WO2003039301A1 - Holder for cigarettes - Google Patents

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WO2003039301A1
WO2003039301A1 PCT/DE2002/003929 DE0203929W WO03039301A1 WO 2003039301 A1 WO2003039301 A1 WO 2003039301A1 DE 0203929 W DE0203929 W DE 0203929W WO 03039301 A1 WO03039301 A1 WO 03039301A1
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Jürgen HÄMMERLE
Franz Polidar
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Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik Gmbh
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F1/00Racks for dispensing merchandise; Containers for dispensing merchandise
    • A47F1/04Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, e.g. by means of gravity or springs
    • A47F1/12Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, e.g. by means of gravity or springs dispensing from the side of an approximately horizontal stack
    • A47F1/125Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, e.g. by means of gravity or springs dispensing from the side of an approximately horizontal stack with an article-pushing device
    • A47F1/126Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, e.g. by means of gravity or springs dispensing from the side of an approximately horizontal stack with an article-pushing device the pushing device being urged by spring means

Abstract

The invention relates to a holder for cigarettes (1) for offering and selling cigarette packs (18). The support comprises a number of shafts (5) for displaceably receiving cigarette packs (18) that are continuously forced in said shafts (5) by means of pushing devices (8) in the direction of a withdrawal area (3). Means (10, 14) initiate the issue of signals when at least one shaft (5) is empty or when at least one shaft (5) is stocked with only a few cigarette packs (18), said means (10) being stationarily disposed on the holder for cigarettes (1). According to the invention, the means (14) are disposed on the pushing devices (8) and are adapted to interact with said means (10).

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cigarettes exchanger

description

The invention relates to a cigarette dispenser for offering and selling of packs of cigarettes, with a number of slots for slidably receiving the cigarette packs which are pushed into the slots by pushers continuously in the direction of the removal region, and means are provided which then cause the transmission of signals, when at least a slot is empty or at least one shaft with only a few packs of cigarettes is still equipped with a portion of the means is arranged stationary on the cigarette carrier.

Cigarette dispenser of this type are preferably placed at the tills in self-service shops. In this way, customers can still buy cigarettes before leaving the checkout area.

In a cigarette dispenser according to EP 0,599,164 A2 it is proposed in an empty bay alternatively an acoustic or optical signal, or at first an acoustic signal at the first occurrence, and only to give an optical signal later. The cashier is indicated by these measures to the emergence of an empty shaft or the presence of multiple empty slots. In the mentioned patent no evidence of technical features that make the reporting of only small populated or empty shafts could be more light comparable place.

More detailed information on this can be found in DE 197 48 158 AI. It is proposed here can be actuated in the extraction region of each shaft one by the respective foremost cigarette pack, with an empty slot, the pusher blocking arranging micro switch through which can be triggered the emission of a signal indicative of the cashier that at least one of the shafts must be refilled , In order to realize this proposal, each micro-switch to a switching flag which, triggered by position changes, which is caused in a becoming empty of the shafts, the transmission of signals by means of their respective associated microswitch. The micro switches are fixedly disposed on the shafts of the cigarette carrier.

Starting from this prior art, the object of the invention is, so to use those agents which will cause the output of signals at empty or emptying shafts in a cigarette dispenser of the type described here that depending on the choice of either each individual shaft, or a group of wells, for example, per floor, easily can be monitored.

The object is described in the characterizing part of claim 1.

The found alternatives is common in an advantageous manner that a part of the selected agents is the thrusters. Should each be monitored shaft, the other part of the shafts is arranged to be stationary. If, however, one or more groups are tested by shafts, the other part of the agent is, for example, provided on the frame of the cigarette carrier. As the means for this purpose designed in detail and arranged, the following description can be inferred.

The invention will be explained in more detail with reference to embodiments. It shows

Figure 1 shows a cigarette dispenser. Fig. 2 shows a solution, how each shaft and FIG. 3, as one group of wells is monitored.

