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Number: 198/388
Name: Conveyors: power-driven > Conveyor for changing attitude of item relative to conveyed direction > By conveying randomly faced items and turning items to uniform facing > Including significantly shaped portion of conveyor cooperating with significantly shaped item to face item > Including protruding portion of conveyor entering end of slotted or hollow item
Description: Apparatus wherein the configuration on the conveyor is a part, on or adjacent the conveyor, that juts out or protrudes into the path of articles being conveyed, wherein the configuration of the article includes a bifurcation or a cavity therein, and wherein the conveyor configuration is inserted into the article configuration, whereby those articles that match configurations pass along the conveyor and those that do not match configurations do not pass along the conveyor, or are turned so that the configurations do match.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6510937 Apparatus for aligning fabricated snack food chips Jan. 28, 2003
5531563 Tray saddle arrangement for automated product handling system Jul. 2, 1996
5201984 Device for the orienting of bottles applicable, in particular, to bottling machines Apr. 13, 1993
5107977 Method of and system for drawing out torsion spring Apr. 28, 1992
4995779 Method and device for aligning and storing in a given order moldings having a tubular perforation Feb. 26, 1991
4863007 Orienter for cup-shaped objects Sep. 5, 1989
4802568 Sorting and orienting apparatus Feb. 7, 1989
4801043 Parts orientor & method Jan. 31, 1989
4775279 Method and apparatus for loading/unloading dip devices Oct. 4, 1988
4721199 Method and apparatus for orientating can ends Jan. 26, 1988
4711020 Top end-stop attaching machine with improved top end-stop supplying apparatus Dec. 8, 1987
4690266 Belt conveyor having article sorting and orienting features Sep. 1, 1987
4629054 Apparatus for supplying slide fastener sliders Dec. 16, 1986
4628972 Apparatus for reconditioning drums Dec. 16, 1986
4482044 Apparatus for separating nested coils Nov. 13, 1984
4434885 Overcap orienting apparatus Mar. 6, 1984
4347926 Screw orienter Sep. 7, 1982
4270650 Process and apparatus for the aligning of fish Jun. 2, 1981
4238023 Apparatus for orienting hollow, cap-like articles Dec. 9, 1980

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