Resources Contact Us Home
Reduced drag side flexing conveyor system

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #6471046.

A modular conveyor system having an improved side flexing conveyor belt and improved active guide rail is provided. One or more roller assemblies replace the passive inside or outside guide rails in a curved section of the conveyor system for reducing the drag force on the conveyor belt as it negotiates the curve. Pairs of articulated members interconnect roller assemblies and allow the relative angular position of each to be selectively adjusted. The improved side flexing conveyor belt includes side links having a curved skirt which bridges the gap between the side links, thereby providing a continuous bearing surface for smooth operation. The skirts of adjacent links engage each other in edge-to-edge contact to prevent the tendency to sag, as well as assisting the conveyor belt in ramping up and down and the retention of the conveyor belt along a return run.

  Recently Added Patents
Cellulose ester compositions having low birefringence and films made therefrom
Semiconductor memory device
Dehydratable hygiene articles
Method and system to generate finite state grammars using sample phrases
Image quality assessment
Output circuit
Lubricating oil compositions
  Randomly Featured Patents
Single transducer levitator
Environmental conditioning methods and apparatus for improved materials testing: rapidcon and rapidair
Device making it possible to convert a motorcycle into a motorized ultralight aircraft
ATAPI device unaligned and aligned parallel I/O data transfer controller
Method for compounding a polymerized alpha-olefin resin
Snack food having large bits
Method for monitoring the functioning of a control unit
Bridge for low resistance electrical connections and method of using same
Pack, namely hinge-lid pack
Identification of key information of keyboard