The cigarette dispenser 1 shown in Fig. 1 is intended for the offering and selling of packs of cigarettes 18th It has a number of wells 5 for slidably receiving the cigarette 18th For this purpose, as can be seen in Fig. 2 and 3 each provided a pusher 8 per shaft 5 which is intended to press the cigarette 18 continuously in the direction of the removal region 3, in which the cigarette packs individually 18 to the cigarette carrier 1 can be taken. The shafts 5 can be arranged in several floors arrival. 4 There are provided means 10, 14 which then cause the emission of audible and / or visible signals, when at least one of the shafts 5 is empty or at least one shaft 5 is equipped with only a few packs of cigarettes 18th

Fig. 2 shows a side view of that portion of a shaft 5, which is located in the withdrawal area 3. In the shaft 5, which is the front limited by a stop 6, are still three packets of cigarettes 18, which are pressed by a located within the well 5, for example spring-assisted thrust means 8 in the direction of the removal region 3 against the stop. 6 Is the foremost, resting against the stop 6 of cigarettes taken from 18, the two remaining cigarette packs 18 are pressed by the pushing means 8 against the stop. 6 The specific for causing signals means 10, 14 are located on the one fixedly arranged on the bottom 7 of each shaft 5 and on the other hand, respectively to the supporting plate 9 of each pushing device 8. The support plates 9 are respectively on the last cigarette box 18 a in a shaft 5 located series of cigarette 18 at. And situated on the bottom 7 of each shaft 5 first means 10 is at a power supply 17 (battery) of connected so-called "reed switch" 11 additionally switched is a small lamp 13, which is arranged as a signal generator visible on the front of each shaft 5 is. the second, so other means 14 is formed by a small magnet 15 arranged on the support plate 9 of each pusher 8. If upon removal from cigarette boxes 18 by those coming pusher 8 of the magnet 15 closer to the reed contact 11 zoom, this contact, and thus the means 10 is influenced by the magnet 15 so that that circuit is closed, on which the lamp 13 is located. by the cooperation of the means 14 with the means 10, the lamp 13 lights up. Considering the pusher 8 and the magnet 15 back, the lamp goes out again. so you can by appropriate placement of Use means of predetermine 10 at the bottom 7 of each shaft 5 when with a corresponding blank are of a shaft 5, and the resulting change in position of the pusher 8 to be lit lamp 13 at the earliest. In the example, the lamp 13 lights up when still three cigarette packs 18 are in the shaft. 5

With a view to the removal area 3 Fig. 3 shows a cigarette dispenser 1, in which in each case a single or Zweiweglichtschranke 12 is provided on the frame 2 of the carrier 1, for example, cigarettes per floor 4 of shafts 5 disposed as a fixed means 10. The light beam 12 'of each agent 10 by measuring the predetermined distance A per floor 4. Second means 14 is located at each pushing means 8, a flag 16. Each means 10 is connected to a power supply 17 and, together with a respective lamp 13 or a beeper included in a corresponding circuit. Upon removal of cigarette 18, the pusher means 8 and thus the lugs 16 closer advance to the removal region. 3 Eventually, one of these lugs 16 crosses the light beam 12 'of the means 10. Thus, the circuit in question is closed, and this circuit belonging lamp 13 is lit by the cooperation of the means 14 with the means 10 on. Fragmentary side view of the front portion of a shaft 5 together with two remaining cigarette packs 18 and the pusher 8 is shown. On the support plate 9 of the pusher 8, a flag 16 is arranged, which is located in the light beam 12 '. Again, the transmission of signals is ultimately effected by corresponding change of position of the thrusters. 8

Delivering the audible and / or visible signals is cause to fill one or more channels 5 again with cigarette 18th

Claims

PATENT CLAIMS
1. The cigarette dispenser (1) for offering and selling of cigarette boxes (18), having a number of wells (5) for slidably
Receiving the cigarette (18) in the shafts (5) continuously through thrust means (8) in the direction of the removal region (3) are pressed, and means (10, 14) are provided which then cause the transmission of signals, if at least one shaft (5) is empty or at least one shaft (5) with only a few packs of cigarettes (18) is fitted, wherein the means (10) on the cigarette dispenser (1) are stationary, characterized in that the means (14) to be the pushing means (8) are located, and for cooperating with the means (10) are determined.
2. The cigarette dispenser according to claim 1, characterized in that the interaction of the means (10, 14) by changes of position of the thrust means (8).
3. The cigarette dispenser according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the means (10) on the underside (7) of the shafts (5) are arranged.
4. The cigarette dispenser according to any one of claims 1 to 3, marked thereby characterized in that each means (10) into a specifically provided
Circuit is integrated.
5. The cigarette dispenser according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that each means (10) by a reed contact (11) or by a light barrier (12) is formed.
6. Cigarette carrier according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the means (14) by a magnet (15) or by a flag (16) are formed.
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DE2001153495 DE10153495A1 (en) 2001-10-30 2001-10-30 cigarette dispenser

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EP20020779163 EP1439772A1 (en) 2001-10-30 2002-10-17 Holder for cigarettes
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