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1. WO2000043300 - METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONVEYING PACKAGES IN A MANNER MINIMIZING JAMS

Publication Number WO/2000/043300
Publication Date 27.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/000850
International Filing Date 14.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 15.08.2000
IPC
B65G 47/256 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
22Devices influencing the relative position or the attitude of articles during transit by conveyors
24orientating the articles
256removing incorrectly orientated articles
CPC
B65G 47/256
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyors; Methods employing such devices
22Devices influencing the relative position or the attitude of articles during transit by conveyors
24orientating the articles
256removing incorrectly orientated articles
Applicants
  • SANDVIK SORTING SYSTEMS, INC. [US/US]; 500 East Burnett Avenue Louisville, KY 40217-1120, US (AllExceptUS)
  • SCHROADER, Steven, Vann [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • YDOATE, Edward [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • SCHROADER, Steven, Vann; US
  • YDOATE, Edward; US
Agents
  • KOPECKI, Alan, E.; Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis L.L.P. P.O. Box 1404 Alexandria, VA 22313-1404, US
Priority Data
09/234,29621.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONVEYING PACKAGES IN A MANNER MINIMIZING JAMS
(FR) PROCEDES ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'ACHEMINER DES PAQUETS AVEC UN MINIMUM DE BLOCAGES
Abstract
(EN)
Packages (P1, P2, P3) are conveyed in a direction of travel by transferring the packages (P1, P2, P3) from an upstream conveying surface (102) to an intermediate conveying surface, conveying the packages (P1, P2, P3) along the intermediate conveying surface (106), and transferring the packages (P1, P2, P3) from the intermediate conveyor surface (106) to a downstream conveying surface (104). A discharge member situated along at least one laterally outer edge of the intermediate conveying surface (106) is driven such that a discharge surface thereof situated above the intermediate conveying surface (106) moves in a direction away from a center line of the intermediate conveyor (106) and pulls wide packages (P1, P2, P3) from the intermediate conveying surface (106), i.e., packages (P1, P2, P3) having a width great enough to contact the discharge surface.
(FR)
Des paquets (P1, P2, P3) sont acheminés dans une direction de cheminement par un transfert des paquets (P1, P2, P3) d'une surface d'acheminement montante (102) à une surface d'acheminement intermédiaire (106), qui achemine ces paquets (P1, P2, P3) le long de la surface d'acheminement intermédiaire (106) et transfère lesdits paquets (P1, P2, P3) de la surface d'acheminement intermédiaire (106) à une surface d'acheminement descendante (104). Un élément d'évacuation situé le long d'au moins une bordure latérale extérieure de la surface d'acheminement intermédiaire (106) est entraîné de façon qu'une surface d'évacuation de cet élément située sous la surface d'acheminement intermédiaire se déplace dans une direction qui l'éloigne d'une ligne centrale du transporteur intermédiaire (106) et entraîne des gros paquets (P1, P2, P3) provenant de la surface d'acheminement intermédiaire (106),c'est à dire les paquets (P1, P2, P3) d'une largeur assez importante pour entrer en contact avec la surface d'évacuation.
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