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Quick Change Conveyor Stop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045433D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brinkloeter, CC: AUTHOR

Abstract

Shown above in Fig. 1 is a side view of a conveyor stop that may be installed at any roller position the conveyor. A significant feature of this stop is that after it is actuated to release a tray, the actuation may be released and the feed tray will ride on a roller near the top edge of the conveyor stop. In addition, the conveyor stop may be easily inserted at any conveyor roller position by removing the conveyor roller and mounting the stop mechanism on the conveyor roller shaft.

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Quick Change Conveyor Stop

Shown above in Fig. 1 is a side view of a conveyor stop that may be installed at any roller position the conveyor. A significant feature of this stop is that after it is actuated to release a tray, the actuation may be released and the feed tray will ride on a roller near the top edge of the conveyor stop. In addition, the conveyor stop may be easily inserted at any conveyor roller position by removing the conveyor roller and mounting the stop mechanism on the conveyor roller shaft.

In Fig. 1, a portion of a conveyor is shown with the conveyor stop positioned in the center of the figure in place of a conveyor roller that has been removed. After a conveyor roller is removed, the stop mechanism is fastened in place by placing it on shaft 10 of the old conveyor roller and fastening it to the frame 11. The stop arm 12 of the mechanism contains a roller 14 near the end of the arm. The stop mechanism is shown in a rest position in solid lines and in an actuated position in dashed lines.

When the conveyor stop mechanism is at rest, spring 16 raises stop arm 12 up to intercept tray 18 on the conveyor. When the stop mechanism is actuated, stop arm 12 is lowered and tray 18 rolls over the stop arm. Passage of tray 18 over stop arm 12 is aided by roller 14.

After the front of tray 18 has passed stop arm 12, the actuation of the mechanism may be released. The tray will continue to roll over the stop mechanism by virtue of roller 14. Even if the tra...