Bulk Accumulation Hopper

Accumulation is often the key ingredient to a successful empty PET / HDPE bottle line
 

Full Integration with All Associated Delivery and Distribution Components
 

Full Integration with All Associated Delivery and Distribution Components

Variable Capacity Hoppers to Accommodate the Application
 

Variable Capacity Hoppers to Accommodate the Application

Bi-directional Modular Belt Feature Allows for Both Accumulation and Distribution Functions
 

Bi-directional Modular Belt Feature Allows for Both Accumulation and Distribution Functions

Flighted Incline Conveyor Designed to Feed Bottle Unscrambler at Any Elevation
 

Flighted Incline Conveyor Designed to Feed Bottle Unscrambler at Any Elevation

Configurations to Accommodate any Machine Center Type
 

Configurations to Accommodate any Machine Center Type

Descon accumulation silos are designed to provide a relatively small amount of accumulation to help manage short stoppages between equipment. If accumulation is sized appropriately, the relative speeds of equipment can be managed to operate within a small speed range allowing for consistent and smooth operation of the entire system.

Whether used offline or in direct transfer operation, our storage silos improve line efficiency and maintain product integrity.

 

Basic Operation:

Unit consists of three (3) stages.

  1. Bi-directional accumulation zone: This zone consists of a wide modular belt conveyor section that travels in a reverse direction when filling and a forward direction when emptying. The length of zone is configured to allow for varying degrees of accumulation.
  2. Metering: This 5’ long zone meters product from the accumulation zone to the discharge end of the silo.
  3. Incline: This flighted incline conveyor accepts containers from the metering section and delivers to the downstream unscrambler at the desired elevation.

These three (3) stages work together to provide efficient accumulation without scuffing or denting of containers.

Features:

  • Stand-alone independent control system.

  • Four (4) standard models (400, 600, 800 and 1,000 cu ft).

  • Powder coat painted mild steel base structure.

  • Stainless steel side walls.

  • Very low pressure on accumulated containers eliminates scuffing and damage.

  • Metering conveyor ensures consistent bottle supply to downstream equipment.

  • Small foot print. Easily configured into layouts.

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