Box inspector

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8115928
APP PUB NO 20110043802A1
SERIAL NO

12544382

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A box inspector for detecting at an inspection station an unacceptable skew in, an item missing from, and/or an unacceptable gap in a box. The box inspector has pairs of aligned emitters and receivers generating a signal when an unacceptable skew is detected, at least two item present sensors corresponding to the number of items adapted to be located in a single row within the box and generating an item absent signal when an item is missing from the box, a gap detect sensor generating an unacceptable gap signal when the gap is larger than a predetermined gap size, and a box present sensor generating a box present signal when a box arrives at the inspection station. A controller receives signals from these components and generates indications when the box is unacceptably skewed, an item is missing from the box, and/or an unacceptable gap exists in the box.

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GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY L P700 INDIAN SPRINGS DRIVE LANCASTER PA 17601

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Johnson, Aaron C Northfield, US 6 13
Mutarelli, Philip Merrimack, US 2 1

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