Global Patent Index - EP 1016307 A1

EP 1016307 A1 2000-07-05 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR AUTOMATISIERUNG VON FÖRDERSYSTEMEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE POUR L'AUTOMATISATION DE SYSTEMES DE TRANSPORT

Publication

EP 1016307 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98946458 A

Priority

  • DE 19740761 A
  • EP 9805882 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19740761A1] An automatic transport system, e.g. an overhead rail system or a floor guided system, has a CPU (52) connected to one track and with the separate transport units (12,14) each moving independently and fitted with positions sensors and microprocessors. Each unit exchanges data with the CPU, and with other units, via a bus connection through the track. Contact with the track is by sliding contacts. The track has a magnetic strip with position markings read by the position sensors.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 9/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B61L 23/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B61L 23/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9914976A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

DE 19740761 A1 19990318; BR 9812335 A 20000919; EP 1016307 A1 20000705; WO 9914976 A2 19990325; WO 9914976 A3 19990603

INPADOC legal status


2002-09-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020305

2001-08-29 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010713

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000401

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IT LI NL PT SE