Variable Pressure Live Roller Accumulation Conveyor for Medium Duty Accumulation Applications
Roach Model 196VP variable pressure accumulator conveys 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 various other processes.
Model 196VP is the simplest method ever devised for accumulating cartons, boxes, totes, etc. The basic design eliminates complicated adjustments and allows a minimum of 2-1/2% backpressure. This conveyor has a reversible center drive. Ideally, packages of uniform weight can be accumulated temporarily using pneumatic package stops.
Minimum pressure conveyor is typically comprised of a belt-driven roller conveyor with some type of adjustment to allow for the drive of rollers to be increased or reduced. This is seen with a belt-driven roller conveyor with knurled thumb adjustability of a spring that lowers and raises the belt driving against the rollers carrying the product. This ensures that when the product is driven together at the end of the line, the pressure of the upstream boxes will not crush the first carton to reach the end.
For more information on the Medium Duty Variable Pressure Live Roller Accumulator Conveyor, Roach Model 196VP please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment automation engineer at 800 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.