Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Conveyor for conveying and buffering articles










Image Number 3 for United States Patent #8100254.

A conveyor is provided for conveying and buffering articles (G) and the like along a vertically extending, substantially helical path. A conveying assembly such as a conveyor belt or conveyor rollers is supported by a frame and driven by a drive unit and extends along said helical path and conveys articles along said path. The substantially helical path is divided into zones (Z), each zone being provided with switch members, in such a manner that the conveyor can be switched in each zone between a conveying position, in which the conveying assembly conveys the articles, and a buffering position, in which the articles present in said zone are stationary. Buffering devices distributed over the length of the conveyor and being present in each zone support the articles in the buffering position. The drive unit and/or the conveyor belt/rollers on the one hand and the buffering devices on the other hand are vertically movable with respect to each other in each zone (Z), in such a manner that the articles (G) in question are in contact with the drive unit in the conveying position and with the buffering devices in the buffering position in said zone. In this way a simple and reliable buffering system can be realised.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Geo-coding images
Carbon dioxide capture system and methods of capturing carbon dioxide
Coordinate measuring device and method for measuring with a coordinate measuring device
Optical coherence tomography with multiple sample arms
Methods, devices and computer program products providing for establishing a model for emulating a physical quantity which depends on at least one input parameter, and use thereof
Gyroscope utilizing torsional springs and optical sensing
External preparation composition for skin comprising ginseng flower or ginseng seed extracts
  Randomly Featured Patents
Multiresolution adaptive parameterization of surfaces
Bullet shaped vacuum pouch
Reagents and methods useful for detecting diseases of the prostate
System and process for prioritizing overlapping windows
Paper roll note pad
Magnetic focused microchannel plate image intensifier having dynamic range enhancement
Shovel with auxiliary handle
Process for preparing benzothiazepines from gamma-aminoalkylbenzenes
Ophthalmic surgical apparatus for macerating and removing the lens nucleus from the eye of a living being
Apparatus and process for vaporizing liquefied natural gas