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Simple, space-saving design reduces product damage and costs
for cleaning and maintenance.

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Trouble-free accumulation
SwitchBack’s patent pending design requires no photoeyes, sensors, gates or pneumatics.
World's simplest drive
Proven reliable, the patented FastBack modular belt drive has few moving parts and requires no preventative maintenance. Drive belt, motor and transmission can be quickly replaced without removing the pan or top cover.
Reduce product breakage
Gentle FastBack® horizontal motion and sloped pan configurations eliminate abrupt drops and stops that can damage snacks, frozen meat and poultry products.
Save floor space
Requiring less space than comparable accumulation conveyors, compact SwitchBacks are available for capacities of 30 or 52 cubic feet.
Clean conveying
Seasonings and product coatings do not build up on conveyor pans, eliminating mid-shift cleaning downtime.

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SwitchBack Accumulation Conveyor

Model SwitchBack  

Heat and Control’s SwitchBackTM conveyor provides in-line accumulation of delicate snacks, frozen meats, poultry and other foods. Composed of two independent FastBack® conveyors, SwitchBack automatically stores product in the lower unit while conveying product in the opposite direction in the upper feed conveyor.

Product flow (illustration, lower middle):
1. Product enters the sloped top pan and gently slides into the lower pan. Pans move in opposite directions allowing new product to accumulate behind previously loaded product for first-in first-out operation.

2. Product gradually comes to rest in the lower U-shaped pan. When full, this FastBack stops, allowing product to accumulate in the upper pan.

3. SwitchBack operates as a gentle transfer conveyor when accumulation is not required.

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