GB576627A - Improvements relating to storage systems and apparatus - Google Patents

Improvements relating to storage systems and apparatus

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GB576627A
GB576627A GB1038543A GB1038543A GB576627A GB 576627 A GB576627 A GB 576627A GB 1038543 A GB1038543 A GB 1038543A GB 1038543 A GB1038543 A GB 1038543A GB 576627 A GB576627 A GB 576627A
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Thomas Edward Foulkes
George Robert Falkiner Nuttall
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B53/00Cabinets or racks having several sections one behind the other
    • A47B53/02Cabinet systems, e.g. consisting of cabinets arranged in a row with means to open or close passages between adjacent cabinets
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
    • B65G1/00Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
    • B65G1/02Storage devices
    • B65G1/04Storage devices mechanical
    • B65G1/0478Storage devices mechanical for matrix-arrangements
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H6/00Buildings for parking cars, rolling stock, aircraft, vessels or like vehicles, e.g. garages
    • E04H6/08Garages for many vehicles
    • E04H6/12Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles
    • E04H6/18Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions
    • E04H6/24Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of dollies for horizontal transport, i.e. cars being permanently parked on wheeled platforms

Abstract

576,627. Storage systems for handling goods. FOULKES, T. E., and NUTTALL, G. R. F. June 26, 1943, No. 10385. [Class 78 (iv)] Relates to storage systems of the kind described in Specifications 470,516, 484,542, 499,198, 499,233, 528,379, [Group XVIII], and 554,517, [Group XIV], in which a number of carrier members or platforms are arranged sideby-side in parallel rows, the rows being close together, and in which there is a space in each row, except possibly the back row, to allow the carriers to be moved to-and-fro sideways along the respective rows and thus make access to any carrier in a rear row possible from the front of the rows. The present invention comprises power means for imparting the desired lateral movement to the side-by-side carriers, selecting means at a central 'control station for determining which of the carriers shall be moved by the power means, and means to ensure the regrouping of the carriers in their normal positions between consecutive operations of the power means. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1, there are three rows A, B, C of carriers or platforms 1 having loads 2, which may be vehicles, thereon. The back row C contains one more load than either of the other platforms. The platforms in rows A and B can be moved laterally by means of reversible motors 4 which can move rods 3 axially in either direction, each of the platforms being provided with a selecting device, which may be a solenoidoperated clutch, by which it can be locked to the corresponding rod 3. If access is needed to, say, the second load from the left in row B, the selector in row A is operated, whereupon the second platform from the left in row A and all the eight platforms to the right of it are clutched to the corresponding rod 3, the motor 4 is started and the nine platforms selected in row A are moved to the right through the width of a platform, thus leaving the required load in row B exposed. Similarly, if access is required to, say, the sixth load from the left in row C, the sixth selectors from the left in rows A and B are operated, and when both motors 4 are started up a block of five platforms in each row is moved to the right leaving the required load in row C exposed. The operation is concluded by reversing the motors and returning the platforms to the normal position shown in Fig. 1. Each platform may be clutched to its operating rod 3 by means of a solenoid 14, Fig. 6, which, when energized, slides a plunger 12 into a corresponding recess in the rod. When the solenoid is de-energized the plunger is returned by a spring 15 and may lock the platform against any movement by engaging a stationary recess. A control panel 7, Fig. 9, is provided with push buttons 8, one for each of the platforms in rows A and B, and the arrangement is such that when button 2A, say, is pressed, all the requisite solenoids in row A are energized, and when, say, button 6B is pressed, all the requisite solenoids in row B and all the corresponding solenoids in row A are energized. This is effected by means of circuits, Fig. 7 (not shown), in which the solenoid circuits are energized in cascade or succession when any single press-button is operated. The building housing the system is preferably provided with doors, one in front of each platform in row A, and the control circuit is so arranged that the motors 4 cannot be started unless all the doors are closed. The control panel 7 has a signal lamp 17 showing when the system is " live," and a signal lamp 18 showing when all the doors are closed. The motors 4 are controlled by a switch 19 which is not effective unless both signal lamps are lit, and are stopped automatically when the platforms have moved laterally through the width of one platform. Modifications are described in which (1) alternate platforms only can be clutched to the rods 3 the platforms in the back row C being also movable laterally, (2) only the platform selected at any given time is clutched to its rod 3, this platform then pushing all the others before it, (3) all the platforms in rows A and B may be moved to the right before any selection is made, and be there held by brakes against the effort of a permanent restoring force, such as gravity, the platforms being mounted on inclined tracks ; selection having been made, the non-selected platforms are released and return to their original positions leaving a gap where desired, and (4) some of the platforms are a multiple in size of the normal platforms, but one dimension is common to all platforms. In all cases hand-operated means may also be provided for moving the platforms, each platform having a hand-lever carrying a pinion provided with a one-way clutch and adapted to engage a stationary rack. The selecting device may be electric, fluid-pressure, or mechanical.
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Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2762515A (en) * 1951-12-21 1956-09-11 Ingold Hans Garage structures and similar storage devices
WO1981000551A1 (en) * 1979-08-21 1981-03-05 Everpure Sa Method and device for automatically maintaining a constant ressure acting on a fluid
WO1981000552A1 (en) * 1979-08-21 1981-03-05 Sibonne Sa Storing plant
WO1991000947A1 (en) * 1989-07-10 1991-01-24 John Corcoran High density storage facility
US5140787A (en) * 1989-07-10 1992-08-25 John Corcoran High density storage facility
WO2013043515A1 (en) * 2011-09-23 2013-03-28 Corcoran John F High density storage facility
US8793012B2 (en) 2012-12-07 2014-07-29 John F Corcoran Container scanning system and method
US9511830B2 (en) 2008-05-12 2016-12-06 Mary A. Corcoran High density storage facility

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2762515A (en) * 1951-12-21 1956-09-11 Ingold Hans Garage structures and similar storage devices
WO1981000551A1 (en) * 1979-08-21 1981-03-05 Everpure Sa Method and device for automatically maintaining a constant ressure acting on a fluid
WO1981000552A1 (en) * 1979-08-21 1981-03-05 Sibonne Sa Storing plant
WO1991000947A1 (en) * 1989-07-10 1991-01-24 John Corcoran High density storage facility
US5140787A (en) * 1989-07-10 1992-08-25 John Corcoran High density storage facility
US9511830B2 (en) 2008-05-12 2016-12-06 Mary A. Corcoran High density storage facility
WO2013043515A1 (en) * 2011-09-23 2013-03-28 Corcoran John F High density storage facility
CN103857605A (en) * 2011-09-23 2014-06-11 约翰·F·科克瑞恩 High density storage facility
US8793012B2 (en) 2012-12-07 2014-07-29 John F Corcoran Container scanning system and method

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