When designing a conveyor system for your business, there will no doubt come a time when you decide you’ll need some sort of accumulation design. Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Company is here to help! An accumulation conveyor can be used in a conveyor system prior to sortation, when merging product together, or at the end of the line where an operator will unload.
There are a variety of designs and customizations to consider when designing your accumulation conveyor, including the amount of pressure (zero to variable pressure), and the size and weight of the materials being conveyed (light, medium, or heavy-duty). No matter your needs, Thomas Conveyor can work with you to design a system specific to your industry. Call us today to speak with an application engineer and view all of our accumulation conveyors below.
Light Duty Variable Pressure Live Roller Accumulation Conveyor which can transport up to 100 lbs. per foot with a 2-1/2% minimum backpressure. One of the simplest methods for accumulating cartons, boxes, etc., its basic design eliminates complicated adjustments found in other conveyor systems.
Roach Model 196VP variable pressure accumulator conveys medium weight goods safely and with minimum backpressure. In a distribution or manufacturing operation, accumulation conveyors are commonly used to transport and accumulate cartons or unit loads so that they are efficiently queued up and fed into sorting, wrapping, palletizing, strapping or other processes.
The Roach Model 796CALR Medium Duty CAM Adjusted Live Roller conveyor is designed for package handling and can be side loaded, unloaded, or used for temporary accumulation. The cam-adjustable rollers are based on the amount of pressure the belt uses on the carrying rollers. If the application or product changes during the life of the conveyor, the rollers can easily be adjusted by anyone.
Model 251CALR is perfect for horizontally conveying heavy loads such as tote pans, castings, drums, and more where side loading/unloading, and transfers are required. Also suitable for loads that contain oil or contaminants. The CAM adjusted BDLR conveyor is great in applications that will benefit from high speed or heavy loads.
The Model 738LSC has tapered rollers to help the conveyed product maintain orientation. The curve has straight line, shaft driven sections and includes close roller centers as a feature. It is designed for flat-bottomed loads that are evenly distributed, commonly found in distribution, warehousing, and food-processing industries.
The Roach Model 796LSX, Line Shaft Cross-Over Module can efficiently take product from one conveyor and deposit it onto another conveyor.
Roach Model 192CDLR is designed to transport medium duty loads that do not require product orientation; such as castings, containers, loaded pallets, totes, or drums for the manufacturing, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, construction and distribution industries.
The Roach Model 251CDLR is a heavy duty chain driven live roller conveyor, specifically designed to transport heavy loads with smooth bases or products on pallets, such as tires, tote pans, castings, drums, & pallet loads.