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Number: 198/412
Name: Conveyors: power-driven > Conveyor for changing attitude of item relative to conveyed direction > By conveyor and means driven for turning successive conveyed items > By means between successive conveyor sections or conveyor elements
Description: Apparatus wherein each article is moved by a plurality of conveyors in the form of separate conveyor sections forming a conveyor system, or in the form of separate conveyor components forming a conveyor section, but in either event, the conveyors are spaced apart along the direction of movement of the articles, and wherein the turning mechanism transfers each of the sequence of articles from a preceding conveyor to a succeeding conveyor, and during such transfer turns the article.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
198/413 By means which interdigitate with conveyor sections or elements 61

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8550228 Direction change device for conveyance of dough Oct. 8, 2013
8327997 Transferred object rotating device Dec. 11, 2012
8172071 Tilting and rotating station for use in an automated order-picking system May. 8, 2012
8056699 Pan inverting and/or cleaning system Nov. 15, 2011
7942405 Mail processing machine for conveying filled envelopes May. 17, 2011
7896150 Article positioner for a conveyor system Mar. 1, 2011
7887050 Right angle turn (RAT) module for conveying mailpiece collations Feb. 15, 2011
7798305 Carousel for the warehousing of goods Sep. 21, 2010
7798308 Package alignment system for a conveyer Sep. 21, 2010
7757602 Product de-topper Jul. 20, 2010
7735628 Article transfer system Jun. 15, 2010
7731011 Method and apparatus for turning paper rolls Jun. 8, 2010
7588239 Transport and alignment system Sep. 15, 2009
7549528 Block turning arrangement Jun. 23, 2009
7475768 Accumulation device and box packing system having same Jan. 13, 2009
7374032 Machine for righting and aligning articles using drop chutes comprising multiple compartments May. 20, 2008
7344016 Method and device for orienting flat items of mail towards a narrow edge Mar. 18, 2008
7293639 Case rotating system Nov. 13, 2007
7219789 Bailing apparatus with handle orienter May. 22, 2007
7210280 System and method for loading a cargo space with piece goods May. 1, 2007
7201369 Vertical justification system Apr. 10, 2007
7198262 Envelope-turning station Apr. 3, 2007
7175017 In-line flipper mechanism and conveyor system for achieving the proper orientation of mail tray and mail tub receptacles Feb. 13, 2007
7168550 Method and device for delivering books in the lying-flat condition Jan. 30, 2007
7156219 Installation for assembling tube components Jan. 2, 2007
7104388 Conveyor system for stacked product Sep. 12, 2006
6877943 Device for conveying a supply roll Apr. 12, 2005
6681918 Device for removing rod-shaped objects, in particular cigarette rods or cigarette filter rods Jan. 27, 2004
6662928 Apparatus and process for handling circular articles Dec. 16, 2003
6648123 Arrangement by conveyor for items, such as packaging bodies of glass, for example Nov. 18, 2003
6578700 Item handler for sorting and packing Jun. 17, 2003
6547057 Apparatus and process for handling circular articles Apr. 15, 2003
6513642 Conveyor system with diverting track network Feb. 4, 2003
6427825 Device for separating from each other a plurality of articles which are in contact with each other Aug. 6, 2002
6425475 Method and apparatus for rotating an article, more particularly for rotating a folding carton having the shape of a cuboid Jul. 30, 2002
6151867 Process and apparatus for handling, in particular, soft film packs Nov. 28, 2000
6041909 Conveyor sortation system with parallel divert Mar. 28, 2000
6000525 Apparatus for aligning items having an approximately rectangular footprint Dec. 14, 1999
5927465 Conveyor sortation system with parallel divert Jul. 27, 1999
5899316 Apparatus and method for conveying pieces of dough May. 4, 1999
5860646 Apparatus for rotating substantially flat articles Jan. 19, 1999
5857672 Apparatus for rotating substantially flat articles Jan. 12, 1999
5765675 Method and device for tip-up conveying packets of cigarettes Jun. 16, 1998
5765617 Infeed system for lumber Jun. 16, 1998
5664661 Conveyor assembly for reorienting items Sep. 9, 1997
5620081 Turnover device for graphic products Apr. 15, 1997
5575468 Power turning and orienting method and apparatus Nov. 19, 1996
5544734 Assembly conveyor Aug. 13, 1996
5472076 Device for changing the position of a lid Dec. 5, 1995
5469954 Conveying apparatus with product reorientation capability Nov. 28, 1995

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