Perrin, Arthur M. Formerly, President, National Conveyors Company, Inc., Fairfax, New Jersey.
Merwin, R. F. Erie Manufacturing Company, Erie, Pennsylvania.
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A horizontal, inclined, declined, or vertical machine for moving or transporting bulk materials, packages, or objects in a path predetermined by the design of the device and having points of loading and discharge fixed or selective. Included in this category are skip hoist and vertical reciprocating and inclined reciprocating conveyors; but in the strictest sense this category does not include those devices known as industrial trucks, tractors and trailers, cranes, hoists, monorail cranes, power and hand shovels or scoops, bucket drag lines, platform elevators, or highway or rail vehicles. The more usual basic types of conveyors and their normal, rather than exceptional, operating characteristics are shown in the table. See also: Bulk-handling machines
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