A buffer belt is used to collect large numbers of products and to ensure that the discharge process runs smoothly onto the buffer table. The products are efficiently buffered and then easily moved, for example using a pot fork . The buffer belts are available in different sizes and can be equipped with a Stolze pusher and/or ankle belt. A buffer belt in combination with a Stolze pusher collects the products on a pre-collection belt. After the set number of products has been reached, they are pushed onto the buffer table. Various programs can be easily set and saved by means of a touchscreen.