Accumulation conveyor momentarily holds products before liberating them to the next production phase. With the use of an accumulation conveyor it can help to balance product flow and provide a smoother running plant with increased efficiencies. Accumulation conveyors come in two different configurations; accumulation table and alpine conveyor.
Alpine accumulation conveyor
The alpine accumulating conveyor acts as a buffer between machines. It can be used for cooling, drying or to move the products horizontally. The alpine conveyor contain of many conveyor layers which are stacked above each other.
With large storage capacity, Accumulation table stores products to generate mass buffering in order to accommodate other processes. This equipment is driven by two gear motors which drive alternating conveyors in opposite directions. It also employs straight running chain to avoid damage to the product. Falling products are discarded at the turning ends. Number of lanes can vary from 3 to 9.