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










Image Number 8 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
Signal processing apparatus and methods
Field emission cathode structure
Opioid-ketamine and norketamine codrug combinations for pain management
Electrical converter with variable capacitor
Jet pump and reactor
Image forming apparatus and job request control method instructed by authenticated users
Multiplanar image displays and media formatted to provide 3D imagery without 3D glasses
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method for measuring the phase jitter of a high-frequency signal and a measuring device for the implementation of this method
Circuit arrangement for capacitive read signal amplification in an integrated semiconductor store with storage cells in MTL technology
Silencer or noise damper
Miniature rose plant-Jean Kenneally
Digital media drive failure prediction system and method
Lace element for a shoe upper
Optical receiver circuit
Cyclic sulfone containing retroviral protease inhibitors
Process for determining the plating activity of an electroless plating bath
Method and apparatus for information processing