Vacuum Conveyor

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Vacuum Conveyor

 

a pneumatic-mechanical device for transferring sheet materials (paper, sheet metal, and so on). The operating members of the conveyor mechanism are rubber suckers that are connected to a vacuum system. Upon approaching a stack of sheets they draw the top sheet up, separate it from the stack, and move it along a specified path. The suckers are then changed over to atmospheric pressure and release the sheet.

Vacuum conveyors solve the problem of separating a sheet from a stack under production-line conditions. They are used extensively in printing technology (automatic feed), in the punch-press and other industries that operate with sheet materials, and also for light parts such as sheet-metal cans, objects made of plastic and film materials, and so on.

V. M. RASKATOV

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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