US 9,808,904 B2
Chain reconditioning devices and methods
Larry Sewell, Moreno Valley, CA (US)
Assigned to Dean Foods Company, Dallas, TX (US)
Filed by Dean Foods Company, Dallas, TX (US)
Filed on Dec. 28, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/981,037.
Prior Publication US 2017/0182627 A1, Jun. 29, 2017
Int. Cl. B24B 23/08 (2006.01); B65G 45/00 (2006.01)
CPC B24B 23/08 (2013.01) [B65G 45/00 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for reconditioning at least one chain of a conveyor system, the method comprising:
providing a device comprising:
a base;
at least one reconditioning element coupled to the base;
at least one biasing element coupled to the reconditioning element;
coupling the device to the conveyor system;
engaging the reconditioning element with the chain; and
moving the chain relative to the reconditioning element, wherein the biasing element urges the reconditioning element linearly away from the base to maintain engagement of the reconditioning element with the chain and the reconditioning element reconditions the chain.