Introducing CB40 Curved Belt Conveyors

We’re excited to introduce our newest product — CB40 Curved Belt Conveyors — at Pack Expo today! CB40 Conveyors guide product around a 90° turn, maintaining the same orientation at both infeed and outfeed ensuring downstream operations receive product exactly the same way each cycle. With their compact size and low profile, these conveyors complement our AS40 Conveyors perfectly. They […]

Meet Our 7 Quick Ship Belt Materials

In order to ship conveyors in five days under our Quick Ship program, we stock seven different materials that can be quickly made to length to match the conveyor ordered. Since they cover a wide variety of potential applications and ensure a quick delivery, these seven materials represent approximately 95% of conveyor orders. The seven […]

Sarah Ziegler Named Recipient of PMMI On the Rise Award

Each year, PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network sponsors the On the Rise Awards which honor young professionals in our industry who exhibit outstanding leadership capabilities. Sarah Ziegler from our Key Accounts team has been chosen as one of the recipients for 2020 out of a pool of nearly 100 nominations. Jerry Ruschau nominated Sarah thanks to […]

How Conveyor Belts are Manufactured Quickly In-House

The key to meeting the five-day lead times of our Quick Shipping program is our in-house belt manufacturing team. Each year they manufacture thousands of belts with such incredible precision that no one remembers the last time one of their belts was rejected for a defect. The belt materials are stocked in rolls that are […]

Adjusting the Width of Gripper Elevators

It’s rare for a conveyor system to move just one size product anymore. More often than not, multiple package or product sizes run on the same lines, making quick changeovers important. While adjustable guides allow conveyors to quickly accommodate different product sizes, gripper elevators present a unique challenge. These conveyor systems “grip” the product between […]

How to configure an HC200 Conveyor using the Conveyor Configurator

QC Conveyors’ online Conveyor Configurator is designed as an easy-to-use tool to help customers find exactly the right conveyor for the application, get a quote and download CAD models. While configuration is intuitive, this guide serves as an introduction to configuring HC200 Conveyors for new users and introduces some tips and tricks that may not […]

How do adjustable guides work around curves?

Adjustable guides make changeovers from one product size to another quick and painless. For straight conveyors, it’s easy to see how the guides move in and out. But for a curved conveyor — like our Flextrac Series modular plastic chain conveyors — it’s not quite as obvious. Changing the radius of a curve obviously changes the […]

8 Types of Supports for Flextrac Series Conveyors

Like our Flextrac Series conveyors, their supports are constructed from common components that can be configured in infinite ways. From stands designed to mount a single conveyor to the floor to supports meant to hang multiple conveyors from the ceiling, a wide variety of options are available to fit any application. Below are some of […]

6 Tips for Maximizing Belt Life

Conveyor belts are, in general, designed to last a long time. There are some actions you can take, however, to ensure you’re maximizing their life. Following these tips will help to reduce downtime from belt failures and the expense of replacement belts. Ensure Proper Tracking Belts should be tracked upon initial installation and checked at […]

Why our pulleys are crowned

Both the drive and tail pulleys of all QC Conveyors’ belt conveyors are crowned, meaning they are a slightly larger diameter in the middle than at the ends. This takes advantage of the belt’s natural tendency to track toward the longest part of the conveyor by ensuring the center of the conveyor is longest, making […]