Patent Number: 6,253,907

Title: Conveying system for work pieces

Abstract: A circuit-like system which includes a lower conveyor line, an upper conveyor line and a pair of lift or transfer mechanisms at the end of each line constructed for moving a work piece. A travel and hoist mechanism and a beam assembly are provided for discontinuously moving work pieces along the lower line and raising and lowering them for treatment. A hook assembly is provided for restraining the downward movement of a work piece at a selected location when the hook assembly is in an operative position. The lift or transfer mechanism is provided which includes telescoping arms for grasping a work piece, which arms are carried by a vertically moveable carrier that is mounted in a stationary frame.

Inventors: Lachmann; Klaus W. (Algonquin, IL), Espinosa; Antonio Belisario Duran (Puebla, MX), Gomez; Daniel Guzman (Puebla, MX)

Assignee: Eisenmann Corporation

International Classification: B65G 49/04 (20060101); B65G 49/00 (20060101); B65G 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018