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Continuous Conveyor Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089964D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boerger, FE: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The drive system is for conveying a line of articles 1 at a uniform rate. The system comprises a main drive in which two parallel rails 2 and 2A are mounted on vertical shafts and bearings for pivotal movement about respective pivot points 3 and 4, mounted on base plate 16, diagonally opposite each other. Power from motor 30 is transmitted through a gear train 5 to input drive sprocket 6 mounted on shaft 7 forming pivot point 4. Sprocket 6 forms part of a three-point chain drive 8 mounted on it and also about two drive sprockets 9 and 10. The latter are mounted on a swing plate 11. Drive sprocket 10 is fixedly mounted on shaft 12 for driving spur gear 13 similarly mounted on shaft 12 for rotation with it and also with drive sprocket 10. In turn, spur gear 13 drives drive gear 14 mounted on shaft 15 forming pivot point 3.

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Continuous Conveyor Drive

The drive system is for conveying a line of articles 1 at a uniform rate. The system comprises a main drive in which two parallel rails 2 and 2A are mounted on vertical shafts and bearings for pivotal movement about respective pivot points 3 and 4, mounted on base plate 16, diagonally opposite each other. Power from motor 30 is transmitted through a gear train 5 to input drive sprocket 6 mounted on shaft 7 forming pivot point 4. Sprocket 6 forms part of a three- point chain drive 8 mounted on it and also about two drive sprockets 9 and 10. The latter are mounted on a swing plate 11. Drive sprocket 10 is fixedly mounted on shaft 12 for driving spur gear 13 similarly mounted on shaft 12 for rotation with it and also with drive sprocket 10. In turn, spur gear 13 drives drive gear 14 mounted on shaft 15 forming pivot point 3.

Secured on shaft 15 is drive pulley 17 for mounting belt 18. This is similarly mounted on idler pulley 19 secured to rail 2 whose swing is controlled by limit stops 20 and 21. Rail 2 is urged inwardly against stop 20 by thrust unit 22 which can comprise plunger 23 and compression spring 24. A second parallel belt 18A is looped on drive pulley 25, secured to rail 2A, and about helper pulley 26 secured to shaft 7 extending through rail 2A. The swing of rail 1 is controlled by limit stop 21 with rail 2A maintained at its inward swing limit by thrust unit 22A.

Associated with the main drive is helper drive 29 forming a conv...