support release state in which the support portion is positioned vertically.

請求項5記載の収納装置は、請求項1ないし4のいずれか一記載の収納装置において、搬送手段にて搬送中の物品の搬送方向後端側を保持してこの物品をケースの上方位置に位置決めする保持体を備えるものである。   The storage device according to claim 5 is the storage device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the rear end side in the transport direction of the article being transported by the transport means is held, and the article is placed at an upper position of the case. A holding body for positioning is provided.

請求項6記載の収納装置は、請求項5記載の収納装置において、保持体によって物品が保持されてケースの上方位置に位置決めされた状態時に、支持体の支持部が、前記ケースの上方位置において前記保持体にて保持された物品の左右方向中央部を下方から支持するものである。The storage device according to claim 6 is the storage device according to claim 5, wherein when the article is held by the holding body and positioned at the upper position of the case, the support portion of the support is at the upper position of the case. The left-right direction center part of the articles | goods hold | maintained with the said holding body is supported from the downward direction.

請求項7記載の収納装置は、請求項1ないし6のいずれか一記載の収納装置において、物品をケース内に案内する案内体を備え、前記案内体は、互いの接近方向への回動により物品落下口を閉鎖する傾斜状の閉状態となりかつ互いの離反方向への回動により前記物品落下口を開口させる開状態となる左右対をなす回動板を有し、支持体の支持部によって物品が支持された状態時において、前記支持体の分離部によって分離された物品の下部における左側部分は、前記左右対をなす回動板のうち左側の回動板の上方に位置し、かつ、前記分離部によって分離された物品の下部における右側部分は、前記左右対をなす回動板のうち右側の回動板の上方に位置するものである。 A storage device according to a seventh aspect is the storage device according to any one of the first to sixth aspects , further comprising a guide body that guides an article into the case, and the guide bodies are configured to rotate in a mutually approaching direction. It has a rotating plate that forms a pair of left and right rotating plates that are in an inclined closed state that closes the article dropping port and that is in an open state that opens the article dropping port by rotating in the direction away from each other. When the article is supported, the left side portion of the lower part of the article separated by the separation part of the support is located above the left turning plate of the pair of turning plates, and The right part of the lower part of the article separated by the separation part is located above the right rotating plate among the pair of rotating plates .

請求項8記載の収納装置は、請求項1ないし7のいずれか一記載の収納装置において、支持体の分離部は、支持部から下方に向かって突出した鉛直板状の分離板部であるものである。The storage device according to claim 8 is the storage device according to any one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the separation portion of the support body is a vertical plate-shaped separation plate portion protruding downward from the support portion. It is.

本発明によれば、搬送手段からの物品の搬送方向前端側が当接してこの物品を下方から支持し、所定動作により物品の支持を解除してこの物品をケース内に向けて落下させる支持体を備えるため、物品をケース内に適正姿勢に収納できる。   According to the present invention, the support body for supporting the article from below by contacting the front end side of the article from the conveying means, releasing the support of the article by a predetermined operation, and dropping the article into the case. Therefore, the article can be stored in a proper posture in the case.

本発明の一実施の形態に係る収納装置の側面図である。1 is a side view of a storage device according to an embodiment of the present invention. 同上収納装置の正面図である。It is a front view of a storage apparatus same as the above. 同上収納装置の保持体の平面図である。It is a top view of the holding body of a storage apparatus same as the above. 同上収納装置の支持回動体の正面図である。It is a front view of the support rotation body of a storage apparatus same as the above. 同上支持回動体を回動させる回動駆動手段の側面図であるIt is a side view of the rotation drive means which rotates a support rotation body same as the above. 同上支持回動体の待機状態時の斜視図である。It is a perspective view at the time of the standby state of a support rotation body same as the above. 同上支持回動体の支持解除状態時の斜視図である。It is a perspective view at the time of the support cancellation | release state of a support rotation body same as the above. 同上収納装置によって物品がケース内に収納された状態を示す斜視図である。It is a perspective view which shows the state in which the articles | goods were accommodated in the case by the storage apparatus same as the above. 同上収納装置の動作説明図で、(a)が正面図、(b)が側面図である。It is operation | movement explanatory drawing of a storage apparatus same as the above, (a) is a front view, (b) is a side view. 図9に続く動作説明図で、(a)が正面図、(b)が側面図である。It is operation | movement explanatory drawing following FIG. 9, (a) is a front view, (b) is a side view. 図10に続く動作説明図で、(a)が正面図、(b)が側面図である。It is operation | movement explanatory drawing following FIG. 10, (a) is a front view, (b) is a side view. 図11に続く動作説明図で、(a)が正面図、(b)が側面図である。It is operation | movement explanatory drawing following FIG. 11, (a) is a front view, (b) is a side view. 図12に続く動作説明図で、(a)が正面図、(b)が側面図である。FIG. 13 is an operation explanatory diagram following FIG. 12, where (a) is a front view and (b) is a side view. 図13に続く動作説明図で、(a)が正面図、(b)が側面図である。It is operation | movement explanatory drawing following FIG. 13, (a) is a front view, (b) is a side view. 本発明の他の実施の形態に係る収納装置の側面図である。It is a side view of the storage apparatus which concerns on other embodiment of this invention.

本発明の一実施の形態について図面を参照して説明する。   An embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

図1および図2において、1は収納装置で、この収納装置1は、変形可能な物品2をケース3内に収納するものである。つまり、収納装置1は、例えば1個の物品2を1個のケース3内に順次投入して自動収納する投入装置(バックインボックス「BIB」のバック自動投入装置)である。   In FIGS. 1 and 2, reference numeral 1 denotes a storage device that stores a deformable article 2 in a case 3. In other words, the storage device 1 is, for example, a charging device (automatic storage device for the back-in box “BIB”) that sequentially loads and automatically stores a single article 2 into a single case 3.

物品2は、図1ないし図3等に示されるように、例えば内容物である液体がフレキシブルな袋内に充填された変形可能な袋物(フレキシブルバック)である。つまり、物品2は、例えば上下2枚の柔軟な樹脂製のシート材の周端部同士が全周にわたって接合されて構成された袋の中に、油等の液体が密閉状に充填されたものである。   As shown in FIGS. 1 to 3 and the like, the article 2 is a deformable bag (flexible bag) in which a liquid as a content is filled in a flexible bag, for example. That is, the article 2 is, for example, a bag in which the peripheral ends of two upper and lower flexible resin sheet materials are joined over the entire circumference, and a liquid such as oil is hermetically filled. It is.

物品2は、袋部とこの袋部内に充填された液体とからなり平面視で矩形状をなす変形可能な物品本体部5と、この物品本体部5の周端部に設けられた変形可能な矩形環状のシール部6と、物品本体部5の上面の1箇所に上方に向かって突設された内容物注入出用の円筒状のスパウト部7とを備えている。   The article 2 is composed of a bag part and a liquid filled in the bag part, and has a deformable article body part 5 having a rectangular shape in plan view, and a deformable article provided at a peripheral end of the article body part 5. A rectangular annular seal portion 6 and a cylindrical spout portion 7 for injecting and discharging contents are provided at one location on the upper surface of the article main body portion 5.

