Cam-Actuated Conveyor Leveling
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A technique is described whereby an eccentric cam mechanism is utilized in the installation and maintenance of conveyor assemblies, so as to increase the accuracy and to reduce the time involved in the leveling procedure of conveyor systems on a plant floor. In prior art, considerable time is consumed in the positioning and leveling of conveyor assemblies to the support members. Height adjustments are often required to be held to very close tolerances. The mechanism discussed provides a method to quickly and accurately obtain and maintain the required height and leveling adjustments. Telescopic columns are first used to obtain the approximate height required for the conveyor. The final adjustments are then made through the eccentric cam mechanism, as shown in the figures.