Global Patent Index - EP 1036898 A2

EP 1036898 A2 2000-09-20 - Automatic carrying and storing method of objects with selfpropelled pallets and pallet for automatic storage purposes

Title (en)

Automatic carrying and storing method of objects with selfpropelled pallets and pallet for automatic storage purposes

Title (de)

Verfahren zum automatischen Transportieren und Lagern von Gegenständen mit selbstangetriebenen Paletten und Palette für die automatische Lagerung

Title (fr)

Méthode de transport et de stockage automatique d'objets avec des palettes autopropulsées et palette pour le stockage automatique

Publication

EP 1036898 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00105821 A

Priority

IT SP990003 A

Abstract (en)

An area (1) is defined by a fixed border (2) located at the same height of the side frames of pallets (3) in order to limit and guide them. On each pallet (3) a car (4) can be loaded, or another object to be parked, such as a machine, a piece of furniture, etc. The pallets (3) are alike, independent from one another and self-propelled, arranged according to a plurality of rows and of columns on the area (1). The pallets (3) have substantially rectangular shape and are capable of moving according to two orthogonal directions, i.e. the rows and the columns. For their manoeuvre spaces (5) are left free, each corresponding to the surface covered by each pallet (3). On a pallet (3) a car (4) is loaded or unloaded in a zone (6) of the area (1) that can be used as entrance or exit, near to which pedestrian platforms (7) are provided for getting on or of the car (4). The pallet are self-propelled, by means of electric steering drives on board and are independent from one another. Step movements in the two orthogonal directions are controlled by a send-receive computing fixed unit. <IMAGE>

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

E04H 6/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04H 6/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E04H 6/24 (2013.01)

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

EP 1036898 A2 20000920; EP 1036898 A3 20010919; EP 1036898 B1 20060531; AT 328172 T 20060615; DE 60028273 D1 20060706; IT 1313493 B1 20020724; IT SP990003 A1 20000918

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