物品本体部5は、変形前の状態では平面視矩形の扁平状であるが、ケース3内に投入収納されると、ケース3の形状に対応した直方体状となる(図8参照)。また、スパウト部7は、先端側(上端側)が物品本体部5外に位置しかつ基端側(下端側)が物品本体部5内に位置する両端面開口状の筒状部分7aと、この筒状部分7aの先端側に取り外し可能に装着され筒状部分7aの先端面開口を閉塞した円形状のキャップ7bとを有している。   The article body 5 has a rectangular shape in plan view before being deformed, but when it is inserted and stored in the case 3, it has a rectangular parallelepiped shape corresponding to the shape of the case 3 (see FIG. 8). The spout portion 7 includes a cylindrical portion 7a having both ends open and having a distal end side (upper end side) located outside the article body portion 5 and a proximal end side (lower end side) located within the article body portion 5. The cylindrical portion 7a has a circular cap 7b that is detachably attached to the distal end side of the cylindrical portion 7a and closes the opening of the distal end surface of the cylindrical portion 7a.

ケース3は、図1、図2および図8等に示されるように、例えば上面開口部8が開閉可能に開口する箱状の段ボール箱である。そして、ケース3は、上方に向かって開口する上面開口部8を有するケース本体部9と、このケース本体部9に設けられ上面開口部8を開閉する蓋部10とを備えている。なお、上面開口部8の平面視寸法は、変形前の扁平状の物品2の平面視寸法よりも小さい。   The case 3 is, for example, a box-like cardboard box in which the upper surface opening 8 is openable and closable as shown in FIGS. The case 3 includes a case body 9 having an upper surface opening 8 that opens upward, and a lid 10 that is provided in the case body 9 and opens and closes the upper surface opening 8. In addition, the planar view dimension of the upper surface opening 8 is smaller than the planar view dimension of the flat article 2 before deformation.

ケース本体部9は、正方形状の底板11と、この底板11の周端部に立設された矩形状の4つの側板12とを有している。また、蓋部10は、各側板12の上端部に折曲部13を介して回動可能に設けられた蓋板14を有している。前後の蓋板14は矩形状であるが、左右の蓋板14には切欠部15が形成されている。   The case body 9 includes a square bottom plate 11 and four rectangular side plates 12 erected on the peripheral end of the bottom plate 11. The lid portion 10 has a lid plate 14 that is rotatably provided at the upper end portion of each side plate 12 via a bent portion 13. The front and rear cover plates 14 are rectangular, but the left and right cover plates 14 are formed with notches 15.

なお、図8には、収納装置1によって物品2がケース3内に収納された状態が示されているが、この図8に示されるように、物品2は、その種類に応じた所定姿勢である適正姿勢、すなわち例えばスパウト部7がケース3の上面開口部8の中心位置から前方へ少しずれた位置に位置する姿勢となって、ケース3のケース本体部9内に収納される。このため、蓋部10でケース本体部9の上面開口部8を閉鎖すると、ケース3内に収納された物品2のスパウト部7の上方には、1枚の前側の蓋板14のみが位置することとなる。   8 shows a state in which the article 2 is stored in the case 3 by the storage device 1. As shown in FIG. 8, the article 2 is in a predetermined posture corresponding to the type. It is stored in the case main body 9 of the case 3 in a certain proper posture, that is, for example, a posture in which the spout portion 7 is located at a position slightly shifted forward from the center position of the upper surface opening 8 of the case 3. For this reason, when the upper surface opening 8 of the case main body 9 is closed by the lid 10, only one front lid 14 is positioned above the spout 7 of the article 2 stored in the case 3. It will be.

収納装置1は、図1ないし図3等に示されるように、物品2を搬送面20に載せて水平な搬送方向である前方に搬送する搬送手段21と、この搬送手段21の搬送面20上の物品2を保持してこの物品2をケース3の真上の上方位置(物品支持位置)に位置決めする保持手段22とを備えている。なお、図示しないが、搬送手段21の上流には、液体を袋内に充填する充填装置が配設され、この充填装置の搬送手段から物品2が搬送手段21の搬送面20上に一定間隔をおいて順次供給される。   As shown in FIG. 1 to FIG. 3 and the like, the storage device 1 includes a transport unit 21 that transports an article 2 forward on a transport surface 20 in a horizontal transport direction, and a transport surface 20 of the transport unit 21. Holding means 22 for holding the article 2 and positioning the article 2 at a position directly above the case 3 (article support position). Although not shown, a filling device that fills the bag with a liquid is disposed upstream of the conveying means 21, and the article 2 is spaced from the conveying means of the filling device on the conveying surface 20 of the conveying means 21 at regular intervals. Are sequentially supplied.

搬送手段21は、例えばベルトコンベヤであり、所定方向に回行しながら物品2を搬送方向に搬送する無端状の搬送ベルト23を有している。搬送ベルト23の往路部の上面が、物品2を載置搬送する水平な搬送面20となっている。搬送ベルト23は、複数のローラ24に掛け渡され、駆動源であるモータ25の駆動に基づいて所定方向に回行する。   The transport means 21 is, for example, a belt conveyor, and has an endless transport belt 23 that transports the article 2 in the transport direction while rotating in a predetermined direction. The upper surface of the forward path portion of the conveyance belt 23 is a horizontal conveyance surface 20 on which the article 2 is placed and conveyed. The conveyor belt 23 is stretched around a plurality of rollers 24 and rotates in a predetermined direction based on driving of a motor 25 that is a driving source.

保持手段22は、装置フレーム26に水平な前後方向に移動可能に設けられた移動体である水平移動体27を有している。水平移動体27は、シリンダ或いはモータ等の駆動源(図示せず)の駆動に基づいて、搬送手段21の上方の後位置とケース3の上方の前位置との間で、水平な前後方向に水平移動する。   The holding means 22 has a horizontal moving body 27 which is a moving body provided on the apparatus frame 26 so as to be movable in the horizontal front-rear direction. The horizontal moving body 27 is arranged in a horizontal front-rear direction between a rear position above the conveying means 21 and a front position above the case 3 based on driving of a drive source (not shown) such as a cylinder or a motor. Move horizontally.

水平移動体27には、複数、すなわち例えば前後2つの昇降体28が駆動源である昇降用のシリンダ29を介して昇降可能に設けられている。つまり、シリンダ29の本体部29aの上端部が水平移動体27に固着され、シリンダ29の上下方向のロッド部29bの下端部に昇降体28が固着されている。そして、昇降体28は、シリンダ29の駆動に基づいて、搬送手段21の上方で、上位置と下位置との間で上下方向に移動、つまり昇降する。   The horizontal moving body 27 is provided with a plurality of, for example, two front and rear elevating bodies 28 that can be moved up and down via an elevating cylinder 29 as a drive source. That is, the upper end of the main body 29a of the cylinder 29 is fixed to the horizontal moving body 27, and the elevating body 28 is fixed to the lower end of the rod 29b in the vertical direction of the cylinder 29. Based on the driving of the cylinder 29, the elevating body 28 moves in the vertical direction between the upper position and the lower position, that is, moves up and down, above the transport means 21.

各昇降体28の長手方向両端部である左右方向両端部には、搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送中の物品2の搬送方向後端側の上面を吸着保持してこの物品2をケース3の真上の上方位置である所定位置に位置決めする保持体31がそれぞれ取り付けられている。   The upper surface on the rear end side in the transport direction of the article 2 being transported by the transport surface 20 of the transport means 21 is sucked and held at the both ends in the left and right direction, which are both longitudinal ends of each lifting body 28, and the article 2 is placed in the case. Each of the holding bodies 31 is attached to a predetermined position, which is an upper position directly above 3.

