Vertical Product Accumulator | AC-RPA - FIFO Product Accumulator - AFA Systems


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The AC-RPA – FIFO Product Accumulator accumulates product on a first in first out manner. This process allows the production line to maintain its manufacture orientation which enables effective quality control. The product can be received at any rate and discharged at the same or at a different rate. This feature allows for smooth integration of different line equipment. Furthermore, when downstream equipment malfunctions, the AC-RPA will continue to accumulate product. This 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.

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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