Setup apparatus for storing and transporting long workpieces

  • US 5,816,774 A
  • Filed: 10/25/1996
  • Issued: 10/06/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A setup apparatus for storing and transporting long workpieces, comprising:

  • a plurality of substantially U-shaped yokes in which the workpieces are received on a substantially horizontal bottom part and between two substantially vertical side parts connected to the substantially horizontal bottom part, each of the plurality of yokes being stackable on one another and including means for engagement of load receivers of a lifting system for lifting and setting down the yokes;

    whereinthe means for the engagement of the load receivers includes at least one protrusion on an outside portion of each side part (32,

         33);

    and wherein the lifting system, associated with each side part has at least two load receivers and at least one load arm extending substantially vertically downward for engaging the load receivers;

    and wherein the load receivers are adjustable between a horizontal position adjacent the protrusions and a position below the protrusions.

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