Global Patent Index - EP 1068123 A1

EP 1068123 A1 2001-01-17 - OVERHEAD TWIN-RAIL CONVEYOR UNIT

Title (en)

OVERHEAD TWIN-RAIL CONVEYOR UNIT

Title (de)

SCHLEPPKREIS-FÖRDERANLAGE

Title (fr)

INSTALLATION DE TRANSPORT DU TYPE A CONVOYEUR AERIEN A DOUBLE VOIE

Publication

EP 1068123 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99948739 A

Priority

  • DE 19815367 A
  • EP 9902265 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9965748A1] The invention relates to conveyor units such as overhead twin-rail chain conveyor or power and free units. In said systems, roller blocks (14) run on rails, are connected to each other and driven in the longitudinal direction of said rails by means of a traction member (20). The roller blocks (14) convey the bodies that are to be transported or are used to drive other roller blocks (34) that are detachably connected to the first roller blocks. According to the invention, the traction member (20) consists of one or two round synthetic-fibre cables. The cable or cables provide support with respect to the entire cross-section and have a breaking strength of at least 8. They are also fatigue resistant, maintenance-free and make practically no noise. Damage leading to failure can be recognized a long time in advance before said damage occurs.

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

B61B 10/02; B65G 23/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B61B 10/02 (2006.01); B65G 23/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B61B 10/02 (2013.01); B65G 23/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9965748A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9965748 A1 19991223; DE 19815367 A1 20000224; EP 1068123 A1 20010117

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030715

2001-01-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000919

2001-01-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE