Accumulation conveyors

Accumulation conveyor is built in a compact spiral configuration.

Multi-purpose accumulation

The common use of the alpine conveyor is as an accumulation/buffer zone between machines. It can also be used as an in-process step, e.g. for cooling or drying, or simply to elevate and lower.   

Inline or bypass

If the alpine conveyor is used as an accumulator there are two ways of using the conveyor, inline or as a bypass:

  • An inline accumulator is always included in the transport path.
  • A bypass accumulator is connected to the transport path when temporary accumulation is necessary.

Benefits of using alpine accumulation conveyors

Accumulation is used for temporary storage of products in a process, for example between machines with different cycle times. Accumulators (buffers) are also needed when downstream machines need be stopped.