ApplicationNo. 05/804393 filed on 06/07/1977
US Classes:53/55, Concurrent control of contents and receptacle feeds53/131.4, Before or during packaging53/136.1, Applied to package53/493, Of individual contents or group feed or delivery53/520Film, sheet or weblike material
ExaminersPrimary: McGehee, Travis S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG03D 15/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1976-06-12 DE
AbstractApparatus for collating prints and related sections of developed photographic customer films in a processing laboratory has a first conveyor whose receptacles advance stepwise into register with discharge ends of feeding devices for film sections and prints, and a packing unit with a second conveyor which advances empty containers past an assembly station where the containers receive assemblies of film sections and related prints in response to forward strokes of a reciprocable pusher. The second conveyor advances successive loaded containers past a closing device and a labelling device and thereupon into a receiving device. A computer receives signals from the severing mechanisms of the two feeding devices and from a reader which decodes information on envelopes used by customers or dealers to deliver or send exposed customer films to the laboratory. The computer transmits signals to a label printer and to an evaluating circuit whose board displays signals denoting errors detected by the computer and/or malfunctioning of one or more parts of the apparatus.
Field of SearchConcurrent control of contents and receptacle feeds