Accumulators are designed to maximize efficiency by keeping the filler running during normal stoppages by adding temporary storage between production machinery. The filler is the beating heart of any beverage line. Product does not make it to the rail shelves when the filler is idle. Unexpected interruptions in the packaging area, container jams, and reel changes at the labeler can all be very costly if there is too little or no buffer.
Accumulators offer gentle product handling and relief of back pressure by accepting overflow from the mass conveyors and (as needed) reintroducing the stored containers back to the line at the appropriate rate as the downstream conditions allow. In addition to adding a much needed grace period to the production process, bi-directional tables, uni-directional tables, and inline accumulators also allow for the "spin-out" of containers that remain in the filler when production stops so that un-capped containers do not go to waste waiting for the line to restart.
Minimizes production costs
Offers a buffer to accommodate unexpected interruptions that can be costly
Adds temporary storage between production machinery
Maximizes product versatility