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1. (WO2018165219) DRIVE SHAFT AND SPROCKETS FOR CHAIN CONVEYOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165219    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021233
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 07 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B65G 23/06
B65G 17/38
B65G 19/06
B65G 19/08
E21C 25/68
E21C 35/20
Applicants: JOY MM DELAWARE, INC.
Inventors: WALKER, Aaron, Philip
STEWART, Christopher, George
Title: DRIVE SHAFT AND SPROCKETS FOR CHAIN CONVEYOR
Abstract:
A drive mechanism for a chain conveyor includes an elongated shaft that extends along an axis and is configured to be driven to rotate by a motor. A sprocket is integrally formed with the shaft. The sprocket includes a plurality of lobes that extend around a perimeter of the shaft. Each lobe is spaced apart from an adjacent lobe by a recessed portion. Each of the recessed portions is configured to receive a drive pin of the chain conveyor.