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EP 1028878 A1 2000-08-23 - MAGNETICALLY POWERED CONVEYOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (en)

MAGNETICALLY POWERED CONVEYOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (de)

MAGNETISCH ANGETRIEBENE FÖRDERANLAGE UND BETRIEBSVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

CONVOYEUR A ENTRAINEMENT MAGNETIQUE ET PROCEDE AFFERENT

Publication

EP 1028878 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99969070 A

Priority

  • US 9918855 W
  • US 10011798 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0015481A1] A conveyor system (10) comprises carriers (20) moving along a support track (16), the carriers (20) conveying loads to a desired destination. The carriers (20) are powered by a motor track (12) having a number of linear induction motors (14) mounted thereon. The motor track (12) has means to connect or couple the motors thereto, the coupling means arranged generally continuously along the motor track (12). With this arrangement, the motors can be placed along the motor track (12) in any desired fashion depending, particularly on the power requirements needed for that portion of track, e.g., more motors for uphill sections of track. Motors can also be easily removed and positioned at other track locations. A controller is provided which controls the motors and the overall conveying operation. As an alternative to linear induction motors, linear synchronous motors can be utilized to propel the carriers (20) along a conveyance path.

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

B61B 10/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B61B 10/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B61B 10/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0015481A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0015481 A1 20000323; AR 020419 A1 20020508; AU 6019499 A 20000403; AU 748498 B2 20020606; CA 2309863 A1 20000323; EP 1028878 A1 20000823; TW 449569 B 20010811

INPADOC legal status

2003-10-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20030401

2000-08-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000508

2000-08-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2000-08-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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