November 21, 2011
QC Industries has introduced the Automation series AS40Z angled frame conveyors. According to the company, they enable elevation changes that aren’t possible with a flat conveyor.
The conveyors feature 1.95-in.-high, rigid aluminum frames that resist twisting. They also feature a Z-Track design to help simplify tracking. Optional V-guide belts can assist in tracking, especially in hard-to-reach applications.
The tension-release tails flip up at the push of a button to allow for under-belt cleaning. They click back into place with all tracking adjustments retained. Reduced torque requirements allow the use of a small motor, such as a brushless DC motor.
The conveyors are available in three configurations for any elevating or lowering application. The L is a horizontal to inclined configuration, the R is inclined to horizontal, and the Z is horizontal to inclined to horizontal. Three angles — 30, 45, and 60 degrees — are available as standard, while others are available as special orders.
Belts are available with cleats and corrugated sidewalls that help keep product contained on the belt. They can carry loads up to 120 lbs. and move at speeds up to 200 FPM. Widths are available from 8 to 24 in. and lengths up to 20 ft.