In temporary buffering or surge control scenarios, product can continue to feed into a diversionary conveyor or area of a conveyor. This is useful when the main line stops intermittently, when product needs to divert to a workstation 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 Rotary Table Accumulators (RTA) equipped with the Stationary Fence Option; this can allow downstream production to catch up. This can help to reduce costs caused from idle time. In a shipping or similar application an accumulation table would be a great fit for barcoded items that are not scanned correctly and need further attention.
Lite Series conveyors, LP Series conveyors and Transfer-Station (Stationary Fence) equipped Rotary Table Accumulators can be used singly or in combination to meet these operational requirements.