• US 5,434,366 A
  • Filed: 09/09/1992
  • Issued: 07/18/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a checkweigher for use in weighing products having a footprint of either a circular or an oval configuration and of the type having a weigh pan vertically deflectable to provide a signal indicative of the weight of said products and a product conveyor having a pair of parallel, product supporting conveyor elements arranged to move across and in surface engagement with said weigh pan for transporting said products one at a time across said weigh pan to effect weighing thereof, the improvement comprising in combination:

  • said conveyor elements are spaced apart to underengage with said footprint only immediately adjacent the periphery thereof, and said weigh pan has a length in the direction of movement of said conveyor elements corresponding essentially to the length of said products, as measured in said direction of movement.

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