Low backline pressure chain for use with transfer plate
Single gripper conveyor system
Table top chain link with rib
Low backline pressure chain
ApplicationNo. 548160 filed on 04/13/2000
US Classes:198/852, Links pivot about mutually perpendicular axes198/853Links having interfitted ends
ExaminersPrimary: Walsh, Donald P.
Assistant: Sharma, Rashmi
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB65G 017/06
AbstractA modular link conveyor system for transporting articles is provided having a plurality of modular link sections providing a support surface for the articles and wherein one or more rollers are positioned in the underside of selected link sections to provide support by rolling on a guide rail of the conveyor system. Each link section includes at least one interengaging apex and leg portion having a matching hole and slot for receiving a transverse rod to permit side flexing action. An enclosure for each roller provides protective encapsulation along at least the two sides and substantially around 180° of the rolling face to prevent debris build up. Advantageously, a roller is mounted in each side link section that also provides a depending arm and transverse tab for lateral guiding action. The link sections are combined to form a composite link and a cover plate provides an extended support surface.