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Title:
LOADING AND UNLOADING APPARATUS FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING BACON SLICES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/171246
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An apparatus (1, 1') for loading and unloading slices of bacon comprises a loading portion (1) configured to load slices of fresh bacon (2, 2a, 2b) onto seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b,...) in a loading zone (14) of the apparatus (1, 1'), each of the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b,...) being provided with a stick (5) and with a main body (6) that extends along an axis (X), the loading portion (1) comprising: - motor-driven conveying means (12, 13) arranged to convey the slices of fresh bacon (2, 2a, 2b) between an entrance zone (10) of the apparatus (1,1') and the loading zone (14); a first motor-driven conveyor (15) arranged to convey the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b) to the loading zone (14); a second motor-driven conveyor (30) arranged to receive the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b) loaded with the slices of fresh bacon (2, 2a, 2b), and to move away the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b) from the loading zone (14); - a manipulator device (19) configured to load onto the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b) the slices of fresh bacon (2, 2a, 2b) and provided with gripping means (22) configured to pick up one hook after the other of said seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b) from the first conveyor (15) and to release one hook loaded with the slices of fresh bacon (2, 2a, 2b) at a time onto the second conveyor (30); - control means for controlling the speed of the manipulator device (19). The loading and unloading apparatus (1, 1') for loading and unloading bacon slices comprises an unloading portion (1') that is configured to unload slices of fresh bacon (2, 2a, 2b) from the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b,...) in an unloading zone (36) of the apparatus (1, 1'), the unloading portion (1') comprising: - motor-driven conveying means (38, 54, 40), arranged to convey the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b,...), loaded with the slices of seasoned bacon (2', 2a', 2b'), between a seasoning zone and the unloading zone (36); - a manipulator device (37) provided with gripping means (45) cooperating with the conveying means (38, 54, 40) to unload/extract one hook after another of the seasoning hooks (3, 3a, 3b,...) from the slices of seasoned bacon (2', 2a', 2b') and to move away the hook from the conveying means (38, 54, 40); - control means for controlling the speed of the manipulator device (37).

Inventors:
COSTANTINI MAURIZIO (IT)
VEZZALI FRANCO (IT)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2021/051621
Publication Date:
November 04, 2021
Filing Date:
February 26, 2021
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
VE MA C SOC A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA (IT)
International Classes:
A22C15/00; A22C18/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CRUGNOLA, Pietro et al. (IT)
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