18/11 - Guaranteed infeed

Guaranteed infeed

To be successful in today's high demand environment, you need to be at the top of your game. One of our customers in the United Kingdom produces PET bottles with scented beads for some of the most prominent players on the market and can’t afford to miss a beat.

Some production lines just can't afford to stop, but how do you keep something that needs to run 24/7, safe from short pauses for things like refills or other common issues. In this case, the most critical part of the line was keeping a stable flow for the filling machine. This means that whatever happens, there needs to be a large enough buffer of items to keep the filler running.

With several options available, the customer looked at his two most promising solutions, a tabletop accumulation system and an AccuVeyor AVs from AmbaFlex. The minimum requirement was to have at least 4 minutes of buffering time.

As the buffer had to handle empty, lightweight PET bottles with various sizes, the solution had to be very stable to prevent the bottles toppling over.

After drawing in both the tabletop accumulator and the AccuVeyor AVs, it was immediately apparent that the AVs was the better choice in this system. Together with the unique AmbaFlex ultra-flat friction design to ensure a stable journey throughout the machine, the AVs bought enough time for the line to secure the infeed for the filler while taking up only a fraction of the space when compared to the tabletop.

One more proof of AmbaFlex’s leading position in Spiral Conveyor Solutions!