Glossary of Conveyor Terms | QC Conveyors

Glossary of Conveyor Terms


Accumulation

Accumulation occurs when product is stopped on the conveyor, but the belt continues to run. Often this occurs when spacing product on the conveyor or waiting for a downstream process to complete before allowing the next batch of product to move forward.

A belt with a low topside coefficient of friction is necessary to allow the belt to slide freely below the product.