つまり、保持手段22は、搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送中の物品2の搬送方向後端側の上面のうち、スパウト部7の近傍でこのスパウト部7からの距離が同じ(略同じを含む)4箇所の部分を解除可能に吸着保持する前後左右4つの保持体31を有している(図3参照)。   That is, the holding unit 22 has the same distance (substantially the same) from the spout unit 7 in the vicinity of the spout unit 7 on the upper surface on the rear end side in the conveyance direction of the article 2 being conveyed on the conveyance surface 20 of the conveyance unit 21. Including four front and rear holding bodies 31 (see FIG. 3).

なお、例えば図示しないが、保持手段22は搬送中の物品2の搬送方向後端側の上面のうち、スパウト部7の近傍でこのスパウト部7からの距離が同じ左右2箇所の部分を解除可能に吸着保持する左右2つの保持体31を有するものでもよい。   For example, although not shown, the holding means 22 can release the two left and right portions having the same distance from the spout unit 7 in the vicinity of the spout unit 7 on the upper surface on the rear end side in the conveyance direction of the article 2 being conveyed. It may have two holding bodies 31 on the left and right for adsorbing and holding.

各保持体31は、例えば吸着パッドであり、弾性変形可能な吸着保持部32およびホース接続部33を有しており、このホース接続部33に吸引ホース(図示せず)が接続されている。また、各保持体31には、吸着保持部32が物品2を吸着保持したことを確認するための圧力スイッチ(図示せず)が設けられている。   Each holding body 31 is, for example, a suction pad, and includes an elastically deformable suction holding portion 32 and a hose connection portion 33, and a suction hose (not shown) is connected to the hose connection portion 33. Each holding body 31 is provided with a pressure switch (not shown) for confirming that the suction holding section 32 holds the article 2 by suction.

そして、保持体31は、水平移動体27の後位置から前位置への水平移動と昇降体28の上位置から下位置への下降とに基づいて、搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送中の物品2と同じ速さで同じ方向(搬送方向)に移動しながら、この物品2の搬送方向後端側の上面を吸着保持し、この吸着保持した物品2をケース3の真上の上方位置に位置決めする。なお、保持体31は、水平移動体27が前位置に位置しかつ昇降体28が下位置に位置した状態で、物品2の吸着保持を解除する。   The holding body 31 is being transported on the transport surface 20 of the transport means 21 based on the horizontal movement from the rear position to the front position of the horizontal moving body 27 and the lowering from the upper position of the elevating body 28 to the lower position. While moving in the same direction (conveying direction) at the same speed as the article 2, the upper surface on the rear end side in the conveying direction of the article 2 is sucked and held, and the sucked and held article 2 is positioned above the case 3. Position to. The holding body 31 releases the suction holding of the article 2 in a state where the horizontal moving body 27 is located at the front position and the elevating body 28 is located at the lower position.

また、収納装置1は、図1、図2、図4ないし図7等に示されるように、搬送手段21の搬送面20の搬送終端部から搬出される物品2の搬送方向前端側である搬送方向前端部が当接してこの物品2を下方から支持し、この支持後に水平な左右方向の回動中心軸線Xを中心とする所定方向への回動(所定動作)により物品2の支持を解除してこの物品2をケース3内に向けて落下させる底面整袋用の1つの支持体である支持回動体41と、この支持回動体41を装置フレーム26に対して回動中心軸線Xを中心として上下方向に回動させる回動駆動手段42とを備えている。   Further, as shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 4 to 7, and the like, the storage device 1 is transported on the front end side in the transport direction of the article 2 unloaded from the transport terminal portion of the transport surface 20 of the transport means 21. The front end of the direction abuts to support the article 2 from below, and after this support, the support of the article 2 is released by rotating in a predetermined direction (predetermined operation) about the horizontal rotation center axis X in the horizontal direction. Then, the support rotating body 41, which is one support for bottom surface bag-setting that drops the article 2 into the case 3, and the support rotating body 41 with respect to the device frame 26 about the rotation center axis X And a rotation drive means 42 for rotating in the vertical direction.

さらに、収納装置1は、支持回動体41による下面側の支持と保持体31による上面側の保持とが解除された物品2をケース3内に案内する筒状のシュート手段である案内体43と、ケース3が載置されこの載置されたケース3を昇降させるケース昇降手段44とを備えている。なお、支持回動体41および案内体43は搬送手段21の下流であってこの搬送手段21の搬送終端部の近傍に設けられ、この案内体43の下方にケース昇降手段44が設けられている。   Further, the storage device 1 includes a guide body 43 that is a cylindrical chute means for guiding the article 2 released from the lower surface side support by the support rotating body 41 and the upper surface side holding by the holding body 31 into the case 3. A case elevating means 44 for elevating and lowering the placed case 3 is provided. The support rotating body 41 and the guide body 43 are provided downstream of the transport means 21 and in the vicinity of the transport end portion of the transport means 21, and a case elevating means 44 is provided below the guide body 43.

支持回動体41は、例えば平面視で前後方向長手状でかつ側面視で扇状をなすものであり、搬送手段21の搬送終端部近傍で搬送面20よりも下方に位置する回動中心軸線Xを中心として上下方向に回動可能となっている。つまり、支持回動体41は、回動駆動手段42の回動軸(回動中心軸線Xが軸芯を通る軸)45の軸方向中央部に固着され、この回動軸45は装置フレーム26に回動可能に取り付けられている。   The support rotating body 41 has, for example, a longitudinal shape in the front-rear direction in a plan view and a fan shape in a side view, and a rotation center axis X positioned below the transfer surface 20 near the transfer end portion of the transfer means 21. It can be rotated in the vertical direction as the center. In other words, the support rotating body 41 is fixed to the central portion in the axial direction of the rotation shaft 45 (the shaft through which the rotation center axis X passes through the axis) 45 of the rotation drive means 42, and the rotation shaft 45 is attached to the apparatus frame 26. It is pivotally attached.

そして、この回動軸45の軸方向端部にはピニオン46が固着され、このピニオン46は移動可能なラック47と係合している。このラック47は、駆動源であるシリンダ48の駆動に基づいて前後方向に水平移動する(図5参照)。なお、回動駆動手段42は、回動軸45、ピニオン46、ラック47およびシリンダ48等にて構成されている。   A pinion 46 is fixed to the axial end of the rotating shaft 45, and the pinion 46 is engaged with a movable rack 47. The rack 47 moves horizontally in the front-rear direction based on the driving of the cylinder 48 as a driving source (see FIG. 5). Note that the rotation drive means 42 includes a rotation shaft 45, a pinion 46, a rack 47, a cylinder 48, and the like.

ここで、支持回動体41は、搬送手段21の搬送終端部から搬出される物品2の搬送方向前端部の左右方向中央部(幅方向中央部)が当接してこの物品2の左右方向中央部を下方から支持する真直ぐな長手状の支持部である支持バー部51と、この支持バー部51にて下方から支持された物品2の下部における2分割された左側部分と右側部分との間に位置する側面視扇状で鉛直板状の分離部である分離板部52とを有している。   Here, the support rotating body 41 is in contact with the center in the left-right direction (the center in the width direction) of the front end in the transport direction of the article 2 unloaded from the transport terminal of the transport means 21, and the center in the left-right direction of the article 2 A support bar 51 which is a straight longitudinal support that supports the lower side of the article 2 between the left side portion and the right side portion of the lower part of the article 2 supported by the support bar portion 51 from below. It has a separation plate portion 52 that is a fan-shaped vertical plate-like separation portion.

