Compact, Maintenance-Free Conveyors
InnerDrive belt conveyors from QC Industries feature a 24vdc motor placed inside a low-profile conveyor frame to save space. According to the company, the integrated motor makes the conveyors virtually maintenance-free by eliminating the need to lubricate bearings or drive packages.
Integrated internal gears offer speeds as fast as 60 feet per minute and can move loads as heavy as 100 lbs. Belt widths of 12", 18" and 24" are available in lengths ranging from 2 to 12 ft. A snap-in sealed tail assembly allows operators to change belts without retracking in less than 5 minutes using standard hand tools, the company says. The conveyors are available in both horizontal and angled-frame configurations.
A variable-speed control card is designed to integrate with automation systems for "run-on-demand" applications, using inhibit/run controls from devices such as timers and photo-eyes. Lighted indicators identify status, and the card can be frame-mounted or mounted in a NEMA 12 control box.
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