Browse Prior Art Database

Work Bench Integrated With Inverted Power and Free Conveyor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063565D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bandy, RL Bauer, RW Bode, F Gambrell, JL [+details]

Abstract

A work bench is integrated with an inverted power and free conveyor to enable unloading of pallets, which are carried on carriers of the conveyor, to an unload position on the work bench from which the pallet can be manually moved to a load position at which either manual or automatic work is performed on a product on the pallet before the pallet is returned to the conveyor. An integrated work bench 3 is disposed adjacent an inverted power and free conveyor 4. A pallet 5 is moved from a carrier (not shown) on the conveyor 4 to a position 1 through activation of a rodless air cylinder 6, which travels along a rod 7. The side of the air cylinder 6 has a resiliently biased dog (not shown) pivotally mounted thereon for cooperation with a recess in the bottom of the pallet 5.