US 9,809,392 B2
Device and method for transporting containers in a container treatment system
Ralf Walter, Zeitlarn (DE); and Konrad Senn, Regensburg (DE)
Assigned to KRONES AG, Neutraubling (DE)
Appl. No. 14/917,204
Filed by KRONES AG, Neutraubling (DE)
PCT Filed Aug. 13, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/067300
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 7, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/036197, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 19, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2013 218 403 (DE), filed on Sep. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0214799 A1, Jul. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. B65G 37/02 (2006.01); B65G 54/02 (2006.01); B65G 43/10 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 37/02 (2013.01) [B65G 43/10 (2013.01); B65G 54/02 (2013.01); B65G 2201/0244 (2013.01); B65G 2811/0673 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A container treatment system which has a first container treatment unit for a process step and a second container treatment unit for said process step, and which has a transport device for transporting containers in the container treatment system, with
at least one receiving point for containers,
at least one delivery point for containers,
a transport track which connects said at least one receiving point, said at least one delivery point, said first container treatment unit, and said second container treatment unit; and
at least one transport element for transporting at least one container, said transport element being movably arranged on said transport track,
where said transport track and said at least one transport element are designed such that said at least one transport element can be guided from a receiving point to a delivery point in an individually controllable manner; and
drive means for supplying magnetic drive means to said transport element.