Device Comprises Screw Conveyor Patents (Class 414/213)
  • Patent number: 8989901
    Abstract: A transfer system includes a substrate positioning device, robots having a first robot and a second robot; and robot control devices, the robot control devices including a first robot control device to which the first robot and the substrate positioning device are connected and a second robot control device to which the second robot is connected. The first robot control device includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire, from the substrate positioning device, at least an absolute deviation amount between the rotation center of the mounting table and a center position of the substrate positioned, and a transmitting unit configured to transmit correction information relying on the absolute deviation amount acquired by the acquiring unit, to the second robot control device to which the second robot is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Takashi Minami, Shinichi Katsuda
  • Publication number: 20030152444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for intermittently conveying packages which are conveyed in a first moving direction in package carriers (2) in a first processing plane in positions underneath various treatment stations and are conveyed back in a second return motion plane in a second moving direction that is parallel in relation to the first moving direction, whereby a conveying cycle is formed. The aim of the invention is to enable such a device to be efficient, compact and be operated using simple devices. According to the invention, the respectively superimposed ends of the essentially horizontal first conveyor (19) in the first processing plane and of the essentially horizontal third conveyor (12) in the second return motion plane are connected to one another for forming the conveying cycle by means of vertically acting second and fourth lifting conveyors (9, 15). Each conveyor (9, 19, 12, 15) has a separate drive (22-24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Werner Ludwig, Josef Stannek
  • Patent number: 6017179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ring conveyor for conveying bulk material, especially brewing barley or long malt, from a feed pipe fitted permanently inside a building in the form of an annular tower and opening above the ring conveyor into the region of a radial charging and discharging machine circulating above a kiln floor. The ring conveyor has a circular base and a closed rotary ring, open-edged at its outer periphery, arranged coaxially with the floor and with a substantially vertically adjoining inner wall at its inner periphery. There is also a doctor blade firmly secured to the charging and discharging machine, engaging in the rotary ring and diverting the bulk material to the charging and discharging machine. The rotary ring turns at a higher cycle frequency than the charging and discharging machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Seeger GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Dieter Normann
  • Patent number: 5447404
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for discharging granular or disintegrated material from silos in predetermined quantities per unit of time. The discharge arrangement includes a rotatable disc (15) which is intended to be placed at the bottom of the silo (1) and which is provided with at least one radially extending channel. A discharge device (21) is rotatably arranged in the channel or in each channel and is provided with recesses for accommodating material in the silo and for moving this material to a position in which it can be discharged from the silo. The discharge device or devices (21) suitably has/have the form of a cylinder provided with axially or helically cut grooves, these grooves forming the aforementioned recesses. A pillar (3) extends centrally through the silo (1), from the disc (15) to an inlet opening (4) in the top of the silo (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Celltec Engineering AB
    Inventor: Stig Bjelkeby
  • Patent number: 4881862
    Abstract: A screw seal for conveying bulk particulate solids between spaces at differing gas pressures with minimal leakage of gas. A tubular housing encloses a screw conveyor section and a sealing section receiving the solids and forming a sealing plug. The sealing section has a divergent configuration that functions in combination with friction to create sufficient solids pressure with minimal driving torque and wear on the screw conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Dick
  • Patent number: 4813179
    Abstract: The invention relates to the cocurrent gasification of coal and to a gas generator. The gas generator (11) comprises a vertical sealed vessel, the lower third of which is divided into several identical vertical compartments (12). Coal is loaded at the top (17). The major part of the hot reactive gas under pressure is introduced at the top (18), and the remaining part at lower levels (21, 22). Gas evacuation (24) is stopped from one compartment (12) in turn, gas produced is blown in order to unclog the filters (25, 26) and to loosen the ash, the ash is extracted at the bottom (23) and cold reactive gas is blown countercurrently in order to complete the combustion and to cool the ash. This gas generator enables coal from any source to be used and does not require purification downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Distrigaz S.A.
