Patent Number: 6,332,531

Title: Modular unit for the fabrication of conveyors

Abstract: A first modular unit (1) for the fabrication of conveyors (2), said first modular unit (1) comprising an upper surface (3) and a lower surface (4) and means (5) along at least one, preferably two long sides (13) lying diametrically opposite each other, for pivotal hinging of the first modular unit (1) to a second modular unit (6), and where extending from the upper surface (3) said first modular unit (1) comprises a flat carrier (7) with a front surface (8) and a rear surface (9), an upper concluding end (10) and two side edges (11) lying opposite each other, the middle/center plane (12) of said carrier (7) standing substantially at right angles to the upper surface (3) and extending parallel with the long sides (13). The front surface (8) and the rear surface (9) of the carrier each comprise at least one pin (14) extending from the side edges, a first surface (15) of said pins (14) facing towards the surface from which they extend and being flat parallel with this surface, and where the distance of the first surface (15) of the pins (14) to the middle/center plane (12) of the carrier (7) is at a maximum twice the distance between the middle/center plane of the carrier and the surface from which the pin (14) extends. The carriers lock tightly against each other, so that these withstand even great and uneven loads in such a manner that in certain areas greater weight and lesser weight can be applied to the carriers without this causing the carriers to separate from each other, and thus give rise to the possibility for the material which is to be conveyed to escape between possible cracks.

Inventors: Damkjaer; Poul Erik (Vejle, DK)

Assignee: Uni-chains A/S

International Classification: B65G 17/12 (20060101); B65G 15/42 (20060101); B65G 17/08 (20060101); B65G 15/32 (20060101); B65G 17/06 (20060101); B65G 015/42 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018