US Pat. No. 9,569,833

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHECKING A SCREW CLOSURE TORQUE WITHOUT CONTACT

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. A method for checking, without contact, whether a torque required to open a plastic screw closure screwed onto a transparent
bottle corresponds to a predetermined value, the method comprising:
evaluating the image of a mark on the bottle and a mark on the screw closure;
establishing the rotational position of the screwed-on plastic screw closure with respect to the bottle by way of the image
evaluation;

wherein the rotational position of the bottle or of the screw closure is established by i) directing a bundle of rays underneath
the screw closure at an angle upwards at a side of the bottle such that a bottle mouth is illuminated from inside on an opposite
side of the bottle; ii) capturing an image of an external side of the screw closure by a camera; and iii) evaluating the captured
image.

US Pat. No. 10,507,981

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING OBJECTS WITH A NON-ROTATIONALLY SYMMETRICAL BASE SURFACE

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. A device for discharging objects each having an axially symmetrical base surface, wherein the axially symmetrical base surface has the shape of a regular polygon with a three-, five-, or seven-fold axial symmetry, comprising:an aligning unit,
a discharge unit,
a transport unit, on which the objects are conveyed in a single row and in a mutually space manner from the aligning unit to the discharge unit, and
at least one railing arranged on one side of the transport unit at least in the region of the aligning unit,
wherein the aligning unit is configured such that the objects are pressed against the railing and are thereby aligned such that an axis of symmetry of the base surface in the transport plane extends perpendicularly to the railing and wherein the objects are then transported to the discharge unit in this orientation,
wherein the discharge unit is configured to push the objects to be discharged onto a neighboring, parallelly running transporter by a transverse impetus,
and wherein the discharge unit is oriented such that a corner of the base surface of the objects points in the direction in which the objects are discharged.

US Pat. No. 9,867,890

INSPECTION OF CONTAINERS

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. Apparatus for inspecting empty containers for contaminants, comprising
a pulsed radiation source for generating an exciting radiation, wherein the pulsed radiation source is configured such that:
the exciting radiation is directed on to the inner wall of a container having an internal space,
the exciting radiation illuminates all of the internal space; and
the exciting radiation excites contaminants to be detected in such a way that they emit luminescent radiation,
at least one device for detecting the luminescent radiation emitted by the contaminants, and
a device for analysing the detected luminescent radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,407,255

TRANSPORTER HAVING A TILTABLE WEB

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. An apparatus for transporting standing objects, such as containers, bottles, multipacks and packaged items, comprising:at least one conveyer belt, which has a first conveying speed and defines a transporting plane for the standing transport of the objects in a transporting direction,
a first web and a second web, which are arranged in parallel to and on opposite sides of the conveyer belt, wherein an upper side of the first web and an upper side of the second web define a supporting plane and wherein the first web and the second web are stationary relative to the conveyer belt in the transporting direction, and
a lifting device with which an elevation of at least one of the first web and the second web can be increased so as to tilt the supporting plane transverse to the transporting plane of the conveyer belt,
wherein the lifting device comprises control elements, which are provided at the front and at the rear end of the webs and/or conveyer belt and which make vertical positioning of the respective ends of the webs and/or conveyer belt possible, with the result that the horizontal position of the intersection line between the supporting plane and the transporting plane, as well as the angle between the supporting plane and the transporting plane are adjustable independently of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,259,663

TRANSPORTER HAVING PARALLEL AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE TRANSPORTING DEVICES

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. An apparatus for transporting standing objects, such as containers, bottles, multipacks and packaged items, comprising:a first transporting device, which has a first conveying speed, and
at least one second transporting device, which is arranged in parallel to the first transporting device and has a second conveying speed,
wherein the first and the at least one second transporting device together form a substantially closed transporting surface and have the same conveying direction,
the apparatus furthermore comprising
at least one lifting device comprising a circulating belt with a tongue, with which at least one of the transporting devices is height-adjustable, with the result that at least a portion of a transporting surface of the at least one transporting device can be raised and/or lowered above and/or below a transporting surface of the other transporting device.

US Pat. No. 10,973,111

COOLING DEVICE FOR X-RAY GENERATORS

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11. A cooling device for x-ray tubes in x-ray generators comprising a housing witha central receiving device for receiving an x-ray tube,
an inlet opening for supplying a gaseous cooling medium,
an outlet opening for discharging the gaseous cooling medium and
a gas-conducting channel, which extends between the inlet opening and the outlet opening,
wherein the gas-conducting channel is designed such that it guides the gaseous cooling medium directly past the high-voltage housing of the x-ray tube during operation, and
wherein the gas-conducting channel extends spirally in a radial direction around the x-ray tube, with the result that the electric potential applied to the x-ray tube drops to zero potential along the gas-conducting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,837,917

INSPECTION DEVICE WITH OPTICAL WATERMARK

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. A device for inspecting containers for impurities, comprising:a radiation source, wherein the radiation source is configured to emit radiation which radiates through a container to be examined,
a detection unit which is configured to detect the radiation that has been emitted by the radiation source and has radiated through the container,
an identification unit, comprising an optical watermark, is arranged in the optical path between the radiation source and the detection unit, and
an evaluation unit which is configured to evaluate the radiation detected by the detection unit, wherein the watermark in a picture detected by the detection unit is evaluated.

US Pat. No. 10,745,211

DIVERTING APPARATUS WITH COANDA STABILIZING DEVICE

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. An apparatus for diverting objects, such as containers, cases, packages, which are conveyed on a transport apparatus,with a first transport device, on which the objects are transported in a single row,
with a second transport device, which is arranged on the side of the first transport device,
with a diverting device, which is provided on one side of the transport apparatus and with which an object to be diverted is diverted from the first transport device onto the second transport device, and
with a rail, which is provided on a side of the transport apparatus situated opposite the diverting device,
characterized by
a device for generating an air jet, wherein the device for generating the air jet is configured such that the generated air jet runs parallel to the rail, and
wherein the device for generating an air jet comprises at least one nozzle, which is provided at the rail upstream from the diverting device.