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FIFO Accumulator

The AC-RPA – FIFO Product Accumulator accumulates product on a first in first out manner. This process allows the production line to maintain its manufacturing orientation, which enables effective quality control. The product can be received at any rate and discharged at the same or a different rate. This feature allows for the smooth integration of different line equipment. Furthermore, when downstream equipment malfunctions, the AC-RPA will continue to accumulate product. This feature will allow the upstream equipment to continue its operations, which decreases labor costs and prevents profit erosion. Stainless steel construction and full guarding come standard on the AC-RPA, and all motions are either servo or variable frequency driven.

The AC-RPA – FIFO Product Accumulator has the following standard features:

  • Allen Bradley PanelView 1000 Touchscreen HMI
  • Remote diagnostic capability to reduce service costs
  • Robust construction for 24/7 operation
  • Allen Bradley servo drives and motors on all major actuated components
  • Key Features

    Vertical Orientation

    Reduces the machine's footprint on your production floor, allowing for greater flexibility.

    Custom Infeed/Discharge

    AFA will design the infeed/discharge to seamlessly integrate with your upstream and downstream equipment.

    Intuitive Allen Bradley PanelView HMI

    Intuitive screens allow access to servo motor control, recipe changes, pack pattern changes and more.

    Modular Design

    Allows it to integrate with a wide variety of upstream/downstream processes.

    AB Servo Motors

    All major motions on the AC-RPA are controlled by AB servo motors.

    Optional Features

    Virtual Private Network

    Allow programmers to access the PLC to make necessary changes through a VPN.

    Wash-down Construction

    The AC-RPA can be constructed using stainless steel or equivalent for wash-down capability.

    Customized Infeed Conveyors

    To handle multiple product types.

    Remote Operator Station

    Can be used to improve operator optics and troubleshooting.

    Quick Changeover Options

    Siko counters, ratchet handles, and visual scales can all be added to aid in changeover.


    Cartons of Product

    Set up the AC-RPA between your cartoner and case packer.

    Rolls of Product

    Can easily be accumulated with the AC-RPA.

    Bags of Product

    Integrate the AC-RPA between your baggers and downstream cartoner or case packing system.

    Cases of Product

    Integrate the AC-RPA between your case packers and downstream palletizing system.

    Garbage Bag Rolls

    Integrate the AC-RPA directly to CMD winders for garbage bags.

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