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Automatic XY Orthogonal Pallet Conveyor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035076D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Sturm, RJ [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a pallet conveyor system that facilitates flexible automation by allowing the movement of parts or products in any sequence to and from any station on the manufacturing floor by any route. The system uses grooved drive rollers which engage toothed projections from a floor tile grid installation. Self-contained battery power packs and (Image Omitted) motors with electronic controls are used to cause X direction, Y direction or a combined 45o X and Y direction motion by turning on and off the roller drive motors or by reversing the direction of rotation.