Product-To-Pallet Locking Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A product is locked to a pallet by a locking mechanism for safe transport along a conveyor which may have inclining and/or declining portions. The locking mechanism also provides precise locating means between a product and automation equipment. A bottom cover 1 of a product is placed on a top surface 2 of a pallet 3. The bottom cover 1 has a keyhole-shaped slot 4 therein through which a stud 5 of a locking mechanism may project. The stud 5 includes a head 6, which is disposed within a recess 7 in a bushing 8. The bushing 8 is mounted within a hole 9 in the pallet 3.