Modular diverter shoe and slat construction

  • US 5,127,510 A
  • Filed: 08/28/1991
  • Issued: 07/07/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a conveying system having a longitudinally moving conveying surface defined by the uppermost ones of a plurality of slats connected at opposite ends in spaced relation with each other to a pair of endless chains;

  • a plurality of diverter shoes each moveably mounted on one of said slats for lateral movement with respect to said conveying surface; and

    track means engaging said diverter shoes for imparting a lateral force to move said diverter shoes laterally to displace product positioned on said conveying surface, wherein the improvement comprises;

    each of said slats being defined by a wall formed as a right cylinder including an outer surface having a planar upper portion defining said conveying surface; and

    each of said diverter shoes having a support portion including a substantially continuous glide surface surrounding said wall, said glide surface having substantially the same configuration as said outer surface of said slat.

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