Patent Number: 6,308,823

Title: Padded chain for a conveyor

Abstract: A conveyor chain formed of parallel links with pins extending laterallytherefrom has pads mounted to the pins. Each pad has an elongated planarupper surface extending further than the distance between adjacent pins onthe links. A notch on each end of the pad enables adjacent pads to overlapeach other, and the shape of a notch and location of apertures in the padenables the upper surfaces to define a substantially continuous contactsurface when adjacent chain links are not wrapped, and enable the chain toengage a drive sprocket regardless of the direction of wrap.

Inventors: Stevens; David (Hudsonville, MI)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013