Bauer has filed a patent for a trench cutter with a unique design. The cutter wheel features adjustable flap teeth for efficient ground material removal. The conveyor box allows for smooth operation with minimal distance between the teeth. This innovation aims to enhance excavation processes. GlobalData’s report on Bauer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Trench cutter with adjustable flap tooth for removing ground material

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Bauer AG

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240035252A1) describes a trench cutter comprising a cutter frame, rotatably drivable cutter wheels with cutting teeth for removing ground material, bearing shields to support the cutter wheels, and a conveyor box for discharging removed material or feeding a suspension. The cutter wheels have flap teeth that can be adjusted between unfolded and folded positions for efficient operation.

The claims further detail the arrangement of the flap teeth, the configuration of the bearing shields, the positioning of the conveyor box between the bearing shields, and the connection of the conveyor box to a suction pump or feed device. The patent also includes provisions for wear plates, multiple openings on the conveying side, and the formation of a common recess for flap teeth when multiple cutter wheels are used. The method described in claim 13 outlines the use of the trench cutter for forming a cut trench in the ground, utilizing the features specified in the previous claims for optimal performance.

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