Nov 8th 2018

Why Built in Conveyor Accumulation is Not the Way Forward

Built in conveyor accumulation systems are often used in production as a way of controlling any build up of products if there is a fault further down the line.  In theory this should prevent there from being a backlog of products, potentially damaging them and slowing production.  However, more often than not, built-in conveyor accumulation systems can fail and have their own detrimental effects on the production process.

Our Alternatives To Built-in Conveyor Accumulation

At Packserve we aim to supply only the highest quality machinery which we are confident will be the most beneficial to your company.  The is why we offer the unique Hartness range of DYNAC accumulation systems. DYNAC dynamically controls the movement and flow of the production line, keeping production consistent and working efficiently, through continuously monitoring the line conditions.  DYNAC is able to act as a buffer exactly when it is needed to in the production process and allow products to flow in a pressureless environment.

Benefits of Choosing DYNAC against Built-in Conveyor Accumulation

  • Built-in conveyor accumulation systems are mass flow systems whereas DYNAC uses single file conveyors.  Should a mass flow conveyor fail, it would take a lot more time to rectify the problem and get the production flowing as it should be again than it would if there was a failure in a single file conveyor.  This means that by using DYNAC there is a lower risk of having excessive time wasted in the production process and therefore potentially losing profit, than there is using built-in conveyor accumulation systems.
  • In addition to more time being wasted if there is a failure within a built-in conveyor accumulation system rather then in  DYNAC systems, there is also a higher chance of built-in conveyor accumulation systems failing as it is a mass flow conveyor which allows the potential for there to be more complications along the line.
  • If there is a failure in a DYNAC system, production can still continue as there are other routes along the production line which the products can follow. This is because if there does happen to be a failure in a DYNAC system, the unit will switch off allowing products to bypass it and continue along the line.  However, if there is a failure in a a built-in conveyor accumulation system, the entire line is down and production must stop completely which is classed as a critical failure.
  • For a DYNAC system the footprint is far less than built-in conveyor accumulation systems which means by using DYNAC you are allowing more floorspace for potentially other systems to be set up to improve the overall production.
  • Another benefit to using DYNAC systems is they contribute much less noise pollution than Built-in conveyor accumulation systems do.  This is because there is no contact between the products in DYNAC systems which also means that it is less likely that products will fall over, damaging them or causing a fault in the line.
  • There is also less electronic hardware required for the line control of DYNAC systems than there is for built-in conveyor accumulation systems as it is a much simpler conveyor.  This combined with the greater reliability and efficiency of the DYNAC systems leads to an overall increase in profitability.

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