Spiral/Helical Accumulators(8 companies)
Buffering system that accumulates and conveys containers or packages by elevating them in a spiral or helical formation above the line, as an example, buffering containers on high-volume bottle filling line. Plan to purchase new conveying, feeding and handling equipment? Explore our articles to get tips.
AmbaFlex’s AccuVeyor accumulation systems are designed for balancing the speed differences in a production line, processing products by time delay or buffering items offline in an intermittent process. In- or offline accumulating products include the AccuVeyor AVh, designed to overcome the disadvantages of traditional spiral accumulators. Products remain untouched on the line and do not even change tracks, remaining on the same portion of conveyor belt, in between infeed and outfeed. The AccuVeyor AVl, based around one flexible conveyor belt, is a fully dynamic accumulator suited for various applications that allows for the absorption and release of items between processes without any interruption. The AccuVeyor AVs Series is designed to save space using either time delay or a medium pressure accumulation approach.
Cavanna Packaging USA
Cavanna Packaging USA’s horizontal and vertical accumulating and buffering systems are used in food processing applications such as cookies, snacks, and chocolate bars. Systems have a large storage capacity for products coming in aligned or randomly. Cavanna’s dynamic buffer features first-in/first-out (FIFO) technology and servo technology. As products enter, they are aligned in a continuous movement before being buffered via four storage coves and discharged via a swinging conveyor belt and pusher. The multi-level horizontal buffer, suitable for snack bars, chocolate bars, biscuits and other products arranged in rows, uses the last-in/first out (LIFO) system, with up to four levels of distributing stations using four buffer conveyors.
FlexLink Systems, Inc
Accumulating and buffer conveyors from FlexLink feature Dynamic Motion Transfer (DMT™), allowing for balanced flows at up to 1000 products/min. The intelligent features of the diverter enable a demand driven production with optimized conveyor and machine speeds. It is suitable for a wide range of products including sensitive, flexible packaging. The spiral shaped accumulating conveyor (alpine conveyor) functions 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 products. This type of accumulating conveyors are used inline or as a bypass. The accumulation buffer track is typically used in testing and sorting applications.
Garvey’s patented accumulation tables and accumulation conveyors handle the most unstable products at high rates. Garvey accumulation systems include the Infinity™ accumulation table, which uses a patented technology to accumulate and single file even the most unstable of products at high speeds that are unmatched in the industry. Garvey’s versatile Rotary Tables are designed for unscrambling, accumulating, or usage as a surge table. The innovative Spiral Infinity™ accumulation table combines Garvey’s technology with a Ryson spiral system.
Spiral conveyors are critical pieces of equipment for many industries, especially food processing and container manufacturing. The right spiral solution can bring efficiency to conditioning processes like freezing, cooling, or proofing; the wrong solution can bring your entire line to a halt. Intralox’s modular plastic spiral conveyor belts and solutions help minimize expensive, unscheduled production downtime; eliminate complicated repair work and overcome product quality and orientation challenges.
ITW Hartness is a supplier of FIFO pressure-free accumulation solutions, offering a diverse portfolio of single file, mass flow, floor level, and helical variants with a consultative approach. Single file, pressureless accumulation systems include the DYNAC 6900 series for high-speed lines, featuring a circular footprint and the DYNAC 6400 series with a narrow smallest width for challenging line configurations. Mass flow accumulation systems include the Dynac 7100 in four configurations. For comb line layout, the DYNAC 7100 floor-level features sequential mass flow accumulation. For in-line layout, DYNAC 7100FT dynamic buffer provides greater accumulation than conveyors in a similar footprint. In addition, ITW Hartness’ Dual-outfeed DYNAC 7100FT is capable of feeding multiple machine centers in a compressed line layout.
Nercon Conveyor Systems
Nercon’s conveyor accumulation conveyors include the Re-Flow, Rotary, and Flex Flow tables. Designed as a buffer zone, these accumulation conveyors allow the upstream and downstream applications to work independently of each other to maintain efficient production output. When downstream production reaches capacity or needs to be shutdown, the accumulation conveyor maintains production throughput as upstream products recirculate until downstream capacity can accept products.
Tetra Pak Inc.
The Tetra Pak® Accumulator Helix 30 accumulates packages safely between filling machines and downstream equipment, helping plants reduce filling machine stops, raise up-time and avoid eventual damage to packages queuing on the production line. Different models of space-efficient accumulators are optimized to work with different capacities, up to 24,000 p/h. Featured systems include The Helix 30 100 M, for smart and gentle handling of packages.
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