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.)
Accumulators Equipment In Stock
- Manufacturer: Ips
- Model Number: 36"W X 60"L
- Frain Number: R31159
IPS, 36" wide x 60" long, offline accumulation table. Equipped with a 36" wide x 60" long Intralox style belt with a 36" infeed height. Powered by a ¾ HP drive with variable speed control.
OAD: 72"L x 48"W x 38"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Simplematic
- Model Number:
- Frain Number: 5F4784
Simplematic automatic, inline, stainless steel accumulation table measuring 82"L x 54"W. Equipped with 5"H guide rails, on/off switch, 40"H infeed/discharge height. Powered by Reliance Electric 1/2 hp motor. Mounted on stainless steel base.
OAD: 106"L x 64"W x 46"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Nercon
- Model Number: 72"W X 120"L
- Frain Number: 5H5202
Nercon, stainless steel frame 72" wide x 120" long belt accumulation table. Equipped with a 72" wide x 120" long accumulation section and 12" wide x 120" long (1) belt return section. Adjustable guide rails and an in feed /discharge range of 40" – 48". Conveyors powered by (2) ½ hp drives.
OAD: 145"L x 106"L x 54"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Nercon
- Model Number: ACCUMULATION
- Frain Number: 5H5200
Nercon, stainless steel, bi-directional table top belt accumulation conveyor. Equipped with 4½" wide x 112" long delrin plastic product feed conveyor and (2) 18" wide x 48" long bi-directional accumulating belts which feed into the product conveyor. Mounted on a stainless steel base frame with height adjustable legs and an infeed / discharge range of 36" to 42".
OAD: 120"L x 62"W x 33"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Accutek
- Model Number: 48"
- Frain Number: R28382
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"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Accutek
- Model Number: 48
- Frain Number: R28895
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, adjustable side rails and a table height of 32" to 35".
OAD: 48"L x 48"W x 38"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Lematic
- Model Number: 35"W X 180"L
- Frain Number: 5H1762
LeMatic, stainless steel, table top belt accumulation conveyor. Equipped with (1) 15" wide x 258" long Intralox belt through center and (2) 9" wide x 180" long accumulation belts. Mounted on a stainless steel base frame with height adjustable legs for an infeed / discharge range of 34" to 38".
OAD: 260"L x 42"W x 36"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Shuttleworth
- Model Number:
- Frain Number: 5B7667
Shuttleworth, Stainless steel accumulation table has 21mm standard pitch rollers. Unit measures 177-1/2" long x 40" wide x 36-1/2" high. Slip-Torque conveying system has individually powered roller shafts. Unit will automatically adjust the driving force in proportion to the weight of the product being conveyed. As the product accumulates, the rollers beneath stop to avoid jamming, scuffing, shingling or other product damage.Get a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- 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"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: AID Equipment Company
- Model Number: 59¾"W X 163"L
- Frain Number: 5H4375
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" HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Automated Conveying Systems In
- Model Number: ALPINE
- Frain Number: 5D8894
Automated Conveyor Systems Alphine, Stainless steel, tabletop conveyor accumulator with 260′ of accumulation area (fourteen 224" long loops). Containers: up to 4 1/2"W x up to 10 1/2"H. Has 2" wide conveyor, 22" high infeed, 22" high discharge, cover over conveyor track, photoeyes for container presence, and periodic pneumatic backpressure stops. Mounted on stainless steel frame.
OAD: 248"L x 90"W x 96"HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Arrowhead
- Model Number: BI-DIRECT
- Frain Number: 5D8293
Arrowhead Bi-Direct, 12’L x 4′ W, S/S bi-directional accumulation table with flexlink belt. Features include photoeye, with (2) limit switches for product detection, 4"Hside rails, and 34" discharge height. 1 hp SEW drive, and a SEW variable speed gear reducer. Mounted on a painted steel frame.
OAD: 156"(L) x 70"(W) x 38"(H)Get a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900