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1. (WO1998049081) HIGH SPEED SMART DIVERTER FOR A CONVEYOR SORTER

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/049081    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/007868
Publication Date: Fri Nov 06 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 17 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: B65G 13/10
B65G 37/00
B65G 47/52
B65G 47/54
Applicants: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
Inventors: BONNET, Henri
Title: HIGH SPEED SMART DIVERTER FOR A CONVEYOR SORTER
Abstract:
A conveyor sorter includes diverter stations for diagonally diverting parcels at high speed to either side of the conveyor, or passing the articles straight through without diversion. Each station provides two diverters interleaved or superimposed in the same space, the diverters providing diverting forces toward opposite sides of the conveyor. These diverters can be cycled to provide a net motion straight through the diverter station, or operated individually to divert parcels off a selected side of the conveyor. The diverters can also be used to center parcels passing through a diverter station.