System for cutting and unloading portions

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9778651
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14161522

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A system (100) for cutting work product (104) into portions (P) and unloading the portions includes a conveyance system (102) for carrying the workpieces and portions, as well as a scanner (110) for scanning the work products. A cutter system (120) composed of cutter assemblies (122) carried by carrier systems (124) may be arranged in an array or series along the conveyance system for cutting, trimming, and portioning the work products (104) into end pieces (P) of desired sizes or other physical parameters. An unloading system (130) composed of one or more unloading assemblies/units/apparatus (132) are carried by the same carrier systems (124) used to carry the cutter assemblies (122) to pick up the portioned pieces (P) and either move them to a different location or replace the portioned workpieces back onto the conveyance system after the trim of the workpiece has been removed.

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JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION70 WEST MADISON STREET SUITE 4400 CHICAGO IL 60602

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blaine, George R Lake Stevens, US 21 59
Pfarr, Craig E Issaquah, US 20 181
Strong, John R Bellevue, US 28 199

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