SKEWED ROLL SORTATION SYSTEM

  • US 3,608,713 A
  • Filed: 12/17/1969
  • Issued: 09/28/1971
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/1969
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A sortation system comprising:

  • a. a main conveyor having a plurality of rotatable rollers mounted for movement along a predetermined path for transporting a plurality of articles thereon, said rollers being skewed relative to said path of movement toward one side of said main conveyor;

    b. at least one branch conveyor forming a junction with the main conveyor and diverging from said predetermined path of movement, said branch conveyor being on the one side of said main conveyor toward which the rollers of the main conveyor are skewed; and

    c. means for selectively imparting rotation to the rollers of said main conveyor located immediately upstream of said junction to direct an article overlying the rotated rollers toward and onto said branch conveyor.

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