Product Turn-Over Device
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
A fragile oblong-shaped packed product of height greater width being transported on a conveyor is tipped over and lowered onto the conveyor in a controlled manner in two stages. First, a fixed stop roller 1, placed across the feed path, arrests the forward movement of the upper portion of a product 2 as it is driven past on a conveyor 3 and causes the product to tilt and fall back onto shock-absorbing rollers 4 supported above the conveyor in linear slides 5. As the product continues its forward movement in the tilted position, the supporting rollers progressively sink in the slides under the influence of the weight of the product with the energy absorbed by linear shock absorbers 6, and deposit the product onto the conveyor just prior to its leaving the rollers.