Accumulation Conveyors are commonly used in distribution and manufacturing systems where there is a need for buffering of work between various processes. Photo eyes are used to detect products in the conveyor zone. This information is then used to accumulate product or continue transportation based on whether the downstream processes are ready. These buffer zones keep production lines operating efficiently and effectively.
Accumulation Conveyors are an effective system when you need to move product through your line as a group instead of individually.
- Buffering product between order selection and order assembly
- Merging multiple conveyors into a single stream
- Loading conveyors for route delivery or building orders from multiple areas
- Smoothing irregularities between processes in an operation