Patent Number: 8,875,869

Title: Article pattern forming method and apparatus

Abstract: A system for palletizing a multi-row pattern of articles includes a pattern-forming apparatus that includes a pair of fingers movable towards and away from each other to constrain rows of articles that impact one another to form a multi-row pattern of articles. The fingers can be either be fixed along the conveyor path or move with the containers along a portion of the conveyor path.

Inventors: Burchell; Victor Howard (Howell, MI), Moffitt; James Harper (York, PA)

Assignee: SEETECH Systems, Inc.

International Classification: B65G 57/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00