Accumulator Chains Clips

AFS-clips for optimal equipment and finger protection

Accumulator chain AFS – for optimal equipment and finger protection!

Accumulator chains have a conveyor roller on every other pitch, which is necessary to allow the product to be conveyed and ensure the smooth running of the chain under the product, during accumulation, without damaging it.

The chain link between the conveyor rollers leaves a large gap, into which small parts might fall and damage the chain or the conveyor system. Depending on the application type, there is also the danger of fingers being able to reach into these gaps and cause injury.

An accumulator chain with AFS clips ensures a trouble-free operation of conveyor and assembly systems and contributes considerably to operational safety, according to the statutory machinery directives. This is due to the flat design of the AFS clip, the gap between the conveyor rollers is completely covered.

The two-piece clip is mounted by snapping it onto the inner link bushing, thus covering the danger zone in the bending range of the chain. Dual-way bending, i.e. with omega drives, is also still possible.

Depending on the application type, conveyor rollers with different diameters made of various materials (Steel, PA 6.6, PA 12 antistatic) can be supplied.

  • Prevents small parts from entering into gaps between conveyor rollers
  • Increases operator safety
  • Covers the danger zone in the chain bending range, as well as dual-way bending (i.e. with omega drives)
  • Can be supplied in different diameters and in various materials
  • Accumulator chains can also be supplied in Stainless Steel, as maintenance-free Marathon chains, as well as in duplex or triplex designs.

Retrofitting for safety

Wippermann AFS clips are manufactured for standard accumulator chains with conveyor roller diameters of 24 mm and 26 mm. Due to the flat design of the AFS clip the construction-related gap between the conveyor rollers is completely closed. Hence equipment and finger protection is considerably increased.

Retrofitting of this innovative and easily mountable protective safety feature is possible for every standard accumulator chain, with conveyor roller diameters of 24 mm and 26 mm. The two-piece clip is mounted by simply snapping it onto the inner link bushing. No tools are necessary, since the pieces can easily be snapped directly onto the chain from above. The correct position is guaranteed by a clear ‘locking in place’ of the clip during mounting. Owing to its innovative hinge system it also covers the danger zone in the bending range of the chain and therefore both-way bends, i.e. for omega drives, are possible.

Thus the wear-resistant AFS clips ensure a trouble-free operation of conveyor and assembly systems and contribute considerably to operational safety, according to the statutory machinery directives.

The two-piece clip is mounted by simply snapping it onto the chain bushing of the inner link.