This conveyor type allows products to rest against one another without incurring damage. This minimises the weight pushing against each product as on the line when moving or at rest. This pressure also only occurs at the few accumulation zones. The products will gently bump against one another as they come to rest, without damaging it.
These conveyor type are also able to optimise “discharge” rates for efficient output. The conveyor system allows for efficient use of accumulation area per linear meter.
Contact accumulation conveyor zones generally range from half a meter to 2 meters. This mostly depends on the accumulation conveyor’s speed. The products’ size and weight will also affect the contact zones. An ideal addition to this system is a sensor system used in conjunction with the conveyor. The sensors will detect the product in a specific position. Then, it will discharge or accumulate it as needed.