We splice our own conveyor belts in house in an effort to reduce lead times for our most common belt materials.
Whenever you order one of our standard MAA or MAE belts with a conveyor or as a replacement part, we cut, splice and weld it in our in-house manufacturing department. We stock rolls of belt material in all the common widths for our conveyors.
As we ramp up production, you’ll see decreased lead times for our conveyors, especially for the Automation Series and non-standard lengths in our 125 Series.
PS Did you know that you can instantly find and request quotes for the proper replacement parts — including belts — in the My Orders section of our Conveyor Configurator? Simply log in and search for your conveyor by serial number or PO number.
We’ve just launched an upgrade to our popular Conveyor Configurator. The new features range from a redesigned home page to the addition of an innovative system for accessing your past orders.
With the update, you’ll be able to access details on past conveyor orders and immediately create quotes for replacement parts. Under the My Orders section, you can search for past orders based on the PO number or conveyor serial number. You’ll see details like the ship date and everything that was ordered, along with the corresponding exploded view drawings.
Expanding an item allows you to see every item on the bill of materials, where you can add any item (from the a whole conveyor down to a single nut) directly to a quote. This allows you to create quotes for re-orders or exactly the right replacement parts with just a few clicks.
New Home Page and Login Screen
We’ve also redesigned the home page and the login page to be more user-friendly. We’ve eliminated a few of the extra clicks that it took to begin a new quote by allowing you to choose a series (or learn more about it) directly from the home page. The login page now combines login and registration into a single page.
Give it a try!
These additions are on top of everything else the Configurator offers. A first in the low profile conveyor industry, the QC Industries Conveyor Configurator allows you to configure entire conveyor systems with the help of a rules-based intelligence that ensures every component will work together properly. Once you’ve configured a conveyor, you can request a quote from your local distributor and download all the 2D and 3D CAD models, specification sheets and exploded views you need to integrate it with your application.
We’re very excited about these changes and hope you’ll give them a try. Visit qcconfig.com to get started today!
Check out the “infographic” below to learn more about a very special gift we received from the cast and crew of The Amazing Spider-Man as a thank you for providing conveyors for the film. Click for a larger view.
With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man this week, our conveyors are taking on a new role: movie stars. We were chosen to provide low profile conveyors for several of the lab scenes in the movie.
When you see the movie (it comes out tomorrow, July 3), keep your eyes peeled for our AS40 Automation Series Conveyors. They’re used to move vials inside the spider nursery that are then transferred using robots built by FANUC Robotics.
Rather than building his own futuristic, high-tech conveyors, art director Page Buckner said he decided to use QC Industries’ aluminum extruded AS40 conveyors because they helped “ground viewers to reality” by showing something that looks “familiar and real” while still providing the high-tech look the scenes required.
We turned to our long-time partners Habasit America and Oriental Motor to provide the belts and motors, respectively, that appeared on the conveyors in the film. We’d like to thank them for working so quickly to meet the timelines required by the film crew!
Stay tuned to the blog for a few more tidbits from the filming that we’ll be releasing over the next few days, including something very cool that we’ve been keeping under wraps (literally!) for almost two years now! UPDATE: You can check out our very special conveyor here.
One of our distributors in New York, the Ralph W. Earl Company, shared this video with us of a custom system they built using our conveyors. It’s a reject mechanism for cases of bottles. The cases are ejected onto the appropriate conveyor based on input from a series of sensors (not shown in this testing setup).
Our AS40 Automation Series Conveyors provide the initial takeaway conveyors on both sides. In addition to our conveyors, they used components from 80/20 and PHD.