支持バー部51は、例えば平面視で前後方向に長手方向を有する角棒等の棒状部材にて構成されたもので、この棒状の支持バー部51の基端部が回動駆動手段42の回動軸45の軸方向中央部に固着され、この棒状の支持バー部51の先端部が自由端部51aとなっている。支持バー部51の上面は細長い平面状に形成され、支持バー部51の自由端部51aが湾曲面状に形成されている。そして、支持バー部51は、先端側が昇降するように基端側の回動中心軸線Xを中心として上下方向に回動可能となっている。   The support bar portion 51 is constituted by a rod-like member such as a square bar having a longitudinal direction in the front-rear direction in a plan view, and the base end portion of the rod-like support bar portion 51 is rotated by the rotation driving means 42. The rod-shaped support bar portion 51 is fixed to the central portion of the moving shaft 45 in the axial direction, and the distal end portion of the rod-like support bar portion 51 is a free end portion 51a. The upper surface of the support bar portion 51 is formed in an elongated flat shape, and the free end portion 51a of the support bar portion 51 is formed in a curved surface shape. The support bar portion 51 is rotatable in the vertical direction about the rotation center axis X on the proximal end side so that the distal end side moves up and down.

また、分離板部52は、所定距離を介して互いに離間対向する扇状の左右1対の分離板53にて構成されており、この分離板53の上端部が支持バー部51の両側面にそれぞれ固着され、この各分離板53は鉛直面に沿って位置している。つまり、支持バー部51から分離板部52が下方に向かって突出している。   The separation plate portion 52 is composed of a pair of left and right fan-shaped separation plates 53 that are spaced apart from each other at a predetermined distance, and the upper ends of the separation plates 53 are located on both side surfaces of the support bar portion 51, respectively. The separation plates 53 are fixed and located along the vertical plane. That is, the separation plate portion 52 protrudes downward from the support bar portion 51.

そして、支持バー部51および分離板部52からなる支持回動体41は、支持バー部51がこの支持バー部51に搬送手段21からの扁平状の物品2の搬送方向前端部の左右方向中央部が当接するように前高後低の前上り傾斜状に位置する待機状態と、支持バー部51がシリンダ48の付勢力に抗して物品2の自重によって回動中心軸線Xを中心に下方回動して水平状に位置する支持状態と、支持バー部51がシリンダ48の駆動に基づいて回動中心軸線Xを中心にさらに下方回動して鉛直下向きの鉛直状に位置する支持解除状態とになる。なお、支持回動体41は、下方回動により支持解除状態となって物品2を落下させた後、シリンダ48の駆動に基づいて回動中心軸線Xを中心に上方回動してもとの待機状態に復帰する。   And the support rotation body 41 which consists of the support bar part 51 and the separating plate part 52 is the center part of the left-right direction of the front end part in the conveyance direction of the flat article 2 from the conveyance means 21 to the support bar part 51. The support bar portion 51 is rotated downward about the rotation center axis X by the weight of the article 2 against the urging force of the cylinder 48 against the standby state that is positioned in a front-up / down-front-tilt shape so that A support state in which the support bar 51 is moved horizontally and a support release state in which the support bar 51 is further rotated downward about the rotation center axis X based on the drive of the cylinder 48 and is positioned vertically downward. become. Note that the support rotating body 41 is in a stand-by state where the support rotating body 41 is in a support released state by rotating downward and drops the article 2 and then rotates upward about the rotation center axis X based on the driving of the cylinder 48. Return to the state.

図1および図6には、先端ほど上方に位置するように支持バー部51が水平方向に対する所定の傾斜角度αをもって前上り傾斜状に傾斜した待機状態の支持回動体41が示されているが、この支持回動体41の傾斜角度αは、例えば0度を含まない45度以下であり、好ましくは例えば23度に設定されている。なお、この支持回動体41の待機状態では、支持バー部51の自由端部51aは、搬送手段21の搬送面20よりも上方に位置している。すなわち例えば、支持回動体41の上面のうち少なくとも前半分が搬送面20よりも上方に位置している。   FIGS. 1 and 6 show the support rotating body 41 in a standby state in which the support bar portion 51 is inclined in a front-up ascending shape with a predetermined inclination angle α with respect to the horizontal direction so that the tip is positioned upward. The inclination angle α of the support rotating body 41 is, for example, 45 degrees or less not including 0 degrees, and preferably set to 23 degrees, for example. In the standby state of the support rotating body 41, the free end portion 51a of the support bar portion 51 is located above the transport surface 20 of the transport means 21. That is, for example, at least the front half of the upper surface of the support rotating body 41 is positioned above the transport surface 20.

一方、図7には、先端が下端になるように支持バー部51が鉛直状に位置した支持解除状態の支持回動体41が示されているが、この支持解除状態では、支持回動体41は、案内体43に形成された上下方向長手状のスリット部55に挿入され、このスリット部55から非突出の状態となっている。なお、傾斜状の待機状態および水平状の支持状態では、支持回動体41は、スリット部55から挿出され、このスリット部55から前方の物品移動用空間、つまり筒状の案内体43の内部空間に突出した状態となっている。   On the other hand, FIG. 7 shows the support rotating body 41 in a support release state in which the support bar portion 51 is vertically positioned so that the tip is at the lower end. In this support release state, the support rotation body 41 is It is inserted into the vertically elongated slit portion 55 formed in the guide body 43 and is in a non-projecting state from the slit portion 55. In the inclined standby state and the horizontal support state, the support rotating body 41 is inserted from the slit portion 55, and the space for moving articles forward from the slit portion 55, that is, the inside of the cylindrical guide body 43. It is in a state protruding into the space.

案内体43は、例えばホッパー付きシュートであり、互いに離間対向して鉛直状に位置する前後1対の対向板である鉛直固定板56と、互いに離間対向して傾斜状に位置する左右1対の対向板である傾斜固定板57と、これら傾斜固定板57の下方に配設され前後方向の軸60を中心として左右方向に回動する左右1対の回動板58とを有している。   The guide body 43 is a chute with a hopper, for example, and a pair of left and right vertical fixing plates 56 that are vertically opposed to each other and a pair of left and right opposed plates that are opposed to each other and that are inclined to each other. It has an inclined fixed plate 57 that is an opposing plate, and a pair of left and right rotating plates 58 that are disposed below these inclined fixed plates 57 and rotate in the left-right direction about a longitudinal axis 60.

前後1対の鉛直固定板56は、上部に水平の底辺を有しかつ下部に頂点を有する二等辺三角形状の挿入板部61を下部に有している。この挿入板部61は、ケース昇降手段44によるケース3の上昇により、ケース3内に挿入される。なお、後側の鉛直固定板56の左右方向中央部にスリット部55が形成されている。また、後側の鉛直固定板56の上端部には、物品2を案内する前下り傾斜状の案内板54が固設されている。   The pair of front and rear vertical fixing plates 56 has an isosceles triangular insertion plate portion 61 having a horizontal base at the top and a vertex at the bottom. The insertion plate portion 61 is inserted into the case 3 when the case 3 is raised by the case elevating means 44. A slit portion 55 is formed at the center in the left-right direction of the rear vertical fixing plate 56. Further, a guide plate 54 that is inclined forward and downward to guide the article 2 is fixed to the upper end portion of the rear vertical fixing plate 56.

