Heat and Control’s FastBack 4.0 is a circular to linear drive horizontal motion conveyor, a new solution in horizontal motion conveying. A key design feature is a rotational (circular) drive motion that produces a horizontal (linear) motion. The circular to linear drive efficiency converts rotational motion into pure horizontal motion while also supporting the vertical weight of the pan. This is an innovation in design that has achieved multiple international patents and capacity that is found in no other design.
To help make FastBack 4.0 a reality, Heat and Control teamed up with bearing manufacturer SKF. The development partnership resulted in a precise and customized application that meets the goal of transforming the horizontal motion conveyor category. SKF is also able to meet growth targets across the globe with their large industrial network, a scope that supports the Heat and Control vision.
Since its introduction in 1995, FastBack conveyors have brought unmatched benefits to the food processing markets—near zero breakage and product damage; no loss of coatings or seasonings; greatly reduced sanitation and associated down time; quiet, smooth, and trouble-free operation proven with thousands of units for years of operation. Because of these benefits, FastBack is recognized as the number one brand in horizontal motion conveying with the highest resale value and the largest market share.
With more than 25 years and three generations of FastBack, Heat and Control takes advanced knowledge of horizontal motion conveying to the next level. FastBack 4.0 is the culmination of more than 10 years development and multiple international patents.
“Investing in continued innovation is at the heart of what we do at Heat and Control. Ensuring high performance that provides results are a priority when we undertake design development such as FastBack 4.0,” said Tony Caridis, Heat and Control, Inc. President.
Fastback 4.0 retains all the benefits Fastbacks are famous for, and includes:
• Instant reversing capability
• Trouble free – no preventive maintenance, no lubrication
• No flexures, no linear bearings, no bushings
• The longest design life
• High pressure washdown capability
• Fewer moving parts (by 70%)
• Easy maintenance – only two wrench sizes needed for all operations – 13mm and 17 mm
• Small footprint for both ease of installation and ease of sanitation