Patent Number: 8,584,831

Title: Transfer conveyor for transporting standardized loading units

Abstract: A transfer conveyor transports standardized unit loads, such as freight containers, pallets or the like, from a first height level to a second height level, in particular from a higher storage location to a lower transport device. The transfer conveyor is part of a rocker having an adjustable inclination around a pivot axis from one position in which one end of the rocker is aligned with one height level to another position in which the other end of the rocker is aligned with the other height level. Effectiveness and cost-efficiency of the transfer conveyor are created due to the ability of the rocker to be swiveled by the weight of the unit load itself while being transported on the transport conveyor.

Inventors: Klein; Matthias (Hanau, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B65G 13/075 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018