The functionality of the Rotary Accumulator Table (RTA) or Uni-Mate® conveyor/RTA bundle, is to collect product during unattended or overnight operation while ensuring parts remain undamaged. An RTA unit equipped with the Stationary Fence option serves as a product buffer or surge table, for the delay in downstream travel.
In temporary buffering or surge control scenarios, product can continue to feed into a diversionary small conveyor or area of a conveyor. This is useful when the main line stops intermittently, when product needs to divert to a workstation on a small conveyor for separate actions, or when product delay is needed to prepare downstream operations to receive product.
Production lines with upstream bottlenecks can produce at their capacity uninterrupted while products pause on Mini Mover accumulation tables and allow downstream production to catch up. This can help to reduce costs caused from idle time.
Transfer-Station equipped Rotary Table Accumulators, Lite Series and LP Series Mini-Mover conveyors can be used singly or in combination to meet these operational requirements.
Uni-Mate® is the perfect partner to machining centers, especially those that run for several shifts per day. It’s also portable enough to be moved to where it needs to be, on any shift.