Pro Mach‘s patented system involves fixing push rods to chains for moving discrete articles. The design includes blocks with central holes to slide over push rods and lateral holes to slide over chain pins, enhancing friction and stability during operation. GlobalData’s report on Pro Mach gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Pro Mach, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Pro Mach's grant share as of February 2024 was 64%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

System for moving discrete articles with push rods fixed to chains

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Pro Mach Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11897100B2) discloses a system for moving discrete articles efficiently. The system involves fixing push rods to two chains, with each chain sliding inside chain holder guides. The push rods are fixed to the chains in a removable manner, transversally to a conveyor plane, with blocks designed to slide with friction over the push rods. These blocks also have holes to slide with friction over the pins of the chains, ensuring smooth movement of the articles.

Furthermore, the patent details the specific shapes and dimensions of the central holes in the blocks, ensuring a precise fit with the push rods to create sliding friction. The blocks are described to have a parallelepiped shape with rounded edges, enhancing their functionality within the system. Additionally, push rod supporting blocks are introduced to further stabilize the movement of the articles, extending at the bottom with a thrust portion. Overall, the system aims to provide a reliable and efficient mechanism for moving discrete articles, offering a detailed configuration for optimal performance in industrial settings.

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