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1. (WO2018049102) WEIGH-IN-MOTION SCALE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR CONVEYOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/049102    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050597
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65G 23/23
G01G 19/03
Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Inventors: LYMAN, Christopher, Robert
GRANITZ, Michael
ROYCE, Daniel, Richard
Title: WEIGH-IN-MOTION SCALE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR CONVEYOR
Abstract:
A weigh-in-motion scale system for a linear synchronous motor conveyor and a method for weighing objects on a linear synchronous motor conveyor are described herein. In one embodiment, the weigh-in-motion scale system includes a support structure for supporting the following: a weigh cell, a section of a linear synchronous motor conveyor track, a vehicle for transporting an object, and an object; and a weigh cell on the support structure on which a section of a linear synchronous motor conveyor track rests directly or indirectly. In one embodiment, the method includes transporting a vehicle with an object thereon along a section of a linear synchronous motor conveyor track; and at a weighing station while the vehicle with the object thereon is being transported, weighing the section of a linear synchronous motor conveyor track, vehicle, and object to determine the weight of the object.