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Operation-Controlled Stacker Hook

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036670D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hengstler, U Rudolph, V [+details]

Abstract

Conveyor belt 1 has attached to it one or several stacker hooks 2. Stacker hook 2 forces one or several record carriers 3 against conveyor belt 1. As the belt moves in the direction of arrow 4 (Fig. 1), the stacker hook 2, thus closed, takes along record carrier 3. When stacker hook 2 reaches the radial portion of conveyor belt 1, which is determined by transport roller 5, it begins to open as a result of its shape, releasing record carrier 3 (Fig. 2). When stacker hook 2 during its travel reaches a straight path section, it is again automatically forced against the belt in its closed position.