Accumulation conveyor momentarily holds products before liberating them to the next production phase. Accumulation conveyers come in two different configurations; accumulation table and alpine conveyor.
Alpine accumulation conveyor
The alpine accumulating conveyor acts as a buffer between machines. It can be used for cooling, drying or to move the products horizontally. The alpine conveyor contain of many conveyer layers which are stacked above each other.
With large storage capacity, Accumulation table stores products to generate mass buffering in order to accommodate other processes. This equipment is driven by two gear motors which drive alternating conveyers in opposite directions. It also employs straight running chain to avoid damage to the product. Falling products are discarded at the turning ends. Number of lanes can vary from 3 to 9.