Conveyors & Sortation Systems November 15, 2011
Angled frame conveyors
QC Industries has added another component to its popular line of Automation Series Conveyors: AS40Z Angled Frame Conveyors. These conveyors enable elevation changes that aren't possible with a flat conveyor. The Automation Series low profile belt conveyors are used in a wide variety of applications including packaging, automation, assembly, material handling, and manufacturing.
The AS40Z Conveyors feature a 1.95 inch-high rigid aluminum frame. Its design resists twisting, which is a leading cause of belt tracking issues in some other conveyors. They also feature QC Industries' Z-Track design to help make tracking simple. Optional V-Guide can assist in tracking, especially in hard-to-reach applications.
AS40Z conveyors include Tension Release Tails, 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 for the Automation Series Conveyors allow the use of smaller motors than other angled frame conveyors, letting them fit into spaces other conveyors cannot. One such motor is the brushless DC motor that affords high-tech control in a small package.
AS40Z Conveyors are available in three configurations for any elevating or lowering application. The three 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 pounds and move at speeds up to 200 feet per minute. Widths are available from 8-24 inches and lengths up to 20 feet.