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1. US20170050809 - LIFTING APPARATUS

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Claims

1. A lifting and lowering device comprising:
a lower station;
an upper station situated above the lower station; and
two placing tables moving vertically between the upper station and the lower station,
wherein a projection area of the upper station and a projection area of the lower station partly or entirely overlap with each other, and
wherein when the two placing tables vertically move, the placing tables partly or entirely move out of the projection areas at an intermediate height position between the upper station and the lower station to allow the two placing tables to pass each other at the position.
2. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, further comprising:
a leading guide member provided in a vertical direction, the leading guide member having a curved passage at an intermediate part; and
a follower member engaged with the leading guide member,
wherein movement of the follower member along the curved passage allows the placing table to move in a lateral direction.
3. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 2, comprising a
lifting and lowering member movable in a vertical direction,
wherein the placing table is set in the lifting and lowering member, the placing table being movable in a lateral direction with respect to the lifting and lowering member,
wherein the follower member comprises a freely rotatable rotation body,
wherein the lifting and lowering member and the placing table each comprise a engagement member engaging with the rotation body, and
wherein the rotation body moves laterally while the follower member moves along the curved passage of the leading guide member,
the rotation body being rotated due to its engagement with the engagement member on the lifting and lowering member,
rotation of the rotation body causing the engagement member on the placing table to move laterally to allow the placing table to move laterally.
4. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising:
a lifting and lowering member movable in a vertical direction; and
a lifting and lowering guide member provided in a vertical direction,
wherein the placing table is set in the lifting and lowering member, the placing table being movable in a lateral direction with respect to the lifting and lowering member, and
wherein the lifting and lowering member comprises a vertical pole member having a plurality of guide engagement members at different positions in height,
the guide engagement member being engaged with the lifting and lowering guide member.
5. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising a lifting and lowering member movable in a vertical direction,
wherein the placing table is set in the lifting and lowering member,
wherein the lifting and lowering member comprises a driving source and a rotation body rotated by the driving source,
wherein a fixed engagement part engaged with the rotation body and extending in a vertical direction is provided, the fixed engagement part being fixed to a portion other than the lifting and lowering member, and
wherein rotation of the rotation body causes the lifting and lowering member to move vertically.
6. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising a lifting and lowering member movable in a vertical direction, the lifting and lowering member including a pair of side walls that move vertically holding a substantially horizontal attitude,
wherein the placing table includes an area for placing an object, the placing table configured to take either of a state in which 70% or more of the area for placing an object is accommodated in an area surrounded by the pair of side walls, and a state in which the area for placing an object largely protrudes from the area surrounded by the pair of side walls.
7. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising two lifting and lowering members movable in a vertical direction,
wherein each of the two placing tables is set in one of the two lifting and lowering members, the two placing tables being movable in a protruding direction and in a lateral direction with respect to the lifting and lowering members,
wherein the two lifting and lowering members are situated in such a manner that each of the lifting and lowering members partly is located in an overlapping area where the projection area of the upper station and the projection area of the lower station overlap with each other, whereas projection domains of the two lifting and lowering members do not overlap with each other, and
wherein the two lifting and lowering members move in a vertical direction to allow each of the placing tables to be drawn in a lifting and lowering table at an intermediate height position and to allow the placing tables to protrude with respect to the lifting and lowering members at either of the upper station and the lower station.
8. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising a lifting and lowering member movable in a vertical direction,
wherein the placing table is set in the lifting and lowering member, the placing table being movable in a lateral direction with respect to the lifting and lowering members,
wherein the lifting and lowering member comprises a pair of side walls that move vertically holding a substantially horizontal attitude, and
wherein when a lifting and lowering table is situated at the upper station or the lower station and an external conveyor is provided in a part of an area surrounded by the pair of side walls, the placing table leaves the area in which the conveyor is provided.
9. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising:
a pair of leading guide members that are vertically provided on a plane;
a pair of lifting and lowering guide members that are provided outside of the leading guide members; and
two lifting and lowering members linearly movable in a vertical direction along either one of the lifting and lowering guide members,
wherein the placing tables receive force from the leading guide members to move in a lateral direction.
10. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, wherein the placing tables are electrically and/or mechanically controlled in such a manner that when one of the placing tables is situated at the upper station or the lower station, the other of the placing tables is situated at the lower station, and when one of the placing tables is situated between the upper station and the lower station, the other of the placing tables is also situated between the upper station and the lower station.
11. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, comprising:
a leading guide member vertically provided and having a horizontal component;
a follower member engaged with the leading guide member; and
a moving amount amplifying mechanism that moves the placing table in a lateral direction at the amplified moving amounts from the moving amounts of the follower member.
12. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, wherein when the placing tables vertically move, the placing tables partly move out of the projection areas at a position where the height of the placing tables coincide with each other, to allow the placing tables to pass each other by temporarily moving away from the overlapping area where the projection area of the upper station and the projection area of the lower station overlap with each other.
13. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 1, wherein when the placing tables vertically move, one of the placing tables entirely leaves the projection areas at an intermediate height position between the upper station and the lower station to allow the two placing tables to pass each other.
14. A lifting and lowering device comprising:
a lower station;
an upper station situated above the lower station;
two placing tables moving vertically between the upper station and the lower station;
a leading guide member provided in a vertical direction, the leading guide member having a curved passage at an intermediate part;
a follower member engaged with the leading guide member; and
two lifting and lowering members movable in a vertical direction,
wherein a projection area of the upper station and a projection area of the lower station partly or entirely overlap with each other,
wherein the placing table is set in the lifting and lowering member, the placing table being movable in a lateral direction with respect to the lifting and lowering member,
wherein the follower member comprises a freely rotatable rotation body,
wherein the lifting and lowering member and the placing table each comprise a engagement member engaging with the rotation body,
wherein the rotation body moves laterally while the follower member moves along the curved passage of the leading guide member,
the rotation body being rotated due to its engagement with the engagement member on the lifting and lowering member,
rotation of the rotation body causing the engagement member on the placing table to move laterally to allow the placing table to move laterally, and
wherein when the two placing tables vertically move, the placing tables partly or entirely move out of the projection areas at an intermediate height position between the upper station and the lower station to allow the two placing tables to pass each other at the position.
15. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 14, comprising a lifting and lowering member movable in a vertical direction, the lifting and lowering member including a pair of side walls that move vertically holding a substantially horizontal attitude,
wherein the placing table includes an area for placing an object, the placing table configured to take either of a state in which 70% or more of the area for placing an object is accommodated in an area surrounded by the pair of side walls, and a state in which the area for placing an object largely protrudes from the area surrounded by the pair of side walls.
16. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 14,
wherein the two lifting and lowering members are situated in such a manner that each of the lifting and lowering members partly is located in an overlapping area where the projection area of the upper station and the projection area of the lower station overlap with each other, whereas projection domains of the two lifting and lowering members do not overlap with each other, and
wherein the two lifting and lowering members move in a vertical direction to allow each of the placing tables to be drawn in a lifting and lowering table at an intermediate height position and to allow the placing tables to protrude with respect to the lifting and lowering members at either of the upper station and the lower station.
17. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 14,
wherein the lifting and lowering member comprises a pair of side walls that move vertically holding a substantially horizontal attitude, and
wherein when a lifting and lowering table is situated at the upper station or the lower station and an external conveyor is provided in a part of an area surrounded by the pair of side walls, the placing table leaves the area in which the conveyor is provided.
18. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 14, wherein the placing tables are electrically and/or mechanically controlled in such a manner that when one of the placing tables is situated at the upper station or the lower station, the other of the placing tables is situated at the other station, and when one of the placing tables is situated between the upper station and the lower station, the other of the placing tables is also situated between the upper station and the lower station.
19. A lifting and lowering device comprising:
a lower station;
an upper station situated above the lower station;
two placing tables moving vertically between the upper station and the lower station;
a leading guide member vertically provided and having a horizontal component;
a follower member engaged with the leading guide member; and
a moving amount amplifying mechanism that moves the placing table in a lateral direction at the amplified moving amounts from the moving amounts of the follower member when the placing table moves up or down,
wherein a projection area of the upper station and a projection area of the lower station partly or entirely overlap with each other, and
wherein when the two placing tables vertically move, the placing tables partly or entirely move out of the projection areas at an intermediate height position between the upper station and the lower station to allow the two placing tables to pass each other at the position.
20. The lifting and lowering device according to claim 19, comprising two lifting and lowering members movable in a vertical direction, the lifting and lowering member including a pair of side walls that move vertically holding a substantially horizontal attitude,
wherein the placing table includes an area for placing an object, the placing table configured to take either of a state in which 70% or more of the area for placing an object is accommodated in an area surrounded by the pair of side walls, and a state in which the area for placing an object largely protrudes from the area surrounded by the pair of side walls,
wherein the two lifting and lowering members are situated in such a manner that each of the lifting and lowering members partly is located in an overlapping area where the projection area of the upper station and the projection area of the lower station overlap with each other, whereas projection domains of the two lifting and lowering members do not overlap with each other, and
wherein the two lifting and lowering members move in a vertical direction to allow each of the placing tables to be drawn in a lifting and lowering table at an intermediate height position and to allow the placing tables to protrude with respect to the lifting and lowering members at either of the upper station and the lower station.