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Allan S MacKinnon, Donald J Willemsen, David T Hamilton: Automated guided vehicle system. Modular Automation, Martin LuKacher, July 16, 1985: US04530056 (142 worldwide citation)

An Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) in which vehicles follow a guidepath defined by wires carrying electrical signals with selected routing between stations along the path. The vehicle has on-board a plurality of sensors operative independently or dependently of the wire for obtaining a plural ...


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Cockayne David John: Assembly line system.. Modular Automation, March 9, 1994: GB2270290-A (7 worldwide citation)

An assembly line system 1 around which pallets 3 can be directed in sequence to perform work operations comprises a main line or loop 2a with four branch lines 2b. Pallets 3 can be conveyed along the assembly line with options at A to D for transfer from the main line 2a to an associated branch line ...


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John T Leinenger: Modular open chuting. Modular Automation, Basile Weintraub & Hanlon, December 6, 1983: US04418813 (5 worldwide citation)

A modular chute for passing a workpiece therealong is disclosed. The chute of the present invention includes a pair of side walls secured in a spaced apart manner by a plurality of clips attached to upper and lower edges of the side walls. Wear members are disclosed that are selectively secured to t ...


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John T Leinenger: Workpiece support bearing for modular chuting. Modular Automation, Basile Weintraub & Hanlon, November 15, 1983: US04415074 (4 worldwide citation)

A workpiece support bearing for modular chuting for passing the workpiece along the chute is disclosed. The chute of the present invention includes a pair of side walls secured in a spaced apart manner by a plurality of clips attached to upper and lower edges of the side walls. Wear members are disc ...


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Cockayne David John: Assembly line system and pallet therefor.. Modular Automation, March 9, 1994: GB2270296-A (2 worldwide citation)

FIGURE 1 shows an assembly line system 1 having a pallet 2 travelling along work top 3a of work table section 3. Table section 3 has a track 3b along which a cardanic chain 4 moves to convey pucks 5 connected to the underside of the pallet 2 in spring-loaded manner, by means of frictional engagement ...


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David J Cockayne: Dispensing devices. Modular Automation, Neil F Markva, July 29, 1980: US04214844 (2 worldwide citation)

A compressed air operated dispenser for separating and dispensing small helical coil springs or other small elongate workpieces comprises a trough providing a dispensing chamber into which the workpieces can be introduced to form a loosely packed bed in the bottom part thereof. An air supply mechani ...


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John T Leinenger: Modular chuting. Modular Automation, Basile Weintraub & Hanlon, May 3, 1983: US04381834 (1 worldwide citation)

A modular chute for passing a workpiece therealong is disclosed. The chute of the present invention includes a U-shaped cross-section having a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, and an open top. A joining device is provided for abutting and securing a plurality of chutes into a continuous me ...


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Nuessle Gerhard: Conveying system for unstacking, positioning and stacking workpiece carriers, in particular for feeding a machine-tool with workpieces. Modular Automation, October 8, 2003: EP1350745-A2

The conveyor system for the de-stacking, positioning and stacking of workpiece carriers has a de-stacking device (3a), transfer conveyor (3b) and stacking device (3c) constructed as a circulating conveyor (3) with an endlessly circulating common traction device (13) in the form of a chain or toothed ...


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Mackinnon Allan S, Willemsen Donald J, Hamilton David T: Systeme de guidage automatique de vehicules, Automated guided vehicle system. Modular Automation, BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, November 12, 1985: CA1196712

Automated Guided Vehicle SystemAbstract An Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) inwhich vehicles follow a guidepath defined by wires car-rying electrical signals with selected routing betweenstations along the path. The vehicle has on-board aplurality of sensors operative independently or depend-e ...