    Inventor: Jacques Ribesse
  • Patent number: 4636127
    Abstract: A countercurrent fluid cooled conveying screw is disclosed. Suitable for furnace applications, the screw includes an outer shaft spatially circumscribing an inner tube. A plurality of hollow, fluid cooled flights are affixed to the outer shaft and are in fluid flow communication with coolant coursing through the screw. The coolant is first directed through the flights and then back through the outer shaft before exiting through the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: The International Metals Reclamation Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Olano, John A. MacDougall, John K. Pargeter
  • Patent number: 4474524
    Abstract: A system for discharging a thermal decomposition residue containing carbon residue and steel wire balls, the discharge system including: a discharge mechanism including a double shaft screw conveyer having respective screws thereof supported at one end thereof and located contiguous to a residue outlet of a thermal decomposition unit, a housing hermetically connected to the residue outlet of the thermal decomposition unit and enclosing the double shaft screw conveyer with ample space on the upper side thereof; a first outlet provided in a front bottom portion of the housing for discharging the carbon residue transferred by lower portions of the double shaft conveyer; a second outlet provided at the discharging free end of the double screw conveyer for discharging the steel wire balls transferred by upper portions of the double screw conveyer; a seal provided in said first outlet for shielding the interior of the housing from ambient atmosphere; and a water-sealer including a water bath, a chute connected to t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho, Mechanical Social System Foundation
    Inventors: Shigezo Kawakami, Kunihiko Tsuji, Katuhiko Shimojima, Mitsuru Fukuda, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 4448402
    Abstract: A device is described for directly making liquid pig-iron from coarse iron ore. Hot sponge-iron particles are directly conveyed by a worm conveyor (17) through a communicating passage (19) from a direct-reduction blast-furnace shaft (2) into a smelter-gasifier (1), and a stream (24) of gas flows, after cooling to below C., in counter-current to the sponge-iron particles, from the smelter-gasifier (1) to the blast-furnace shaft (2), this gas stream having a volumetric flow-rate not more than 30 percent of the total reduction-gas flow reaching the blast-furnace shaft (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignees: Korf Engineering GmbH, Voest-Alpine AG
    Inventors: Ralph Weber, Bernt Rollinger, Rolf Hauk, Michael Nagle, Bernhard Rinner
  • Patent number: 4413812
    Abstract: Apparatus for discharging hot flowable solids comprises conical conveyor screws, which are arranged to form a star-shaped array and contained in respective conveyor troughs and at their inner ends are rotatably mounted in a centrally disposed hollow body. In order to ensure a gas-tight seal of the furnace and to permit a simple replacement of the conveyor screws, the conveyor troughs and the centrally disposed, open-bottomed hollow body are constituted by a bottom structure, which is adapted to be flange-connected to the shell of the furnace. The largest depth of each conveyor trough is at least as large as the largest outside diameter of the associated conveyor screw. Each conveyor trough is closed at its outer end by an end wall, which carries a discharge housing, which contains the outer end of the associated conveyor screw and carries a discharge fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: Voest-Alpine Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wilfried Pirklbauer, Martin Nagl
  • Patent number: 4408944
    Abstract: The invention provides a conveyer for receiving bed drain material from a coal-burning fluid bed combuster and consists of a jacketed water cooled casing in which is a helical flight for conveying said material, the flight being mounted on an outer tube which is supported by a bearing at one end only in cantilever fashion with its other end within the closed end of the water cooled tube, an inner water cooling tube being located within the outer tube for water to circulate through the inner tube and back through the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Assignee: Jude Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Christian
  • Patent number: 4387652
    Abstract: Pieces of shredded tires are fed into the top of a vertical pyrolyzing furnace in a measured amount using a weighing hopper feed mechanism. Heated gas is introduced through inlet and pyrolyzing the tire pieces on a countercurrent flow principle to produce useful hydrocarbon volatiles and residues. The pyrolyzed residue including tire reinforcing wires are efficiently removed from the furnace by a plurality of downwardly inclined screw conveyors disposed in troughs. Each screw conveyor extends into an inclined conduit and discharges into a vertical branch conduit disposed at least partially within the cross-section of the furnace so that even discharge of the pyrolyzed residue is ensured by the combined action of gravity and the screw conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: Foster Wheeler Power Products Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy C. R. Cooke, Frederick H. Tilley
  • Patent number: 4348211
    Abstract: A gas generating system utilizing cellulosic waste, such as sawdust and the like, of a low BTU rating, which is partially dried on the closed top of, and then fed to the bottom of a conical generator into which a limited air supply is delivered to the upper portion of the generator where a combustion zone occurs to sinter the material and form steam and wood gas (methane) which passes to and through a heat exchange coil in an after-cooler tank in which water is heated incident to cooling the gas which successively passes through several cyclone units which successively remove dust, ash, creosote and other condensates, a blower also being included to induce a low rate of suction in the system to insure movement of the gas through the system which finally preferably is passed through a scrubber to clean the gas product of any appreciable impurities and the scrubbing water is recirculated to absorb more impurities after being stratified to remove heavy condensates and other solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Inventor: Edwin H. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 4152840
    Abstract: A control system for a grain drying bin includes a pre-dry sensor mounted on the inside of a grain drying bin a short distance above the floor and a thermocouple grain temperature sensor mounted in the discharge tube of the grain drying bin. The discharge grain temperature sensor includes a thermal contact member made of copper or other heat conductive material having a thermocouple bonded thereto to intimate heat conducting relationship. The thermal contact member is mounted by a mounting block to the discharge tube to extend through a slot into the interior of the tube and is shaped to allow the grain to flow around it in thermal contact therewith. A gap is provided in the fighting of the discharge auger in order to provide clearance for the thermal contact member. The control system prevents discharge of grain until the pre-dry temperature is attained, and controls stopping of the grain discharge, in either a sample mode or a discharge mode, if the discharged grain is too cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: David Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Larry L. Stille