左右1対の傾斜固定板57は、下端ほど内方に位置するように傾斜しており、これら各傾斜固定板57の上端部は、搬送手段21の搬送面20よりも上方に位置している。   The pair of left and right inclined fixing plates 57 are inclined so as to be located inward toward the lower end, and the upper end portions of these inclined fixing plates 57 are located above the conveying surface 20 of the conveying means 21. .

左右1対の回動板58は、案内体43内の下部に位置する平面視矩形状の物品落下口63を開閉するものである。そして、両回動板58は、軸60を中心とする互いの接近方向への回動により物品落下口63を閉鎖する傾斜状の閉状態となり(図6参照)、軸60を中心とする互いの離反方向への回動により物品落下口63を開口させる鉛直状の開状態となる(図7参照)。これら両回動板58は、例えば駆動源であるシリンダ59の駆動に基づいて、閉状態と開状態との間で回動する。なお、両回動板58は、ケース昇降手段44によるケース3の上昇により、ケース3内に挿入される。   The pair of left and right rotating plates 58 opens and closes an article dropping port 63 having a rectangular shape in plan view located at the lower part in the guide body 43. Then, both the rotating plates 58 are in an inclined closed state in which the article dropping port 63 is closed by rotating in the approaching direction around the shaft 60 (see FIG. 6). Is turned into a vertical open state in which the article drop opening 63 is opened (see FIG. 7). These two rotating plates 58 rotate between a closed state and an open state based on, for example, driving of a cylinder 59 that is a driving source. Both rotating plates 58 are inserted into the case 3 when the case 3 is raised by the case elevating means 44.

ケース昇降手段44は、上面上にケース3が載置される板状の昇降台65と、この昇降台65を昇降させる昇降駆動手段であるシリンダ66とを有している。シリンダ66は、本体部66aとこの本体部66a内に対して出入りする上下方向のロッド部66bとに構成され、このロッド部66bの上端部に昇降台65が水平状に固着されている。昇降台65は、シリンダ66の駆動に基づいて上位置と下位置との間で上下方向に移動、つまり昇降する。   The case elevating means 44 has a plate-like elevating table 65 on which the case 3 is placed on the upper surface, and a cylinder 66 as elevating drive means for elevating the elevating table 65. The cylinder 66 is composed of a main body portion 66a and a vertical rod portion 66b that goes in and out of the main body portion 66a, and a lifting platform 65 is horizontally fixed to an upper end portion of the rod portion 66b. The elevator 65 moves vertically, that is, moves up and down between the upper position and the lower position based on the driving of the cylinder 66.

そして、昇降台65が上位置に位置した状態では、この昇降台65上に載置されているケース3は所定の待機位置に位置しており、この待機位置に位置したケース3内に対して上方から落下してくる物品2が投入収納される。   In the state where the lifting platform 65 is positioned at the upper position, the case 3 placed on the lifting platform 65 is positioned at a predetermined standby position, and with respect to the case 3 positioned at the standby position. Article 2 falling from above is loaded and stored.

また、図1に示されるように、収納装置1は、搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2のスパウト部7を検知する第1検知手段71および第2検知手段72と、搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2の搬送方向前端部を検知する第3検知手段73とを備えている。   As shown in FIG. 1, the storage device 1 includes a first detection unit 71 and a second detection unit 72 that detect the spout portion 7 of the article 2 being conveyed by the conveyance unit 21, and a conveyance unit 21. And third detection means 73 for detecting the front end of the article 2 being conveyed in the conveyance direction.

3つの検知手段71,72,73は、例えば光学系のセンサであり、側面視で搬送方向に向かって間隔をおいて並んでおり、これら3つの検知手段71,72,73の検知に基づいて制御手段(図示せず)が各駆動源を制御する。   The three detection means 71, 72, 73 are, for example, optical sensors, and are arranged at intervals in the transport direction in a side view. Based on the detection of these three detection means 71, 72, 73 Control means (not shown) controls each drive source.

なお、第1検知手段71は水平移動体27の前方移動開始用のセンサであり、第2検知手段72は昇降体28の下降開始用のセンサである。また、第3検知手段73はケース準備確認用のセンサであり、第3検知手段73が物品2の搬送方向前端部を検知したときに、制御手段は、ケース3が待機位置に位置していないと、搬送手段21を停止させる。なお、ケース3が待機位置に位置していれば、搬送手段21は停止せず、物品2は搬送手段21の搬送終端部から搬出される。   The first detection means 71 is a sensor for starting the forward movement of the horizontal moving body 27, and the second detection means 72 is a sensor for starting the lowering of the elevating body 28. The third detection means 73 is a case preparation confirmation sensor. When the third detection means 73 detects the front end of the article 2 in the transport direction, the control means does not place the case 3 in the standby position. Then, the conveying means 21 is stopped. If the case 3 is located at the standby position, the transport means 21 does not stop, and the article 2 is unloaded from the transport end portion of the transport means 21.

次に、収納装置1の動作等を図面を参照して説明する。   Next, operation | movement etc. of the storage apparatus 1 are demonstrated with reference to drawings.

まず、空のケース3は、上面開口部8が開口した状態のまま、ケース昇降手段44の昇降台65上に載置される。その後、昇降台65が下位置から上位置まで上昇すると、空のケース3が昇降台65とともに上昇して所定の待機位置に位置する。このとき、前後1対の鉛直固定板56の挿入板部61がケース3内に挿入されるとともに、左右1対の閉状態の回動板58がケース3内に挿入される。   First, the empty case 3 is placed on the lifting platform 65 of the case lifting / lowering means 44 with the upper surface opening 8 opened. Thereafter, when the lifting platform 65 rises from the lower position to the upper position, the empty case 3 rises together with the lifting platform 65 and is positioned at a predetermined standby position. At this time, the insertion plate portion 61 of the pair of front and rear vertical fixing plates 56 is inserted into the case 3, and the pair of left and right rotating plates 58 are inserted into the case 3.

図9(a)および(b)に示すように、充填装置から搬送手段21の搬送面20上に供給された1個の物品2は、搬送手段21にて一定姿勢のまま搬送される。つまり、搬送面20上に扁平状となって載置された物品2は、スパウト部7が物品本体部5の搬送方向後端側の上面における左右方向(搬送方向と直交する水平方向)の中央部から鉛直上方に向かって突出する一定姿勢のまま、搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送方向に搬送される。   As shown in FIGS. 9A and 9B, one article 2 supplied from the filling device onto the conveying surface 20 of the conveying means 21 is conveyed by the conveying means 21 in a constant posture. That is, the article 2 placed flat on the conveyance surface 20 has the spout portion 7 in the center in the left-right direction (horizontal direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction) on the upper surface of the article body portion 5 in the conveyance direction rear end side. The sheet is transported in the transport direction on the transport surface 20 of the transport means 21 while maintaining a fixed posture protruding vertically upward from the section.

このとき、搬送手段21の下流では、支持回動体41は、この支持回動体41の上面部である支持バー部51が傾斜角度αをもって傾斜した待機状態で待機しており、また、案内体43の両回動板58は、傾斜状の閉状態となって物品落下口63を閉鎖している。   At this time, downstream of the conveying means 21, the support rotating body 41 stands by in a standby state in which the support bar portion 51, which is the upper surface portion of the support rotating body 41, is inclined at an inclination angle α. Both the rotating plates 58 are in an inclined closed state to close the article drop opening 63.

