This conveyor type allows products to gently rest against one another. This minimises the weight pushing against each product as they move or rest on the line. Additionally, this pressure only occurs at the few accumulation zones. The products will gently bump against one another as they come to rest.
Additionally, these conveyor types are able to optimise discharge rates for efficient output. The conveyor system boasts very efficient use of accumulation area per linear meter.
Contact accumulation conveyor zones generally range from 0.5 to 2 meters. This depends on the accumulation conveyor’s speed and the products’ size and weight. A good idea for this system is to use a sensor system in conjunction with the conveyor. The sensors detect that the product is in position, and will discharge or accumulate it as needed.