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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Nercon Unscrambler Accumulators 42"W X 108"L

  • Manufacturer: Nercon
  • Model Number: 42"W X 108"L
  • Frain Number: 5H5205

Nercon, stainless steel frame 42" wide x 108" long belt accumulation table. Equipped with a 42" wide x 108" long Intralox accumulation belt, adjustable guide rails and an in feed /discharge range of 35" – 40". Conveyor powered by 1 hp drive.

OAD: 115"L x 58"W x 52"H

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Aesus Labeling Systems Unscrambler Accumulators DLTTA-36

Aesus Systems, 36" diameter, stainless steel, rotary disc accumulator with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with stainless steel 36" disc with variable speed dial, fixed 2" side rails and a table height of 30" to 35".

OAD: 37"L x 37"W x 34"H

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AID Equipment Company Unscrambler Accumulators 59¾"W X 163"L

AID Equipment Company accumulation conveyor. Equipped with 59¾” wide x 163″ long plastic product bi-directional accumulating table which feed into the product conveyor has 1 Hp motor drive. Mounted on a stainless steel base frame with height adjustable legs.

OAD: 169″ L x 71″ W x 48″ H

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Accutek Unscrambler Accumulators 48"

  • Manufacturer: Accutek
  • Model Number: 48"
  • Frain Number: R28381

Accutek, Model 28-048-ACA, stainless steel, variable speed, 48" diameter disc accumulation table. Equipped with a 48" disc, adjustable product guide rails, 32" to 36" infeed / discharge height range and 1/10 Hp motor drive with variable speed control. Mounted on stainless steel base frame with (4) height adjustable legs.

OAD: 60"L x 60"W x 38"H

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Arrowhead Unscrambler Accumulators SERPENTINE

  • Manufacturer: Arrowhead
  • Model Number: SERPENTINE
  • Frain Number: 5C7381

Arrowhead Serperntine, 64" W x 110" L x 36" H Serpentine Type Accumulating Table, provides a storage area for products when normal production flow is interrupted. Center conveyor belt is 7.5" wide and currently set up for a max product height of 7 1/4" high. When a conveyor line backup occurs, electro-mechanical sensors activate the drive motors of the table. A series of plastic delron conveyors makeup the bed which move at variable speeds and directions to move the acculated bottles, cans or other containers with minimal product to product friction. When required to return accumulated product
to conveyor line, alternate motor kicks in and returns bottles to conveyor line. System features: Heavy Duty Baldor motors with Link Belt variable speed drives.

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Barry Wehmiller Unscrambler Accumulators 10’X24′

Ambec stainless steel frame bi-directional accumulation table, 10’wide x 24’long x 40"high. Equipped with 2-1/4"high nylon side guide rails with 6" adjustable rail angle brackets. Height adjustable with 13"high x 4-1/2"wide stainless steel leg extention bracket.
2hp, 460V, 60Hz, 3Ph, 2.7Amps, 1725rpm
with A-B disconnect switch.

OAD: 291"long x 136"wide x 51"high

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Unscrambler Accumulators 12′ X 5′

  • Model Number: 12' X 5'
  • Frain Number: 5F5848

144" Long x 60" Wide, stainless steel, accumulation conveyor. Equipped with a flex link conveyor belt, vari-speed drive, and start / stop controls. Mounted on a stainless steel frame with height adjustable legs.

OAD: 148" L x 64" W x 40" W

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Unscrambler Accumulators

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  • Frain Number: 5E6372

Inline, 2 lane, bi-directional, accumulation table, has a 48" L x 7 1/2" W, and 48" L x 24" W plastic delron production conveyor sections with 42" H infeed and discharge heights, and 1/2" W x 3" H product guide rails with (2) motor drives one for each conveyor section and is mounted on base frame.

OAD: 56" L x 40" W x 48" H

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Garvey Unscrambler Accumulators 4700

  • Manufacturer: Garvey
  • Model Number: 4700
  • Frain Number: 5H0730

Garvey, Model 4700, stainless steel, table top belt accumulation conveyor. Equipped with 6" wide x 92" long flat top Intralox product feed conveyor, (1) 18" wide x 63" long and (1) 24" wide x 63" long bi-directional accumulating belts which feed into the product conveyor. Mounted on a stainless steel base frame with height adjustable legs.

OAD: 110"L x 55"W x 40"H

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Unscrambler Accumulators T13001

  • Model Number: T13001
  • Frain Number: 5G9690

Techne, Model T13001, stainless steel belt accumulation table. Equipped with (1) 31" wide x 64" long belt that is perpendicular to (1) 17½" wide x 43" long belt. Mounted on (10) adjustable legs with an infeed / discharge range of 35" to 40".

OAD: 91"L x 57"W x 43"H

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Liquid Packaging Solutions Unscrambler Accumulators 45" DISC


Liquid Packaging Solutions, stainless steel disc accumulation table. Equipped with 45" OD stainless steel accumulation disc powered by 1/8 Hp motor drive, with variable speed controller, 2" high guide rails and 48" long x 4-1/4" wide container feed conveyor. Mounted on stainless steel base frame with casters and height adjustable leveling legs.

OAD: 68" L x 56" W x 40" H

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