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Title: Belt conveyor apparatus

Abstract

A belt conveyor apparatus according to this invention defines a conveyance path including a first pulley and at least a second pulley. An endless belt member is adapted for continuous travel about the pulleys and comprises a lower portion which engages the pulleys and an integral upper portion adapted to receive objects therein at a first location on said conveyance path and transport the objects to a second location for discharge. The upper belt portion includes an opposed pair of longitudinally disposed crest-like members, biased towards each other in a substantially abutting relationship. The crest-like members define therebetween a continuous, normally biased closed, channel along the upper belt portion. Means are disposed at the first and second locations and operatively associated with the belt member for urging the normally biased together crest-like members apart in order to provide access to the continuous channel whereby objects can be received into, or discharged from the channel. Motors are in communication with the conveyance path for effecting the travel of the endless belt member about the conveyance path. The conveyance path can be configured to include travel through two or more elevations and one or more directional changes in order to convey objectsmore » above, below and/or around existing structures.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Richland, WA)
  2. (Kennewick, WA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
866238
Patent Number(s):
US 4662510
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
belt; conveyor; apparatus; according; defines; conveyance; path; including; pulley; endless; adapted; continuous; travel; pulleys; comprises; portion; engages; integral; upper; receive; therein; location; transport; discharge; opposed; pair; longitudinally; disposed; crest-like; biased; towards; substantially; abutting; relationship; define; therebetween; normally; closed; channel; means; locations; operatively; associated; urging; apart; provide; access; whereby; received; discharged; motors; communication; effecting; configured; elevations; directional; changes; convey; below; existing; structures; belt conveyor; existing structures; upper portion; operatively associated; biased towards; abutting relationship; provide access; endless belt; normally bias; conveyor apparatus; /198/

Citation Formats

Oakley, David J., and Bogart, Rex L. Belt conveyor apparatus. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Oakley, David J., & Bogart, Rex L. Belt conveyor apparatus. United States.
Oakley, David J., and Bogart, Rex L. Thu . "Belt conveyor apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866238.
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title = {Belt conveyor apparatus},
author = {Oakley, David J. and Bogart, Rex L.},
abstractNote = {A belt conveyor apparatus according to this invention defines a conveyance path including a first pulley and at least a second pulley. An endless belt member is adapted for continuous travel about the pulleys and comprises a lower portion which engages the pulleys and an integral upper portion adapted to receive objects therein at a first location on said conveyance path and transport the objects to a second location for discharge. The upper belt portion includes an opposed pair of longitudinally disposed crest-like members, biased towards each other in a substantially abutting relationship. The crest-like members define therebetween a continuous, normally biased closed, channel along the upper belt portion. Means are disposed at the first and second locations and operatively associated with the belt member for urging the normally biased together crest-like members apart in order to provide access to the continuous channel whereby objects can be received into, or discharged from the channel. Motors are in communication with the conveyance path for effecting the travel of the endless belt member about the conveyance path. The conveyance path can be configured to include travel through two or more elevations and one or more directional changes in order to convey objects above, below and/or around existing structures.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987}
}

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