- Accumulation Conveyors
- Belt-Driven Conveyors
- Belt-Over-Roller Conveyors
- Chain-Driven Conveyors
- Lineshaft Conveyors
- Sliderbed Conveyors
- Sortation Conveyors
- Telescoping Conveyors
- Trash Conveyors
Accumulation conveyors separate products on a conveyor line by halting and holding goods in place until the system signals its release to the next zone. This also keeps products from touching or running into each other to eliminate damage.
Accumulation system conveyor is typically used in conjunction with other modular conveyor types in a complete conveyor handling system. Accumulating conveyor systems consist of horizontal conveyors and vertical conveyors with pop-up sensor rollers located in 'zones' which use a line pressure air system to hold product in a queue until it receives a signal to release it to the next stage of operations.
This can include accumulating products one at a time onto accumulation tables, weigh stations, belted conveyor case sealers, sortation systems, palletizers or any other work station.
There are several types of accumulation conveyor products, however two are more common than the others:
Accumulation conveyor can be the most vital link in any large material handling conveyor system for product handling automation. Without it, your product flow, sortation system, packaging machine or other machines will quickly become overloaded and will not function properly.
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Shown is a video demonstration of a Rapistan 1276 Accumulation Conveyor in action.
This example shows a padded chain live roller accumulation conveyor. The roller rotation is acheived by utilizing a padded chain that runs in a groove below the rollers and drags along the bottom of the rollers. Air actuators push the chain up against the rollers and this causes the conveyor to move.
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