|CAMA1 S.P.A. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140352261||MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SECONDARY PACKAGING OF ARTICLES - A side loading packaging machine for packaging articles in containers comprising: a section for forming containers starting from die-cuttings, comprising at least one feeding device, a loading section, a closing section, substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the machine; further comprising a conveyor equipped with transportation members configured to carry at least one of said containers each, wherein said conveyor comprises motor means arranged to drive the advance of said transportation members or groups thereof in an independent manner, and the machine operates with: a continuous formation of boxes, said feeding member working with a continuous movement and with a constant rate over time, and said transportation members advancing with a continuous movement at said forming section; and a static loading, said transportation members being stationary during the loading of articles into the containers.||12-04-2014|
|20130173051||METHOD FOR ANTI-COLLISION CONTROL AND THE MANAGEMENT OF PICKING DEVICES WITH SHARED WORKING AREAS IN A PACKAGING LINE - Methods for anti-collision control of pickers in a packaging line are disclosed. The line includes linear conveyors for the inlet of items and for the outlet of items, robots or picking devices that operate with shared working areas. The anti-collision method comprises an algorithm to assign a pickup location or a delivery location to a generic first robot including: checking for a pickup or delivery location already assigned to other robots and in a working area shared with the first robot; dynamically redefining the working area of the first robot to obtain a new working area such that the locations already assigned to other robots are outside of the dynamically-redefined area; assigning of a respective pickup or delivery location belonging to the redefined working area to the first robot. A prediction algorithm is disclosed to improve management of items and balancing of work load between the robots.||07-04-2013|
|20120233967||MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CARTONING ARTICLES - Machine and method for cartoning articles in containers or boxes, in which the machine has a loading section comprising an article inlet area; a loading area for loading articles into the containers; a configuring device; at least a first robot arranged to load articles from the inlet area and transfer the articles to the configuring device; at least a second robot arranged to pick up articles from the configuring device and transfer them to the loading area, in which the configuring device comprises an array of seats for temporary accommodation of articles, and the array of seats of the configuring device is formed from rows of article-receiving seats having a variable transversal distance; the configuring device operates in a synchronised manner with the first robot and with the second robot varying the relative position between respective rows of seats to provide interface respectively with the first robot and with the second robot.||09-20-2012|
|20120230809||GRIPPING HEAD FOR A ROBOT OR MANIPULATOR OF A CARTONING MACHINE - A gripping head for a loading robot or manipulator of a cartoning machine capable of nesting articles arranged on two substantially parallel rows, the gripping head comprising a row of gripping members, wherein each of the gripping members comprises a gripping section adapted to receive two adjacent articles and on opposite sides with respect to a centreline plane, and wherein at least the gripping members having even index position or odd index position in the row rotate by about 180 degrees around an axis.||09-13-2012|
|20110283668||MACHINE FOR CARTONING PRODUCTS - A machine for cartoning products, comprising a cardboard box forming section, at least one conveyor of said boxes and one robotic loading section; the machine comprises a section for closing boxes for example by folding and gluing the respective flaps; said closing section is fed directly by said box conveyor; during the closing operation a servo-train of said conveyor is operated with a forward motion synchronized with the work cycle of a closing device of said closing section.||11-24-2011|
Patent applications by CAMA1 S.P.A.