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1. (WO2001032534) CONVERTING ROLLER CONVEYORS INTO BELT CONVEYORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/032534    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/041765
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 31 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: B65G 21/06
Applicants: THE LAITRAM CORPORATION
LAPEYRE, Robert, S.
GREVE, Christopher, G.
Inventors: LAPEYRE, Robert, S.
GREVE, Christopher, G.
Title: CONVERTING ROLLER CONVEYORS INTO BELT CONVEYORS
Abstract:
A conversion kit and a method for inexpensively converting a roller conveyor into a belt conveyor. The converted conveyor (30) is made from a roller conveyor that has a frame (32) with two parallel sides supporting a set of parallel rollers (34) at spaced apart locations. A conversion kit is used to make the conversion. The kit includes attachment collars (36) that fit around selected rollers and wearstrip material (38) that extends outward from the attachment collars and overlies a group of consecutive collars. The wearstrip material and the collars resting on the rollers form a carryway bed on which a conveyor belt (50) or chain is supported.