Patent Number: 8,573,382

Title: Apparatus for conveying and arranging bakery products

Abstract: An apparatus for conveying and arranging bakery products such as hot dog buns or breadsticks. The products are delivered with their length dimensions at a variety of angular orientations and some products inverted. An aligning conveyor receives misaligned products on adjacent belts or other drive members which are driven at differential speeds to rotate the products to the proper orientation. Inverted products are conveyed against guide rails which are arranged to interact with the curved edges on the tops of the buns to roll the inverted products over. The products are conveyed in discrete lanes to properly organize them for packaging.

Inventors: Bastasch; Paul M. (Overland Park, KS), McCormick; John T. (Shawnee, KS)

Assignee: United Bakery Equipment Company, Inc.

International Classification: B65G 47/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017