Accumulating Systems

Accumulation conveyors hold product in place until given a signal to release it. Applications include feeding product to a machine such as a case sealer at a specified rate, or to hold all items to be shipped on a given truck until that truck is ready to be loaded. Accumulation is similar to power roller conveyor with important exceptions. The drive pressure on the product can be adjusted to a minimum, or even eliminated altogether. This is useful when a long line of cartons have to be accumulated without pressure so that they can be utilized in a process such as loading, sorting, taping, strapping, palletizing, or picking. Minimum and Zero-pressure Systems are available.
Minimum Pressure
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Minimum Pressure Conveyor Minimum pressure accumulation conveyor allows products to lightly touch while being conveyed. The conveyor stops a moving package, but back pressure is kept to a minimum to eliminate package damage.
Zero Pressure
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Zero Pressure Conveyor With zero-pressure conveyor, when a product is stopped, a sensing eye is activated, sending a signal to the trailing zone. When the next load moves into this zone, the drive belt is lowered away from the tread rollers causing the product to stop until the product is released. When any product is removed, all others behind this zone will move forward in sequence.
KMH Accumulating Systems