Accumulation Conveyors
Sufficient and properly functioning product accumulation is an often ignored or overlooked requirement when planning a production line conveying system. By providing the correct type and amount of accumulation you can avoid catastrophic results when a line stoppage occurs, packaging material replenishment is needed, during quick maintenance measures, even during some minor equipment change overs.

TransAutomation Technologies provides several type of in-line accumulators:

Mass-flow Accumulation Tables
Constructed of stainless steel frames and modular plastic chain, these reversing tables are signaled into operation when certain line conditions are met, and product it diverted onto the table. The table speed is set to match the speed of the primary line, and moves slowly in a forward direction to accept product off the main line. Once the line stoppage condition is cleared the table reverses directions to push product back onto the line.

TransAutomation Technologies builds various sizes of accumulation tables, typically dependent on these factors:
    Size of product
    Rate of production
    Accumulation time desired

Bi-Flow Inline Accumulators
Bi-flow accumulators are flanking table top or modular plastic chain conveyors which run in the opposite direction to the primary conveyor belt, and operate on a separate drive motor. When a line stoppage occurs and the conveyor goes into accumulation mode, product is deflected in the opposite direction on the flanking conveyors. The accumulation process continues until the line is cleared or the accumulator becomes full. Once the line stoppage is cleared, product flows from the accumulator onto the primary conveyor belt automatically as gaps in the primary line become available.

Spiral Accumulators
Spiral accumulators provide an “off-line’ accumulation function to allow for surges in production and temporary storage during line stoppages. They utilize one reversible spiral or combine two spirals for up and down movement. Most conveyable products can be handled, including bottles, cans, bundles, totes, containers and packaged items.

Spiral accumulators can be used to provide temporary on-demand storage where products need time for cooling, drying or curing. Additional dynamic buffer storage capacity can be obtained by adding pairs of spirals.