GB241598A - Improvements in sorting or distributing installations and apparatus therefor - Google Patents

Improvements in sorting or distributing installations and apparatus therefor

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GB241598A
GB241598A GB1045824A GB1045824A GB241598A GB 241598 A GB241598 A GB 241598A GB 1045824 A GB1045824 A GB 1045824A GB 1045824 A GB1045824 A GB 1045824A GB 241598 A GB241598 A GB 241598A
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carriages
pins
receptacles
carriage
tier
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JACOBUS CORNELIS ANDRIESSEN
JEAN JOSEPH MARTIN LAMBERT MAR
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JACOBUS CORNELIS ANDRIESSEN
JEAN JOSEPH MARTIN LAMBERT MAR
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
    • B07CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
    • B07C3/00Sorting according to destination
    • B07C3/02Apparatus characterised by the means used for distribution
    • B07C3/08Apparatus characterised by the means used for distribution using arrangements of conveyors
    • B07C3/082In which the objects are carried by transport holders and the transport holders form part of the conveyor belts
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
    • B07CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
    • B07C3/00Sorting according to destination
    • B07C3/008Means for collecting objects, e.g. containers for sorted mail items

Abstract

241,598. Marchand, J. J. M. L., and Andriessen, J. C. April 28, 1924. Letters, tradesmen's orders, and the like, systems of transmitting and delivering.-Distributing or sorting apparatus for letters, documents, or the like consists of an endless train of carriages 1 and a number of receptacles to which the contents of the carriages are delivered by the lateral tilting of the floor thereof, controls on the carriages being set by the operator and coacting with characteristic stops on the track to determine the particular receptacle to which delivery is made. In the system described, two rows of receptacles 41 arranged in tiers are disposed at the sides and below the upper run of the carriages which carry three sets of depressible pins which respectively determine the row, the tier, and the receptacle in the tier to which the carriage will deliver its contents. The apparatus for determining the row consists of mechanism for tilting the carriage floor 3 to one side or the other, and comprises a pivoted longitudinally disposed shaft 4 which carries the floor 3 and also a pointed cam 5 normally resting with its point on a roller 6 carried by a transversely disposed lever pressed upward by a spring 7. The cam 5 is held in its central position by two oppositely acting detents 8, 9 with upwardly extending fingers 10, 11 and movable axially and rotatably about spindles 12 under the action of springs 13. The fingers are adapted to co-act with stops 28, 29 pivotally mounted on transverse shafts above each pair of tiers of receptacles so as to releases the detents, and two pins 33 are adjustably mounted on the ends of the carriages to engage the depending arms 32 of the stops and lift the stops clear of the fingers 10, 11. One of these control pins is depressed so as to allow the corresponding stop to act and withdraw the corresponding detent 8, 9 whereupon the balance of the cam 5 on the roller is disturbed and the spring 7 acting through the lever and roller turns the shaft 4 on its axis and tips the carriage floor to one side or the other. The mechanism for determining the tier at which the tilting mechanism will operate consists of a bail 30 underlying each pair fo stops 28, 29 and carried by a sleeve with a depending arm 32 at a position along its length characteristic of each tier. The carriage has a number of adjustable pins 33 corresponding to the number of tiers and in positions registering with the depending arms of the bails which rise on contact with corresponding pins 33 and lift the stops 28, 29 into inoperative position. The depression of one of the pins 33 controlling the bail will at the corresponding tier allow the tilting mechanism to operate. The mechanism for delivering the letters to the receptacles in a tier is shown in Figs. 5 and 6. The bottom receptacles are open and each of the upper receptacles is closed by a hinged flap 21, 22, 23 normally closed by a spring and connected by links 27 each to a bell-crank lever 24, 25, 26. On the shaft 4 are slidably and non-rotably mounted depending arms 15, 16, 17 with rollers adapted when moved into the proper position to engage the corresponding bell-crank lever and open a receptacle. Three control pins 33 are provided each on being depressed acting through the bell-crank levers 20 and links 19 to adjust an arm into its operative position. Delivery to the bottom receptacle is obtained by leaving the arms in inoperative position. The control pins 33 are mounted in a row in the ends of the carriages, and the pins corresponding to any particular destination are depressed by the operator at the keyboard 43 while the carriages are passing through and after the letters have been placed thereon. The various devices are returned to normal position by apparatus on the return part of the track. In large installations, the receptacles are divided into a number of similar groups and the carriages are further provided with a group selecting mechanism which consists of a guard 34, Fig. 13, pivoted to the body of the carriage and held in a position masking the control pins by a pivoted latch 36 provided with a lateral extension 37 in which are adjustably mounted the group selecting pins 38 coacting with a track abutment 39 in front of each group to swing over the catch and allow the guard to fall. When several dispatching stations are used on the same system, the carriages are arranged in a corresponding number of groups, the carriages of each group having a characteristic formation which prevents the release of a lock on the keyboards other than that with which they are associated. The keyboards may have a letter holding and discharging device comprising two frames 50, 51, Fig. 19, and hook member 52. This frame is released and allowed to fall and deliver its contents into a carriage by the depression of the key which sets the control pins on the carriage.
GB1045824A 1924-04-28 1924-04-28 Improvements in sorting or distributing installations and apparatus therefor Expired GB241598A (en)

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Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2670087A (en) * 1947-08-06 1954-02-23 Automatic Elect Lab Sorting apparatus
DE1127125B (en) * 1954-10-16 1962-04-05 Int Standard Electric Corp Code memory on letter holders in letter sorting systems
US3071261A (en) * 1960-05-26 1963-01-01 Rabinow Jacob Multiple operator sorting system
DE1159673B (en) * 1958-07-10 1963-12-19 Hotchkiss Brandt Letter transport carriage with one or more compartments
US3167192A (en) * 1961-01-10 1965-01-26 Prospect Mfg Co Inc Automatic sortation system
EP0099434A2 (en) * 1982-07-12 1984-02-01 The Post Office Sorting system
DK153699B (en) * 1979-08-30 1988-08-22 Francesco Canziani Apparatus for selection and sorting of articles
US4984676A (en) * 1987-10-26 1991-01-15 G B Instruments, Inc. Direct transfer sorting system
EP1371423A2 (en) * 2002-06-10 2003-12-17 Tsubakimoto Chain Co. Mail sorter with mail containers arranged in several layers.

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2670087A (en) * 1947-08-06 1954-02-23 Automatic Elect Lab Sorting apparatus
DE1127125B (en) * 1954-10-16 1962-04-05 Int Standard Electric Corp Code memory on letter holders in letter sorting systems
DE1159673B (en) * 1958-07-10 1963-12-19 Hotchkiss Brandt Letter transport carriage with one or more compartments
US3071261A (en) * 1960-05-26 1963-01-01 Rabinow Jacob Multiple operator sorting system
US3167192A (en) * 1961-01-10 1965-01-26 Prospect Mfg Co Inc Automatic sortation system
DK153699B (en) * 1979-08-30 1988-08-22 Francesco Canziani Apparatus for selection and sorting of articles
EP0099434A2 (en) * 1982-07-12 1984-02-01 The Post Office Sorting system
EP0099434A3 (en) * 1982-07-12 1985-10-23 The Post Office Sorting system
US4984676A (en) * 1987-10-26 1991-01-15 G B Instruments, Inc. Direct transfer sorting system
EP1371423A2 (en) * 2002-06-10 2003-12-17 Tsubakimoto Chain Co. Mail sorter with mail containers arranged in several layers.
EP1371423A3 (en) * 2002-06-10 2005-05-04 Tsubakimoto Chain Co. Mail sorter with mail containers arranged in several layers.

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