QC Industries Conveyor Blog

6 Things We Learned from the Robotiq Challenge

Posted by Chris Thompson on Sep 14, 2017 5:25:32 PM

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.

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Topics: AS40

Re-designed from the ground up: new aluminum stands now available for Automation Series and Industrial Series Conveyors

Posted by Chris Thompson on Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM


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Topics: News, 125 Series, AS65, AS40

HydroClean Conveyors help keep SQF-Certified ice facility clean and efficient

Posted by Chris Thompson on Jul 11, 2017 2:21:58 PM
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Saving space and time with a mix of standard and custom conveyors at CooperSurgical

Posted by Chris Thompson on Feb 2, 2017 11:22:02 AM

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.

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Topics: InnerDrive, News, AS65, AS40, 300, AS40Z

HydroClean Conveyors now NSF Certified

Posted by Chris Thompson on Jan 19, 2017 9:36:30 AM

Our HydroClean Conveyors recently received certification from NSF International, making them the first low profile belt conveyors with such a distinction.

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Topics: News, HydroClean

Request our new Conveyor Selection Guide

Posted by Chris Thompson on Jan 13, 2017 9:42:45 AM

We've just launched a new edition of our Conveyor Selection Guide. It hits the highlights of all our product lines to make it easy for you to choose the perfect conveyor for your application.

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Topics: News

Reduced Lead Times on Conveyors with V-Guide and Cleated Belts

Posted by Chris Thompson on Sep 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

We're excited to announce that conveyors using our V-Guide and Cleated Belts now have significantly reduced lead times!

Automation Series Conveyors with V-Guide belts using any of our seven Quick Ship belt materials now carry a seven day lead time. V-Guides are ideal for applications that involve side loading/exiting or applications that benefit from additional methods for keeping the belt centered on the conveyor.

Conveyors with our standard cleated belts, using either an MAA or MAE base material, now carry a seven day lead time as well. The cleats are available in heights of 5mm, 1/2", 1", 2", and 3" and help with maintaining forward motion when the conveyor is on an incline or with products that may roll. This applies to 125 Conveyors and Automation Series Conveyors.

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Topics: News

Our new cleats are stronger with a rounded top edge

Posted by Chris Thompson on Dec 8, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Starting today, we've upgraded the design of our cleated belts. The new cleats have thicker walls that are stronger and less likely to bend under the weight of product. They feature a rounded top edge and a base that's not flared but maintains the same weld strength as our previous cleats.

These cleats are available in the Conveyor Configurator immediately.

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HydroClean Conveyors now BISSC Certified

Posted by Chris Thompson on Apr 14, 2015 9:01:05 AM

Our HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors are now BISSC Certified! This means they meet the sanitation standards of the baking industry. It also shows our commitment to making HydroClean conveyors easy to clean and free of areas where bacteria could accumulate.

BISSC is the Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee, which publishes voluntary standards for the design and construction of bakery equipment. They’re recognized as the definitive sanitation standards for equipment used in the baking industry.

To meet BISSC requirements, HydroClean conveyors must use either a sealed edge (MVB) or totally encapsulated (KVA or KVB) belt.

Configure and quote your HydroClean conveyor on our online Conveyor Configurator today!

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Topics: News

HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors can now be configured online

Posted by Chris Thompson on Apr 8, 2015 6:16:06 AM

HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors are now available to be configured and quoted in our easy-to-use online Conveyor Configurator.

Just like our other conveyors, HydroClean Conveyors are configured with the help of rules developed by our engineers that ensure the conveyor will work in your application. Once you've configured your conveyor (or an entire system of conveyors), you'll receive a detailed quote and you'll have the option to download the appropriate 3D CAD models and spec sheets for your chosen conveyor.

HydroClean conveyors feature a hygienic design meant to be easily cleaned in sanitary applications. Their belt, drive, tail and sides/guides can be easily removed without using any tools (see the video). Designed to meet stringent NSF standards for sanitation, they offer a self-draining frame, minimal horizontal surfaces and hex head fasteners to reduce opportunities for bacteria to accumulate.

Visit the Conveyor Configurator today to get started configuring your first HydroClean Sanitary Conveyor!


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Topics: Configurator