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Accumulation Tables/Outfeed Tables & Sorting Tables/Infeed Tables for Production Lines

Production lines are critical in manufacturing industries as they ensure efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness. The smooth operation of production lines is essential to meet customer demands, increase profits, and remain competitive in the market. Accumulation tables and sorting tables are crucial components of production lines that enhance efficiency and safety. 

Whereas accumulation tables are at the tail end of the production line, you’ll find sorting tables (also known as infeed tables) at the start of the production process. Let’s begin with some definitions of both types of products on offer at Packserv Australia.

What is a Sorting/Infeed Table?

A sorting/infeed table is a piece of equipment used in manufacturing facilities that helps to sort, organise, and transport products along a production line. They are commonly used in industries such as food processing, packaging, and assembly, where there is a need to sort and transport products quickly and efficiently.

If you are looking to streamline your manufacturing process and optimise your production lines, a sorting/infeed table is an essential component that can make a huge difference. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about sorting/infeed tables, their benefits, and how to choose the right one for your manufacturing needs.

What is an Accumulation/Outfeed Table?

An accumulation/outfeed table is a rotating or stationary platform that temporarily stores products during the manufacturing process. Accumulation tables are designed to prevent products from getting stuck on a production line, resulting in equipment breakdowns, loss of productivity, and safety hazards.

An accumulation/outfeed table is located at the end of a production line that receives finished products from the production process. Outfeed tables are designed to streamline the final stages of production, increase productivity, and ensure product quality.

Benefits of Sorting/Infeed Tables

There are several benefits of using sorting/infeed tables in your manufacturing process, including:

Increased Efficiency

Sorting/infeed tables help to optimise the production line by providing a centralised location for product sorting and organisation. This ensures that products move smoothly through the production process, reducing the risk of delays and bottlenecks.

Improved Productivity

By reducing the amount of manual labour required to sort and transport products, sorting/infeed tables can help to improve productivity and reduce labour costs. This is especially true in high-volume production environments where efficiency is crucial.

Better Quality Control

Sorting/infeed tables can be designed to include quality control checkpoints, allowing products to be inspected for defects or errors before they move on to the next stage of production. This helps to ensure that only high-quality products are produced and shipped to customers.

Customisable Design

Sorting/infeed tables can be customised to meet the specific needs of your manufacturing process, including size, shape, and material handling requirements. This ensures that your sorting/infeed table is optimised for your production line, resulting in maximum efficiency and productivity.

Benefits of Accumulation Tables & Outfeed Tables

  • Prevent product damage: Accumulation tables reduce the risk of product damage by minimising product-to-product contact.
  • Improves efficiency: Accumulation tables allow for a steady flow of products, reducing downtime and improving productivity.
  • Increases productivity: Outfeed tables ensure a continuous flow of finished products, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
  • Improves quality control: Outfeed tables provide a final inspection point to check for quality defects before products are shipped to customers.
  • Enhances safety: Both accumulation and outfeed tables reduce the risk of workplace accidents caused by manual handling of finished products.

Essential Components of Your Production Line

Sorting/infeed tables and accumulation/outfeed tables are an essential component in any manufacturing process, helping to optimise production lines.

Find the very best production line tables at Packserv. Contact our team today to assess your needs and get a tailored solution for your business.