そして、第1検知手段71が搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送中の物品2のスパウト部7を検知すると、搬送手段21の上方の後位置で待機していた水平移動体27が前方に移動を開始する。その結果、前後左右4つの保持体31が、搬送中の物品2に追従するように、その物品2と同じ速さで同じ方向に移動する。   When the first detection means 71 detects the spout portion 7 of the article 2 being conveyed on the conveyance surface 20 of the conveyance means 21, the horizontal moving body 27 waiting at the rear position above the conveyance means 21 is moved forward. Start moving. As a result, the four front, rear, left, and right holding bodies 31 move in the same direction at the same speed as the article 2 so as to follow the article 2 being conveyed.

次いで、図10(a)および(b)に示すように、第2検知手段72が搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送中の物品2のスパウト部7を検知すると、上位置に位置していた昇降体28が下降を開始して下位置まで下降する。   Next, as shown in FIGS. 10A and 10B, when the second detection means 72 detects the spout portion 7 of the article 2 being conveyed on the conveyance surface 20 of the conveyance means 21, it is located at the upper position. The elevating body 28 starts to descend and descends to the lower position.

その結果、前後左右4つの保持体31は、搬送手段21の搬送面20にて搬送中の物品2と同じ速さで同じ方向に移動しながら、この物品2の搬送方向後端側の上面におけるスパウト部7の周囲近傍の4箇所の部分を吸着保持する。   As a result, the four front and rear, right and left holding bodies 31 move in the same direction at the same speed as the article 2 being conveyed on the conveying surface 20 of the conveying means 21, and on the upper surface on the rear end side in the conveying direction of the article 2. The four portions near the periphery of the spout unit 7 are sucked and held.

なお、制御手段は、圧力スイッチがオンしない場合には、例えばブザー等の報知手段(図示せず)を作動させて吸着異常を作業者に報知する。この場合、物品2は、そのまま搬送手段21にて搬送されてケース3内に収納されるが、作業者は、手作業でケース3内の物品2の姿勢を適正姿勢に直す。なおこのとき、上流の充填装置は、袋のカット前に停止させる。   When the pressure switch is not turned on, the control means operates a notifying means (not shown) such as a buzzer to notify the operator of the adsorption abnormality. In this case, the article 2 is directly conveyed by the conveying means 21 and stored in the case 3, but the operator manually changes the posture of the article 2 in the case 3 to an appropriate posture. At this time, the upstream filling device is stopped before the bag is cut.

また、制御手段は、第3検知手段73が搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2の搬送方向前端部を検知した場合において、ケース3が待機位置に位置していないときには、搬送手段21を一旦停止させる。   In addition, when the third detection unit 73 detects the front end portion in the conveyance direction of the article 2 being conveyed by the conveyance unit 21, the control unit temporarily moves the conveyance unit 21 when the case 3 is not positioned at the standby position. Stop.

次いで、図11(a)および(b)に示すように、前後左右4つの保持体31が、物品2の搬送方向後端側の上面における4箇所の部分を吸着保持したまま、物品2と同じ速さで同じ方向に移動すると、物品2の搬送方向前端部の左右方向中央部(搬送方向と直交する水平な方向の中央部)が、待機状態で待機していた支持回動体41の支持バー部51に当接する。   Next, as shown in FIGS. 11A and 11B, the front, rear, left and right four holding bodies 31 are the same as the article 2 while adsorbing and holding the four portions on the upper surface on the rear end side in the conveyance direction of the article 2. When moving in the same direction at the speed, the support bar of the support rotating body 41 in which the center part in the left-right direction (the center part in the horizontal direction orthogonal to the transport direction) of the front end part in the transport direction of the article 2 waits in the standby state. It contacts the part 51.

すると、支持回動体41は、シリンダ48の付勢力に抗して物品2の自重により回動中心軸線Xを中心として下方へ回動することにより、待機状態から支持状態となる。このとき、物品2の搬送方向前端側(物品2の下端側)は、支持回動体41の支持バー部51に当接することにより、左右に均等に2分割される。   Then, the support rotating body 41 changes from the standby state to the support state by rotating downward about the rotation center axis X by the weight of the article 2 against the urging force of the cylinder 48. At this time, the front end side in the transport direction of the article 2 (the lower end side of the article 2) is equally divided into two left and right by contacting the support bar portion 51 of the support rotating body 41.

その後、図12(a)および(b)に示すように、保持手段22の水平移動体27が前位置に到着して停止すると、物品2は、その上面側が前後左右4つの保持体31にて上方から吸着保持され、かつその下面側が支持状態の支持回動体41にて下方から支持された状態となる。   Thereafter, as shown in FIGS. 12 (a) and 12 (b), when the horizontal moving body 27 of the holding means 22 arrives at the front position and stops, the upper surface side of the article 2 is the four holding bodies 31 on the front, rear, left and right. It is sucked and held from above, and its lower surface side is supported from below by the support rotating body 41 in a supported state.

このとき、支持バー部51は、物品2の下部の左右方向中央部を下方から支持し、分離板部52は、その支持バー部51にて下方から支持された物品2の下部における2等分された左側部分と右側部分との間に位置している。つまり、物品2の下部一側部分とこれと同じ大きさの下部他側部分とが、分離板部52によって分離されている。   At this time, the support bar portion 51 supports the central portion in the left-right direction of the lower portion of the article 2 from below, and the separation plate portion 52 bisects the lower portion of the article 2 supported by the support bar portion 51 from below. Between the left and right side portions. That is, the lower one side portion of the article 2 and the lower other side portion having the same size are separated by the separation plate portion 52.

次いで、図13(a)および(b)に示すように、前後左右4つの保持体31による吸着保持の解除と、支持回動体41の支持解除状態への回動の開始と、案内体43の両回動板58の開状態への回動の開始とが同時(略同時を含む)に行われると、物品2は、案内体43にて案内されつつ自重によって落下して物品落下口63を通ってケース3内に投入収納される。   Next, as shown in FIGS. 13A and 13B, the suction holding by the front, rear, left and right four holding bodies 31 is released, the rotation of the support rotating body 41 to the support releasing state, and the guide body 43 is changed. When the rotation of both the rotating plates 58 to the open state is started at the same time (including substantially simultaneously), the article 2 falls by its own weight while being guided by the guide body 43, and the article dropping port 63 is opened. It is inserted into the case 3 and stored.

つまり、図14(a)および(b)に示すように、物品2は、ケース3に対応した直方体状に変形した物品本体部5の上面から上方に突出したスパウト部7がケース3の上面開口部8の中心位置から前方へ少しずれた所定位置に位置する適正姿勢となって、昇降台65上のケース3のケース本体部9内に落下収納される。なおこのとき、物品本体部5の上面の左右方向両端部には、頂点を上部に有する耳部2aが立設される(図8参照)。   That is, as shown in FIGS. 14A and 14B, the article 2 has a spout portion 7 projecting upward from the upper surface of the article body portion 5 deformed into a rectangular parallelepiped shape corresponding to the case 3. The proper posture is located at a predetermined position slightly shifted forward from the center position of the portion 8 and is dropped and stored in the case main body portion 9 of the case 3 on the lifting platform 65. In addition, at this time, the ear | edge part 2a which has a vertex in the upper part is standingly arranged in the left-right direction both ends of the upper surface of the article | item main body part 5 (refer FIG. 8).

その後、ケース昇降手段44の昇降台65が下位置まで下降してから、物品2を収納した実ケース3を次工程に移送する。   Thereafter, after the elevating platform 65 of the case elevating means 44 is lowered to the lower position, the actual case 3 containing the article 2 is transferred to the next process.

