Compact Accumulation Conveyor Reduces Product Damage

Dec. 29, 2008

Heat and Control’s SwitchBack conveyor provides in-line accumulation of delicate snacks, baked products, frozen products, and other foods.  Horizontal motion conveying and sloped pan configurations prevent product damage by eliminating abrupt drops and stops.

Composed of two independent FastBack conveyors, SwitchBack automatically stores product in the lower unit while conveying product in the opposite direction in the upper feed conveyor.  Available for capacities of 28 or 40 cubic feet, (0.8 m3 or 1.13 m3) the system requires less floor space than comparable accumulation conveyors, according to the company. 

The design requires no photoeyes, product detection devices, gates or trolleys.  Gentle FastBack horizontal motion conveying prevents the loss and build-up of product coatings in the conveyor pans and eliminates the need for mid-shift cleaning downtime.