Transfer apparatus

  • US 20080279656A1
  • Filed: 05/05/2008
  • Published: 11/13/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2007
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A transfer apparatus comprising:

  • a stationary base;

    a swivel rotatably supported by the stationary base;

    a linear movement mechanism supported by the swivel and including a guide rail;

    a hand supported by the guide rail for transferring a work along a horizontal straight travel path by operation of the linear movement mechanism;

    a heat reflector for reflecting heat from the hand, the heat reflector being arranged at least between the hand and the guide rail; and

    a refrigerant circulation channel extending through both the stationary base and the swivel;

    wherein the refrigerant circulation channel includes a stationary base side passage provided at the stationary base, a swivel side passage provided at the swivel, and a connection space for providing communication between the stationary base side passage and the swivel side passage regardless of a rotational position of the swivel relative to the stationary base, and wherein the refrigerant circulation channel includes a portion held in contact with the heat reflector.

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