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Title:
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A CONVEYOR SYSTEM DURING PRODUCT CHANGEOVERS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/048611
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A system is provided for controlling a line speed of a conveyor belt [22] of a conveyor system [12] during product changeovers in a wallboard production line [14]. A central control module [40] controls operation of a position sensor [36] and a database [42]. The position sensor [36] is located on top of a conveyor table [18] for providing positional information of a slurry head [34] formed in front of a forming plate [28] of the conveyor system [12]. A position detection module [48] receives a position signal [P] from the position sensor [36], and determines whether the slurry head [34] is located within a predetermined distance relative to the position sensor [36] based on the position signal [P]. A speed adjustment module [50] regulates the line speed of the conveyor belt [22] based on the position signal [P].

Inventors:
DELLANGELO, Scott M. (24305 Whispering Trails Drive, Plainfield, Illinois, 60585, US)
WYKOFF, Robert (825 La Rue Avenue, Reno, Nevada, 89509, US)
Application Number:
US2014/057956
Publication Date:
April 02, 2015
Filing Date:
September 29, 2014
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Assignee:
UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY (550 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60661-3676, US)
International Classes:
B28B17/00; B28B11/24; B28B19/00; F26B15/12
Foreign References:
EP0422833A21991-04-17
US6636036B12003-10-21
US20040134585A12004-07-15
US3043014A1962-07-10
US6418638B12002-07-16
US20080086905A12008-04-17
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CRAIN, Lawrence et al. (Greer, Burns & Crain Ltd.,300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 250, Chicago Illinois, 60606, US)
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