Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Accumulator

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_90

\ә-kyü-m(y)ә-lā-tәr\ n (1748) Series of rolls which festoon strip metal on a continuous line both at the beginning and at the end. This allows the beginning or the end of the line to stop while the rest of the line is in operation. The accumulator actually accumulates a considerable length of strip, and gives a portion of its strip to whichever end is stopped.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA