Recently a customer asked our Custom Engineering team to design a hopper for an AS40 Conveyor. The application was to transport small, lightweight parts that would be accumulated in the hopper and then moved up an incline for discharge. In addition, this application required the design of custom side rails, a custom discharge chute and a custom aluminum structure to support it all. This unit was shipped fully assembled in special crating for turn key delivery.
At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017, you'll find our conveyors in our booth (C-2518), of course, but did you know we have partners all over the show floor who are using our conveyors as part of their booths as well?
We recently launched a new version of the QC Industries logo. It keeps the well-established brand identity of the old logo, but brings it in line with 2017 standards, using more vibrant colors and more refined shapes.
Next week we'll be joining more than 30,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors at Pack Expo Las Vegas. It's one of the world's largest trade shows, so you're certain to find new products and technologies for just about any application.
Have you ever seen a hotel ballroom filled with robots, conveyors and engineers? We had the opportunity to experience it first hand earlier this week when Robotiq asked us to sponsor their second annual Robotiq User Conference in Quebec City.
The conference included a challenge where eight teams of 12 engineers used their robots, conveyors, grippers, and sensors to build "pumps." They had 24 hours to design their system, program the robots and crank out pumps.
Here are six things we learned from watching them work.
Sometimes it takes a mix of standard conveyors and custom engineered solutions to move product exactly where it needs to be. A recent article in Design World magazine highlights one application we worked on recently that helped CooperSurgical maximize floor space by using a series of overhead conveyors to move product across their facility.The application uses several of our standard products (all