Image Number 17 for United States Patent #6223887.
A product transferring device transfers a product onto a conveyor from the side of the conveyor. During transfer, a first device moves the product along the direction of conveyance of the conveyor at about the same speed as the speed of conveyance of conveyor. A second device, operating simultaneously with said first device, moves the product in a direction roughly perpendicular to the direction of conveyance of the conveyor. The product moves in a diagonal path onto the conveyor. The speed match between the first device and the conveyor permits smooth transfer of the product onto the conveyor.