Accession Number : ADD001769

Title :   Container Handling Spreader Bar.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Drelicharz,Joseph A

Report Date : 25 Feb 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a self-activating container handling spreader bar comprised of a rectangular-shaped frame with retractable loading centering arms extending from adjacent frame sides and with retractable load supporting dogs located conveniently on the frame. Contact switches activate the retractable arms when the spreader bar is placed on a container. Retraction of the arms draws the spreader bar into alignment with the top of container and also energizes a circuit which locks the dogs and spreader bar on top of the container.

Descriptors :   *Containers, *Handling, *Patents, Positioning devices(Machinery), Alignment, Suspension devices, Supports, Retractable

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE