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1. WO2022010678 - APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING THE SPACING OF CONVEYED OBJECTS

Publication Number WO/2022/010678
Publication Date 13.01.2022
International Application No. PCT/US2021/039347
International Filing Date 28.06.2021
IPC
B65G 47/28 2006.1
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
26arranging the articles, e.g. varying spacing between individual articles
28during transit by a single conveyor
B65G 54/02 2006.1
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
54Non-mechanical conveyors not otherwise provided for
02electrostatic, electric, or magnetic
B65H 5/16 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
5Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines
16by pusher, needles, friction, or like devices adapted to feed single articles along a surface or table
Applicants
  • LAITRAM, L.L.C. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • FOURNEY, Matthew L.
  • PAQUIN, Robert K.
  • BRUN, James L.
  • SPICER, Christopher B.
  • MARSH, David L.
Agents
  • BISHOP, Catherine M.
Priority Data
63/049,79009.07.2020US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING THE SPACING OF CONVEYED OBJECTS
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉS DE COMMANDE DYNAMIQUE DE L'ESPACEMENT D'OBJETS TRANSPORTÉS
Abstract
(EN) A conveying system employs independently controlled flights. The flights are controlled separately from a conveying surface using a linear transport system. The linear transport system allow the position of the flights to be controlled based on a parameter, such as the length of a conveyed object. The flights are pivotally mounted to a mover of the linear transport system and can pivot relative to the conveying surface to allow the flights to fit in a space between an end of carryway and a receptacle.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de transport utilisant des raclettes commandées indépendamment. Les raclettes sont commandées séparément à partir d'une surface de transport à l'aide d'un système de transport linéaire. Le système de transport linéaire permet de commander la position des raclettes sur la base d'un paramètre, tel que la longueur d'un objet transporté. Les raclettes sont montées pivotantes sur un dispositif de déplacement du système de transport linéaire et peuvent pivoter par rapport à la surface de transport de sorte à permettre aux raclettes de s'adapter dans un espace entre une extrémité de voie de transport et un contenant.
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