MDR Accumulation conveyors use powered rollers to temporarily stop or hold material during the fulfillment process. This is important to reduce or stop damages to lightweight or fragile packages due to pressure build-up. Accumulation conveyors can provide zero pressure which keeps the packages from touching or minimum pressure which allows light touching.
Pressure accumulating conveyors can be useful in high-volume facilities where different-sized products are being handled and/or shipped. Often, when packages back up on the conveyor system, the larger packages can damage or crush the smaller ones. With our live roller conveyor, we install controllable zones where photo eyes detect package build-up and the conveyor shuts off, thus saving energy. The pre-wired system then powers back on when packages have moved down the line. The drive rollers can hold or buffer the products into areas for palletizing, sorting, or merging.
Features of MDR Accumulation Conveyor:
- 50% more energy-efficient than traditional conveyor systems
- Quiet operation
- Easy start-up and maintenance
- Increased safety for operators
- Lower maintenance costs due to the lack of extra parts
- Easier programming abilities making changeovers more efficient
Zero-pressure Accumulation is a specialized motor driven roller (MDR) conveyor where applications can stop cartons or packages on a timed basis with zoned accumulation. This allows them to accumulate without touching which reduces the potential for damages as the cartons proceed to the next location. The MDR Accumulation roller conveyor works the same way a four-way stoplight at an intersection. The MDR processes each product to ensure it goes to the right place as safely as possible.
This reduces damages and saves energy. This conveyor system uses zones to communicate with the other zones within the conveyor line. Each zone operates independently but continues to communicate with one other via an internal network infrastructure and controller cards. Every station produces the desired accumulation method needed to operate effectively.
Minimum pressure accumulation allows cartons to touch one another. When there is a certain amount of pressure, the conveyor will shut off, reducing damages to accumulated products.
Accumulation Conveyor Pros:
For applications requiring maximum accumulation, the accumulation conveyors offer control and flexibility. Motorized rollers enable powered zones of multiple lengths, while advanced options allow for zero-contact Accumulation.
We offer many conveyor specifications and we customize the conveyor line based on your individual needs. Depending upon the conveying application, different controls and accessories are available. Let us help you decide the right solution for your business needs.