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Multi-Purpose Tote and Insertion System for Generic Material Handling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058588D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Lynes, CD Weidendorf, JP [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a tote and insert system transport sensitive electronic components during generic material handling, so as to eliminate the need for each system type to require special carriers. The multi-purpose tote, as shown in the figure, consists of a main container with bumper 10 extending beyond the top stacking rib 11 so that it comes into contact with adjacent totes in accumulating tote sections of any conveyor system. The placement of bumper 10 is such that overturning moments created by forces through the bumper acting around stop surfaces of the tote are mitigated. The stop surface of bumper 10 is located so that the tote can properly interface to mechanical stops of material-handling systems, such as the Bosh TS-2 and TS-4.