posted on January 15, 2015 11:55
70' Long Shuttle Accumulation Conveyor
Accumulation while dynamically balancing production flow.
Winneconne, WI - Multi-Conveyor (www.multi-conveyor.com) - Multi-Conveyor recently built a stainless steel constructed plastic belt conveyor system designed for accumulating 70 feet of product on a 40” wide belt. This particular project was designed for raw food product but the concept can be used for many applications and is adaptable for different belt widths and lengths.
When the downstream process pauses, the accumulation system is activated and receives product from the upstream transport conveyor, allowing the upstream machines to empty, or to continue their process for a limited time.
The initial decline noser of the upstream conveyor transfers product onto the shuttle accumulation conveyor which extends to absorb the flow of product even though its belt is not running. The accumulation conveyor will continue to extend until it is full, or until the downstream equipment restarts. Once the downstream is again ready to receive product, the shuttle accumulation conveyor retracts and its belt is powered on to discharge product off of the accumulation conveyor onto the downstream transport conveyor.
The shuttle accumulation design was made for accumulating mass flow or single file product by extending and retracting the accumulation conveyor located between transportation conveyors. By extending and retracting the accumulation conveyor, the conveying length expands and contracts dynamically, balancing production flow and/or giving the ability to clear out upstream equipment when downstream equipment experiences outages.
Benefits or Variations:
- The same unit could combine both dynamic accumulation and clear out modes of operation.
- Different lengths or have multiple levels can be incorporated to increase accumulation values.
- The advantage that this system has over conventional inline conveyor systems is the ability to dynamically accumulate product and clear upstream equipment under downstream outage conditions.
- Application could include bakery, confectionary, and other food products - either packaged or unpackaged - as well as many other industries.
Multi-Conveyor has successfully produced standard and custom conveyor solutions for Integrators, OEM's, and end-users across multiple markets and industries for over two decades. Specializing in conveyors that assist in packaging food, dairy, pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, automotive and material handling industries, our customers report they select Multi-Conveyor for concept/design, engineering skills, high-quality product, best value and prompt delivery schedules.
Multi-Conveyor excels in stainless steel and mild steel construction conveyors for table top chains, modular plastic belts, and fabric belting, are licensed to build Intralox ARB solutions, and provide many types of elevators, lowerators and accumulators. We also design and provide the control devices, systems and panels with our in-house control department.
For more information about Multi-Conveyor, or to get a quote on your next project, call toll-free 1-800- 236-7960, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.multi-conveyor.com.
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