Modular conveyor

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2004




Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Modular conveyor", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 3.



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Modular conveyor

Modular conveyor

Keywords: Assembly, Conveyors, Patents

Applicant: Dynamic Conveyor Corporation, USAPatent number: US6,705,461Publication date: 16 March 2004Title: Modular conveyor with radius turn module and method of assembly

This invention relates to a modular conveyor system. The conveyor assembly comprises of a plurality of modular assemblies, such as a straight module, a powered module, a return module, and a radius turn module. Each module comprises a pair of side walls, cross members, and belt support. Fastener assemblies are provided for joining the modular assemblies to each other to form an assembled conveyor frame with the defined belt path. An endless conveyor belt having a length to fit in the defined belt path is also provided. According to the invention, at least one of the modular assemblies has side walls that are bendable through an arc about an axis perpendicular to the belt path to define at least one radius turn of the belt path.

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