なお、後続の物品2の収納作業のために、昇降体28は下位置から上位置まで上昇し、水平移動体27は前位置から後位置まで後方へ移動し、支持回動体41は支持解除状態から待機状態まで回動する。また、両回動板58を開状態から閉状態まで回動させた後に、次の空のケース3が載置された昇降台65を下位置から上位置まで上昇させる。このため、昇降台65の上昇時におけるケース3と両回動板58との干渉を回避できる。   In order to store the subsequent article 2, the elevating body 28 is raised from the lower position to the upper position, the horizontal moving body 27 is moved rearward from the front position to the rear position, and the support rotating body 41 is in the unsupported state. To the standby state. Further, after both the rotating plates 58 are rotated from the open state to the closed state, the lifting platform 65 on which the next empty case 3 is placed is raised from the lower position to the upper position. For this reason, it is possible to avoid interference between the case 3 and the two rotating plates 58 when the lifting platform 65 is raised.

こうして、上述の動作の繰り返しにより、充填装置から所定間隔で供給される物品2がケース3内に順次収納される。   Thus, by repeating the above-described operation, the articles 2 supplied from the filling device at predetermined intervals are sequentially stored in the case 3.

そして、収納装置1によれば、搬送手段21から搬出される物品2の搬送方向前端部の左右方向中央部が当接してこの物品2を一旦支持した後に、所定方向への回動により物品2の支持を解除してこの物品2をケース3内に向けて落下させる支持回動体41を備えるため、物品2をケース3内に適正姿勢に収納でき、よって、例えばケース3内での物品2のスパウト部7の位置を一定にでき、また物品2の左右1対の耳部2aの形状および位置を一定にでき、さらに物品2の底面に液溜まりが発生するのを抑制できる。このため、次工程において、作業者が手作業でケース3内の物品2の姿勢を適正姿勢に直す必要がなく、作業効率の向上を図ることができる。   Then, according to the storage device 1, the center 2 in the left-right direction of the front end portion in the transport direction of the article 2 carried out from the transport means 21 contacts and temporarily supports the article 2, and then the article 2 is rotated by turning in a predetermined direction. Since the support rotating body 41 for releasing the support of the article 2 and dropping the article 2 into the case 3 is provided, the article 2 can be stored in an appropriate posture in the case 3, and thus, for example, the article 2 in the case 3 can be stored. The position of the spout part 7 can be made constant, the shape and position of the pair of left and right ears 2a of the article 2 can be made constant, and further the occurrence of liquid pool on the bottom surface of the article 2 can be suppressed. For this reason, in the next process, it is not necessary for the operator to manually change the posture of the article 2 in the case 3 to an appropriate posture, and the work efficiency can be improved.

また、支持回動体41の分離板部52にて、支持バー部51で支持され下部側が2等分された物品2の下部左側部分と下部右側部分とを適切に分離できるため、物品2の下部の巻き込みを防止でき、物品2をケース3内に適正姿勢に適切に収納できる。   Further, since the lower left portion and the lower right portion of the article 2 supported by the support bar portion 51 and divided into two lower parts can be appropriately separated by the separation plate part 52 of the support rotating body 41, the lower part of the article 2 Can be prevented, and the article 2 can be appropriately stored in a proper posture in the case 3.

さらに、支持回動体41は、回動中心軸線Xを中心とする回動により3つの状態、つまり待機状態、支持状態および支持解除状態になるため、この支持回動体41にて、物品2の受け入れ、物品2の支持および物品2の支持解除を適切にできる。   Further, since the support rotating body 41 is in three states by rotation about the rotation center axis X, that is, a standby state, a support state, and a support release state, the support rotating body 41 receives the article 2. The support of the article 2 and the release of the support of the article 2 can be appropriately performed.

また、保持手段22の保持体31は、搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2と同じ速さで同じ方向に移動しながらこの物品2の搬送方向後端側を保持するため、保持体31にて物品2を安定的に保持でき、所定位置に位置決めできる。   Further, the holding body 31 of the holding means 22 holds the rear end side in the conveyance direction of the article 2 while moving in the same direction at the same speed as the article 2 being conveyed by the conveyance means 21, Thus, the article 2 can be stably held and positioned at a predetermined position.

さらに、対をなす回動板58を有する案内体43を備えるため、物品2をケース3内に適正姿勢に適切に収納できる。   Further, since the guide body 43 having the pair of rotating plates 58 is provided, the article 2 can be appropriately stored in the case 3 in an appropriate posture.

なお、保持体31は、物品2を吸着保持するバキューム式には限定されず、例えば図15に示すように、保持体31は、物品2の搬送方向後端側である搬送方向後端部を上下から挟持して保持するチャック式でもよい。   The holding body 31 is not limited to the vacuum type that holds the article 2 by suction. For example, as shown in FIG. 15, the holding body 31 has a rear end in the transport direction that is the rear end side in the transport direction of the article 2. It may be a chuck type that is sandwiched and held from above and below.

すなわち例えば図15に示された収納装置1の保持手段22は、搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2の搬送方向後端部における左右方向中央付近の2箇所を解除可能に上下から挟持保持する左右2つの保持体31を有している。このチャック式の保持体31は、バキューム式と同様、搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2と同じ速さで同じ方向に移動しながらこの物品2の搬送方向後端側を挟持保持する。   That is, for example, the holding means 22 of the storage device 1 shown in FIG. 15 holds the two places near the center in the left-right direction at the rear end in the conveyance direction of the article 2 being conveyed by the conveyance means 21 from above and below. It has two holding bodies 31 on the left and right. Similar to the vacuum type, the chuck-type holding body 31 holds the rear end side of the article 2 in the conveyance direction while moving in the same direction at the same speed as the article 2 being conveyed by the conveyance means 21.

また、各保持体31は、搬送手段21上の物品2の下面に接触する下側挟持部36と、搬送手段21上の物品2の上面に接触する上側挟持部37とを有している。そして、上側挟持部37が駆動源であるシリンダ38の駆動で下降すると、搬送手段21にて搬送中の物品2の搬送方向後端部が上側挟持部37と下側挟持部36とにて上下から挟持保持される。なお、この収納装置1のその他の構成は、前記図1のものと同様である。   Each holding body 31 has a lower holding part 36 that contacts the lower surface of the article 2 on the conveying means 21 and an upper holding part 37 that contacts the upper surface of the article 2 on the conveying means 21. When the upper clamping unit 37 is lowered by driving the cylinder 38 as a driving source, the rear end part in the conveyance direction of the article 2 being conveyed by the conveying means 21 is moved up and down by the upper clamping unit 37 and the lower clamping unit 36. Is held between. The other configuration of the storage device 1 is the same as that of FIG.

また、いずれの実施の形態においても、物品2は、流体である液体が袋内に充填された袋物には限定されず、例えば粒状物や粉状物等の固体が袋内に充填された袋物でもよく、また、変形可能な物品であれば、袋物以外であってもよい。   In any of the embodiments, the article 2 is not limited to a bag filled with a fluid liquid, for example, a bag filled with a solid such as a granular material or a powdery material. However, as long as it is a deformable article, it may be other than a bag.

さらに、保持体31の数は、2つ或いは4つには限定されず、例えば1つや、3つ等でもよく、任意である。   Furthermore, the number of the holding bodies 31 is not limited to two or four, and may be one or three, for example, and is arbitrary.

また、支持回動体41は、例えば支持バー部51等の1本の棒状部材のみからなるものや、1枚の板状部材のみからなるもの等でもよい。   Further, the support rotating body 41 may be composed of, for example, a single bar-shaped member such as the support bar portion 51 or a single plate-shaped member.

