Orthogonal type branching conveyer for diverting articles carried by a conveyer in an automated warehouse

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PATENT NO 6139240
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09198359

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An automated warehouse includes a plurality of article storage shelves having a plurality of article storage sections arranged therein . An article may be conveyed from a main conveyer at one end of the shelves through a branching conveyer to a transfer apparatus. The transfer apparatus can transfer the article to and from the storage section. The branching conveyer extends substantially normal to the main conveyer. The main n conveyer includes a plurality of slats extending normal to a conveying direction and a plurality of pushing shoes corresponding with the slats. The main conveyer additionally includes a device for aligning and moving a predetermined number of the pushing shoes at a position where the branched conveyer is located.

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DAIFUKU CO LTDOSAKA CITY OSAKA OF JAPAN

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Ando, Naoyuki Komaki, JP 2 60

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