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Dynamic weighing module provided with a device for holding and guiding mailpieces

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02

Christian Czernysz, Xavier Deshayes, Thierry Le Jaoudour

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A dynamic weighing module including a weighing platform, a vertical, longitudinal registration wall, drive belts for transporting the mailpieces from a position upstream of this platform towards a downstream position, and a support fast with the dynamic weighing module on which is mounted at least one bearing element intended to hold the mailpieces on the weighing platform during transport thereof from the upstream position towards the downstream position. The support element is inclined towards the registration wall by a determined angle so as to guide the mailpieces against the longitudinal registration wall.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will be more readily understood on reading the following description given by way of indicative and non-limiting example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 shows a view in perspective of a weighing module provided with a guiding and holding device according to the invention.

FIG. 2 is a plan view, with the lid removed, of the weighing module of FIG.

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FIG. 3 shows a view in section of a variant of the guiding and holding device of FIG. 1, and

FIG. 4 is a variant embodiment of the guiding and holding device.

Claims

1. Dynamic weighing module comprising a weighing platform, a vertical, longitudinal registration wall, drive belts for transporting the mailpieces from a position upstream of this platform towards a downstream position, and support means fast with the dynamic weighing module and on which is mounted at least one bearing element

40 intended to hold the mailpieces on the weighing platform during transport thereof from said upstream position towards said downstream position,

2. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, wherein said determined angle is included between some degrees and 35°, and preferably equal to about 25°.

3. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, wherein said support means are constituted by said vertical longitudinal registration wall.

4. The dynamic weighing module of claim 3, wherein said support means includes a vertical wall forming said vertical longitudinal registration wall and a horizontal longitudinal wall forming support for said bearing elements.

5. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, wherein said bearing element comprises an elastic holding arm at the lower end of which is fixed a supple brush.

6. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, wherein said bearing element comprises an elastic holding arm, at the lower end of which is fixed a supple pressure roller, for example made of foam.

7. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, wherein said bearing element comprises an elastic holding arm, at the lower end of which is fixed a supple pad formed by one or more juxtaposed elementary pads.

8. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, wherein said support means further comprise a cover forming articulated lid for the dynamic weighing module.

9. The dynamic weighing module of claim 8, wherein said lid also constitutes a static weighing platform.

10. The dynamic weighing module of claim 1, further comprising a drive belt having a width that is at least equal to a width of the brush, pad or pressure roller.