さらに、支持回動体41を回動させる回動駆動手段42は、例えば駆動源としてモータを有するもの等でもよい。   Further, the rotation drive means 42 for rotating the support rotation body 41 may be, for example, one having a motor as a drive source.

また、昇降体下降開始用の第2検知手段72は必ずしも必要ではなく、例えば第2検知手段72を設けずに、第1検知手段71の検知後、所定時間が経過したときに、昇降体28が下降を開始するようにしてもよい。   The second detecting means 72 for starting the lowering of the lifting body is not necessarily required. For example, when the predetermined time has elapsed after the detection by the first detecting means 71 without providing the second detecting means 72, the lifting body 28 is moved. May start descending.

さらに、例えば空ケース3をケース昇降手段44の昇降台65上に供給する空ケース搬送手段および昇降台65上の実ケース3を次工程まで搬送する実ケース搬送手段を設けるようにしてもよい。   Further, for example, there may be provided empty case conveying means for supplying the empty case 3 onto the elevating table 65 of the case elevating means 44 and actual case conveying means for conveying the actual case 3 on the elevating table 65 to the next process.

また、収納装置1は、例えばケース3内に収納された物品2の左右1対の耳部2aを押圧して起立状態から倒伏状態にする耳部押圧手段や、ケース3の蓋部10を押圧して上面開口部8を閉鎖する蓋部押圧手段等を備えた構成等でもよい。   The storage device 1 also presses the ear portion pressing means that presses the pair of left and right ear portions 2a of the article 2 stored in the case 3 to make it fall from the standing state, or the lid portion 10 of the case 3. And the structure etc. provided with the cover part press means etc. which close the upper surface opening part 8 may be sufficient.

さらに、物品2を下方から支持する支持体は、少なくとも支持状態および支持解除状態間で回動可能なものには限定されず、例えば少なくとも支持状態および支持解除状態間で移動可能なもの等でもよい。   Furthermore, the support body that supports the article 2 from below is not limited to one that can rotate at least between the support state and the support release state, and may be one that can move at least between the support state and the support release state, for example. .

1 収納装置
2 物品
3 ケース
21 搬送手段
31 保持体
41 支持体である支持回動体
43 案内体
51 支持部である支持バー部
52 分離部である分離板部
58 回動板
63 物品落下口
1 storage device 2 article 3 case
21 Transport means
31 Holder
41 Support rotating body which is a support body
43 Guide
51 Support bar part which is a support part
52 Separation plate part
58 Rotating plate
63 Item drop

Claims (8)

変形可能な物品をケース内に収納する収納装置であって、
物品を搬送方向に搬送する搬送手段と、
この搬送手段からの物品の搬送方向前端側が当接してこの物品を下方から支持し、所定動作により物品の支持を解除してこの物品をケース内に向けて落下させる支持体とを備え
前記支持体は、
物品の搬送方向前端側の左右方向中央部が当接してこの物品を下方から支持する平面視で前後方向長手状の支持部と、
この支持部にて支持された物品の下部における左側部分と右側部分との間に位置する分離部とを有する
ことを特徴とする収納装置。
A storage device for storing a deformable article in a case,
Conveying means for conveying the article in the conveying direction;
A front end side in the conveying direction of the article from the conveying means to support the article from below, and a support body that releases the support of the article by a predetermined operation and drops the article into the case ;
The support is
A longitudinally-longitudinal support part in plan view in which the center part in the left-right direction on the front end side in the conveyance direction of the article contacts and supports the article from below,
A storage device comprising: a separation portion positioned between a left portion and a right portion in a lower portion of an article supported by the support portion .
支持体の支持部は、ケースの上方位置において物品の左右方向中央部を下方から支持するThe support part of the support body supports the central part in the left-right direction of the article from below at the upper position of the case.
ことを特徴とする請求項1記載の収納装置。The storage device according to claim 1.
支持体は、搬送手段の搬送終端部の近傍に設けられた上下方向に回動可能な支持回動体であり、
前記支持回動体の支持部は、先端側が昇降するように、前記搬送手段側である基端側の回動中心軸線を中心として上下方向に回動可能となっている
ことを特徴とする請求項1または2記載の収納装置。
Support, Ri vertically rotatable support rotating body Der provided in the vicinity of the transfer terminal end portion of the conveying means,
The support portion of the support rotating body is capable of rotating in a vertical direction around a rotation center axis on a base end side that is the conveying means side, so that a tip end side thereof moves up and down. The storage device according to 1 or 2.
支持回動体は、
支持部がこの支持部に物品の搬送方向前端側の左右方向中央部が当接するように前上り傾斜状に位置する待機状態と、
前記支持部が水平状に位置する支持状態と、
前記支持部が鉛直状に位置する支持解除状態とになる
ことを特徴とする請求項3記載の収納装置。
The support rotating body is
A standby state in which the support portion is positioned in a front-upward inclined shape so that the center portion in the left-right direction on the front end side in the conveyance direction of the article contacts the support portion;
A support state in which the support part is positioned horizontally; and
The storage device according to claim 3, wherein the support portion is in a support release state in which the support portion is positioned vertically.
搬送手段にて搬送中の物品の搬送方向後端側を保持してこの物品をケースの上方位置に位置決めする保持体を備える
ことを特徴とする請求項1ないし4のいずれか一記載の収納装置。
The storage device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, further comprising: a holding body that holds a rear end side in the conveyance direction of the article being conveyed by the conveying means and positions the article at an upper position of the case. .
保持体によって物品が保持されてケースの上方位置に位置決めされた状態時に、支持体の支持部が、前記ケースの上方位置において前記保持体にて保持された物品の左右方向中央部を下方から支持するWhen the article is held by the holding body and positioned at the upper position of the case, the support portion of the support body supports the center in the left-right direction of the article held by the holding body at the upper position of the case from below. Do
ことを特徴とする請求項5記載の収納装置。The storage device according to claim 5.
物品をケース内に案内する案内体を備え
前記案内体は、互いの接近方向への回動により物品落下口を閉鎖する傾斜状の閉状態となりかつ互いの離反方向への回動により前記物品落下口を開口させる開状態となる左右対をなす回動板を有し、
支持体の支持部によって物品が支持された状態時において、前記支持体の分離部によって分離された物品の下部における左側部分は、前記左右対をなす回動板のうち左側の回動板の上方に位置し、かつ、前記分離部によって分離された物品の下部における右側部分は、前記左右対をなす回動板のうち右側の回動板の上方に位置する
ことを特徴とする請求項1ないし6のいずれか一記載の収納装置。
A guide body for guiding articles into the case is provided .
The guide body is a left-right pair that is in an inclined closed state that closes the article drop opening by rotation in the approaching direction and an open state that opens the article drop opening by turning in the separation direction. A rotating plate to make,
When the article is supported by the support portion of the support, the left portion of the lower part of the article separated by the separation portion of the support is above the left rotation plate of the pair of left and right rotation plates. The right part of the lower part of the article separated by the separating part is located above the right rotating plate among the pair of left and right rotating plates. The storage device according to any one of 6.
支持体の分離部は、支持部から下方に向かって突出した鉛直板状の分離板部であるThe separation part of the support is a vertical plate-like separation plate part protruding downward from the support part.
ことを特徴とする請求項1ないし7のいずれか一記載の収納装置。The storage device according to claim 1, wherein the storage device is a storage device.
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