The introduction of Roach Model 796 PRA, powered roller accumulator, conveyor has revolutionized the automated conveyor industry. What sets the accumulation conveyor apart from other powered conveyors is that they assist in the control of the rate of flow of products through a production process. Rather than a continuous flow of products like other powered roller conveyors, the accumulation conveyor starts and stops the movement of loads automatically, allowing for storage and metering or batch advancing of loads. This is often achieved using accumulation zones, sensors, air valves and brakes. Some common applications that incorporate accumulation conveyors are manual workstations, robotic palletizers, sorters, and merges. Roach conveyor’s powered roller uses motorized rollers to drive the conveyors eliminating the need for drive belts, chains or line shafts.
Model 796 PRA is divided into accumulation zones. Each zone is powered by a motorized roller. The motorized roller may be turned off to cause product in that zone to stop. Roach’s controllers sense product presence and control the accumulation and release of product from the zones. Power roller conveyor is an ideal application for warehousing, distribution and package conveyor applications because it won’t smash your boxes.
Let the experts at Thomas Conveyor help design your next conveyor system with Roach Model 796 PRA, powered roller accumulator, conveyors. Systems Integrators are available to assist your distribution or manufacturing facility.