Item No. 159

Accumulation Conveyor for Wide Loads

Product Description

Accumulation conveyor allows the gathering of products in-line and holds them until needed. In the case of the photo above, accumulation provided a bank of corrugated material in-line and balanced production between each machine in the process. The photo shows a custom-made, double width, belt driven live roller accumulation conveyor, built to transport and accumulate eight foot wide loads of corrugated material weighing up to 6,000 lbs. There are four, zero pressure zones built into this conveyor, to prevent loads from contacting each other. It is also a low profile unit at, 13″ off the floor. Two live roller conveyors, each four foot wide, were built on a common frame to get the needed results.

Specialty is known for constructing rugged conveyors, because they make all the frames, cross members, and floor supports welded together to form a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

Description of Operation

  • This is a custom-made, double width, belt driven live roller, accumulation conveyor
  • A corrugated machine discharges each load onto the accumulation conveyor
  • Each load transports to the next available space, or zone, in accumulation
  • Inspectors look and remove the unfit sheets before the final wrapping operation
  • Each wide load accumulates and stops 18″ behind the load in front of it
  • Inspectors drop planks across the conveyor to allow them to walk across it.
  • Each accumulation zone primes the next empty zone to stop a load when it arrives
  • Zones are mechanically disengaged, signaled by the previous vacant zone

Product Specifications

  • Two, 4′ wide conveyors built on a common frame
  • Rollers 2.5″ diameter with 11/16″ hex axles
  • Rollers are spaced 3″ on centers
  • Drive is floor mounted 1½ HP gear motor
  • End pulley is 8″ diameter, lagged
  • Take-up pulley is 8″ diameter
  • Belt is 12″ wide PVC
  • Zones are 6′ long, mechanically disengaged
  • Frames are 6″ x 8.7 lb/ft structural channels
  • Supports are 6″ channels welded to frames

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