Accumulators Machines

Used Accumulators Equipment

Accumulating unscramblers, or accumulators, are designed to accumulate products or containers being processed on a conveyor-based production line. Accumulators can be located at the end of a conveyor-based production line to accumulate containers before packing or accumulators can be located a constraint, or bottleneck, or machine that requires periodic operator interaction during the production process (such as a labeler) to provide an accumulation area or buffer prior to the machine.

Accumulators can be of several different designs. The simplest design for an accumulator is a simple rotary disc. (See Unscrambler / Disc for more information.) Rotary disc unscramblers take in containers on a rotating disc and have plows to guide the product to the center of the disc. Bi-directional accumulators are located parallel to the line and move containers into the accumulator in one direction and discharge the accumulator by move the containers in the other direction. Inline accumulators are designed to keep the containers moving as the accumulator accumulates the containers. Inline accumulators will keep containers moving in a circular motion through a series of conveyor belts. Vertical accumulators are designed to accumulate containers in a vertical stack above the conveyor. As more containers can be processed, a vertical accumulator will lower the container onto the conveyor for further processing.

Accumulators at the end of the line are used to accumulate containers until it becomes feasible to package them. Some accumulators are used to accumulate a certain amount of product prior to loading all containers into a carton or case (i.e.: a six count of bottles into a case). Other accumulators are used to accumulate or batch containers so that a single operator can pack containers from multiple lines. Because of how lines are designed, a single operator packing multiple lines will require time to move from line to line, and will often batch the packing operation to limit the time traveling from line to line. The accumulator at the end of the line provides the operator with the time necessary to accomplish this.

Accumulators prior to constraint, or bottleneck, machines are used to help assure the continued production of the bottleneck machine. By definition, bottleneck machines are the slowest machine or the constraint machine with regards to production speed in a production line. By always having product available for processing by the bottleneck, the bottleneck machine is never and the maximum amount of throughput through the bottleneck machine is achieved.

Accumulators prior to machines such as labelers are used to buffer the production line against periodic interruption of the production line due to the machine requiring operator attention. In the case of pressure sensitive labelers, the roll of pressure sensitive labels needs to be replaced resulting in machine downtime (unless the labeler is designed with dual roll unwind and an automatic label web splicing station). The accumulation area accumulates containers while the operator changes the label roll so that the upstream machines do not have to stop production while the label roll is being changed. (This type of buffer is only effective if the labeler can out-pace or run faster than the remainder of the line so the labeler is able to by processing the containers in the accumulation area prior to more downtime. If the labeler can not process the containers in the accumulation area, eventually up-stream machinery will need to be shut down.)

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Accutek Unscrambler Accumulators 48

  • Manufacturer: Accutek
  • Model Number: 48
  • Frain Number: R33088

Accutek, 48"diameter, stainless steel, rotary disc accumulator with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with stainless steel 48" disc with variable speed dial, adjustable side rails and a table height of 32" to 35".

OAD: 48"L x 48"W x 38"H

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Unscrambler Accumulators

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  • Frain Number: 5E6752

6′ (L) x 6′(W) S/S accumulation table with plastic link belt. Unit feeds & accumulates containers in on 36"(W) side of table where they contact a 5"(H) angled guide rail directing product onto other 36"(W) side which transports containers in opposite direction and discharges at 37"(H). Equipped with (2) 1HP drives, bump wheel, and electric photo eye sensor. Unit mounted on painted steel legs.

OAD: 84"(L) x 82"(W) x 46"(H)

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Unscrambler Accumulators 84X66

  • Model Number: 84X66
  • Frain Number: 5E3695

84"L x 66"W S/S mesh accumulation conveyor equipped with 4"H rails and a infeed height of 26".

OAD: 96"L x 84"W x 36"H

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Unscrambler Accumulators

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  • Frain Number: 5D9949

In-line, tabletop belt, reversible, accumulator with 30 sq.ft. of accumulation area. Has 72"L x 60"W accumulation area, 50" high accumulator top, height adjustable feet, and control switches for forward / reverse and on / off.

OAD: 69"L x 86"W x 61"H

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Garvey Unscrambler Accumulators 36" X 28"

  • Manufacturer: Garvey
  • Model Number: 36" X 28"
  • Frain Number: 5D0185

3’L x 28"W table top, accumulator with (2) 28"L x 12"W side conveyors and (1) 2’L x 3 1/4"W central conveyor. Equipped with start/stop jog switch. Unit on 4 adjustable height legs. Last used in a pharmaceutical operation.
OAD: 46"L x 40"W x 46"H

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Unscrambler Accumulators

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  • Frain Number: 5D0645

Stainless steel, five-belt, delron plastic accumulation table with (4) conveyors measuring 7 1/2"W x 34"L and (1) 3 1/4"W X 11’L in feed conveyor with 1 1/2"H guide rails. Equipped with Reliance Electric 3/4hp DC motor, accumulation start/stop, high cap/missing cap sensor indicator. Last used in a cosmetic operation.(Not pictured conveyor does have drive)
OAD: 11’L x 60"W x 58"H

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Unscrambler Accumulators

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  • Frain Number: 5D0647

Stainless steel, five-belt, delron plastic accumulation table with (4) conveyors measuring 7 1/2"W x 34"L and (1) 3 1/4"W X 12’L in feed conveyor with 1 1/2"H guide rails. Equipped with Reliance Electric 3/4hp DC motor, accumulation start/stop, high cap/missing cap sensor indicator.
OAD: 12’L x 60"W x 58"H

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Unscrambler Accumulators 72"W X 232"L

  • Model Number: 72"W X 232"L
  • Frain Number: 5H7530

72" wide x 232" long, stainless steel accumulation table with number of containers per minute / hour – depending on materials and application. Equipped with 72" wide x 232" long accumulation section with adjustable guide rails and 42" to 48" in feed and discharge height. Conveyor powered by 1½ Hp drive. Control panel has speed controller with start, stop and directional switch. Mounted on (8) leg stainless steel frame with locking casters.

OAD: 240"L x 86"W x 68"H

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Accutek Unscrambler Accumulators 48

  • Manufacturer: Accutek
  • Model Number: 48
  • Frain Number: R32861

Accutek, 48" OD, stainless steel, rotary disc unscrambler with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with stainless steel 48" OD disc with variable speed dial, adjustable side rails and table height of 32" to 35". Mounted on (4) leg stainless steel base.

OAD: 48"L x 48"W x 38"H

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Accutek Unscrambler Accumulators 48

  • Manufacturer: Accutek
  • Model Number: 48
  • Frain Number: R32862

Accutek, 48" OD, stainless steel, rotary disc unscrambler with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with stainless steel 48" OD disc with variable speed dial, adjustable side rails and table height of 32" to 35". Mounted on (4) leg stainless steel base.

OAD: 48"L x 48"W x 38"H

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Accutek Unscrambler Accumulators 48

  • Manufacturer: Accutek
  • Model Number: 48
  • Frain Number: R32863

Accutek, 48" OD, stainless steel, rotary disc unscrambler with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with stainless steel 48" OD disc with variable speed dial, adjustable side rails and table height of 32" to 35". Mounted on (4) leg stainless steel base.

OAD: 48"L x 48"W x 38"H

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Accutek Unscrambler Accumulators 48

  • Manufacturer: Accutek
  • Model Number: 48
  • Frain Number: R32784

Accutek, 48"diameter, stainless steel, rotary disc unscrambler with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with stainless steel 48" disc with variable speed control, adjustable side rails and a table height of 32" to 35".

OAD: 55"L x 52"W x 50"H

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