Variable width conveyor bucket Patent #: 5127514
ApplicationNo. 933688 filed on 09/19/1997
US Classes:198/473.1, Nongripping elements are adjustable or replaceable for different sized loads198/867.15Holder is attached by a detachable connector to the drive
ExaminersPrimary: Terrell, William E.
Assistant: Deuble, Mark A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesB65G 017/34
Foreign Application Priority Data1996-09-20 DE
AbstractA conveyor for a container-handling machine has an endless transport element having a straight upper stretch and a row of equispaced laterally directed coupling formations, a row of substantially identical cell plates each having a coupling element fitting with respective ones of the coupling formations, and respective stationary guide elements extending along the transport element and holding the coupling elements in engagement with the respective coupling formations. The transport element includes a pair of parallel endless chains each provided with the coupling formations. The cell plates are each formed with a pair of coupling elements engageable with the formations of the respective chains.