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1. (WO2017184351) AIR BEARING CONVEYOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/184351    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026413
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65G 39/12
B65G 13/06
Applicants: LAITRAM, L.L.C.
Inventors: RAGAN, Bryant G.
Title: AIR BEARING CONVEYOR
Abstract:
A roller conveyor having a bed of rollers supported by air bearings and driven by a linear-motor stator. The rollers are made of electrically conductive or magnetic material to operate as rotors forming linear motors with the linear stator. Air bearings support the ends of the rollers. Intermediate air bearings support the middle of long rollers in wide conveyors.