US 9,809,401 B2
Overlapping apparatus
Josef Mayer, Memmingerberg (DE); Wilfried Maier, Dietmannsried (DE); and Jörg Schmeiser, Wiggensbach (DE)
Assigned to TEXTOR MASCHINENBAU GMBH, Wolfertschwenden (DE)
Filed by Textor Maschinenbau GmbH, Wolfertschwenden (DE)
Filed on Mar. 14, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/69,318.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2015 104 055 (DE), filed on Mar. 18, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0272440 A1, Sep. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. B65G 57/32 (2006.01); B26D 7/32 (2006.01); B65G 47/08 (2006.01); B65G 47/68 (2006.01); B65G 15/50 (2006.01); B65G 41/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 57/32 (2013.01) [B26D 7/32 (2013.01); B65G 15/50 (2013.01); B65G 41/00 (2013.01); B65G 47/084 (2013.01); B65G 47/68 (2013.01); B26D 2210/02 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for the lateral overlapping of portions which are transported in a longitudinal direction and which each comprise at least one slice cut off from a food product,
comprising at least one overlapping unit which comprises a belt conveyor having at least two tracks, the belt conveyor comprising a plurality of conveyor belts extending next to and spaced apart from one another to form each of the at least two tracks,
wherein an upper track and a lower track of the belt conveyor are deflected at the incoming side about a common input axle and at the outgoing side about two output axles disposed at different height levels, the two output axles comprising a first output axle and a second output axle, the upper track extending continuously between the common input axle and the first output axle, the lower track extending between the common input axle and the second output axle.
 
17. An apparatus for the lateral overlapping of portions which are transported in a longitudinal direction and which each comprise at least one slice cut off from a food product, the apparatus comprising:
at least one overlapping unit which comprises a belt conveyor having at least two tracks;
wherein an upper track and a lower track of the belt conveyor are deflected at the incoming side about a common input axle and at the outgoing side about two output axles disposed at different height levels; and
an intermediate deflection unit for the upper track that is arranged between the common input axle and the respective output axle.