Magnetic conveyor system

  • US 5,649,619 A
  • Filed: 09/18/1996
  • Issued: 07/22/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A conveyor system for transporting at least one magnetically attractable article said conveyor system comprising:

  • an elongate track extending along a path including at least one arcuate section;

    a chain conveyor mounted for movement through the track for movement along said path;

    at least two grids, a portion of each of said grids extending laterally relative to said elongate track;

    first connection means associated with each of said grids for coupling said grids to said chain conveyor;

    at least one magnet movably mounted on each grid for coupling by magnetic force at least one magnetically attractable article to at least one of said grids, and for allowing limited movement of the article coupled by the magnet, relative to said grid, while retaining the article in engagement with said grid; and

    second connection means associated with each of said grids for coupling said magnet to said grid.

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