Food Engineering

Accumulation conveyor

November 1, 2006
Heat and Control's SwitchBack conveyor provides in-line accumulation of snacks, baked products, frozen meats and other delicate foods. Gentle horizontal-motion conveying and unique sloped-pan configurations prevent product damage by eliminating abrupt stops and drops. Composed of two independent FastBack conveyors, the unit automatically stores product in the lower unit while conveying product in the opposite direction in the upper feed conveyor. Available for capacities of 30 or 45 cu. ft., the system requires less floor space than comparable accumulation conveyors, says the company.

Heat and Control; 800-227-5980; www.heatandcontrol.com