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Article | December 5, 2011
QC Industries Conveyors: Angled frame conveyors
Featuring the same 1.95-in.-high rigid aluminum frame offered in other QC Industries Automation Series Conveyors, the AS40Z Angled Frame Conveyors enable elevation changes that aren’t possible with a flat conveyor.
The AS40Z resists twisting, which is a leading cause of belt tracking issues in conveyors. They also feature the company’s unique Z-Track design to help make tracking simple. Optional V-Guide belts can assist in tracking, especially in hard-to-reach applications. Like other Automation Series Conveyors, AS40Z conveyors include Tension Release, which flip up at the push of a button to allow easy under-belt cleaning. They then click back into place with all tracking adjustments retained. The reduced torque requirements allow the use of smaller motors, such as brushless DC motors, than other angled frame conveyors, letting them fit into spaces other conveyors cannot. AS40Z conveyors are available in 3 configurations for any elevating or lowering application. The L is a horizontal to inclined configuration and the R is inclined to horizontal, while the Z is horizontal to inclined to horizontal. The 3 most popular angles--30°, 45° and 60°--are available as standard, while others are available as special orders.A wide variety of belt options are available, including those 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 8-24-in. and lengths up to 20 ft.
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