Selecting the Right Accumulation Conveyor

Accumulation conveyors can be critical equipment in a material handling system, providing buffer zones to hold product until downstream options have available capacity. Medium-pressure, zero-pressure and zero-contact are three types of accumulation conveyors that regulate product flow through automated systems, allowing operations to run more smoothly and accommodate fluctuations in product movement. Understanding the product mix and throughput rate requirements helps select the technology best suited to meet operational goals.