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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Automated pallet inspection and repair. Chep Technology, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, August 3, 2010: US07765668 (25 worldwide citation)

An automatic pallet inspection cell (10) comprises one or two multi axis robot arms (14, 15) which terminate in either internal or exterior pallet grippers. The robots are used to transport a gripped pallet (12) through an automated inspection station (16) which compiles a three dimensional data map ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Software and methods for automated pallet inspection and repair. Chep Technology, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, June 14, 2011: US07958624 (4 worldwide citation)

An automated pallet inspection and repair apparatus includes an inspection station and a repair station. The inspection station includes a laser that illuminates a pallet, a camera that collects the reflected light and a computer system. The computer system analyzes the output of the camera and acqu ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Automated digital inspection and associated methods. Chep Technology, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, December 30, 2014: US08918976 (1 worldwide citation)

An automated pallet inspection station includes a frame, a transport system carried by the frame for transporting a pallet to be inspected, and at least one pallet feature sensing head adjacent the transport system for inspecting the pallet. The at least one pallet feature sensing head includes a do ...


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Steve Townsend, Christopher Bertram Anderson: Board removal apparatus for a pallet. Chep Technology, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, September 18, 2012: US08266790 (1 worldwide citation)

A board removal apparatus for a wooden pallet includes a frame, and a carriage carried by the frame. The carriage includes a pair of spaced apart tables with a fixed gap therebetween. The carriage is movable between a pallet receiving position and a board removal position. The pallet includes spaced ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Software and methods for automated pallet inspection and repair. CHEP Technology, Allen Dyer Doppelt Gilchrist PA, October 9, 2018: US10092987

An automated pallet inspection and repair apparatus comprises an inspection station and a repair station. The inspection station comprises a laser that illuminates a pallet, a camera that collects the reflected light and a computer system. The computer system analyzes the output of the camera and ac ...


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Steve Townsend, Christopher Bertram Anderson: Board removal method for a pallet. Chep Technology, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, December 3, 2013: US08595909

A board removal apparatus for a wooden pallet includes a frame, and a carriage carried by the frame. The carriage includes a pair of spaced apart tables with a fixed gap therebetween. The carriage is movable between a pallet receiving position and a board removal position. The pallet is positioned o ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Automated pallet inspection and repair. Michael Molins, Molins & Co, November 2, 2006: US20060242820-A1

An automatic pallet inspection cell (10) comprises one or two multi axis robot arms (14, 15) which terminate in either internal or exterior pallet grippers. The robots are used to transport a gripped pallet (12) through an automated inspection station (16) which compiles a three dimensional data map ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Software and methods for automated pallet inspection and repair. Brambles Australia, Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 28, 2007: US20070143979-A1

An automated pallet inspection and repair apparatus comprises an inspection station and a repair station. The inspection station comprises a laser that illuminates a pallet, a camera that collects the reflected light and a computer system. The computer system analyses the output of the camera and ac ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Automated digital inspection and associated methods. CHEP Technology, Michael W Taylor, July 19, 2007: US20070163099-A1

An automatic pallet inspection cell (10) comprises one or two multi axis robot arms (14, 15) which terminate in either internal or exterior pallet grippers. The robots are used to transport a gripped pallet (12) through an automated inspection station (16) which compiles a three dimensional data map ...


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Steve Townsend, Michael David Lucas: Pallet inspection and repair system and associated methods. CHEP Technology, Michael W Taylor, July 2, 2009: US20090169353-A1

A pallet inspection and repair system includes a pallet in-feed for receiving pallets for inspection, and an automated pallet inspection system for inspecting the pallets. A processor cooperates with the automated pallet inspection system to generate a repair recipe for each pallet based on the insp ...