US Pat. No. 10,427,894

MODULE CONNECTOR, MODULAR CONTAINER, AND SEALING ELEMENT THEREFOR

Volkmann GmbH, Soest (DE...

1. A module connector for connectinga first container module having a first flange with a first flange surface,
to a second container module having a second flange with a second flange surface,
wherein the container modules being joined together have an aligned, especially a flush, container inner surface,wherein a first seal is arranged between the first container module and the second container module,wherein a second seal is arranged between the first container module and the second container module,wherein the first seal is arranged in a recess and the second seal in a groove,wherein preferably the first seal forms an inner sealing with respect to the container and wherein preferably the second seal forms an outer sealing with respect to the container,wherein the second, preferably outer seal produces a sealing of the interconnected container modules especially if the first, preferably inner seal fails or at least has a leak,wherein the first seal has at least one crimp region, which when the first flange is arranged at or on the second flange is crimped by the first and/or the second flange surface, preferably by the first flange surface, such that one end face of the first seal is situated flush and/or aligned with the container inner surface and without forming a cavity in the area of the end face of the first seal.